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Digital cameras – they’re great aren’t they? You can take about a million pictures, all on one camera, on one charge, in one place, at one time… right? Ahh but the problem is that you can take about a million pictures, all on one camera, on one charge, in one place, at one time.
As with any technology digital cameras have their good and bad points.
Like the old film cameras, digital cameras have become such a part of the norm that pictures are being left for some time on either the camera or the camera media, just waiting to be uploaded to your home computer or photo sharing site. Some of them just sit around forever, in limbo, remaining digital, never to be seen again.
I know I experience problems with digital camera…. users… on a regular basis. Sometimes people just don’t quite know how to upload pictures and I end up being asked to take care of it for them.
It’s often a case of, find the wire, find a spare USB port, get the camera drivers installed, use the custom software to upload the pictures etc. etc.
For as easy as digital cameras can make life, they sure can make it hard too.
Then along comes the Eye-Fi. The Eye-Fi has been around for a little while. It’s not terribly new, but it’s great!
With the Eye-Fi card in your camera you can wirelessly transfer photos from your camera, across a wireless network, to your computer! It’s so easy – once everything is set up, just turn on your camera and it’ll sync right up!
Of course, if you’re not in a wireless hotspot you can save your pictures on the card until you are (2gig and 4 gig versions).
Not only will it transfer pictures to your computer but you can upload straight from your camera, over your wireless network to photo sharing sites like Flickr and Facebook.
Imagine, the kids are opening their Christmas presents this year and you’re putting the pictures right onto your computer or online, wirelessly, while you’re taking them!
However, I do have one problem with the Eye-Fi cards – they’re in SD only. If you have a compact flash camera you’ll have to find another way to do it I’m afraid.
Want to learn more? Check out this video or check out www.eye.fi
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