Does it sometimes feel like camera technology stopped just before the rest of the world adopted cloud, mobile, push and Wi-Fi file transfer methods? The good news is cameras are finally getting there. However, many of us have cams a few years old. We don’t have the convenience of picture file push technologies.
A few companies saw this opportunity and created a solution. The one I use is from Eye-Fi. It is a memory card with Wi-Fi built in. It is not up to the level of current communications tech, but it does work pretty well. Watch my video below to see a short introduction to the Eye-Fi Pro memory card.
For me there are two main problems with this card:
- It is unable to use the Hotspot feature of my phone. This did work at one time but between updates to the phone and the Eye-Fi firmware, it stopped working. This means I can no longer send photos from anywhere with just my phone unless I use the Android app. I don’t like the Android app so I don’t use it.
- The card used to allow Hotspots which required authentication, such as hotels. That feature was removed for some reason.
Please watch the video and leave comments below. Also, you may wish to join the Grim’s Photography BBM Channel (C0045B753) for tips on using your DSLR camera.