Downloading pictures.

  the hick 08:56 31 May 2008
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We have a A520 and A700 Canon cameras. The A520 takes much longer to download pictures than the A700, bit strange when it is 4 MP as against the 6 MP of the A700. Memory cards are similar. Anyone know why this should be the case?

  100andthirty 09:16 31 May 2008

I am guessing but the slower one might be USB1 and the faster one USB2

  the hick 10:30 31 May 2008

Both cameras use the same lead and port to the PC. Could one camera be USB2, though?

  jack 14:59 31 May 2008

As you say the slow one is 4Mp the other is 6Mp which by inference means the chip set is improved also.
Nothing to worry about I wold imagine - it does get there -eventually ;-}

  100andthirty 15:07 31 May 2008

Specification sheets suggest that the A520 is USB1 and the A700 is USB2. They both use the same cables and sockets - but USB2 is MUCH faster.

USB1 can plug into USB2 but only works at USB1 speed

  the hick 19:55 31 May 2008

100andthirty, thank you for this, I hadnt noticed it in the info. that came with them.

  ravingdave 22:43 01 Jun 2008

with various digital cameras that I've used (canon, panasonic, fuji) I've always found it much faster to take the memory card out of the camera and plug it into a card reader. In my experience this has always been much faster than any of the direct camera connections.

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