OS X & a Toshiba Digital Camera - ehMac.ca
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Advertise


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Feb 5th, 2004, 07:48 PM   #1
Full Citizen
 
Ravindra Mohabeer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: THE island
Posts: 360
Post

I have a Toshiba digital camera - it's not top of the line but I like it and it's served me well. The model number is PDR-M71.

Apple seems to have omitted Toshiba from its list of supported digital cameras, dammit.

I don't really want to set this up in Classic only, does anyone have any idea how/if I can use this camera in OS X (Panther)?

If not, anyone who is OS 9 committed looking for a 3.2mp camera? It's excellent and in great condition. I need it but I also need it to work with what I've got.

Ravi
Ravindra Mohabeer is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old Feb 5th, 2004, 11:48 PM   #2
Full Citizen
 
scootsandludes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Toronto
Posts: 838
Post

You should try to plug it in before you do anything else. My camera wasn't originally supported, and I'm not sure if it is right now. but it works fine. It's a minolta, maybe that's why. But even if it isn't supported, you could get a USB flash card reader from just about anywhere, and that supports whatever type of flash card your camera uses, and you should be good.

vince
scootsandludes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6th, 2004, 03:28 AM   #3
Full Citizen
 
Jordan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Powell River BC
Posts: 762
Post

I had a similar problem with my Kyocera camera.
10.2.6 had no problems picking up this camera and importing the pics. Then I upgraded to 10.2.8 and then nothing! Tried everything to get it to recognize my camera, to no avail. Went back to 10.2.6, again, no problems. Back to 10.2.8, nothing. Went to my local Mac dealer to check out Panther, same thing, nothing, would not recognize it.

What I found though, was the ~System/Library/Image Capture/Devices/MassStorage file was different.

If you can, try different versions of OS X, find out what OS X recognizes your camera, then copy and replace that file into your computer, just a thought.
__________________
Different Tree Same Wood
Jordan is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old Feb 6th, 2004, 08:31 AM   #4
Full Citizen
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Brampton Ontario Canada
Posts: 73
Send a message via ICQ to jsimard
Angry

I have a Toshiba PDR-M700 and it was recognized by iPhoto and by the app that came with it ACDSee on 10.2.8?
Now I recently upgraded to Panther and I don't think I've plugged it in since, maybe I'll try that tonite
If it doesn't, I'll go the card reader route.. I like this camera, its a 3.2MP with an amazing 10X Analog zoom lens (effective 390 mm FL)which with a very good X4 Digital zoom gives you X40 (Effective 1560 mm FL on a tripod).
__________________
J. Simard<br />G4 MDD Dual 867 & 14" iBook 900 both Pantherized with 10.3.3<br /><br />The people you should get even with are the ones who have helped you
jsimard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6th, 2004, 10:15 AM   #5
Assured Advertiser
Honourable Citizen
 
MacDoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Planet Earth.....on FASTER boil :-(
Posts: 30,834
Post

Card readers rule IMHO. Much more straight forward.



__________________
In Australia and the web site is out of date.
Lots of good deals on Retinas, previous high end MacPros and current MacPro 6 core bundles in stock. [email protected]
MacDoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6th, 2004, 12:08 PM   #6
Full Citizen
 
Ravindra Mohabeer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: THE island
Posts: 360
Post

Thanks for your responses.

First, I actually tried and plugged it in before I hit my head agains the wall. No avail. I didn't even realize that it wouldn't get recognized until after I checked the help and supported devices page.

Second, I'm figuring the media reader route will be the way to go (certainly much cheaper than trying to buy a new camera...desireable but definitely out of the question).

Herein lies the next interesting dilemma. Panther only supports certain media readers - but I can't seem to find any of those locally and cheap. I like the $20-30 route but where to look?

Any suggestions? Will I be able to import the small movies from the camera (which my wife loves to take) this way as well or will I just be able to import the photos to iPhoto?
Ravindra Mohabeer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6th, 2004, 01:07 PM   #7
Full Citizen
 
hmto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: GTA
Posts: 535
Post

I agree. A flash card reader is quite cheap now $20-30 and many support more than one media. They allow you the flexibility and convenience that a direct usb connection doesn't.
hmto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6th, 2004, 01:12 PM   #8
Assured Advertiser
Honourable Citizen
 
MacDoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Planet Earth.....on FASTER boil :-(
Posts: 30,834
Post

" Panther only supports certain media readers"

never seen one yet that was not plug and play



__________________
In Australia and the web site is out of date.
Lots of good deals on Retinas, previous high end MacPros and current MacPro 6 core bundles in stock. [email protected]
MacDoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6th, 2004, 01:31 PM   #9
Full Citizen
 
hmto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: GTA
Posts: 535
Post

Hey Rav,
If you have video from your camera it will not show up within iPhoto, only the jpegs. However the card will show up on your desktop as a separate volume and you can navigate within it to reach your .mov file and can be viewd through quicktime. The reader I have is a couple years old. It's a Sandisk Imagemate that reads CF and Memory Sticks. Whenever a CF card is inserted iPhoto opens and gives you options as to importing.

I am currently running Panther. I had used it throughout Jag with only one software update to the reader and that was for RAW file compatibility. I have not had to update at all even when switching to 10.3
hmto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6th, 2004, 02:22 PM   #10
Assured Advertiser
Honourable Citizen
 
MacDoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Planet Earth.....on FASTER boil :-(
Posts: 30,834
Post

Yep - separate volume easy to erase and if you use graphic converter you can handle the photos right on the card and move them where you want.



__________________
In Australia and the web site is out of date.
Lots of good deals on Retinas, previous high end MacPros and current MacPro 6 core bundles in stock. [email protected]
MacDoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thoughts on the Intel Apple pdksh Anything Mac 26 May 7th, 2008 05:05 PM
When OS X sfw. isn't OS X sfw. MACSPECTRUM Everything Else, eh! 22 Jan 21st, 2006 11:24 PM
OS X Server Experiences? How difficult is it to admin? jdurston Anything Mac 1 Oct 26th, 2005 02:26 PM
Mac G4 867 + OS X = LC III MacAndy Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting 5 Apr 15th, 2005 12:53 AM
Migrating OS X from Old iMac to PowerMac jfoster435 Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting 2 Mar 19th, 2005 02:52 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:25 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012, ehMac.ca All rights reserved. ehMac is not affiliated with Apple Inc. Mac, iPod, iTunes, iPhone, Apple TV are trademarks of Apple Inc. Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2

Tribe.ca: Urban living in Toronto!