Well. This was a bit of a pain in the tukus. Turns out, there’s no actual drivers for this camera specifically made for Win8. Probably not for Win10, either. However. There is a setting on the camera that you can change and it’ll let you use it once again.
Turn the camera on, and go to the menu.
On the 4th menu tab select the “Communications” entry and change it from NORMAL to PTP
Plug the camera back into the laptop, wait 30 seconds, and enjoy your camera again