Posts Tagged ‘wireless’

Hacker Gets Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter to Play Nice with the D800

Hardware security guru Joe Fitz has successfully hacked the WU-1a wireless mobile adapter to be compatible with the Nikon D800. “Why would anyone want to do this?” you might ask. Well, to get the same features, you could also buy a Nikon UT-1 Communication Unit for $470 and Nikon WT-5A Wireless Transmitter for $580 — a combined total of $1050. The Nikon WU-1a, designed for the entry-level D3200, costs just $58!
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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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Nikon D800 Found to be Incompatible with Eye-Fi Cards for Wireless Transfers

Update: Eye-Fi has released a firmware update that fixes this issue.


If you shoot with a Nikon D800 or D800E and have been experiencing issues with wireless file transfers using Eye-Fi SD cards, it’s not just you: Eye-Fi has found that some aspect of the cameras’ SD slots make them incompatible with the cards.
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AT&T the First U.S. Carrier to Embrace the Samsung Galaxy “Smartcamera”

Hello future. We have now entered the age in which wireless telephone carriers launch dedicated digital cameras. AT&T announced today that it will be the first major carrier in the US to offer the Samsung Galaxy Camera. The reason this upcoming Android Jelly Bean-powered camera will be offered by phone companies in addition to standard gadget retailers is because it’s one of the first digital cameras that you can purchase a 3G/4G data plan for.
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Trigger Trap Arrives on Android with New v2 Dongle in Tow

Apple’s iPhone and iOS get a lot of media attention, but Google’s Android OS is the world’s most popular smartphone operating system by a long shot. Given this fact, it makes sense to at least target both markets if you’re releasing something that’s intended to be widely used. Triggertrap understands this, and today released the Android version of its mobile camera triggering app.

The app is designed to be used with the company’s Mobile Dongle, which has also been refreshed. In fact, the new Android app requires the new Dongle, while iPhone users can use either version.
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CameraMator Offers Wireless Tethered Photography Using Your iPad

Usman Rashid of Irvine, California was photographing during a trip to Florida last year when started looking for a way to view his DSLR’s photos in real-time using his iPad. What he found was that existing solutions on the market were either too pricey or a pain in the butt.

Like any good entrepreneur, he set out to create a product that would meet his need. The result is a product called the CameraMator.
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Reuters to Use Robotic DSLR Cameras for Olympic Coverage

Sports photographers use a variety of techniques and gear to shoot from different angles that are less accessible to the photographers during action: wirelessly triggered cameras mounted behind backboards, perched on overhead catwalks, clamped on the ground. Reuters photographers Fabrizio Bensch and Pawel Kopczynski decided to take the technology of remote photography to another level for the upcoming 2012 Summer Olympics with robotic cameras.
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PQI Offers Eye-Fi-style WiFi Cards With microSD Slots for Flexible Capacity

Eye-Fi cards have seen their fair share of competition, but a new product from memory manufacturer PQI could pose a bigger threat than they’re used to. The Air Card, as PQI are calling it, made its debut at Computex 2012 and, for the most part, offers exactly what we’d expect from a WiFi memory card: it creates its own WiFi hotspot when the camera is turned on, at which point photos appear automatically on whatever tablet, phone or PC you happen to have connected. The card can even connect to three sources at once, although this will slow down the transfer rate quite a bit. One specific feature, however, makes the Air Card stand out. Read more…

Futuristic Drag and Drop Concept for Transferring Photos and Media

Tired of fiddling with cables and memory cards? You might not have to in the near future as wireless data transfer becomes more and more common. This brilliant concept video by designer Ishac Bertran imagines how we might soon be using “spatially aware devices”, or devices that can share data simply by holding them close together. Want to transfer some photos off your camera? Simply hold it close to your computer monitor and drag them off!
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Eye-Fi Says New SD Association Wireless Standard Violates Its IP

Perhaps lost amidst the excitement over new cameras at CES 2012 earlier this month was the SD Association’s unveiling of a new Wi-Fi data transfer standard. This new specification should make it easier for other memory card manufacturers to jump into the Wi-Fi-capable memory card game — an arena currently dominated by Eye-Fi (and more recently Toshiba).

Eye-Fi is, predictably, not happy with this latest development. The company is itself part of the SD Association, but has chosen not to back the standard. In a blog post published last week, CEO Yuval Koren argues that any company implementing the new standard would violate Eye-Fi’s patents for technology that took “tens of millions of dollars and several years” to create.

(via Eye-Fi via Engadget)


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