Transfer files from camera to iPod 20 GB?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Gary King, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. Gary King macrumors 6502

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    Is it possible to transfer files from a digital camera to the iPod 20 GB 4th gen? I'm sure there must be a way! Could someone please point me in the right direction?

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. msharp macrumors regular

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    buy the Media Reader or Camera Link from Belkin, then you can transfer photos on your camera to your iPod even without draining battery life from it.
     
  3. emw macrumors G4

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    I haven't used them, but the Belkin adapters seem like a good idea. I may grab one when I head on my next vacation so I don't have to worry about schlepping around my PBook. Of course, for $100 (for the media reader) I could probably just buy another CF card as a spare... But that wouldn't be as cool :D

    Note that it will eat some battery life since the iPod has to be on to receive the images.
     
  4. jcgerm macrumors member

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    Check out the Belkin iPod Camera Link. I use it to transfer photos from my Digital Rebel XT to my 40 GB 4G iPod. It can take a while for large transfers, but the Camera Link runs on its own AA batteries, so it won't be a huge drain on the iPod.
     
  5. emw macrumors G4

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    Hmmm. I've got the DR XT as well - how long does a transfer take, say for 200MB worth of images or so? If it's reasonably quick, it would be worthwhile vs. getting the additional CF card (since I could store 10GB or so on my 40GB 4G).
     
  6. jcgerm macrumors member

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    I transferred about 800 MB in maybe 15 min? I'm not usually in a hurry to transfer photos, so that much time is good enough for me. It can also validate the copies and it puts a "Photo Import" menu on your iPod so you can see that they're there.
     

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