Editorial - State of the Portable Storage Market

Started May 26, 2004 | Discussions thread
gasdive New Member • Posts: 7
Re: Editorial - State of the Portable Storage Market

Rather than having a seperate device to store and review photos, why not have these cababilities built into the camera, which already offers the screen, controls etc required to review and delete.

Rather than another thing to lug around, how about putting 5 CF (or even better perhaps) 5 SD card slots on the camera. With user selectable RAID 5, RAID 0 or just five ordinary storage locations. Not only would you get everything in one package, you'd also reduce the time to flush the internal buffer to memory down to 1/4 or 1/5th of what it is now. ie the camera would work better! You could shoot 6mp jpeg at about 2fps till the cards filled up. 5 SD slots would take up a volume about the same size as a 9v transistor battery. That's surely space that you can find in a camera body given the extra performance you'd get out of the device.

However if we're really going to start on a wish list, how about packaging the whole thing in a waterproof to 100m camera, with lenses that can be changed underwater. Add a way of downloading the photos, and recharging the batteries without opening the housing (a cradle with infra-red data links and inductive charging would do it) and you've got a camera that you could take anywhere and do anything with, regardless of the conditions. Rain, snow, dirt, mud or salt water. Just hose it off. And no hassles with getting 50 rolls of film through airport x-rays.

Take it to Iraq or to Bermuda...

Cheers Jason =:)

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