Linux friendly cameras

James Knott james.knott-bJEeYj9oJeDQT0dZR+AlfA at
Thu Dec 18 17:57:45 UTC 2008

Evan Leibovitch wrote:
> 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.

Many card readers are connected via USB, so...

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