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Sony Vaio: Best to get Sony Camera?

by Judy Walsh / January 7, 2006 10:20 AM PST

If I have a Sony Vaio computer, would it be best to get a Sony digital camera? I have gotten quite used to my Kodak Easy Share and really like it, but I am giving it to my son. The only drawback with the Kodak Easy Share is that I couldn't plug the memory stick directly into the USB port; with the Sony digital camera, I could. No biggie, but I was wondering if there were other reasons I should stick with compatible computer/digital camera? Thanks!

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Sony
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / January 7, 2006 11:13 PM PST

I have never heard of a memory stick that would plug into the USB port of a computer.

There are card readers that plug into the USB port and then you plug your camera memory card into the card reader. They make card readers that read all types of memory cards.

Can you provide a link to information about a memory stick that plugs directly into the USB port.

Here is a link to some USB card readers:

http://www.geeks.com/products.asp?cat=FLM

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SD instead of USB Port
by Judy Walsh / January 8, 2006 5:59 AM PST
In reply to: Sony

Sorry, I didn't mean you plug the memory stick into the USB port; you plug it right NEXT to the USB port into a slot for ''SD''....ScanDisk??

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Card Reader
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / January 8, 2006 9:56 AM PST
In reply to: SD instead of USB Port

That must be something that is unique to that Sony computer. It sounds as if, it is actually a card reader for memory sticks.

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not a big deal
by gcy / January 8, 2006 12:03 PM PST

I havent own other cameras instead of a cybershot, but cybershots are great cameras. Photo quality and even movies turns out excellent.
now many laptops are putting memory card readers in laptops usually only a sd slot.

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No, there is no connection between the brand of camera and
by Kiddpeat / January 8, 2006 1:06 PM PST

the computer brand. Naturally, Sony wants you to buy everything Sony. That doesn't mean you should. A camera should be selected based on its own merits. Any modern digital camera can connect to your Sony thru its USB connection, and camera card readers are very cheap. Readers attach to the computer thru the USB connection.

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Thanks!
by Judy Walsh / January 10, 2006 9:23 AM PST

Thanks for your help...first time to ask a question. Most helpful to have this resource!

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