you have chosen a digital camera with specific resolution and
storage, and after you have captured your desired images, how
do you transfer the information stored in the camera to your
computer? This page demonstrates some possible ways to transmit
can either be transferred to your computer via PCMCIA adapters,
USB adapters, or media readers. Some readers or adapters
may not be able to read all types of compact flash cards.
For example, USB adapters can only read the compact flash
cards which have the "USB enabled" logo on the
card. USB enabled cards may not be able to be read by media
readers or by using PCMCIA adapters. Which of the cards
below can be read by a USB adapter cable?
following movies show the variety of ways the compact flash cards
can be removed from the cameras and connected to the computers.
The venue for transferring from smart media can
include PCMCIA adapters, diskette adapters, or media readers.
Memory sticks are the removable media developed by the Sony Corporation.
The images stored on memory sticks can be transferred using PCMCIA
adapters, and diskette adapters. We have also seen media readers
available for memory sticks, but we do not own one to show as
The 3.5 inch
diskettes in the Sony cameras can be removed and read by any regular
3.5 inch diskette drive, or by other media readers which can read
PC formatted diskettes. Keep in mind that only PC diskettes can
be used in the cameras, which can also be read by Macintosh Power
is one of the easiest ways to transfer the files to your computer.
It is best if you copy the contents of the diskette to your
hard drive before you manipulate the images. Then you can
archive the diskette, or erase it for other purposes.
Many of the
newer camera models now include a USB connector and software so
the user can connect the camera directly to the computer to download
the images onto the hard drive. First, load the driver software
on the computer you will be using for image downloads. Then connect
the camera to the computer via the USB cable. Then run the software
which came with the camera to view and download the images.