Posts Tagged ‘Wifi’

Hama Announces Wireless Data Reader for iOS Devices, Doubles as a Router

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The folks at Hama just announced a new accessory that should make life as an iPad or iPhone toting photographer a bit easier. No, we’re not talking about the guys who shoot with their iOS devices; we’re talking about the people who use them for on-the-go storage, editing and sharing.

The accessory is simply called the Wi-Fi Data Reader for Apple Devices and it does exactly what its name implies: it allows you to upload photos from USB, SD, SDHC and SDXC to your iPad without plugging anything in. Read more…

Your Wi-Fi-Enabled DSLR Could Be Used by Others to Spy On You

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If you’re the proud owner of a Wi-Fi-connected digital camera, there’s something you need to be aware of: your camera could be used to spy on you.

At the hacker conference Shmoocon 2013 last month, German security researchers Daniel Mende and Pascal Turbing reported on findings that Internet-connected cameras can easily be exploited and turned into spy cams.
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Samsung Unveils a Cheaper, Wi-Fi-Only Galaxy Camera

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While we’re on the subject of Android-powered cameras: Samsung announced a new camera model for its Galaxy lineup this past Tuesday. It’s called the Samsung Galaxy Camera (Wi-Fi). As you can probably guess from the name, it’s simply the original Samsung Galaxy Camera without the 3G/4G capabilities (and with a smaller price tag). In other words, you’ll have to rely on Wi-Fi for connecting to the Internet rather than subscribing to a data plan for your camera.
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New ezShare Wi-Fi SD Cards Offer On/Off Switch to Minimize Power Drain

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You’ve got plenty of options when selecting a wireless memory card, but one thing is fairly universal across the board: they drain way more battery than their non-wireless brethren. Some cameras have menu options that will allow you to control your Wi-Fi cards, but if yours doesn’t, Chinese software company LZeal has you covered. Read more…

CamRanger: Wirelessly Control Canon and Nikon DSLRs with an iOS Device

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Wireless adapters for digital cameras can be very pricey accessories, especially when you’re dealing with high-end DSLRs. Manufacturers can squeeze more money out of those who pay thousands for a camera by charging hundreds for an adapter, even though a cheaper one could work just fine. What’s more, the adapters are often designed specifically for certain cameras, making them useless if you change models or makes.

CamRanger is a new device that’s designed to solve all those inconveniences. It’s a standalone wireless adapter that connects to Canon and Nikon DSLRs using an ordinary USB cable.
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Transcend Crashes the Wireless Memory Card Party, Launches Wi-Fi SD Cards

Just a few years ago, Eye-Fi was the only company at the wireless memory card party; now the dance floor’s starting to get a bit crowded. Transcend launched its own line of Wi-Fi SD cards yesterday, joining Eye-Fi, SanDisk, Toshiba, and PQI.
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Eye-Fi Doubles Capacity of Flagship Card to 16GB, Drops Price of Smaller Siblings

Eye-Fi, a pioneer in the Wi-Fi-enabled memory card market, has announced a new flagship SD memory card. The new Pro X2 doubles the capacity of the old one, from 8GB to 16GB, and increases the speed as well, from Class 6 to Class 10.
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LIFX: A WiFi-Enabled LED Bulb that May Revolutionize Photographic Lighting

What if there existed a lightbulb that you could completely control using your phone? And by “completely control”, I don’t mean simply switching on and off. I mean being able to precisely control the brightness of the light emitted, and even the exact color of the light.

It sounds crazy, but it’s a light bulb that’s actually being developed. Created by Phil Bosua of San Francisco, the LIFX is a Wi-Fi enabled LED light bulb that can be wirelessly controlled using an iPhone or Android device. While Bosua imagines a plethora of home and commercial applications, it’s the bulb’s photographic potential that we find very exciting.
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PlayMemories Teaser Site Offers Glimpse into What Sony Camera Apps Will Be Like

We’re in the year of the camera’s app. Not the camera app, which you use on your phone, but the camera’s app, which is found on your camera. A boatload of new cameras this year will have Internet connectivity and app support built right in, giving photographers access to all kinds of custom features and functions that weren’t easily available in the old age of cameras.

While Android is one of the big operating systems manufacturers have gravitated towards, Sony has decided to go the Sony way and make its system proprietary. Instead of running Android, the Sony NEX-5R and the NEX-6 will offer apps through the PlayMemories ecosystem.
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Sony NEX-5R Announced, Features Wi-Fi and Downloadable Apps

After weeks of leakage on the Internet, the Sony NEX-5R mirrorless camera was finally announced today. As the rumors said, the camera features both Wi-Fi and downloadable apps — two things that look to be huge trends in the camera world this year.

The basic specs for the camera are as follows: it features a 16.1 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, a hybrid autofocus that combines phase and contrast detection (a first for the NEX lineup), a max ISO of 25,600, 10 frame per second continuous shooting, 1080/60p HD video recording, and a 3-inch tilting LCD touchscreen.
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