Items tagged with Eye-Fi

Eyefi has announced the latest addition to its family of Wi-Fi-enabled SD cards. The Eyefi claims that its 32GB Mobi Pro is “the most powerful WiFi SD card ever” and will be a welcome addition to the arsenal of professional photographers everywhere. The Mobi Pro supports Selective Transfer, which allows users to tag individual images for syncing instead of transferring every photo stored on the card. However, this functionality is a bit cumbersome to use as each photo that you do want to sync has be marked as write-protected from the camera. The Mobi Pro also supports the wireless transfer of RAW... Read more...
During CES 2012, the SD Association put forth a release that specified a new Wireless LAN SD standard that would effectively allow any company producing Secure Digital cards to embed Wi-Fi into their cards. At first blush, it sounds great. Unless you're Eye-Fi. The deal is pretty simple: Eye-Fi has been selling Wi-Fi SD cards for years now, and according to the company's CEO, they've invested "tens of millions" into the product line. As it turns out, the standard that the SD Association was pushing evidently taps into Eye-Fi technology, and the company is none too pleased about it. CEO Yuval Koren... Read more...
Hearing that Flip's camcorder line was being shut down today by Cisco was quite the shock. But when you look at a company like Eye-Fi, one has to wonder what makes one niche startup more viable than the other. Eye-Fi has been an underground success story, never quite hitting the mainstream, but obviously popular enough amongst the tech junkies to keep a good thing going. The company's new Mobile X2 card is an 8GB Secure Digital card that allows for instant uploads anywhere by wirelessly connecting the camera to a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet. The new feature is Direct Mode, which... Read more...
Nikon is targeting a wide range of photographers with its new D3100 DSLR. This 14.2-megapixel camera is the successor to Nikon's D3000. It offers a number of features for the more advanced photographer but also has some of the technologies you'd find in a compact, point and shoot model from Nikon's COOLPIX line. What's really cool about the new D3000 is that it's the first DSLR to have full-time AF for D-Movie video shooting and while in Live View mode. The camera can record 1080p resolution (1920x1080) movies in the H.264 AVCHD codec. The D3100 uses contrast based AF to focus on subjects while... Read more...
It's sort of amazing that in 2010, we still have just one major choice when it comes to Wi-Fi enabled SD/SDHC cards. Evidently Eye-Fi has the market locked down, but considering the glowing reviews that people generally give these cards, we guess there's little room to grumble. Today, the company is catering to one specific market in order to launch their newest card, and yes, we're talking about the Apple crowd. With Apple removing the ExpressCard slot from many of their machines and instead placing an SD card slot there, this makes perfect sense. But if you're a PC fanatic, and you want this... Read more...
Eye-Fi took a simple concept and made it a reality, simultaneously solving an issue that many folks had: how do I upload images straight to the Web without needing to upload pics first to a PC? The company has stood alone in the industry over the past couple of years, and this week at CTIA they're announcing their newest card to send images directly to the Internet when a Wi-Fi hotstop is in range. The new Eye-Fi Pro 2 is twice as fast as previous models, and the company also has more than doubled their hotspot upload locations. Now, users of the Hotspot Access feature can upload photos and videos... Read more...
Pentax announced three new digital cameras today that bring back the classic look of cameras from days past. The PENTAX Optio I-10 features a flash unit and speaker in the upper mid-section of the SLR-shaped body. This camera also offers a wide angle 5X optical zoom lens (28mm-140mm equivalent), a 12.1 megapixel CCD sensor, a 2.7 inch widescreen LCD, and the ability to capture HD video at 720p and 30 fps. The Optio I-10 also has a mechanical sensor shift Shake Reduction system and improved Pixel Track Shake Reduction technology for blur-free images. The Optio I-10 can be controlled by a remote... Read more...
Eye-Fi, the company responsible for bringing wireless digital image uploads to the masses, is introducing an all new Secure Digital (SD) card today that adds one more feature that photogs are sure to love: geotagging. The appropriately named Eye-Fi Geo is a 2GB SD card that slides into any digital camera that accepts SD cards. In simple terms, it stores photos and gives users the ability to upload them directly to the web when they're near a Wi-Fi HotSpot. The Eye-Fi Geo adds in geotagging, meaning that viewers will see exactly where the photo was taken once it hits the Internet.Unfortunately,... Read more...
Eye-Fi’s latest Eye-Fi Pro card is sure to catch the eye of digital camera users. Like other Eye-Fi cards, this new wireless SDHC memory card lets you upload images straight from your camera to your computer or to the Web automatically. What’s unique about this new card is that it includes support for RAW image files as well as peer-to-peer connectivity for a direct connection between the camera and a computer, no router or Internet connection is required.In addition to announcing a new card, Eye-Fi also announced that all Eye-Fi card users will now be able to select which photos or videos they... Read more...
Sanyo introduced the latest product in its Xacti camcorder series. The new DMX-WH1E is the same as the DMX-WH1 but with the added support for Eye-Fi cards. Using an Eye-Fi card, the camcorder can transmit still images and videos directly to PCs and to online photo sharing sites using a wireless LAN connection. As you’ll recall, the Eye-Fi card is an SD memory card that has wireless LAN capabilities. The Eye-Fi Share 2GB model is capable of uploading photos, while the Eye-Fi Share Video 4GB can upload both photos and videos. In order to add Eye-Fi functionality to the DMX-WH1E, Sanyo revised the... Read more...
Eye-Fi, the company who launched the first wireless memory card for digital cameras announced two new SD cards that can upload videos directly from a camera. The new 4GB Eye-Fi Share Video and 4GB Eye-Fi Explore Video cards uses nearby hotspots to upload both photos and videos directly from the camera to one of more than 20 online photo sharing and social networking sites such as YouTube and Flickr. The Eye-Fi Explore Video card can also geotag photos and videos with location information. Eye-Fi cards work with nearly any camera that can accept an SD card. The cards store photos and videos in the... Read more...