Will Canon Elph cameras charge when connected to the computer?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by joejoejoe, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    I recently misplaced my canon charger for my camera, and was curious if the camera charges when connected to the comp through a mini USB. It's connected now and I don't know whether I'm wasting or gaining battery. The lack of a battery indicator on the camera doesn't help either.
     
  2. bking1000 macrumors 6502a

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    ELPHS do not charge through the USB. You need to recharge in the wall-mount charger. For ELPHS, it's easiest to always buy the spare battery. Then, one's always charged while the other shoots.
     
  3. law guy macrumors 6502a

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    No - but that would be a nice feature (note to Canon).
     
  4. joejoejoe thread starter macrumors 65816

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    They're smart. This way people lose the wall mount charge (ehm, me) and are forced to buy a new one which cannon probably makes an 800% profit on.
     

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