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Old Aug 17, 2004, 6:30 PM   #1
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Couldn't find directly an answer "googling" so I'll post it here :

Is it possible to transfer your photo's from the camera directly to the PC ?

So without using a flashmemory or perhaps using a device that you insert in to the flash slot but transfers the data through a cable (usb/firewire ?) to the PC

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Old Aug 17, 2004, 7:42 PM   #2
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Well I don't know what camera you have, But the Nikon d-100 will do this via cable to computer and the Nikon D2H will do this wireless with the wireless transmitter, Both will not write to card when going to computer.. But I do not no of a device that plugs into the card slot.. Hope this helps

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Old Aug 18, 2004, 3:27 AM   #3
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hm I'm willing to buy a new camera for this feature but max cost = 900$
wireless transfer would even be better...
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Old Aug 18, 2004, 7:37 AM   #4
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The A1 can do it for much less than $900 including the software:
"• Store Large Amounts of Data Directly to Your PC
DiMAGE Capture software allows large amounts of image data to be recorded quickly and easily. Since the data is transferred directly to the computer, the computer's hard drive, rather than the camera's CompactFlash card, limits storage capacity."
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=297786&is=REG

... BTW most Canon P/S will do it too

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Old Aug 22, 2004, 10:10 AM   #5
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The camera would be the Sony F828 so would this work with that software ? and what cable ? the normal usb2 cable ?
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Old Aug 22, 2004, 10:50 AM   #6
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The camera would be the Sony F828 so would this work with that software ? and what cable ? the normal usb2 cable ?


No, you can't do it with the Sony.

The software mentioned by NHL only works with the DiMAGE A1/A2 models (and you need to buy thesoftware for the correct model, as it's different for each one).

If you want other options within you budget, check out the Canons.

Canon includes remote control software with most their newer models. If you *really* want to go with an 8MP "Prosumer" model, the Canon Pro1 includes Remote Capture software. Steve goes into how it works in his reviews of Canon models:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_.../pro1_pg7.html

Breeze Systems ( http://www.breezesys.com ) also makes remote control software for many Canon products.

Sorry, the Sonys can't do it.

In your price range, you're going to be limited to the Konica-Minolta DiMAGE A1/A2 models (using the optional DiMAGE Capture Software), or the Canon models (using either Canon's included Remote Capture Software, or the similar products from Breeze Systems).

Here's more info on the DiMAGECapture software available for theKonica-Minolta DiMAGE A1 and A2, scroll down on this page and you'll see it:

http://www.minoltausa.com/eprise/mai...s/DiMAGE_A_Acc


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There has been talk about cameras that can do this via Bluetooth, the Sony DSC-FX77 is one of them. It can take 47 seconds to transmit a 4mp picture, while a VGA picture takes 1.5 seconds:
http://digitalcameras.kelkoo.co.uk/b...13/124901.html

Sony is the leader in this area as they most likely have investments in the Bluetooth technology, but there are other lesser known brands that also have Bluetooth models like Concord EyeQ.

Bluetooth is already well known on PDAs (like Palms, you walk into your office and you Palm and your desktop computer share updated information) and cellphones (where you have a wireless headset, or you can share contacts with your PDA or PC). Needless to say you have to have a Bluetooth card in your PC or laptop.

p.s. Sony also has a Bluetooth camcorder, the DCR-TRV950 Bluetooth:
http://reviews.cnet.com/Sony_DCR_TRV...7-9718513.html
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