Has anyone in the EU - and not the US - done a proper analysis of the likelyhood of any of these changes being allowed? Data protection laws actually exist in the EU and while Facebook may claim to be a US business and so only subject to US laws (this was very recently, probably in conjunction with this change) I don't believe the lawyers will see it that way.
Don't forget DPReview is owned by one of the other big, evil, data sucking giants - Amazon.
DaytonR: Very informative review :)
I wish the review had included the E Z share card & the Toshiba`s Flash air card ....
I thought Toshiba got delayed with Eye-Fi patent issues? Is the EZShare card the SanDisk one? If so, it's just a re-badged Eye-Fi.
Peter Galbavy: Eye-Fi as a company are VERY quiet about the safety and security of the images that are relayed via their servers. There is a direct transfer mode but except in a studio setting this is pretty much useless and all the useful features are via their systems.
The problems, and a quick read of their forums shows the lack of interest by the company - or perhaps the lack or response to prevent bad press?, shows a disregard to legitimate concerns over storage and secure deletion of data, long term security of functionality if the company decides to go bust (I am being sarcastic) and many other associated issues.
Oh, and the limitation that *even* if you trust, as you must, their cloud service it will only push to a single sharing service at a time. No upload to FB/G+/etc. for the same shot - no, that would be far too hard. Not.
PS While I own one, and paid a lot in the early days, I would *not* recommend and Eye-Fi to any new users. I am curious about the Transcend, but have no need right now.
martin_k13: What happens to the range when putting such a card in a magnesium alloy dslr body?
It works (my Eye Fi X2 Pro that is). I use mine in both my Canon 1DsIII and smaller, toy, Panasonic waterproof metal camera. It's functionally fine in both. I have not measured range, but in the house/garden it's fine.
Eye-Fi as a company are VERY quiet about the safety and security of the images that are relayed via their servers. There is a direct transfer mode but except in a studio setting this is pretty much useless and all the useful features are via their systems.
Now if only they did something *useful* like allowing a user to *move* an album, with tags and comments to a "page" that would be nice. They might even be able to monetise it.
There's a potential fly in the ointment here for Lens Rentals - hope they realise.
While ML is free not many care. As soon as someone starts monetising it the patent trolls will be crawling out from under their bridges demanding the tolls.
Hope no one gets burnt.
Maybe I've not been keeping up with Lytro but the only thing that is going to win them and their technology market share is if they can get large content carriers like Facebook and Google to support their file format "natively".
steve_hoge: WIFI in an SD card? Don't have those kind of real-time needs, so I could take it or leave it.
But when are we going to see SD cards with auto-tagging GPS built in? I'd LOVE to eliminate that step from my workflow while still being able to shoot with any camera I choose.
Sort of. The Eye-Fi cards record the BSSIDs of the Wifi hotspots around it and they use a triangulation sytem (can't remember the company name) to narrow down the location. This is OK-ish in tourist areas but has severe drawbacks when no WiFi is prsent at *shooting* time (not upload time, doh!) or if you carry your own Wifi hotspot like a tethered phone or MiFi device - then the EyeFi gets it very wrong...
If this can be a phone it'll make a nice update to my Note.
I have a couple of older models but I am pretty much not using them because of the prohibitive consumable costs. Used to be I could buy the 108-sheet/ink packs for about 5p/print. Now the best price I seem to be able to get is closer to double that, sometimes a little less if an offer is on.
Convenience is one thing but being gouged is quite another.
It's not only about the money but also about press freedom. This would be just the thin end of the wedge. What next? Perhaps the music journalist covering the night will be expected to sigh a waiver restricting how they are allowed to portray the event and how they can syndicate their writing?
Wow. Canon is getting with the modern age and updating stuff rather than freezing it at release. Only a couple of other examples - most notably the 5DII - where they have added new features. I wonder (and hope!) they do something similar for my 1DsIII :)
Tom Z: Seems like it's the same thing they added to the Android version, then pulled it out, because people didn't want multiple facebook icons in there app drawer.
.. which is a shame, cause it's the first new feature in the Android app I thought was any good. That and not having to have a separate Messenger install (which is maybe why they pulled it?)
I like it, and I don't want to sound like I am taking the p*** but the handle of the cup is ever so so slightly non-horizontal (anti-clockwise) which after all the conditioning I have tried forcing myself into for horizons just jumped out at me.
You can also share a G+ album via a URL without the viewer having to "sign up", unlike facebook.
Streicher: As I understand the TS3 already featured both a compass and an altimeter ( see http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/DMC-TS3S ), so I have a hard time seeing exactly what it is that has been added hardware wise. Any ideas?
Yep, sounds like a marketing "mandatory annual update" model. The only feature that sounds new is the loading of maps.
Cy Cheze: How fast or slow does the GPS calibrate when you turn the camera on at a new location? Will the meta data of photos taken continue to report an old coordinate until the GPS has enough time (minutes?) to update?
Are the barometer and altimeter readings reliable? Do they have to be calibrated every so often? What do they signify under water? Can the pressure reading really differentiate 35' from 39'? Captain Schettino insisted depth mattered less than the shore view.