new life for a Nikon 990 Coolpix
November 9, 2011 8:22 AM Subscribe
I'm trying to set up my Nikon 990 Coolpix camera as a dedicated image camera on a PC. I'm not able to download images via USB and wondering how I could get this to work. I need to take a boatload of images and get them into a PC quickly and easily. I have this camera available as a utility camera that can be permanently utilized in this role if I can get it to work on a PC.
posted by diode to Technology (11 answers total)
I'm able to connect this camera to a Macintosh and download images using Image Capture application. On a PC, I've tried the latest Nikon software available from their website, which does not detect the camera. I've tried looking for the original CD installer for the camera, and not been able to find it or buy it.
This camera has plenty of working utility for me if I can get images off it conveniently and quickly. I don't want to use a memory card transfer, though I suppose that could be a final way to do this. A cheap USB reader I got off eBay didn't work, so if there is one that would definitely be compatible and work, feel free to suggest one.
Best outcome: open source or free application that would run the camera as a tethered shooting platform. I don't think that's out there, so next best solution is the equivalent of Mac Image Capture for the PC.