The next big advance in digital

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Dallas, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. Dallas

    Dallas Guest

    Imagine you're working in the studio, or out on the sports field and
    whatever shots you are taking are downloaded not to a Compact Flash card,
    but directly to your computer via a high speed, wireless connection of
    some sort.

    Wouldn't *that* be cool?
     
    Dallas, Sep 14, 2004
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  2. Dallas

    Joseph Kewfi Guest

    Wouldn't *that* be cool?

    Nah, flash memory manufacturers would never allow such innovation.
     
    Joseph Kewfi, Sep 14, 2004
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  3. Take a look at this:
    http://www.mobilemag.com/content/100/336/C2502/


    Steve Kramer is coming down to visit me here in the UK and he'll probably
    want to test one out.
     
    Rick Armstrong, Sep 14, 2004
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  4. Some mobile phones already do that.
     
    Richard Cockburn, Sep 14, 2004
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  5. Dallas

    Lourens Smak Guest

    The Nikon D2h already has that. (optional)

    Lourens
     
    Lourens Smak, Sep 14, 2004
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  6. Not really, no.
     
    Brian C. Baird, Sep 14, 2004
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  7. Well, yeah. Kodak has had a modem feature on the DCS professional
    DSLR's for years, and I think Nikon is supposed to announce a WiFi
    adapter using PTP over IP at Photokina. I seem to recall some noise
    about BlueTooth on some Sony consumer digicams, as well.

    The challenges are: how far and how fast? A digital camera is a great
    way to generate lots of bits in a hurry. Transmitting that anywhere in
    a reasonable time is a challenge, and getting it across the country
    would be an interesting problem. Certainly for the time being, there
    will still be lots o' storage in the camera, if only as a backup for a
    failed wireless connection.
     
    Stephen H. Westin, Sep 14, 2004
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  8. Dallas

    McLeod Guest


    Yeah, but I saw it done over a year ago with the Nikon D2H. It has
    WiFi and was specifically targeted to sports shooting.
     
    McLeod, Sep 15, 2004
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  9. Well, they've already built cameras into cell phones.....So why not build
    cell phones into cameras?
     
    William Graham, Sep 15, 2004
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  11. Dallas

    Skip M Guest

    Its base looks like it would fit nicely on that little button on the top of
    a baseball cap... <G>
     
    Skip M, Sep 15, 2004
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  12. Dallas

    Mark M Guest

    That's great...so long as nobody in your office, home, or studio is goofing
    around with your computer...there's no power outage...no virus attack while
    you're across the country...no "rolling blackout" occurs in power-strapped
    areas...and you have 100%, postively unquestionable faith that everyone's
    network between the sports field in New York and your studio in California
    is 100% free of glitches, attacks, slow-downs, or any other of thousands of
    problems you would be completely unaware of...as you happily--yet perhaps
    foolishly-- snap away on a key shoot.

    Then... You get home...
    If you find that ANY of the above went wrong (which is not even a little bit
    unlikely), you are...
    S
    C
    R
    E
    W
    E
    D
    ..

    No on-site back-ups...
    No plan B...
    Nothing.

    Nah...
    It won't be attractive for a long...long time, if ever.
    That would be the technical equivalent of NEVER saving your documents at
    your home computer, and ONLY using stranger's networks to save and hold your
    precious data...relying COMPLETELY on their "faithfulness."
    Count me out.
    :)
    It's an interesting idea, but no thanks.
     
    Mark M, Sep 15, 2004
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  13. Dallas

    Mark M Guest

    That's one thing.
    Relying SOLELY on transmission for data storage without in-camera, or
    on-site back-up would be just downright foolish.
    Neat idea, but then so was cold fusion a few years ago.
     
    Mark M, Sep 15, 2004
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    Thomas Guest

    Imagine you're working in the studio, or out on the sports field and
    Doesn't the Nikon D1x (or similar) have a wifi/ftp adaptor to screw on the
    bottom???
     
    Thomas, Sep 15, 2004
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    Obake Guest

    http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-6452-6491
     
    Obake, Sep 15, 2004
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  16. Dallas

    Dallas Guest

    Not what I meant. I meant that your computer would have to be in your
    general vicinity (like in the studio or in the media room of whatever
    sports facility you are at).
     
    Dallas, Sep 15, 2004
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  17. Dallas

    Dallas Guest

    But they rely on the phone company's wireless network to do that, don't
    they? I'm thinking more along the lines of something like BlueTooth where
    the data is transmitted instantly and not carried on a service network.
     
    Dallas, Sep 15, 2004
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    Bob Hickey Guest

    always, I say, always makes it to my computer 3 feet away with wires. What
    would be outstanding is when the cell phone always works. Put those two
    together and the only thing you'll see is Nick the Greek getting out of
    town. Bob Hickey
     
    Bob Hickey, Sep 15, 2004
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    Mark M Guest

    OK.
    It seems that OTHERS injected the long-distance aspect into it and not you.
    Sorry.
    I think that IS very cool. One of the things I applauded loudly was when
    Nikon announced specs on their D2 (Some number of months ago), and it
    included this sort of wireless capability. I thought that was really cool,
    and rambled on a bit about what I thought was a great move by Nikon.
     
    Mark M, Sep 16, 2004
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    Sander Vesik Guest

    There are type-I sized (and connectored ;-) wifi cards out there, so
    you could carry two cards and select which one to have in camera based
    on circumstances...
     
    Sander Vesik, Sep 16, 2004
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