Will Canon Elph cameras charge when connected to the computer?

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

  1. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2006
    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. 147798 Suspended

    Dec 29, 2007
    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

    law guy

    Jan 17, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    No - but that would be a nice feature (note to Canon).
  4. joejoejoe thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2006
    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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