How to get pictures off kids digital camera?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by gfroyle, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. gfroyle macrumors member

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    We got (by mistake) a kid's digital camera (MiCam Junior) that only advertises itself as being compatible with Windows, and which uses some (supplied) Windows software to download the pictures...

    At first I thought it was no big deal because most (real) cameras don't need special software but just behave pretty much like an external drive.

    But for some reason, this one doesn't - it is not picked up by iPhoto or Image Capture...

    What should I try next?

    Cheers

    Gordon
     
  2. stev3n macrumors 6502

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    When you connect the camera to the computer does anything appear on the desktop? i.e. No Name , If that does appear on the desktop try opening it and see if the pictures are in there. Does the camera use an external card? If it does another possibility would be getting a card reader.
     
  3. gfroyle thread starter macrumors member

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    Nothing appears on the desktop nor in the list of "mounted volumes"...

    It is such a cheap crappy camera that it doesn't have a removable card... I don't know how it stores the pictures actually.

    I checked with "USBProber" and when it is connected, it is listed there as a connected external device, and so the cables and connections are ok.
     
  4. stev3n macrumors 6502

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    Do you know the model of the camera? or any other pertinent information? I have been trying to find more information about the camera but all I come across is eBay auctions and other sites with no information.
     
  5. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    seriously, just throw it away and get another camera.
     
  6. monokakata macrumors 68000

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    Don't you know anybody with a Windows PC? Install that software, download, put the images on a USB stick.
     
  7. gfroyle thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, I took it back to the shop and upgraded it to a proper camera.... I realized after it was opened that it was a piece of junk anyway...
     
  8. gfroyle thread starter macrumors member

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    Would do for a once-off, but not really suitable for frequent use... luckily not needed now as upgraded to proper camera..
     
  9. gfroyle thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, that mirrors my experience...

    Camera was just plastic-packed and called "MiCam Junior" ; manual contains no information about manufacturer or model or anything else... essentially it was a "generic" junk camera that I am glad to be rid of.
     

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