Why do camera makers use mini-USB instead of micro-USB? Posted by Jigen on May 23, 2012 09:02 am 11 Micro-USB replaced mini-USB because the latter would wear out too fast after repeated connects-disconnects. So why haven't camera makers switched yet? There are 11 Comments. Load 'Em Up. Show speed reading tips and settings Shortcuts to mastering the comment thread. Use wisely. C - Next Comment X - Mark as Read R - Reply Z - Mark Read & Next Shift + C - Previous Shift + A - Mark All Read Comment Settings Live comment alert: Hide it! Comments for this post are closed.