SDHC Memory card reader problem....

Discussion in 'Photography' started by J, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. J

    J Guest

    My SDHC reader just went to hell on me. Anyone know how I might download an
    800MB video from my 8GB SDHC Memory card direct from the camera? I plugged
    the camera (Canon SX130 IS) into the computer, but the only options I have
    seem to be zoom browser and windows eplorer, neither of which will work for
    me on my Win XP system. I do have another card reader, but it's only a SD
    type, not the high capacity 'HC' type.

    J
     
    J, Nov 4, 2012
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    ASCII Guest

    I had that problem with my new Canon too.
    Just go for one of these;
    http://bit.ly/Wnt5GK
    $2.99 ain't gonna kill ya
    I paid almost twice that at Fry's
     
    ASCII, Nov 4, 2012
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : J wrote:
    : >My SDHC reader just went to hell on me. Anyone know how I might download an
    : >800MB video from my 8GB SDHC Memory card direct from the camera? I plugged
    : >the camera (Canon SX130 IS) into the computer, but the only options I have
    : >seem to be zoom browser and windows eplorer, neither of which will work for
    : >me on my Win XP system. I do have another card reader, but it's only a SD
    : >type, not the high capacity 'HC' type.
    : >
    : >J
    : >
    : >
    :
    : I had that problem with my new Canon too.
    : Just go for one of these;
    : http://bit.ly/Wnt5GK
    : $2.99 ain't gonna kill ya
    : I paid almost twice that at Fry's

    A good card reader costs about $20 at the New York stores. That ain't gonna
    kill ya either. I bought a cheap card reader once, and it soon broke. You get
    what you pay for.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Nov 4, 2012
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  4. J

    Robert Coe Guest

    : My SDHC reader just went to hell on me. Anyone know how I might download an
    : 800MB video from my 8GB SDHC Memory card direct from the camera? I plugged
    : the camera (Canon SX130 IS) into the computer, but the only options I have
    : seem to be zoom browser and windows eplorer, neither of which will work for
    : me on my Win XP system. I do have another card reader, but it's only a SD
    : type, not the high capacity 'HC' type.

    Have you tried Canon's new "Image Browser"? You can find it on their Web site.
    For the EOS product lines the "EOS Utility" does the job, but I don't know
    that it works on their P&S cameras.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Nov 4, 2012
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    Whiskers Guest

    Have you got the CD-ROM supplied with the camera? That should include the
    user manual and Canon's proprietory software for Mac and Windows systems.

    I've had a look at the manual (download from
    <http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/...meras/powershot_sx130_is#BrochuresAndManuals>,
    but it doesn't seem to mention the usual 'USB external hard drive' mode
    that allows the camera to function as a card-reader without special
    software on the computer.
     
    Whiskers, Nov 4, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    I have found the Elago card readers to be well made and reliable I have
    2 of their High Speed SD/SDHC readers, one which lives in my bag and
    one spare for laptop use. I also have one of their "All-in-one"
    (14-in1)to cover emergency CF, and any other card needs in my bag.
    All of their stuff is good value.
    < http://elagostore.com/category/23634553781/1/Card-Reader.htm >

    At home I use a SanDisk FireWire 800 CF reader, and the built-in
    SD/SDHC reader on my Mac.
     
    Savageduck, Nov 4, 2012
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  7. J

    J Guest

    That seems to be the problem, as I recall being able to set my camera up as
    a usb ext hard drive when I had my Canon S50, but can't seem to find a
    setting for the SX130 to do the same. Strange! I can 'see' the file in
    windows explorer, but for some reason WIN XP seems to think it's a bitmap
    rather than a mov file, then it says "can't access file", then crashes. Zoom
    browser says it can't find any photos, so maybe it can't 'see' the high
    capacity card in the camera? The SDHC reader I 'was' using was a cheapie
    from ebay, but having said that, although I only paid £3 (UK) for it, the
    local branch of Argos is selling the exact same reader for £15! I am sure I
    did this operation before, about a year ago, but I'll be dammed if I can
    recall which software I used to solve the problem of transferring the video
    from camera to computer.

    J
     
    J, Nov 4, 2012
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  8. I had this price/quality thing going on until someone reputable in a local
    computer shop sold me a cheap card reader. Since then I've got the
    impression they're pretty much generic differing only in the branding and
    markup.

    Look at tablet prices. You can get a useably functional tablet for as low as
    £70 with branded names selling for more than three times that. Admittedly,
    the branded versions have taken a lead on construction elements but when I
    hear Amazon claiming they're selling their tablets at cost price I don't
    believe them.

    Some of these companies are savage with suppliers and demanding the highest
    margins when they get a monopoly so I say what's sauce for the goose is
    sauce for the gander. Life is difficult as it is without keeping some CEO in
    gold plated Rolls Royce's and gold club memberships. I'd rather keep the
    money and spend it on me, tah very much.
     
    Charles E. Hardwidge, Nov 4, 2012
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    J Guest

    J, Nov 5, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    Savageduck, Nov 5, 2012
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    J Guest

    J, Nov 5, 2012
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  12. It seems New York is not a place to buy card readers. They
    are vastly overpriced there,
    That you bought a *cheap* card reader has nothing to do with that
    it broke. Could have happened the same way with an expensive
    card reader as well. A group of one cardreader is statistically
    as relevant as polling a random single Afghan to find out which
    US president is gonna be elected. (He's probably gonna name some
    Kennedy or other, too.)

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Nov 11, 2012
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  13. J

    Savageduck Guest

    Strange you should say that, it seems the place for overpriced card
    readers is the UK not NY.

    Personally I buy mine online from Elago, and get good value. I don't
    particularly care what card readers cost in NY.
    < http://elagostore.com/category/23634553781/1/Card-Reader.htm >

    That said B&H located in the heart of NYC has card readers priced from
    $4.99 upward.
    < http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Card-Readers/ci/1096/N/4289945367 >

    Adorama has similar prices. There are inexpensive card readers and some
    costly card readers available from both vendors. I don't see the vast
    overpricing you claim.
     
    Savageduck, Nov 12, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    I bought a card reader for under $10 (don't remember how much) at
    CompUSA just after I purchased my first dslr. That card reader is
    still working and still the one I use.
     
    tony cooper, Nov 12, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    The only reason I buy additional card readers, is to replace those I
    have misplaced, actually lost, and have given away (mostly given away).
    I have had one, bought at Staples, a Targus which just never worked at
    all. None of the others I have has ever failed.
     
    Savageduck, Nov 12, 2012
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : > A good card reader costs about $20 at the New York stores.
    :
    : It seems New York is not a place to buy card readers. They
    : are vastly overpriced there,
    :
    : > That ain't gonna kill ya either. I bought a cheap card reader
    : > once, and it soon broke. You get what you pay for.
    :
    : That you bought a *cheap* card reader has nothing to do with that
    : it broke. Could have happened the same way with an expensive
    : card reader as well. A group of one cardreader is statistically
    : as relevant as polling a random single Afghan to find out which
    : US president is gonna be elected. (He's probably gonna name some
    : Kennedy or other, too.)

    Forgive me, Wolfgang; I had briefly forgotten what an expert you are on
    everything. Of course you know better than I do, what happened to my card
    reader and why.

    Since you mention it, who did win the US election? Having watched the news
    reports and read the papers, I think I already know. But I guess it would be
    folly to accept their word without confirmation by the photography newsgroups'
    foremost oracle.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Nov 12, 2012
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    Mort Guest

    Please do not try a download directly from the camera. If the camera
    battery gets low, or anything else goes wrong, then you will lose your data.

    Get a decent card reader, or a computer with a card slot.

    Mort Linder
     
    Mort, Nov 12, 2012
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  18. You have forgotten your manners *and* your brains.
    Your brains at least would have told you that while noone is
    an expert at everything, mere mortals *are* able to grasp a
    few shreds of statistics.
    Of course *you* can prove that
    a) a sample of one is valid for statistical observations,
    thus winning the Nobel price for "new math"
    or
    b) that a more expensive card reader would not have broken,
    thus winning the Nobel price for "correctly reading
    alternate futures".

    Which one is it?

    If you had had, say, 1000 cheap card readers of one model and 1000
    expensive card readers of another model, used them all in similar
    amounts and subjected them to similar conditions (including the
    number of plug-ins and plug-outs) and there was a non-random
    difference in the number of broken card readers in each group,
    you had a point --- if you were to restrict your claim to the
    comparison of these 2 exact models.
    That's easy.
    If busting your soothsayings (which you base on where the
    bones fell from your one cheap card reader) about all* cheap
    and *all* expensive card readers makes one an oracle, then what
    are statisticans and sceptics? Mayor Gods?

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Nov 17, 2012
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