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Why don't camera reviews cover the data connection to the PC?



 
 
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Old December 27th 08, 07:14 AM posted to rec.photo.digital,rec.photo.digital.point+shoot
Pat Cheney
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Default Why don't camera reviews cover the data connection to the PC?

On 26 Dec 2008 23:27:02 GMT, Warren Block wrote:

It's not the cable; the real concern is the connector on the camera.
Of course, Casio cleverly hides the fact that it's a USB/AV connector by
calling it a "USB/AV connector":


Hi Warren,

You are correct that the proprietary CONNECTOR on the camera is the
problem. And the fact that Casio cleverly hides this flaw from the
consumer. And, you didn't mention it, but, the reviewers also hide this
fact from the consumer. Sadly so.

The only thing you noted that I slightly dispute is that Casio calls it a
"USB/AV" cable. What they are referring to is that they supply two cables,
both of which connect to that proprietary port.

a) They supply a data cable that fits into the Casio port (USB)
b) They supply an audio-video cable that also fits in that Casio port (AV)

That is, the reference to USB/AV connector is not an indication that the
USB & AV port is proprietary; it's merely a reference that two cables are
supplied with the Casio camera both of which go into the same Casio
proprietary port on the camera.

a) The data cable has a standard USB-A PC connector on the other end.
b) The video cable has standard RCA connectors on the other end

For others to judge, here's exactly what Casio says on the web site you
kindly referenced:
http://www.casio.com/products/Camera...om/EX-Z1080BE/

Input/Output Terminals: USB/AV Connector, USB2.0 (Full-Speed) compatible
Bundled Accessories: Rechargeable lithium ion battery, lithium ion battery
charger, AC power chord, USB cable, AV Cable, strap, CD-ROM

The fact that Casio cleverly hides the fact the USB & AV port uses a
proprietary connector is egregious enough; but the fact that none of the
major reviewers even noticed is what is especially irksome.

Why bother writing a review when you don't even test the system adequately
enough to accurately describe it to others?
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Old December 27th 08, 07:19 AM posted to rec.photo.digital,rec.photo.digital.point+shoot
John Navas[_2_]
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Default Why don't camera reviews cover the data connection to the PC?

On Fri, 26 Dec 2008 22:14:59 -0800, Pat Cheney wrote
in :

For others to judge, here's exactly what Casio says on the web site you
kindly referenced:
http://www.casio.com/products/Camera...om/EX-Z1080BE/

Input/Output Terminals: USB/AV Connector, USB2.0 (Full-Speed) compatible
Bundled Accessories: Rechargeable lithium ion battery, lithium ion battery
charger, AC power chord, USB cable, AV Cable, strap, CD-ROM

The fact that Casio cleverly hides the fact the USB & AV port uses a
proprietary connector is egregious enough; but the fact that none of the
major reviewers even noticed is what is especially irksome.


Baloney. It's actually quite accurate. You just didn't understand it.
Be grown up enough to accept responsibility for your own mistakes.

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Very best wishes for the holiday season and for the coming new year,
John
 




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