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Transfer Photos from Z6 with USB-C


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WB3Media

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Hey All!

 

I have a Z6 with no external XQD card reader.  I use a Macbook Pro for my main computer.  I tried the following steps to connect the Z6 to my laptop to transfer video and nothing happened. 

 

1) Turn off Camera

2) Plug camera into computer with USB-C (using Mac thunderbolt cable)

3) Turn on Camera

 

What am I missing?

 

I can do the WiFi, I've done this for pictures.  The WiFi is not good for the 1080/120p video I did, takes about 4 hours to transfer 10 mins of video.

 

-- UPDATE & CONCLUSION --

 

The conclusion is to get a card reader.  Is seems to be the preferred method per Nikon Shooter (read below). The various softwares available to directly connect the Z6 to a MacBook may be duplicative and more burdensome than the $30 - $60 options, unless those other software packages have other use cases.

 

Thanks to all who provided feedback, if you are new to the Z6 and have the same question as listed above, it's worth reading the thread.



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What version of MacOS are you on? I am not sure if Image Capture handles the Z6, but the latest release probably does.

 

Nikon did away with the mass storage mode 10 years ago, so your camera won't show up in Finder.

 

Have you tried downloading and installing Nikon's own software?



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like what merco_61 said and we have mirrorless camera thread too. 



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See…
Sony XQD/SD Card Reader MRW-E90/BC2 B&H Photo Video



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Peter, I'm using MacOS Mojave.  I have the wireless transmitter software for the Z6, is there another piece of software you recommend?  I'm going to check out image capture.

 

 

What version of MacOS are you on? I am not sure if Image Capture handles the Z6, but the latest release probably does.

 

Nikon did away with the mass storage mode 10 years ago, so your camera won't show up in Finder.

 

Have you tried downloading and installing Nikon's own software?



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I'm using MacOS Mojave too and you don't need any software
to transfer your files. The card being in the reader, just copy to
the desktop the folder with the RAWs and get cracking. :P



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With Mojave, Image Capture should handle the Z6.
Otherwise Nikon View NX-i should mount the camera and let you transfer your files.

A card reader is definitely the easiest way as Nikon Shooter suggests.

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With Mojave, Image Capture should handle the Z6.
Otherwise Nikon View NX-i should mount the camera and let you transfer your files.

it took me 20 mins or more to download 1,600 photo since was half raw and jpg on card. when do it with card reader take for same amount 5 mins or less. 



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A card reader is always preferable to a USB camera connection



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Thank you all.  I ordered a card reader.  This was a good confirmation that if anyone is looking to achieve the same thing, the best route is to get a card reader.



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when buy card readers make sure they are 3.0 or thunder bolt since are fastest readers on market. also make sure you check to see what computer laptop has for usb port. some can be 2.0 or 3.0 or support thunder bolt too. 



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I love it when someone asks a question and everybody sends replies that are of no use.  Of course a XQD card reader, should be the best way - but what do you do when the $50.00USD ($79.00CDN), SONY XQD reader craps out (after one month)?  Well, next move is to try a USB image transfer - but if it's not mounting, then what?  That's the question.



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I love it when someone asks a question and everybody sends replies that are of no use.  Of course a XQD card reader, should be the best way - but what do you do when the $50.00USD ($79.00CDN), SONY XQD reader craps out (after one month)?  Well, next move is to try a USB image transfer - but if it's not mounting, then what?  That's the question.

I love it when someone asks a question and everybody sends replies that are of no use.  Of course a XQD card reader, should be the best way - but what do you do when the $50.00USD ($79.00CDN), SONY XQD reader craps out (after one month)?  Well, next move is to try a USB image transfer - but if it's not mounting, then what?  That's the question.


Everybody?

Image transfer or Nikon’s own transfer software were mentioned before the get a cardreader chorus started.
Nikons don’t mount in a conventional sense as there is no mass storage mode. PTP camera transfer solutions work, though.

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A card reader that craps out after one month is still under warranty AFAIK. Just get it sorted.

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I love it when someone asks a question and everybody sends replies that are of no use?

 

Not everyone will have the same work strategy but many members here
will stretch quite a mile to help. May I suggest, compatriot, you stay cool?



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I love it when someone asks a question and everybody sends replies that are of no use.  Of course a XQD card reader, should be the best way - but what do you do when the $50.00USD ($79.00CDN), SONY XQD reader craps out (after one month)?  Well, next move is to try a USB image transfer - but if it's not mounting, then what?  That's the question.

 

There are some very knowledgeable folks on this forum who are willing to assist with issues and provide guidance.  There was good information provided options six months ago.  Probably not the best way to introduce yourself to the members here but I am sure you will get another opportunity :)