Powershot A75 under Linux?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by BDB, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. BDB

    BDB Guest

    Thinking of getting an A75 and wondering if it will work under linux?
    Will it work as a Mass Storage Device, because that seems to work
    well for me?
    BDB, Nov 22, 2004
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    SgtRich Guest

    The software that is included with the Canon PowerShot A75 says nothing
    about Linux. Windows & Mac are the only platforms that I see supported. The
    software manual DOES state that the software will not work on disks
    formatted with the Unix File System, although I'm not sure if that is what
    Linux uses or not, as I've never used Linux.
    SgtRich, Nov 23, 2004
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    nafod40 Guest

    I didn't try it myself, as I ended up just using an XP box, but I looked
    into it. Try googling on "Linux" and "A75" or "A70". Here's one hit that
    I bookmarked...

    nafod40, Nov 23, 2004
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    Chris D Guest

    Easiest way to get it working is to spend 30 bucks (Probably
    somewhat less if you're american) on a Card Reader. I Use a
    card reader under 'Doze instead of the proper Canon driver as
    well (There's always debate over whether it's best to use a
    card reader or plug in the camera).

    I Use RedHat 9, and it's simply a case of plugging in the card
    reader, mounting /dev/sda1, and hey-presto, one flash card, full
    of pics from the Canon.

    -Chris D
    Chris D, Nov 23, 2004
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    Chris D Guest

    Oh, and for what it's worth, I've got an A95, I have tried
    briefly to get it going under linux, but with no success. I
    Didn't try too hard, because I preffer to use the card reader

    -Chris D
    Chris D, Nov 23, 2004
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    BDB Guest

    Followup question, if I take pictures with the A75, then move the
    CompactFlash card to my old camera which I am currently able to use
    under Linux as a Mass Storage Device, will I be able to read the A75
    pictures via the old camera? Is the CF file format the same for
    all cameras?
    BDB, Nov 24, 2004
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    BDB Guest

    The requirements for the cardreader are Windows or Mac OS 8, so I'd basically
    just have the same problem with the cardreader that I have with the A75,
    wouldn't I? It looks like gphoto2 will probably work though.
    BDB, Nov 24, 2004
  8. Linux supports cardreaders, since they are USB mass storage devices.

    The problem with the A75 camera is that it *doesn't* emulate a mass
    storage device, so you can't talk to it without a special driver.
    But put the CF card into a standard card reader, and Linux should have
    not problems.

    Dave Martindale, Nov 25, 2004
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    MarkH Guest

    Nah, I pulled the CF card out of the Canon A95 here, plugged it into the
    USB2 card reader and plugged that into the USB socket of a PC running SuSE
    9.2, voila the card appeared as a drive in 'my computer'. I had no problem
    copying the files to my home folder.
    MarkH, Nov 25, 2004
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    BDB Guest

    Thanks for all the info everyone. End result: I bought the A75 and gphoto2
    detected it without me doing anything. Works perfectly.
    BDB, Nov 29, 2004
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