A strange tip over at Popular Photography.com:
Using select camera cables, I can connect digital cameras from several makers to my Creative Zen Micro music player, and their image files are transferred automatically.
I have both -- several digital cameras and the Zen Micro -- but I haven't been able to try this tip, because the cables are a problem. The Zen Micro has the miniUSB female connector; most cameras have the same or a proprietary connector. Thus, an adapter cable is needed, which I don't have.
But, I can't see this tip working, because neither the camera nor the Zen Micro are USB servers -- one is needed to initiate the file transfer operation. I wonder if the editors of Popular Photography tested the tip, which needs more information. For example, should the Zen Micro be in File Transfer mode?
I wonder if the tip submitter used a USB transfer box, which allows two non-server USB devices to communicate with each other. I've looked at them at London Drugs (about $40), but decided they wouldn't work well, because there is no control over which files are transmitted, and where they end up on the receiving device.