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Basically, I want to know if anyone has tried using the iPod as an image storage facility. That is, if anyone has used their iPod in tandem with a Firewire (or USB) compatible camera, while taking pictures away from their Macs (read: when they have no place to empty their media cards). Any comments would be appreciated.

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Moogs,

The BBC just had a story on unofficial uses for the iPod. See <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1933000/1933142.stm" target="_blank">http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1933000/1933142.stm</a>
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What digital cameras ship with a firewire port? It seems that most consumer-level ones feature an "ultra-fast" USB connection instead. <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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[quote]Originally posted by sjpsu:
<strong>What digital cameras ship with a firewire port? It seems that most consumer-level ones feature an "ultra-fast" USB connection instead. :confused: </strong><hr></blockquote>

Some high end cameras feature FW. I searched dpreview.com and the lowest price was the Sigma (foveon chip) for $3,000. USB is a joke for cameras that might have a 256MB or larger CF card for storage. I don't know why they don't use FW.
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The Nikon D-100 5MP Prosumer SLR will support Firewire, as will Fuji's answer to the D-1X, the S2. That model will be 6MP (12MP effective I think) and will basically be a Nikon F-5 with a high-end digital back attached to it. Looks and functions almost exactly the same AFAICT. Both models should be out by summer. Both will accept Nikon F-mount lenses; the D100 will reportedly be around $2000 and the S2 around $3000.

Anyway, do you guys think an iPod could be used in this way with a digital SLR that supports Firewire or no?

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[quote]Originally posted by Moogs:
<strong>The Nikon D-100 5MP Prosumer SLR will support Firewire, ...(snip) </strong><hr></blockquote>

A little off topic but where did you find out that the D-100 will support FW? I recently downloaded the spec sheet from Nikon and it only mentions USB 1.1. I even sent an email to Nikon complaining that a camera of this level ought to have FW. Seems like I heard something similar about the Nikon D-5.

This could be a really cool camera if it has FW. :cool:
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The Canon EOS-1D high-end digital SLR is firewire-equipped. I'm pretty sure it's eventual that either SLR+FireWire cameras will get cheaper or FireWire will become more widespread on non-SLR cameras, because it just makes sense. USB is annoyingly slow for large images just as it is/was for mp3s.
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[quote]Originally posted by neutrino23:
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A little off topic but where did you find out that the D-100 will support FW? I recently downloaded the spec sheet from Nikon and it only mentions USB 1.1. I even sent an email to Nikon complaining that a camera of this level ought to have FW. Seems like I heard something similar about the Nikon D-5.</strong><hr></blockquote>


My mistake Nuetrino. You are correct. USB 1.1 will be the connectivity protocol. I must've been thinking of a different camera. In any case, the specs for the D100 have just been updated, and in addition to an extra MP, there are some other goodies that should be offered.

<a href="http://www.dpreview.com/news/0204/02041902nikond100specupdate.asp" target="_blank">http://www.dpreview.com/news/0204/02041902nikond100specupdate.asp</a>
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