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Camera recognition

Feb 18, 2012 6:36 PM

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Canon G3 4.0 camera is not recognized by new computer (Windows 7); any way to enable this camera? 

 
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    Feb 19, 2012 2:52 AM   in reply to d-sgrindstaff@charter.net

    Hi,

     

    I think we need a little more information.

     

    Are you saying that windows doesn't see your camera or that a version of PSE doesn't recognise a RAW file from the camera?

     

    If windows doesn't see it, the simplest answer is to buy a card reader and use that. I suspect that you may not be able to get a windows 7 driver from Canon.

     

    What was your old system (which presumably would recognise the camera)?

     

    If it is a problem with PSE, which version are you using?

     

    Have you tried Zoombrowser (from Canon) to see if that recognises the camera?

     

    Brian

     
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    Feb 19, 2012 7:22 AM   in reply to d-sgrindstaff@charter.net

    Shirley,

     

    I think that your best bet is get a card reader. They come in various forms, connect to a USB port and are relatively cheap these days.

     

    I never connect my camera, I always remove the card and use a reader. The reader may also be faster to download the photos.

     

    Brian

     
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    Feb 19, 2012 7:43 AM   in reply to d-sgrindstaff@charter.net

    Shirley,

     

    I have been to the Canon UK site and there are details of how to download images from a G3 under windows 7 - so it should be possible.

     

    The instructions use the Canon CameraWindow software which you should be able to down load from the Canon site. It may well install a driver that would allow PSE to download too.

     

    Good luck

     

    Brian

     
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    Feb 21, 2012 12:52 PM   in reply to d-sgrindstaff@charter.net

    Shirley,

     

    Glad that your are now working OK. Using the card reader should mean faster downloads of your photos as the camera was only a USB 1.0 device whereas (hopefully) your reader is a USB 2 one (at least).

     

    Just one little word of warning though. You are using compact flash cards I think - be careful when inserting them in the camera or reader. Some people have rushed at it and bent one of the small pins. If you're careful, everything should be OK.

     

    Good luck

     

    Brian

     
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