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Full Import Compatibility with all Digital Cameras

Idea 17358 | Posted in , by | May 7, 2010

The loss of a media card reader in the new models would not be so bad if I could plug in any digital camera via usb to the ps3 to import all the photos from the camera’s flash card (similar to a pc).




FJ1100_rider  |  May 8th, 2010 at 2:41 am

most cameras work , it really depends on what type of usb drivers they use and whether they are formatted right .
for computers it’s fins because camera makers can just ask you to download drivers or install by disc – so unless you can get all camera makers to use universal drivers you are never going to get every one ps3 compatible .

you’re better off just buying a usb flash card reader or transferring to usb or cd via your pc first .


COMBATCSOLDIER  |  May 8th, 2010 at 10:54 am



favian  |  May 8th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

@ #1, your USB Flash Card reader suggestion has always been an option, but if Sony increased its own compatability with digital cameras, then you wouldn’t need to do that, hence this suggestion.

This suggestion is important because it makes the ps3 more user friendly. The average person may like the photo gallery functionality of the ps3, but may be confused about how to actually get the photos onto the ps3 with the lack of a built in media card reader (which has been standard on PC’s).

In the same way that PS3s have the built in ‘drivers/compatibility’ with Epson & Canon printers, they should have the drivers built in for every digital camera brand to easily extract photos from them.


Skater_Ricky  |  May 9th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

iPhone and iTouch Support to be able to get Pictures off the Cameara Roll.


shaykrethashke  |  May 18th, 2010 at 7:42 am

you can add USB key compatibility as well, i have a usb key that is not recognized by PS3 🙁


favian  |  May 18th, 2010 at 6:28 pm

that’s odd, they have pretty good compatibility on that, did you buy a cheap one (no offense)


shaykrethashke  |  May 20th, 2010 at 12:21 pm

@favian, well i suppose so, it was given to me as a present… i certainly won’t use it, but if it doesn’t work for mine, it should also don’t work for others, so a little update including all supposedly supoprted USB device is welcome ^_^


favian  |  May 28th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

i’ve used a bunch of brands and never had an issue. first i heard of it.. although not impossible.

i think your friends cheaped out on your gift! haha. i’m half kidding though.


SukiNihon  |  June 13th, 2010 at 2:49 am

Your USB device is probably not FAT16/32 formatted.


devynci  |  June 28th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

the PS3 will only work with cameras that connect via USB mass storage.

many Canon cameras, afaik, use PictBridge only, and there’s probably other brands. an old Sony camera of ours has support for mass storage & PictBridge, and our newest Canon is PictBridge only [hence, why I’m replying & voted.]

it wouldn’t be too complicated to implement PictBridge. :]