From: eclyma on
Might look at Wolverine ESP100, reads cards direct and accepts raw files;
with cradle you can use it as a DVR. Just another option


From: David J Taylor on
PCs Rule wrote:
> "David J Taylor"
> <david-taylor(a)blueyonder.not-this-bit.nor-this-bit.co.uk> wrote in
> message news:HshZi.45334$c_1.31130(a)text.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
>> Gerald Arnquist wrote:
>>> On Sat, 10 Nov 2007 09:35:26 GMT, "David J Taylor"
>> []
>>>> http://www.dpreview.com/news/0609/06093004epsonp3000p5000.asp
>> []
>>> I see no benefit to these at the prices they want. If they were all
>>> under $100, then sure, might be a nice backup or for handing around
>>> at a get-together where others that want to see. Plus a spinning
>>> hard-drive is nowhere near as free from damage when traveling.
>> []
>>> Why carry two viewing screens? Your camera already has one. Doesn't
>>> it?
>>
>> For handing around, you may prefer the four inch VGA resolution
>> (900,000 pixels if you prefer) to the smaller, lower resolution
>> screen on your own camera, and you may prefer not to hand your
>> camera around. Yes, you could get a lot of SD storage today for the
>> price, but it's
>> not backed up.
>>
>
> You're missing something: once the SD card is copied to the HD, the
> SD card is reformatted for continued use. The only copy is on HD and
> that isn't a backup, it's the one and only.

I certainly wouldn't work like that on an important trip. I'd want the
card /and/ the HD backup.

David


From: David J Taylor on
Ron Hunter wrote:
[]
> Why spend that much money on SD cards when a full fledged laptop with
> 128GB drive, and a nice big screen can be had for under $500? Yes, it
> is bigger, but it offers many features not available from an SD card.

The size, weight and carrying inconvenience of the laptop. Consider hand
luggage only. Given that on my trips I may only take about 3GB of
pictures, SD cards alone would be something I could easily consider, and
at the price SDs are? You could even borrow some SDs from a friend just
for the trip.

Cheers,
David


From: SMS 斯蒂文• 夏 on
David J Taylor wrote:
> Ron Hunter wrote:
> []
>> Why spend that much money on SD cards when a full fledged laptop with
>> 128GB drive, and a nice big screen can be had for under $500? Yes, it
>> is bigger, but it offers many features not available from an SD card.
>
> The size, weight and carrying inconvenience of the laptop. Consider hand
> luggage only. Given that on my trips I may only take about 3GB of
> pictures, SD cards alone would be something I could easily consider, and
> at the price SDs are? You could even borrow some SDs from a friend just
> for the trip.

SD cards are ridiculously cheap. MicroCenter routinely gives them away.
I just got a 2GB card free, and it included a coupon for another 2GB
card for a "friend" which you can't use yourself. Not fast cards, but
they may be suitable if you're not doing continuous frame shooting.
From: SMS 斯蒂文• 夏 on
jim_nospam_beasley(a)yahoo.com wrote:
> On Nov 10, 8:00 am, SMS · <scharf.ste...(a)geemail.com> wrote:
>> jim_nospam_beas...(a)yahoo.com wrote:
>>> Is anyone aware of a device that will copy my compact flash directly
>>> to a hard drive? (like a USB hard drive) I would like to avoid
>>> carrying a laptop while I travel, but I need to have the capacity of
>>> compact 120GB hard drive to copy my photos onto as the flash chips are
>>> filled.
>> One way to do this is to use a PocketPC that has a USB _host port_ and a
>> Compact Flash slot. _Very_ few PocketPCs have both. The Toshiba E740,
>> E750, and E800 have this capability (all with a USB cradle). Then you
>> can attach a powered USB hard drive (the PocketPC's USB port cannot
>> power a drive). Kind of a kluge, but if you already have the PocketPC,
>> as I do, it's not too bad.
>
> Thanks for the tip about the Toshiba PDA. It looks like I can pick one
> up for a good price. I see that it supports an external keyboard
> thorugh an optional USB host cable. But the user manual doesn't
> mention that it supports memory devices. Are you sure the software wil
> recognize a USB hard drive when it is connected?

Do a search for "Toshiba E750 hard drive". People have gotten it to work
with a powered external hard drive and a specific software driver. It's
one of very few PDAs where the USB port will work in host mode.
Remember, now you'll have another device, and another charger to carry
around as well. The E750 needs to be charged every few days even without
being used.