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PTP (ISO15740:2000) DSLR driver

PTP driver can handle multiple DSLR or mirrorless cameras using PTP-over-USB protocol. It supports generic PTP protocol and its Nikon, Canon and Sony extensions.

It is a multiplatform replacement for platform dependent gPhoto2 and ICA drivers.

Supported devices

DSLRs and mirrorless cameras with PTP-over-USB support

This driver supports hot-plug (multiple devices).

Supported platforms

This driver is platform independent.


INDIGO Astronomy open-source license.


indigo_server indigo_ccd_ptp

Status: Stable

Driver is developed and tested with:

  • Canon EOS 1000D
  • Canon EOS 1100D
  • Canon EOS 600D
  • Nikon D70
  • Nikon D3000
  • Nikon D5100
  • Nikon D5300
  • Nikon D5600
  • Nikon D7000
  • Nikon D750
  • Sony 7RII

NOTE: If you have trouble connecting to your camera with Linux please make sure the following programs are not running:

  • gvfs-gphoto2-volume-monitor
  • gvfsd-gphoto2

NOTE: If you have trouble getting a frame, please make sure you have a memory card inserted into the camera. This driver will not work with cameras without a memory card.