Cameras: Why Do We Still Need Computers To Download To HDD's?

Started Sep 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
hotdog321
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Re: Cameras: Why Do We Still Need Computers To Download To HDD's?
In reply to Danielvr, Sep 29, 2013

Danielvr wrote:

Well, that's what image tanks were invented for (portable HDD w/ card slot).

A cheaper alternative is to hook up the camera to a smartphone, and the smartphone to an external HDD, like in this post: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/42204710

I saw this post some time ago and assembled the setup above using my Galaxy S3, powered hub, 2.5" 500 GB HD in enclosure, OTG cord and card reader but couldn't make it work. The phone just wouldn't "see" the HD to transfer files, darn it.

Maybe I'll take another stab at the project.

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