Where to buy digital camera cable?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by jamdr, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. jamdr macrumors 6502a

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    I own a Canon S230 digital camera, but I seem to have lost the USB cable that connects to the Mac. Does anyone have any recommendations on where to get one?

    I actually was wondering if it were possible to get a FireWire or USB2 cable instead of a USB cable. Does Canon make different connection cables, or does my camera only work with USB? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. idkew macrumors 68020

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  3. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    i'd get a card reader. it's more versatile and will not drain your camera's battery.
     
  4. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

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    I 2nd that suggestion. File transfer from digicam to system in general is really really slow. Card readers are available w/ Firewire or USB 2.0 connection.
     
  5. jamdr thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, of course--Google :rolleyes: . But you misunderstand. I was looking for recommendations on where to get a cable other than online (sorry if that wasn't clear, but that's what I meant by BUYING a cable, rather ORDERING one). I checked quite a few places like CompUSA and OfficeDepot but neither sells just the cable. Too bad about the faster connection, though. I think I will buy a flash card reader instead, which are readily available at any consumer electronics store. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  6. El Duderino macrumors member

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    i get about 3 requests daily for usb cables at best buy, if someone wanted to market those things they would make a fortune, theyre the most lost, broken, never can get a hold of cables in history...but theyre really common and i have about 20 stashed in my dept from the display models
     
  7. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    Don't you need a billion different versions though? I think the S230 cable has a canon-proprietary connector for the camera end, and I assume other cameras are teh same way ( I have an S200, and it's not just a normal UsB cable).

    As for a card reader, I find that my USB 1.1 card reader is no faster than downloading from teh camera, perhaps slower. 2.0 probably is faster, but I think the speed limit is determined by how quickly the device reads the card, not the speed of the bus.
     

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