digital camera compatibility

in Mac Software edited January 2014
I have a question regarding camera compatibility with iPhoto. My girlfriend recently purchased a FujiFinePix A200 digital camera. She made this purchase without checking to see if it will be compatibile with iPhoto (which, according to Apple's hardware compatibility page for digital cameras, is not compatible). The camera is a relatively new model, and I have no idea how often Apple's compatibility page is updated.

I currently do not have a Mac, but plan on purchasing a powerbook within the next several months, and it is important that I can download my digital photos from my camera to my computer. Can anyone give me any advice here? How often are "hardware compatibility" pages updated? Does anyone know, for sure, if it IS or is NOT compatible?

Thanks in advance.




  • Reply 1 of 5
    squashsquash Posts: 332member
    I'd guess it will work fine, since other fuji cameras are supported. My friend has an Olympus that's not on the list, but it works fine. In his case the iphoto just assumes it's a different Olympus camera, but it works perfect.

    If you are really concerned...take the camera and usb cord to a store that sells macs. Plug it in, and see if Iphotos auto opens and detects it.

  • Reply 2 of 5
    pevepeve Posts: 518member
    it's amazing what cameras and dv's can sinply be plugged in and work (although not on the apple list).

    but like said before - just take the camera to your apple dealer and find out.

    btw: welcome to the macintosh
  • Reply 3 of 5
    jbljbl Posts: 555member
    The general rule seems to be not to worry too much about that list. It didn't list my Sony P5 for months after I got it and it still doesn't list my two month old Sony F707. Both worked perfectly the first time I plugged them in.

    Hopefully someone here will have an A200, or you can test it before you buy, because I would feel bad if that turned out to be an exception. Still, the rule seems to be that if one camera is supported similar cameras will also work whether or not they are on that list.

    In the worst case you can use a smart media card reader.
  • Reply 4 of 5
    milesmiles Posts: 26member
    Hey guys. Thanks for the info. I'm in Burlington, Vt, and I'm not sure if there is an Apple dealer in the area, but I'll try to find someone with a mac that will let me try to plug it in and see if it works. That was good advice, thanks.

    It's funny, because when I opened the box there was an instruction manual on how to install/use the imaging software on the pc...and it was 70 pages long! Ridiculous.

    Thanks again for the timely replies.

    -- Jason
  • Reply 5 of 5
    Even if it isn't said to be supported, it will show up on your desktop as a removeable disk drive and you will be able to access the photos as if it were a floppy/cd etc and import them into iPhoto that way.
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