More of a topic for discussion I guess. I never used to download from my Powershots till I misplaced my card reader once and then I stopped taking the card in and out and got into the habit of plugging the camera into the computer as opposed to taking the card out and using a card reader. Canons EosUtility comes with the camera which makes me think that maybe they might recommend plugging the camera into the PC but am just curious as I know people swap cards for different projects and also carry a spare card just in case you might fill one up ( easy to do if you shoot RAW ) So, not so much for my education but a matter of finding out what others do and why, do you used a card reader or do you plug the camera into the computer? Battery life is less of a concern than what it was with my Powershot so I am assuming that is not really in the equation. Just wanting to kick off some discussion and give the forum some life.