Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Digital Photography & Cruise Technology > Photo & Camera Discussions
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Notices

Photo & Camera Discussions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old July 9th, 2008, 04:11 PM
fmax fmax is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Waterdown, Ontario
Posts: 888
Default Eye-fi Memory Card with wi-fi upload and geotagging

Sorry if this is a duplicate post. I just came across this software today and thought it sounded really neat so thought I would share. Would love to hear from anyone who has used it.

I believe some cameras have geotagging capabilities but think this is the first memory card. It would be amazing for all those cruises not to have to try to remember every single place a photo was taken.

http://www.eye.fi/products/explore/


I think it's a memory card but it has wifi capabilities - like bluetooth in
your camera. There's a few different options

1. Eye-fi Home: It will automatically connect to a wifi network and upload
the pictures to your computer.

2. Eye-fi Share: Wirelessly upload photos to your computer and to your
favorite photo sharing, printing, blogging or social networking website.
It’s never been easier to share your memories while they are still
fresh. but it will also upload them directly to a file sharing site that
you've selected such as costco.com, facebook, flickr, kodak gallery,
picasa, shutterfly, smugmug, snapfish, webshots, walmart etc.

3. Eye-fi Explore: uploads photos wirelessly to your computer and to the
web, of course PLUS geotagging. But, Eye-Fi Explore also automatically
adds geographic location labels to your photos. You snap the shot and
the photo shows up labeled with the city and state in which it was
taken.


Apparently the Nikon D60 is the world’s first Eye-Fi enhanced camera which automatically adjusts its power settings for an even better wireless upload experience.


Frances
__________________



Navigator New Year's Western Caribbean 2010/11
Carnival Freedom's New Year's Cruise 2009/10
Eurodam New Year's Southern Carribean 2008/09
Splendour of the Seas Greek Isles Oct 2007
Splendour of the Seas Greek Isles & Turkey Oct 2007
Splendour of the Seas Mediterranean Sept 2005
Explorer of the Seas Western Caribbean Feb 2004
Enchantment of the Seas Eastern Caribbean Feb 20003
Reply With Quote

Ad Sponsored By
  #2  
Old July 9th, 2008, 05:02 PM
MeadMkr's Avatar
MeadMkr MeadMkr is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 151
Default

The eyeFi card is an interesting 'gadget' but has significant limitations (at this point in time) when compared to alternatives.
I reread this before posting and it may sound like I'm bashing eye.fi - that isn't the intent but rather to point out that there are 'better' alternatives on the market.

Anyone serious about geoTagging their photos can take advantage of a slew of accurate and flexible solutions that work in more than an urban/home/office environment. A standalone GPS recording tracklogs or even one of the specialized trackers would serve you better in remote areas out of wifi/cellular range. Plus you can do more with the GPS such as geocaching and such.
No GPS? Then simply use something like GoogleEarth/RoboGeo to grab the coordinates and add them to the file. I use a Garmin Vista HCx with RoboGeo. With a 2gb microSD card in the unit I can record track longs for many days without downloading. And I can easily offload the tracklogs straight onto my PSD (Nexto portable storage device) through its USB support without a computer.

* http://www.adorama.com/ICDATPPF.html...otag&item_no=2
* http://www.adorama.com/ISOGPSCS1KSP....otag&item_no=3

The wifi portion of their cards is interesting but not very practical in some siturations. They were clearly targeting a niche market and frankly they blew it by not having CF support without an adapter. They were told this time and time again from the early beta program through release. Focusing on the SD card format only reinforced their unspoken focus on the casual photographer. Also the range is rather limited and the file transfer only does jpg (no raw support). And the download speed is meager at best.

Still, it may be a useful tool in certain situations and its good that folks talk about new tools and understand their benefits (and limitations).

Cheers
Chris in VA
__________________
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old July 9th, 2008, 07:46 PM
fmax fmax is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Waterdown, Ontario
Posts: 888
Default

That's good feedback, thanks.


I hadn't heard of anything like this before so it's good to get other view points on it.


Frances
__________________



Navigator New Year's Western Caribbean 2010/11
Carnival Freedom's New Year's Cruise 2009/10
Eurodam New Year's Southern Carribean 2008/09
Splendour of the Seas Greek Isles Oct 2007
Splendour of the Seas Greek Isles & Turkey Oct 2007
Splendour of the Seas Mediterranean Sept 2005
Explorer of the Seas Western Caribbean Feb 2004
Enchantment of the Seas Eastern Caribbean Feb 20003
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old July 9th, 2008, 09:40 PM
Host Sheila's Avatar
Host Sheila Host Sheila is offline
Cruise Critic Host & Blue Ribbon Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: NC, USA
Posts: 4,902
Default

I got one as a gift last year and have used it (it's in my camera now) to easily upload pictures when I'm on vacation. The WiFi uploads to my pc and directly to Picasa which saves a bit of time when away from home. I think it's overpriced (as one might expect with a new product) and, clearly, a first step with upgrades to come. I'm reserving opinion until I've had more experience with it.....but it's fun (and I didn't pay for it! )
__________________
Host Sheila
hostsheila@cruisecritic.com

Tauck River Cruise, May, 2011


Sign up for our free newsletters!
www.cruisecritic.com/newsletter
www.cruisecritic.co.uk/newsletter
www.independenttraveler.com/newsletter


Oceania Riviera TA 2012
Celebrity Constellation Baltic 2013
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old February 19th, 2012, 12:04 PM
lhall85917's Avatar
lhall85917 lhall85917 is offline
Blue Ribbon Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Madison, AL
Posts: 4,489
Default

Resurrecting an old thread, I know, but I am interested in hearing of other's experiences with using these cards. We are considering getting one for our Sydney to San Francisco cruise in a couple of months. The premium service seems like a good option as pics can be uploaded and shared with others immediately? We have also seen the iPad app which interests us for viewing pictures along the way and uploading to picture sites when we are in wifi range,

Any thoughts?
__________________
25+ cruises and planning more all the time!
Reply With Quote

  #6  
Old March 3rd, 2012, 04:51 AM
Emperor Norton Emperor Norton is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 2,077
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lhall85917 View Post
Resurrecting an old thread, I know, but I am interested in hearing of other's experiences with using these cards. We are considering getting one for our Sydney to San Francisco cruise in a couple of months. The premium service seems like a good option as pics can be uploaded and shared with others immediately? We have also seen the iPad app which interests us for viewing pictures along the way and uploading to picture sites when we are in wifi range,

Any thoughts?
I have a pro model and I regret it. While on the fly transfer to a phone (I've used Android and an iPhone) is nice; unanticipated time outs seem to occur with such frequency that I've found myself constantly babying the phone. Generally speaking the setup seemed to work far better on my N1/Droid than on my iPhone 4s (the Droid also has an advantage of swapable battery and memory card). The geotag feature pales in comparison to the GPS unit I have for my D90 and on my last trip seemed to tell me I spent a lot of time in Norway (closest I got was London). I think at this point I wish I'd taken my camera/gps in and found out/repaired whichever was the defective unit rather than purchased the card. Uploading via WiFi is nice, but you need that connection.
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old March 3rd, 2012, 12:29 PM
knittinggirl knittinggirl is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: West Texas
Posts: 2,238
Default

I like being able to insert my card in my Epson Reader and copy it. Then I view the shots and know they're backed up!
__________________
Alaska: Vision 8/06, Diamond 8/10, Rhapsody 5/13
Bahamas: Sovereign 12/99, Majesty 2/11
Bermuda, Boston, Newport: Enchantment 8/12
Canada/New England: Jewel 9/09
Eastern Caribbean: Independence 12/13
Western Caribbean: Splendour 1/07, Voyager 1/08, Voyager 12/09, Voyager 12/10, Mariner 1/12, Navigator 2/14
Hawaii: Sapphire 12/11
Panama Canal: Ryndam 12/99
Pacific Coastal: Century 9/2013
Transatlantic/Norwegian Fjords: Legend 4/14

Upcoming Cruises

Alaska, Canada/New England, Hawaii, Snowbird Migration+Eastern Caribbean, Australia/Transpacific
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:45 PM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.
Check Cruise Prices
Destination:
Cruise Line:
Month:
Compare deals from top travel sites
Loading vendors ... please wait.
No vendors are available. Try selecting options