see link above
see link above
Sony and SanDisk also have similar announcement for MS format...
now waiting if Cf will follow with their own announcement.
imagine... built in memory 2TB... cam to PC transfer speed... USB 2.0 or wireless-N.
With built in memory, the prices of DSLRs will raise.
A 8gb sd card is much much cheaper than a 8gb internal disk.
For that, i will still go for the external cards.
With the megapixel race and dynamic range battles going on, memory will get bigger and bigger, so the internal memory stick will be like 100gb or something in the very near future.
Can you imagine how many photos will be lost if it malfunctions?
Remembered something about transfer speed and canon...
mabbe e-sata from cam to PC isn't that far away.The first CFast cards were demonstrated at the Flash Memory Summit
Mr. Shigeto Kanda of Canon and the CFA chairman of the board said,
"The development of a CompactFlash card with a SATA interface will
maintain the dominance of CompactFlash in the non-consumer (embedded
systems, single board computers, data recorder, etc.) markets as well
as promote its use in other applications such as professional digital
SLR cameras, professional video cameras and mini-notebooks. Having the
SATA interface will be a significant step for CompactFlash."
I'm not sure whether Canon or Nikon want to incorporate WLAN modules for WPA2 or the next standards. That will increase costs since it will be a 3rd party module. Not to mention necessary bugfixes due to software failures and exploits...
if the camera maker decided to put a TB storage in their camera, I would take a wired anytime. wireless connection never perform close to their advertise speed, eg. 11b could do less than 5Mbps in rea world, 54g below 22mbps and pre-n at ~100mbps. the wired OTH, can do 90% of the actual bandwidth. wireless also will never be as reliable and secured as their wired bro.
I'll leave all the bugs and whining for the early adopters to discover but for now, if Canon can squeeze for me a little 16GB built in memory for my future 5D Mark III, I am totally sold. To sweeten the deal, a CF/SD card slot for those with memory card fetish. LOL!
In other words, I didn't even had a chance to view my on my LCD so why the heck would I want to anyway?
My point was, with the current memory storage getting so cheap, would you like to have a built-in memory for your camera?
I think external memory card is better. With that, we can upgrade to faster card when the technology improved. And also making sharing and transfering easier since you can pass the external card around. So I think removeable 2TB SSD will be ideal.
Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it - Confucius
How about 2 memory slots like what the top end Canon and nikon is having? So you can leave 1 card in the cam.
I prefer exchangable and always have some spares with me. I also prefer not to have more then 4GB cards because in case the memory is corrupted (never happened to me, but could happen) then I'll only lose about 250 images instead of several thousand if I had a 2TB built in memory.
I am using a card reader to access my photos... so to me built-in memory is rather redundant to me... unless it don't add to the cost of the camera...