I have a Sony digital camera. It was tough to get it to work with Windows 2000 – I had to hunt down beta drivers and deal with Sony’s non-standard way of accessing the photos.
I hooked it up tonight to the Windows XP system. Within twenty seconds the camera had been installed and a wizard came up that previewed the pictures, offered to rotate them, copied them to a folder on the hard drive – and offered to print them, or send them to an online photo developer, or a few other things. This is the way things ought to work!