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Storage devices for digital photos

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by PutJatDa, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. PutJatDa

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    Hi

    What is a recommended portable storage device for digital photos? I'm going away on holiday this weekend with my digital camera, hoping to take tons of pictures. The camera has a 512mb SD card. And at the end of each day, I want to download the photos to the storage device and format the SD card and start again.

    Thanks for youf advice.
     
  2. JayCee

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    Well, a Pocket PC is one option.........as long as it has plenty of storage available.
    I use my HP iPaq PDA to which I fitted a 2.5gB mini Hard drive (same dimensions as a TypeII compactflash). It also has an SD slot so I just remove the SD from my camera, pop it into my iPaq.......transfer the photos (which I can also view on the bigger screen of the iPaq) re-insert it into the camera and format it again.
    No doubt others will suggest an alternative option. :smashin:
     
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    I"m useing an Archos AV420 which I initially got to view films/listen to music on . Its the 20gig version and takes Compact flash cards direct but other memory cards are accomodated via an adaptor.
    Good quality screen , its prob abit over the top if you just want it for photo down loads but justified if music and films are required.
    Got mine for £150 second user.
     
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    Or if you own an iPod, you could get the belkin card adapter that will let you copy all data off various card types and store them on the iPod...
     
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    i considered one of these card things but...

    i decided that whilst something like an ipod photo would be great a laptop would be a better investment whilst on holiday as it would allow me to work with the images, store them, write my travel diary and as most hotels/youth hostels are wifi enabled, contact people, send emails and the like.


    jamie
     
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    I use a second hand Dell LS laptop for similar reasons. Cost less than a lot of the storage devices mentioned. Goes in the rucksack with my camera bag.
     
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    I can do all that with my iPaq Pocket PC. :cool:
     
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    2.5gb would be utterly useless when a day of photography yeilds over 2GB of pictures
     
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    What i like about them is the Portability . That one i shown can transfer a gig in 2 minutes and it's about £150 with a 40 gig hard drive. That's cheap as chips in my view
     
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    I use an iPod Photo but with the Apple Camera connector instead of the Belkin solution...A lot cheaper and works great....Just plug in the Camera via USB, the iPod automatically imports then and as a bonus you can view them on the screen and listen to your favourite music as well....They come in 20Gb, 30Gb and 60Gb versions...
     
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    Agreed, if using RAW which I don't (can't as I have the Panasonic FZ20)
    However it suits my needs at the mo.
     
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    I use the 100Gb version - fantastic piece of kit - even the Mrs agrees with me - on our hols we have all our music, plenty of movies and still loads of room to store the week's (2 week's?) pictures! :thumbsup:
     
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    It may not be ideal but when i went to spain i took a card reader with me and each day i uploaded my s400 pics to Smugmug via a PC in the hotel or internet cafe.
    I was only shooting jpg's but smugmug will let you upload any size and any amount picture files.
    I guess i spent about £15 over the course of the 10 days i was away.
    I worked well as i colud then download the original files once i got home but my family and friends could see how the holiday was going.
    im going camping soon and i will be taking a mates laptop (he only paid £200 off ebay) but its good enough for me to store my RAW files from my 350d on for a week.

    Dave.
     
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    I bought a used Apple iBook for £300 off eBay. I can upload the images to it, edit them, write about them, and backup the best ones to my iPod just in case of disaster. I just spent another £90 on a new battery for the iBook and £20 on a new battery for the iPod. The existing batteries were a few years old. Still working but down to about 50% capacity.

    As a bonus, I can play music on the iPod (and on the iBook) and I can watch DVDs on the iBook if I get really bored!
     
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    Ipod camera connector would be way more useful if it wasn't painfully slow, and didn't completely kill the batteries of the ipod! Personally i use a dell laptop, i was going to get a nice small IBM thinkpad, but the 14" SuperXGA screen of the Dell really swung it for me, the extra resolution really helps when you're doing stuff in the field. Cost me £400 off ebay a while ago, pretty good spec too, not to mention you get to watch films/music etc when you get bored!
     

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