Question about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Digital Camera
I have a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 and I'm having two problems connecting it to my Mac G4 Powerbook. First of all, when I connect my camera to my computer (using either mass storage or Pictbridge), I receive a message saying "Switch on [MENU]." When I go to the Menu, I can choose between auto, mass storage and pictbridge. But whichever I choose, I just get sent back to the same error message. Do you have any suggestions for how I could get my camera to connect to the computer?
Earlier (before this problem came up), I was able to connect the camera to the computer. But, the camera wouldn't show up on either the desktop or in in iPhoto. Any ideas on this part?
It looks like the memory card for your Sony camera formatted in either FAT or FAT32 which is readable by windows computers.
If you attempt to use the format feature on your Mac, you will destroy the card
Posted on Apr 19, 2017
Hi, why don't you remover the memory card from the camera and insert it into your computer
Posted on Apr 18, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Consider NOT using the USB connection.
The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.
Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.
Posted on Apr 02, 2011
SOURCE: uploading pictures
Mass storage is easier, in my opinion. In that mode, when you hook the camera up to the computer, it will show up as a device in My Computer. Then you can just access your pictures there.
Posted on Jul 11, 2008
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