Cameras: Why Do We Still Need Computers To Download To HDD's?

Started Sep 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Mark B.
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Re: Cameras: Why Do We Still Need Computers To Download To HDD's?
In reply to Danielvr, Sep 29, 2013

Danielvr wrote:

Not with a normal external drive, no. External drives still need an operating system to manage the file system which a digital camera lacks.

Digital cameras know perfectly well how to read and write files on FAT formatted flash cards, so adding support for external (USB) HDD's needn't be all that complicated.

If it was that simple why hasn't it been done?  I don't think it's as simple as you think.

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