New Canon Pro Photo Storage Device

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Grimace, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Specs:

    - 3.7" screen, VGA resolution, viewing angle 160°
    - Available in two versions, 30 or 80 GB (1.8" hard drives)
    - Control layout similar to EOS cameras
    - Powered by BP-511A battery
    - supports EOS RAW formats, as well as JOG and TIFF
    - Supports MPEG movies and MP3 music
    - CF and SD slot
    - downloads 37 (CF) or 32 (SD) 1GB cards with one battery load
    - alternatively allows 3,5 hours slide show or 2,6 hours video playback
    - USB2 port
    - optional password protection
    - video port (PAL/NTSC)
    - pricing and availability will be announce in October
     
  2. macOSX-tastic macrumors 6502a

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    tis a good idea. i think i would buy one, if i had the chance. or the actual need to offload 35 1GB sticks without visiting a computer. :D

    S
     
  3. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Everything about it seems pretty interesting, but why bother including mp3 playback? Is this really necessary?
     
  4. Grimace thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I think it makes sense for long day trips or weekends when you can't bring your computer along. Frankly, I don't have 80GB free on my computer anyway. Storing them on this might be a great thing.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    So now everyone has an iPod killer.
     
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    *coughs and mentions something about a Best Buy manager in Texas*
     
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    I like the idea behind it, but if it also handled non-Canon RAW files, I'd consider. :p

    Seriously, think about how much thunder Canon could bring if they decided to support other RAW file types as well. It would totally make Nikon, Olympus, and Pentax cry. This is a nice unit, after all.

    The Epson does look better and have a larger screen, though....
     
  8. mdntcallr macrumors 65816

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    wow makes me mad i just purchased a portable hard drive.
    i wonder what the price will come out at. I love my new Canon 5D. this will go nicely with it
     
  9. Grimace thread starter macrumors 68040

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    wow, anyone have an idea how much these units are going to cost?
     
  10. serpent macrumors member

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    pop a lens on the other side and i makes one neat camera.
     
  11. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Most of the big brands charge $499 and up.

    Cheap third party units can be found for as little as $150.

    Olympus had an m:robe model that was a camera, as well as having a hard drive to store photos and songs. It was someone heavy as a camera and sunk quickly.
     
  12. Grimace thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I suppose if you're pro and dropping $4k + on a camera, another $500 won't break the bank. Oh well, I can always dream! :D
     
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    Very sexy! I definitely want one. I have a 20D/30D and do weddings, so this would be perfect!
     
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  16. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    If it was a device for video, it probably would have FireWire, and cost over $1000. USB 2.0 Hi-Speed is fine for these kinds of devices.
     
  17. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

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    Not for me I want sustainable rates and I have never seen usb2 do that
     
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    Any wireless capabilities???? I need more info!
     
  20. Grimace thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I don't think there is anything with wireless -- just a connection from USB2.
     
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    I'm hoping. The WFT-E1A seems like such a hassle and cost a bundle. I'd like the image to pop up as you're shooting like the iPAQ and Leaf.
     
  22. Obsidian6 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm most definately going to be looking into one of these.

    I was planning on purchasing an epson p2000/4000 a while back but held off because it just wasnt... rugged or.. reliable. ( at least with Canon RAW )

    now that canon is making one, im pumped! I only shoot canon digital, and I really honestly dont see myself trading to any other company ( unless i go back to hasselblad way in the future )

    if i can float the cash ill definitely get one.
     
  23. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    You're welcome to check the various websites. ;) Adorama Camera sells a lot of third party models, too.
     
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    Well I've had the p-2000 for over a year and have to say it's pretty good. The screen is nice and I've dropped it once or twice and it's survived thus far. The only thing about the RAW is that you can't zoom in--but other than that, I've had no problem viewing them. Other formats are the issues and sometimes file sizes can be a problem. But by all means--get this thing--it looks like a winner to me.
     

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