Nikon SLRs power over USB?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by mrgreen4242, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

    mrgreen4242

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    Is it possible to power a Nikon SLR camera (D40 or D90 in particular) with a USB connection? Either without a battery in, or charging the battery via USB while in the camera and powering the camera off the battery...

    Thanks!
     
  2. OreoCookie macrumors 68030

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    No, but at least the D90 has a dedicated power port.
     
  3. mrgreen4242 thread starter macrumors 601

    mrgreen4242

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    So it can charge the battery or power the camera via some sort of (DC, presumably) power adaptor?
     
  4. OreoCookie macrumors 68030

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    You need this adapter. According to Nikon, it can also power the D40 (although I don't remember such a port, then again, I own a D80). According to amazon, it also charges your camera while bhphoto doesn't mention that. But it's quite pricey. I'm sure there are third-party adapters.
     
  5. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    No. But the battery in the SLR is so good, you really can get over 1,000 shots with one charge
     

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