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Registered: ‎01-10-2018

New Powershot owner about to become EX-powershot owner...



My Xmas present finally arrived today, 10 Jan some 2 weeks + after Xmas.  I only wanted this thing to do one simple thing.  

Allow me to download pictures onto my computer.  Apparrently that's asking Canon too much.


A Powershot 190 IS.   What I thought would be a simple point and shoot has turned into nothing but a frustrating piece of apparent garbage filled headache after another.  Propriatary cables, propriatary headaches.  


No cables provided and worthless junk for what seems to pass as "Software".  Taking a look at this moronicly designed over-complicated USB port, REQUIRING me to buy YET another cable, just to see pictures pretty much ruined the entire experience.  Yes, I now need to BUY a simple $5 USB cable, because the so called WIFI just plainly does not function at all!


I've given up on this garbage.  I've given it to my wife now, I don't want this junk.  If she can't get it to work by tonight, It's getting shipped back tomorrow, and I'm buying the first camera that actually functions as advertised.


175 pages of user manual and it can't even do the simplest thing!


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Posts: 2,299
Registered: ‎02-17-2016

Re: New Powershot owner about to become EX-powershot owner...

Feel better?

I have never had a problem downloading to my computers with any of my Canon Cameras.


You have left out 1 option: You can also get a card reader. Many computers (and monitors!) have them built in.

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Posts: 934
Registered: ‎03-01-2014

Re: New Powershot owner about to become EX-powershot owner...

There is a learning curve for all the new point and shoot cameras as they are also capable of doing more than just point and shoot. But you dont have to use the other modes and settings just shoot in Auto. For $150 it is a lot of camera. Most point and shoot cameras user manuals are in the 100-250 page range. It takes a bit of time to work thru the basic operations I would give it a chance. As suggested you can use a card reader which is my choice for transferring to a PC. The product page does list the USB transfer cable is not included which in my opinion Canon should have just threw it in but they did not. I think once you get thru the initial frustrations you will be happy with the results, pictures, you will take....thats if your wife lets you have it back Smiley Happy

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