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10-21-2004, 02:39 PM
Very happy with my FZ10 - it has so much going for it. But takking 100s of photos inevitable fills memeory cards up. I hate having to decide on what to delete based on an 1 1/4 inch screen - I want to see and study before I delete.
It has occurred to me that, rather than buy more memory cards, could I purchase an Ipod or similar and transfer images to there? If so, any recommendations for required software/cables/ etc?
All help appreciated
10-21-2004, 02:56 PM
Wouldn't the memory cards be cheaper overall? And I don't think you can connect directly from the camera to the IPOD -- each device connects to a PC/Mac.
I just dump the pictures to my laptop. I only have a 128MB SD card (was only $19.99), but need to get a 512MB or 1024MB when I can afford it.
10-21-2004, 03:17 PM
yeah, I'd rather invest in a 1gb card for example. or do what I did last vacation I went on and take a laptop (borrow one if you can) and you can unload your photos on to there when you stop back at the hotel :)
10-21-2004, 03:18 PM
You could get some make of digital wallet such as this
http://www.ritzcamera.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=13172353&location=PRRCGR&storeId=10001&processRequest=10002&cm_ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pricegrabber.com%2Fsearch_ getprod.php%2Fmasterid%3D1239323%2Fmode%3Dgooglecp %2Fut%3D44a82a9310e5f06a&tmlpse=true&prp=814710117&langId=-1&catalogId=10001
or this one is cheaper
As you can see if you have any use for a laptop that might be the way to go.
10-21-2004, 06:16 PM
In a word, yes you can transfer your images directly to the Ipod.
Costs $99 though, but potentially you could store a LOT of images!
10-22-2004, 12:22 PM
Thanks for that - particuarly the idea of the Belkin Media Reader. However, is it possible to just plug the iPod into the camera's USB port?
I should explain that whilst travelling I travel light (so no laptop), but I've been toying wqith an Ipod for a while anyway. I couldn't justify buying one for the Photos only, but if its got some sounds on as well - it makes financial sense.
10-22-2004, 12:47 PM
This might interest you.
Whilst it doesnt look like you will be able to transfer directly, the extra capacity and color screen etc should be great :)
10-24-2004, 03:40 PM
Thanks for that link also.
Maybe I'll treat myself for Xmas..... :)
10-26-2004, 05:10 PM
Sounds like you'd like a Belkin camera link (http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=&Section_Id=2062&pcount=&Product_Id=173207). And an iPod Photo (http://www.apple.com/ipodphoto/), of course.
Unless you're on extended travel and can't take a laptop with you, though, I'd advocate simply carrying extra memory cards.
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