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So is there any way to get digital images from my Sony DSC-T1 straight to my mini ipod?

Posted by Simon on October 12, 2004 at 1:01 AM (PDT)


Just to let you know, the Canon 10D does work with the DCL (with the updated firmware). Both JPEG and RAW files transferred perfectly from a 512 MB Lexar CF card.

Don't forget to change the camera's communications setting to PTP.

Posted by Jim on October 19, 2004 at 1:10 PM (PDT)


I just want to report that the DCL worked fabulously for me on a recent trip across Australia. By the time I got back home I had accumulated 600MB of photos on my iPod.

The setup I used was:
Olympus Stylus 300 camera
64MB and 128MB XD-Picture cards
USB XD-Picture card reader (the smallest and cheapest I could find)
3rd-generation iPod

The DCL had no problem with the USB card reader. It may not have been the quickest thing but hey sometimes it's nice to just sit and relax for a few minutes at the end of a hard day of touristing.

Sure, being able to see the photos might be a plus, but really it's not a problem if it has to wait until I get home.

I'm currently working on a way to integrate the DCL into a 12v 3600mAh Li-Ion battery backup/charging system for my iPod, camera, and bike light. I may even include a solar option. Wish me luck!

Posted by Joe on October 27, 2004 at 3:25 PM (PDT)


I really hope that now with the release of the iPod photo, that either Apple or Belkin or someone else will produce a decent device suitable for professional photographers. Keeping in mind that professionals need to transfer typically multiple GB's of photos from their cards:
Problems with media reader:
- Far too slow
- Battery life
Problems with digital camera link:
- Ties up your camera
- Still far too slow
- Camera USB/Fireware interfaces are typically not very speedy (don't reach higher end of the specs).
- Battery use in 3 devices

No serious photographer can begin to use either of these products, but it is such a shame to not have to lug a laptop or other device to unload CF cards.

Regarding the media slot format if one were to be incorporated into the iPod. Sure SD and MS formats exist but at this time can anyone name a Digital SLR that uses one ? Typically cameras using these other formats do not take photos as large (storage size) nor in as great of quantity as Digital SLRs. My point and shoot digital camera is happy with two 256MB cards, but I have two 4GB microdrives for my DSLR and a backup 1GB CF.

But regardless of the market professional DSLR or consumer prosumer point and shoots, it seems that none of these products are suiting. Hopefully Apple and Belkin will realize that and do something about it. Of course these comments are all based on my opinion, educated or not, experienced or not etc... etc... But I can add that I have been in the shoes of a consumer/prosumer and a professional, and at the moment as both (but I don't have four feet!).

Posted by tightcode on October 30, 2004 at 2:00 PM (PDT)


>Just heard from Belkin Customer Service, they
>will be coming out with a new Digital Camera
>Link "in the next few weeks" that will be
>compatible with the 4G IPods
In Germany, this device isn't on sale at all?
We've GOT to get direct cable connex between cameras and the iPod. I want to download my pictures from my camera directly into the iPod without having to view them or anything! All I need is to be able to use the 20GB iPod for it's tremendous storage abilities.

Posted by tubo on November 4, 2004 at 3:20 AM (PDT)


Why doesnt apple or belkin offer a LENS add-on to the ipod photo, thus turning the ipod into a digital camera? then there's no need to transfer anything.

Posted by bokes on April 4, 2005 at 7:15 PM (PDT)


Works with A300 or A400/410 (as all three use PTP/FAT32).

Posted by aafuss on October 27, 2005 at 1:46 AM (PDT)

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