camera connectivity - whats the current state of tech?

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phouphou Contributing Member • Posts: 812
camera connectivity - whats the current state of tech?
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what i still dearly miss in consumer cameras is good connectivity to share images with devices /storage systems (cloud). In my dreams i come home from a shoot and the camera will connect to my wifi (like my smartphone does) and auto upload all images to the cloud /home server where i have direct LR access (for editing on ipad for example).

While all my cameras allow me to use apps to transfer images via wifi, this process feels slow and cumbersome, and RAW transfer is not always possible. Therefore transfering directly from SD card still seems like the way to go.

Afaik the top of the line cameras offer options like wifi tethering or even ftp server upload, so the technology exists, although cable (usb, lan) still is the fastest way.

Looking at mobile devices network technology (5G, 5GHz wifi) theres still seems alot more potential.

What i wonder about is how many more camera generations we have to wait to see state of the art network technology in them (consumer cameras).

Afterall i feel like (at least for pocketable cameras) one major factor that is making cameras unattractive for the masses is connectivity. Imagine your APSC-P&S fully tethered to your smartphone with auto-processing on the device, so you can instanly share images with much better quality than the phone could give you.

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paul hofseth New Member • Posts: 13
Re: camera connectivity - whats the current state of tech?

extra radios and modems eat batteries, And increase cost. so for ordianry photographers who  have time to download and process their snaps and do not humt popularity but only good images, simple cables suffice. while the raw formats are annoyingly different edxcept for Leitz who use DNg.

p.

TukTuk
TukTuk Contributing Member • Posts: 528
Re: camera connectivity - whats the current state of tech?

paul hofseth wrote:

edxcept for Leitz who use DNg.

p.

somebody did not do the homework : ricoh/pentax, zeiss, sigma, leica, casio... to name a few

paul hofseth New Member • Posts: 13
Re: camera connectivity - whats the current state of tech?

I stand corrected , did not intend to say that Leitz was the only one to use DNG, but maintain that raw formats remain confusingly different and the comment regarding the subject of this discussion; that serious photographers might be better off with  cables connecting to their computers (provided that protocols and physical dimensions remain standardized).

p.

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