Digital Camera Accessories: Portable Storage Solutions
December 1st 2005
Shooting a lot of
pictures is easy for digital camera users. Shooting too many to
conveniently keep on your camera's memory card can be a problem.
Here're some great solutions.
Most of the time,
digital camera accessories like a CompactFlash card, Secure
Digital card or Memory Stick are sufficient for capturing a few
hours of casual shooting.
But what about a
really long day of photography like a wedding? Or how about going on
vacation for two weeks? Do we really need to drag along a laptop
computer so we can transfer our images and keep shooting? Or buy
additional memory cards that we probably won't use again until next
A good solution
is a portable storage unit—a lot smaller and lighter and less
expensive than a laptop or a dozen or more memory cards! Here are a
few popular units for the memory-hungry digital photographer.
Picture Viewer: The Kodak EasyShare is a tiny credit-card size
external storage and picture viewer with a 2.5-inch LCD screen. You
can store over 150 pictures, and view even more from SD/MMC and
magnify 2x for a closer view. Transfer pictures using USB for
Windows and MAC.
3.4 × 2.3 × 0.5"
- Weight: 2.4 oz
MSV-01, 30GB Portable Data Storage and Photo Viewer: The Nikon
CoolWalker works as an external USB 2.0 hard drive for Windows and
Mac, and allows direct downloading of digital images from
CompactFlash, MicroDrive and SD cards via card slot.
Coolwalker supports JPEG, TIFF, NEF (RAW), Motion JPEG, and WAV
formats. Direct printing is via PictBridge support. A 2.5" color TFT
LCD provides an easy interface and simple operation. Computer
connection is by fast USB 2.0
- Dimensions (WHD):
Approx. 81 X 130 X 35mm (3.2 X 5.1 X 1.4 in.)
- Weight: Approx. 350g (body with battery) (12.4 oz.)
- Remote Control: Infrared remote control unit (maximum operating
distance: approx. 5m)
- Power: Rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL6 (2000mAh), AC adapter
40GB Hard Drive Stand Alone Storage: With the Olympus S-HD-100, you
can connect your Olympus IR series digital camera or, with the PA7
adapter to other popular cameras, to store, backup or organize all
With the right digital camera accessories even when you need to be
shooting all day you’ll be good to go.
Rod MacTaggart is a freelance writer who blogs for Samys
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