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03-26-2009, 08:31 AM   #1
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Wifi

Has anyone tried the wifi cards now available. I have a Pentax ist D S and would like to know if they work on this model. I know many of you think there is not much us for this. I have used wifi with a camera before and for those of us using the equipment for sports it is great. You can take a picture and have it processed right away and sell it before they leave the event.

03-26-2009, 09:58 AM   #2
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I've not used them, but reviews say they work pretty well if there is an open WiFi spot in the area. One caveat, right now they only transfer JPEGs. So no RAW files are transferred.
03-26-2009, 12:36 PM   #3
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I tried an EyeFi card in my K20D, not long after the EyeFi cards came out.

It was S-L-O-W. Not so much the wi-fi part, which I expected to be slow, but rather operationally -- it caused the camera to be very sluggish in writing pictures to the card. Much more so than even cheap, generic, SD cards. It would take like ten seconds per photo to write it to memory.

But with the *istDS and fewer megapixels, it might not be as bad, and perhaps they have improved the hardware since then.

Currently my EyeFi card resides in my wife's Casio pocket P&S camera, and it's fine there.

I do have to say, It's convenient!
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