Trying to download photos from camera to iPhoto, get "unreadable" message

Am trying to download photos from camera to iPhoto, and iPhoto won't take the photos, saying "unreadable files".  I've downloaded from this memory card and camera before.  Why is it now saying my photos are "unreadable" and how do I correct it? 

Have you tries Image capture (in your applications folder)?
Will the camera mount to the desktop?
When did you last reformat the card?

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