Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital Cameras (Point and Shoot) > Fujifilm

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jan 5, 2008, 10:59 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,870
Default

All cameras have different transfer speeds, and there are probably other variables to consider, such as the cable, connectors, the computer, file compression, etc. Based on a test I saw, the S9100 has a transfer speed of 3,810 KBytes/sec. Based on this particular test result, you could theoretically transfer 2 GB of data from your camera to a computer, via USB cable in 8.8 minutes. According to your test results, it would take 12 minutes and 24 seconds to transfer 2 GB. I assumed the newer camera would have a faster transfer speed - I could be wrong.

It was interesting to note that there wasn't much of an advantage to using a card reader...only saved 24 seconds in your test. Also, there was only a 45 second advantage to the CF card.

The point I was trying to make was that I don't see a need to concern myself with my camera crapping out during a data transfer due to battery failure. My camera can run for many hours on a charge...transfers take minutes. I have never had a battery failure during file transfer. It is important to note however, that I rarely fill up a memory card...I usually transfer my files after a couple hundred pics, which only takes a few minutes.

NOTE: Results may vary. You may experience battery failure while transferring files. The opinions expressed herein are those of the Hun, and may not agree with anyone or anything. Do not try this at home. Purchase an AC adapter. Purchase a UPS. Purchase a backup genset for your home. Purchase solar panels. Purchase a wind generator. Install a nuclear reactor to provide backup power...

the Hun


.
rinniethehun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 5, 2008, 5:22 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Decatur, GA
Posts: 2,053
Default

I was just tryong to put real world numbers to your idea.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"dave
Photo 5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 5, 2008, 7:10 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,870
Default

...and you did a great job - thank you, Dave.

the Hun

rinniethehun is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 5:15 PM.