This worked beautifully for me, in 8.1:
go to sourceforge.net
search for 'jphoto'
download the 96kb RPM
go to root
open the terminal
type 'jphoto images'
it should dump all camera contents into an 'images' directory
it's not pretty but it's lightning fast!
I have a DSC-S85, with 128Mb memory stick. It dumps a full card in less than 2 minutes.