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

Started Sep 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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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.

I believe the operating system in most digital cameras is some version of Linux.

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