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

Started Sep 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Mahmoud Mousef
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Re: Cameras: Why Do We Still Need Computers To Download To HDD's?
In reply to MPA1, Sep 30, 2013

MPA1 wrote:

We wondered why, given that a digital camera is basically a computer with a lens on it, it is still not possible to just connect a portable hard drive direct to the camera and download your images to one or more drives when working in the field, enabling you to leave your expensive and cumbersome laptop at home.

They already offer no-computer-needed transfers for video cameras, with suitable cable.

http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/e_cam/connect/usb_hdd.html

I personally find the limitations (above) stupid, since it requires a FAT-formatted hard drive. I don't use FAT for hard drives since it's less reliable.

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