View Full Version : [all variants] digiKam fails to connect to my Canon EOS 550D

June 6th, 2011, 06:17 PM
Hi everybody,
I've recently bought a Canon EOS 550D and would like to make it work
in digiKam.
Although it is in the list of the supported camera,
when I want to import photos from my camera I get stuck
because apparently it is not recognized correctly (the import
starts, but a message saying "failed to connect to the camera appears".
The camera works fine with other softwares like F-Spot and I can browse into it using nautilus.
Any help would be greately appreciated.
Thanks a lot in advance,
Cheers, -Luca

September 5th, 2011, 02:01 AM
hi Luca,
I had the same problem with the canon 600d. I resolved unmounting the camera from nautilus. That's why if the camera is mounted like usb mass storage it can't be seen like ptp camera from digikam.
tip: from camera menu put off the auto shutdown when it's connected to pc. if camera shuts down (tipically after 30 sec) you lost connection and you can't download photos.
Hope it helps. Sorry for bad English.


May 8th, 2012, 08:30 PM
Hey bloom,

thank you so much for your easy solution!