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Windows 7: Do canon digital cameras need drivers?

16 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Do canon digital cameras need drivers?

Installed windows 7 64bit over the weekend, all hardware working so far.

Went to plug in my old canon powershot a200 digital camera the other night and windows 7 said no driver could be found, no windows 7 driver listed on the canon site, yet windows compatible site says the camera is compatible, what gives?

Thinking about buying a new camera, the canon SD960 IS, which is very new camera in their product line. I checked compatibilty site and it says it's compatible with windows 7 64bit, yet the canon site has no drivers.

In general , do digital cameras need drivers to work in windows 7?, are a number of the drivers all ready included in windows 7, and what is the chance that windows 7 64bit is going to have or find a driver for the canon SD960 IS, if i get it?


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16 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I have two Kodak cameras, a 6440 which is prob 5 yrs old and a 1012 is 2 yrs, running Win 7 HP 32 bit, plugged them in and were recognized right off, no drivers at all. Could be 64 bit the prob.

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16 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

OK, thanks, I guess if it doesnt find the new camera, then i just bring it back, best buy is just down the street from me, lol.
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