Linux friendly cameras

Evan Leibovitch evan-ieNeDk6JonTYtjvyW6yDsg at
Thu Dec 18 17:55:10 UTC 2008

Jamon Camisso wrote:
> Any cable I've used with a camera has a ferrite core, so no worries
> there (unless there's bad voltage or data being transferred?). That and
> my USB card reader can't read my 4gb fat16 formatted SD cards.. Any
> recommendations there?

High capacity SD cards use a slightly different spec (but don't ask me
the details) while keeping the same shape and interface. Try a card
reader that explicitly supports "SDHC" (not all do) and see if that
makes a difference.

As for the question of whether one transfers the media by swapping the
card versus by USB, I would think that the cable method would involve
less physical wear-and-tear than constantly inserting and removing SD
cards from both the camera and the reader. Once installed in the card
reader, though, I would expect that the SD's transfer speed would be
faster than that through a USB cable, though I could be wrong here.

- Evan

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