Recently I put my hands on a Canon EOS 300D and should copy a few photos from the camera to the PC. Easier said than done. The camera has a few years under his belt and Windows 7 was seemingly not able to find suitable drivers. Also the Windows driver search did not help.
Now comes the part where I want to apologize for the misleading headline. In fact I have no Windows 7 driver for you. However, I have a solution on how to get the Canon EOS 300D running under Windows 7 without additional drivers. Therefore just a setting in the camera menu must be changed.
Connect Canon EOS 300D with Windows 7 – how it works
Turn on the camera and click on the “Menu” button on the left edge of the display.
Navigate (with help of the control pad) to the fourth tab of the cameras menu.
Switch the menu item “Connection” from “normal” to “PTP” .
That’s it. Now the camera should be found on Windows 7 (and almost certainly on Windows 8).