Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SX120 IS Digital Camera ?

COMMUNICATION ERROR: Trying to download my 3,500 pictures from my

\015 I am trying to download my 3,500 pictures from my memory card and it says Communication Error. I have an 8GB memory card and it will not let me download the pics on this card. But if I switch out the memory card to a 2GB one, it lets me download those pictures. Why is this? Is it because the computer I am on cannot handle such a large memory card or so many pictures?\015

Answers :

Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.\012\012\012

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.
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