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

Started Sep 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Mark B. Forum Pro • Posts: 19,575
Re: Cameras: Why Do We Still Need Computers To Download To HDD's?

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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