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Eye-Fi gets larger and faster with 16GB Class 10 Wi-Fi SD card

By dpreview staff on Oct 3, 2012 at 17:08 GMT

Eye-Fi has launched the Pro X2 16GB, its largest Wi-Fi SD card, and its fastest yet. The Pro X2 retains all the existing capabilities of the existing 8GB version, including upload to a smartphone, direct connection to a Wi-Fi network, auto backup and Raw file transfer. Despite the capacity and speed hike (the previous version was rated as Class 6), the Eye-Fi Pro X2 16GB retains the recommended selling price of $99.99, with existing models having $20 knocked off their prices. Customers in Australia and Japan will be next to receive the card.


Press Release:

More Speed and Space, Eye-Fi Unveils 16GB Wireless Memory Card

Improved Class 10 Speed Allows For Faster Performance; Right in Time for Holidays

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., October 3, 2012 — Eye-Fi Inc. (www.eye.fi), makers of the world’s first wireless memory card, has announced today a new Eye-Fi Pro X2 16GB, Class 10 card that increases both storage and speed capabilities while continuing to deliver convenient, reliable wireless upload of photos and videos from cameras. The new 16GB card provides twice the storage capacity of the prior Pro X2 card, while the Class 10 performance delivers ultra-fast read and write speeds. That means more power and speed for the same retail price of $99.99. And, the new Pro X2, like Eye-Fi’s other X2 series cards, enables you to wirelessly connect a camera to a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet, or use an authorized WiFi network to move content directly to a computer.

"Cameras have more megapixels, and pictures and videos are more demanding in terms of size. Moving to a 16GB, Class 10 card keeps up with these trends and delivers what our customers have been asking for,” said Yuval Koren, CEO and co-founder of Eye-Fi. “Customers already know and love our Eye-Fi cards for instant wireless uploads, so the added space and faster speeds are a great addition, especially with the highest-volume photo days coming up.”

Anyone with the new 16GB, Class 10 card can immediately use Eye-Fi’s popular features to:

  • Upload anywhere: users can instantly upload images to their home computer, smartphone or tablet, either connecting wirelessly to the device with Direct Mode or over an authorized WiFi network
  • Shoot forever with endless memory mode: Cards can be set to automatically free-up space after photos & videos are transferred, so photographers never have to worry about running out of space
  • Transfer RAW files: as with the prior Pro X2, the highest resolution photos can transfer wirelessly
  • Back-up automatically: Pictures are safely stored on a home computer or Eye-Fi’s cloud, Eye-Fi View – a great relief if the camera is lost or stolen
  • Share in real-time: Card can be set to automatically share with selected social networks or photo sharing sites (Facebook, Flickr, etc.)
  • Geotag pictures immediately: Eye-Fi’s auto WPS Geotagging feature tags photos, allowing users to instantly see where memories were made

Eye-Fi Pro X2 16GB card is available for pre-orders that ship within the United States for $99.99 USD from Amazon.com. The card will also be available, within the coming weeks, for customers in Australia for $108.00 AUD and Japan for ¥9980. With the launch of the new Eye-Fi Pro X2 16GB card, the previous Eye-Fi Pro X2 8GB and the Eye-Fi Mobile X2 8GB will be reduced from $99.99 to $79.99 and $79.99 to $59.99, respectively, starting this month. For more information, visit www.eye.fi.

Comments

Total comments: 66
AlexJaz
By AlexJaz (7 months ago)

I have a solution that you can wirelessly transfer files from your old SD cards to mobile phones/tablets -- use a RAVPower 5-in-1 wireless filehub. It works as a card reader, Wi-Fi hotspot, file server, media sharing device and a 3000mAh battery pack. Insert your SD card in the filehub, you will be able to transfer or share the files on it. My friends and I once used it to stream video on five devices at the same time, there was no problem. It's amazing. More than that, it saves life at some situation with it's battery pack.

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Qdphung
By Qdphung (11 months ago)

Is it possible to upload jpegs only and store all the raw and videos in the card, or does it upload everything automatically?

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shar541
By shar541 (Feb 14, 2013)

I have a Nikon D800 and a Sony RX100 I switch the card between the two cameras. I use it with my Iphone5. No problems and it is fast.

Love it!

The software works very well - It is confusing to all but the very experienced user. They should take a lesson from FITBIT - the activity monitor. It does it all automatically. The average consumer can get easily confused and big problems will arise.

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ChileJam
By ChileJam (Dec 31, 2012)

Are telson and LSimons the same person. Just asking, because your review below and the review from 2 months ago are word for word identical.

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LSimons
By LSimons (Dec 16, 2012)

I own the 5DMarkIII and LOVE using this card. I spent the weekend shooting - Raws + small jpeg to the card, with my smartphone in my pocket and direct mode on the small JPEGS were going online as I took the photos. Necessary? Nope but certainly fun and worked like a champ. My small JPEG photos from my 5DMIII are just a tad better than what I would get with the Samsung camera.

- I have the 5DMarkIII and the EYE-FI and used it in the same way, works perfect, no complains.

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tongki
By tongki (Oct 9, 2012)

that's stupid when someone think SD card are not professionals work,
each technology are there for we to choose which fits our needs,
that doesn't mean this technology are for PRO ???

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Joe Tam
By Joe Tam (Oct 5, 2012)

My eye-fi pro x2 all have CHA error problems. How good is eye-fi with replacing these cards when the CHA problem happens on Nikons?

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Dannydanjal
By Dannydanjal (Oct 5, 2012)

There is no problem with eyefi or wifi in these card
But main problem is with sd card mad memory chip they have been using
These cards have been so unreliable they fail to mount so many time
My four different cards have been changed by company under guarantee for time and so many time I had crusted files which did not right properly
I have been lucky having second slot CF card as back to save image from that
I had card full of images refused to mount on my new apple MacBook and or any other computer if I did not have back up on CF card I would have wasted all my work and time
SD card is for consumer marker I can't think any professional should be risking their work with these card
That is the reason all professional cameras have CF card slot because that is industry standard no SD card
Until recently recently since Sandisk has joined eyefi I had got card which have not giving me trouble
Sooner or later they will have to launch CF card otherwise china will make what people want

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KeeChiuPeng
By KeeChiuPeng (Oct 5, 2012)

The reason why connection is spotty is the sd card being inside the camera, wifi signals are greatly attenuated so one may have intermittent connections. On the other hand, cameras with wifi generally fare much better.

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Octane
By Octane (Oct 4, 2012)

I have used the EyeFi a lot and it's very useful. Very reasonable price to add WiFi to any camera. Geotagging works pretty decent in cities.

My issue is mostly the significant power consumption and the unreliable connection. The range is very limited. Even in a small studio you lose connection randomly and it's rather annoying to wait for it to reconnect. After all if you rely on seeing the images on your laptop or iPad you need that consistently, not just sporadically.

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Wayne1234
By Wayne1234 (Oct 4, 2012)

"... enables you to wirelessly connect a camera to a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet,"

I have a Kindle Fire. It is unclear to me that this card would enable me to transfer photos from it to the Fire.

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Joe Bowers
By Joe Bowers (Oct 6, 2012)

Check the Kindle App store for the Eye-Fi App. I'm pretty sure it will work. I know it's in the Android store.

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mpgxsvcd
By mpgxsvcd (Oct 4, 2012)

Awesome! Eye-Fi upgrades their cards to a usable level just in time to be wiped out by in-camera wireless. I love my Eye-Fi card but I will love my in camera wireless even more.

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Joe Bowers
By Joe Bowers (Oct 6, 2012)

Hmm. Spend $2500 on a new camera just for Wi-fi or $100 for a Wi-fi memory card? Tough choice. Yes, I can see a bleak future long term for this product, but right now most people do not have Wi-fi in their cameras and this is a great way to achieve that.

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Louis Dallara
By Louis Dallara (Oct 4, 2012)

You can buy a whole Samsung camera with built in wifi for $129 on Amazon
Why would you spend $99 on this card?
IMHO.My Eye-Fi X2 never worked right, so why would I gamble on this card, besides it doesn't work with a D800

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audijam
By audijam (Oct 4, 2012)

Eye-Fi would hate you if they see this....shhhhh....
LOL!

16GB is not even enough!

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Octane
By Octane (Oct 4, 2012)

It does work with a D800. I have used it several times with my D800. Both in Direct Mode and with a router.

The connection is not very reliable, though. But the same is true when used in other cameras. I tested my card in several cameras. The main issue is that the card and the antenna is so small that the range is too limited.

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Joe Bowers
By Joe Bowers (Oct 6, 2012)

Haha, that's cute. Yes you can spend $129 for a Wi-fi camera toy that takes crappy pictures, or you can put this card in your full-frame professional camera. It doesn't work with a D800 is not a problem for the millions of people who have other cameras.

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tgelston
By tgelston (Oct 22, 2012)

I own the 5DMarkIII and LOVE using this card. I spent the weekend shooting - Raws + small jpeg to the card, with my smartphone in my pocket and direct mode on the small JPEGS were going online as I took the photos. Necessary? Nope but certainly fun and worked like a champ. My small JPEG photos from my 5DMIII are just a tad better than what I would get with the Samsung camera.

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BOB
By BOB (Oct 4, 2012)

I currently use the 8gb pro X2 card in my D300s in the studio. I has been a real blessing being able to shoot green screen without cables. I use the Photokey Pro software which automatically processes the images onto my chosen digital background. All of this is done without me ever having to touch my computer and the images are ready for client viewing as soon as I finish the photo session. No problem with the download rate at all.

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Korrupt
By Korrupt (Oct 4, 2012)

I didn't even know about this software. I do now, and I will consider getting it thanks to you telling us about it. Thanks!

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Donnie G
By Donnie G (Oct 4, 2012)

What's to complain about? If you find the EYE-FI services useful, then $100 has got to make it one of the cheapest accessaries you can buy for your camera. Thanks for the upgrade EYE-FI, and keep em coming.

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Joe Tam
By Joe Tam (Oct 4, 2012)

Anyone know how fast class 10 SD on the eye-fi can get?

I have a class 10 sandisk extreme pro and it states 95mb/sec but is much slower than that on d7000.

i have 3 eye-fi pro x2 cards are they are sloooowww even when writing JPG basic files.

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Joe Bowers
By Joe Bowers (Oct 6, 2012)

Shoot in RAW, disable dynamic lighting and noise reduction, set the color mode to standard, and you should get close to the card's maximum write speed. It's slower when the camera has to process the image first, and if you're shooting RAW then any processing it does is wasted anyway as the changes aren't saved to the image.

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tommy leong
By tommy leong (Oct 4, 2012)

Class 10 is about the SD memory
NOT the wifi transfer speed.

is that correct?

so, while it CAN transfer RAW files, it didn't mention how many days that will take.....

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chrisnfolsom
By chrisnfolsom (Oct 4, 2012)

Yes - the wifi is pretty fast and not having to play with cables is a plus - I have not had to connect a cable to my camera for 10 months - just switched the battery.
SDHC Class 2 avg 2 MB/sec
SDHC Class 4 avg 4 MB/sec
SDHC Class 6 avg 6 MB/sec
SDHC Class 10 avg 10 MB/sec

This of course can affect the read/write speed so the overall speed of the camera can increase between shots, or with video .

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Abhijith Kannankavil
By Abhijith Kannankavil (Oct 4, 2012)

class 10 means 10 MB/s minimum writting speed and not average. :)

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Gionni Dorelli
By Gionni Dorelli (Oct 4, 2012)

If you are shooting with a crew editors and art director, i think this WIFI technology is still too slow, compared to the cable.
These people cannot wait 20 secs or more for a shot to appear on the monitor.

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audijam
By audijam (Oct 4, 2012)

class 10 is wayyyyyyy to slow. even at 45mb/s is still too low....

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tommy leong
By tommy leong (Oct 5, 2012)

see how quickly WiFi speed
gets confused with SD speed.

Almost in the same breath SD speed gets mentioned.

SD class speed is NOT WiFi transfer speed.

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dforster
By dforster (Feb 15, 2013)

lol... sorry, I had to laugh reading this (no offence, anyone!)

4 months later.... hope you found your answer long ago. For the record, I just did a highly scientific test (5d mk iii) and an 8 MB jpg file took around 15 seconds from the time I click the shutter. A 31.1 MB RAW file took around 32 seconds to upload. That includes the write to the card and the wifi transfer of course, and I am using the class 6 8 GB card that I bought 18 months ago back when I had a T3i. That suggests that the write speed and wifi speed are both big contributors to the upload time. So it's not "days", but it's usefulness will depend on what (RAW v. jpg), where and how much you shoot.

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ybizzle
By ybizzle (Oct 3, 2012)

This will be a thing of the past as more wifi cameras come out...Enjoy the "fun" while it lasts. ;)

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tommy leong
By tommy leong (Oct 4, 2012)

there are still MANY old cameras without WiFi.
if the speed is useable , many will get one.

that alone is a big market.
AS of today, only Canon 6D from the DSLR market has built-in WiFi.

i dont know about point and shoot cameras.

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chrisnfolsom
By chrisnfolsom (Oct 4, 2012)

as I stated below - not all implementations of wifi are the same - some have different speeds, and they all have different implementations - setting target sites to send to, e-mail, cloud upload (some are VERY difficulty to use) - it's not just as simple as "having" wifi, you have to figure out, or be limited to whatever your camera is configured for - our use Eye-fi and use it's solutions - it's hardware & software.

disclaimer - I do not work for eye-fi, and have only used their x2 4gb card for a few years. I primarily upload all my pictures to Google Picasa for my storage ($50/yr for 200gb)

I have also set up clients (web development) to have their cameras automatically upload images to to Picasa albums where they are immediately available for view on a web page gallery throughout the night - pretty nifty.

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chrisnfolsom
By chrisnfolsom (Oct 3, 2012)

I have used the Eye-Fi for a few years now and it is not perfect (what is?), but does a good job. It connects better than the wifi cameras I have used (Samsung) and does do the geotag - which works reasonably well in an urban environment. If you camera has geotagging that you won't have that issue. I had no problems with a Sony and a Canon camera - I am sure there are issues with some - they should be designed to work with the Eye-Fi.

Plus:So this is an update - more speed - GREAT, and more space - GREAT, but not needed as much as with the "Virtual Disk" unless you shoot 16gb in one sitting you are ok - PLUS you can now connect with your smart phone or IPad - not a bad deal.

Minus: You can buy a 16gb Class 10 card for $8.00 at Fry's and if Toshiba EVER get's their card released it should have an open format allowing you to upload/download from it from anywhere - but it is taking very long to be released and I have seen very few new reviews or comments.

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plevyadophy
By plevyadophy (Oct 3, 2012)

My take on this is that it's nice to see the improvement and they should make a CF version too.

A TIP/REMINDER:

Secondly, I wouldn't buy this because of problems with flexibility/compatibility.

What I mean I by that is this.

Up and down the country, there are numerous businesses and private individuals who have older laptops and desktop computers that don't allow memory cards larger than 10GB to be read (whether in a dedicated slot or via USB). The only way to do it with cards larger than 10GB is to keep the memory card in the camera and plug the camera into the computer (assuming you always carry the camera cable with you) whereupon the memory card gets treated as a "mass storage device" and is read comfortably.

Now for me, having one of these Eye-Fi cards is all about flexibility. So I have an 8GB version, and hope to buy another.

Sticking with the 8GB variety gives one the flexibility of sticking the card directly into pretty much any computer without compatibility issues.

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rolandct
By rolandct (Oct 3, 2012)

2 Problems with using the 8 GB version:
1) Slow transfer, however I usually am just transfering select JPGs not every pic so it's usually not a big deal

2) Geo-tagging is almost completely useless since it's based on WiFi. I'm not sure if even one of the thousands I've taken have been tagged right.

If at least 2 is fixed I would consider upgrading, but I doubt it since that would require a GPS receiver.

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jquagga
By jquagga (Oct 3, 2012)

If I'm using mine, I'm only transferring select JPGs as well. I shoot RAW only, and if I have a shot I want to share on the go I'll process it in camera to a small JPG and send it over to the phone. Everything else waits until I pull the NEF from the SD reader on the laptop, process, etc.

If you happen to have an iOS device, the app ShutterSnitch will tag transferred photos with the location of the phone at the time of transfer. That uses the phones A-GPS. This means you have to snap / transfer before moving on but for on the go posting it works fine. The app is pricey, but I find it works much better than the Eye-Fi app.

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stoic little
By stoic little (Oct 3, 2012)

The 8GB version is only class 6 while this is Class 10 which should be 10MBps minimum (vs the 6MBps on class 6)

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techmine
By techmine (Oct 3, 2012)

jquagga: I like your idea to shoot raw and process the selected ones to JPEG for the phone. The problem is the connection between phone and the card is not very good. If I am at home and my home wi-fi is ON then my phone keeps toggling between my home wi-fi and card wi-fi. Any tip how to best do the phone-card connectivity?

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mauijohn
By mauijohn (Oct 3, 2012)

This is a new tech it may not work to all camera like my canon s100 that wont last five hours of uploading.
any site here to check camera compatiblities with this eye fi thing. FIVE HOURS??! nevermind.

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David Zamora
By David Zamora (Oct 3, 2012)

It'll work with your camera, the s95 and s90 as well. Takes less than a second to transfer each jpeg over to my Samsung Galaxy phone. Love it.

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ProfHankD
By ProfHankD (Oct 3, 2012)

That's all fine, but what about the primary thing I care about: sending files to the camera?

In case you're wondering, I want to do that so Canon Powershots running CHDK can be wirelessly controlled. The files I want to send would essentially implement a full camera control protocol for wireless tethering, interpreted on the camera end by code added to CHDK.

PS: I also don't get the apparently retouched photo of the woman with an ink-spatter pattern over her face. Does that have anything to do with eye-fi?

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intensity studios
By intensity studios (Oct 3, 2012)

How dare that company not make a product that caters to some very obscure need with a customer base of 1 person worldwide!

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sensibill
By sensibill (Oct 3, 2012)

Wait, a visual of a woman used to sell a product doesn't have something directly to do with the product?? Shocking!

If you want to control a camera, buy an SLR like a T2i or something. Stop wasting your time with a Powershot.

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ProfHankD
By ProfHankD (Oct 3, 2012)

CHDK allows sub-$200 PowerShots to run arbitrary code *inside* the camera, and there's an active community doing this. For example, I supervised an undergrad team implementing depthmap capture using depth-from-focus inside a PowerShot. Other goodies implemented inside CHDK include things like extending shutter speeds (e.g., to 1/30000s) and ISO ranges, motion detection triggering, etc. Basically, bi-directional wireless would overnight turn these cheap cameras into the most powerful "connected" cameras on the market -- and with an established developer community.

If eye-fi doesn't focus on more than uploading, I think they'll be out of business within a couple of years -- when every device with an SD card slot also has wi-fi built-in.

PS: I still think the gratuitous image of the woman, in which the woman appears as free of clothing as she is of ties to the product, is frankly a bit offensive.

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mauijohn
By mauijohn (Oct 3, 2012)

FIVE HOURS??? its like were going backwards, forget it.

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EssexAsh
By EssexAsh (Oct 3, 2012)

Does this work with a D800? the previous model was absolutely useless. They claimed the door of the camera blocked the signal of all things! I could sit the camera on top of my ipad, in direct mode, and a connection would never be made. Rubbish.

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Marcel Mutter
By Marcel Mutter (Oct 3, 2012)

The first hit in Google when I type in D800 Eye-fi:

The Nikon D800 / D800E is not compatible with Eye-Fi X2 Cards.
Eye-Fi engineering has found and confirmed a compatibility issue with the Eye-Fi card that impacts the use of Direct Mode in the Nikon D800. We are currently investigating an issue with the D800's SD slot that appears to contribute to a lack of steady signal while the Eye-Fi card is in Direct Mode which makes the Direct Mode feature incompatible with the camera. The Nikon D800/D800e passes all other wireless network tests and is compatible with wireless transfers via a wireless router.

Ad-Hoc on iPad is posible after Jailbreak and installing MyWi or hop over to Android which supports Ad-Hoc from ISC. ;-)

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Octane
By Octane (Oct 3, 2012)

That's odd. Because I have used my EyeFi card in my D800 in direct mode. It works. It's not the most reliable connection, but it works OK in a studio.

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PJInTheUSA
By PJInTheUSA (Oct 3, 2012)

> Eye-Fi Pro X2

What is it that all companies' products now have to include X in their product name. it's driving me crazy!

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cordellwillis
By cordellwillis (Oct 3, 2012)

The Xplaination is 2X worse than you would think. Therefore, no one can Xplain it this X around.

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Jogger
By Jogger (Oct 3, 2012)

Apple has patented the use of the "i" .. dont want to get sured to stealing their innovation.

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Shamael
By Shamael (Oct 3, 2012)

X is the symbol of GOD and Christ in the secret doctrine, that is why. It is the seal of Jupiter, the crossed bones under the skull. In business, all is related to a certain symbolism, and, many company logos contain the symbols of the secret doctrine of Kabbalah. Business is the world of freemasonry, and freemason's secret philosophy is Kabbalah. Don't mind, studying the Kabbalah is complex and cost all your life time to understand it. Unless you are a Philosopher, it is of no importance, it just will make you see the world in a different way and make you understand the world power system and the game we play in business and politics. X is the opposition of energies, the letter shows you that you live and die at the same time, it is St John's cross, positive and negative in one. All in universe obeys to that law of X, a beam that is the way you go and another one that crosses it and what is the time that limits that way. So don't waste your time with that.

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facedodge
By facedodge (Oct 3, 2012)

To me it's all about the direct transfer from eyefi to ipad.... You can do that with their cheapest version...

Get a 5D3, put a 32G CF card in slot one and the eye-fi card in slot two. Save RAW to CF and small JPG (S3) to ipad.

It's great for seeing your shots right away. Put the tablet in sight of the model or with her mom if it's a senior portrait. Works great this way!

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Rubenski
By Rubenski (Oct 3, 2012)

Does it work without a CF adapter? So just the eye fi card? Your idea is exactly mine, must be great for streetshots of people too. Great way to built rapport and invite people to interact.

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facedodge
By facedodge (Oct 3, 2012)

the 5d3 is dual card slot one CF and on SD slot.... so no adapter needed. I think it still works with adapter though.

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John Clare
By John Clare (Oct 3, 2012)

I returned the 8GB version recently because it was too slow (class 6) to record video on my Sony RX100 (it would try but then the camera would give up). Glad they've woken up with a faster card.

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carlgt1
By carlgt1 (Oct 3, 2012)

the problem I've found with these cards is they're pretty damn slow, so transferring 16GB would probably take at best close to an hour? I mean say you can get 50 mbps (6.25megaBYTES per second) out of the fastest '.11n' network, that's 2560 seconds for 16MB (and typically you'd probably get 1MB/sec rates not 6+).

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giubeppe
By giubeppe (Oct 3, 2012)

You want to check your math, 16MB take less than 3 seconds at 50mbps. Unless you mean 16GB.

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wlad
By wlad (Oct 3, 2012)

unfortunatelly, you get AT MOST 1MB/s - and that's when you have your card next to your router.
So transferring 16GB of pictures would take about 5 hours. Make sure your camera is on DC power ;)

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W Sanders
By W Sanders (Oct 3, 2012)

Why would you wait until your card was full to upload your pictures? You could get three or four regular cards for the price of the Eyefi and just swap them out to your PC.

I think the idea is to upload your pictures one at a time as they are taken, and/or upload only JPEGs and keep the RAWs on the camera.

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amazestudios
By amazestudios (Oct 3, 2012)

I created a video on how I use Eye-Fi with the Canon 5DMKIII: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3fJVI1i0a4

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micksh6
By micksh6 (Oct 3, 2012)

Does your video last 5 hours - the whole time needed to transfer 16GB over Wi-Fi?

About topic - class ratings are outdated. "Just" class 10 isn't fast enough for some modern cameras. I use 95MB/s cards which are 9.5 times faster than class 10 or UHS-I defines. Makes a big difference for bursts.

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Marcus J. Wilson Sr.
By Marcus J. Wilson Sr. (Oct 4, 2012)

I still don't see why they don't make a CF card Eye fi.

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SidSnot
By SidSnot (Oct 7, 2012)

These things are rubbish, the one I have slows down my OM-D to the point it almost stalls when trying to use the camera - also the writing to the chip is too slow for video and many many times it just won't start any sort of transfer over my wi-fi network but occasionally it will work fine - very unpredictable...
The worst thing is that a lot of the time I turn on my OM-D with the Eyefi card in and the camera flags a problem with the media - cannot read or write. I got so sick of the EyeFi's tantrums that I threw it away. Expensive junk....

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