Does D600 have USB2 or USB3 interface?
I have read both that the D600 have USB2 and USB3 (not at the same time of course) and does anyone know? I think it is a USB2 interface as the mini-USB connector looks like a USB2 connector. I can't find the right information on Nikons website either.
The reason that I ask is that I need to extend the USB cable to 6-7 meters when I mount it on my telescope to do astrophotography and I need to know if I need yo buy USB2 or USB3 cables and I have a powered EXSYS industrial USB2 hub that might be perfect for this if it is USB2?
Thanks in advance
#1. "RE: Does D600 have USB2 or USB3 interface?" | In response to Reply # 0
#2. "RE: Does D600 have USB2 or USB3 interface?" | In response to Reply # 1RRRoger Charter MemberWed 31-Jul-13 11:56 AM | edited Wed 31-Jul-13 11:59 AM by RRRoger
The D600 specs are "Hi-Speed USB". Same for D7100
Some reviews say the D600 has a USB 2
and it is the D800 that uses USB 3
If you have a USB 3 reader, it will be much faster transfer than thru camera anyway.
And your USB 3 computer port is compatable with USB 2.
I have never used the USB port on ay of my cameras.
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#3. "RE: Does D600 have USB2 or USB3 interface?" | In response to Reply # 2lajolla Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2005Wed 31-Jul-13 03:54 PM | edited Wed 31-Jul-13 04:15 PM by lajolla
The USB cable that comes with the D600 is the UC-E15 USB Cable, the same cable that comes with the D4 as well. Note that both the D600 and D4 camera USB interface is USB 2.0
The D800 comes with the UC-E14 USB Cable, and is capable of USB 3.0 higher transfer rates, but the camera and cable will also work with USB 2.0 computer ports as well. Good luck.
#4. "RE: Does D600 have USB2 or USB3 interface?" | In response to Reply # 3Sat 03-Aug-13 07:22 PM
Hello and thanks for many answers, I think I have to connect the camera to a Linux computer that have USB 3.0 ports and see what lsusb command says. I think it could be a good way to check it.
A fast card reader is only for transfer files, I want to totally control my camera through the computer. And the best software that I have found is Maxim DL and digiCamControl pro that is suitable for astrophotagraphy.
My plan is to have my camera outside in my astronomical observatory and control it from inside the house. It could be -15 to -30 degree Celsius in the winters here where I live.
#5. "RE: Does D600 have USB2 or USB3 interface?" | In response to Reply # 4lajolla Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2005Sat 03-Aug-13 08:59 PM
Sounds like you are embarking on a complex project. I hope that you can gather the additional equipment, cables, and software you will need to test your system before the temperatures drop?
Essentially you will be "tethering" your D800 or D600 at a location a distance away from your computer. Issues that you will need to think through carefully:
- you will need the proper ac adaptor and power connector for your camera, as the camera will need mains power in your observatory for the time-exposures necessary. in addition, you will need some kind of heater to keep the camera sensor within Nikon operating temperature specifications.
- you will need to research what the maximum USB cable length is that you can reliably use to attach the extension to your camera's USB output connector.
- I am totally unfamiliar with the Maxim DL and DigiCamControl windows software that claims to let you control your camera from the computer. Check out Nikon's software Camera Control 2, which would allow you to also use a WiFi connection between your camera in the observatory and your computer:
#6. "RE: Does D600 have USB2 or USB3 interface?" | In response to Reply # 5Sat 21-Sep-13 09:16 AM
I have not written here for a while, I have a building lot of equipment for my astronomical observatory. I have also found the answer if the D600 does USB3.0 and the answer is no, it is a USB2.0 device after lot of experiment with both Linux and Win7 programs.
Thanks for the tip about Camera Control Pro, it have very limited functions for astrophotagraphy. For example, it does not have autofocus with V-curve like FocusMax have. DigiCamControl Pro does not either have any autofocus control but you are able to drive the focus motor in the camera (if you have a lens not a telescope) manually with very small steps. I think it could be a steppermotor in the camera or in Nikon compatible lenses.
And one other thing that Maxim DL does, it can do a plate solve and match the taken picture with star maps and it could tell me where I am pointing the camera. I also need a dithering function to move my camera a few pixels between every picture.
It is a very complex system the I am building but I have tested everything last winter and it does work. Maybe I should write about this in an own thread.