cam2pc works much better to transfer the photos to the PC than the program that comes with the camera.
I've tried ACDSee, Slowview, XnView, IrfanView and some others, and I can affirm that cam2pc is the fastest browser I've ever seen to generate the thumbnail.
It's much better than anything the camera manufacturers provide. My wife is even able to use it. [...] I like to have my photos in a folder named by the date the pictures were taken (not downloaded) in yyyy-mm-dd format. That would be a pain without software.