How to manage photos taken on holiday


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Hi guys, pardon me but I am new to digital photography. I am intending to travel overseas for about a week and will be carrying my camera along to take shots, possibly a large number of them. Since I have limited memory card capacity, what is the best way for me to store these photos? If possible, I would like to know the most affordable way to do it. I do not mind spending a bit more for any solution as long as it pays off in long run.

Thanks in advance!
 

fireframe

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What resolution are you shooting at and how much memory card space do you have now?
 

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Hi fireframe,

I will be shooting at 6 megapixels. Currently I have a 256 MB card.

Did a search on the web. Is OTG some kind of a device that allows you to copy files off memory cards without a PC? Is there any recommendations for such a device?

Thanks!
 

grumpy

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256MB, definitely not enuff lah, jsut buy more memory cards, now so cheap
if u stick wiht your 256, every few shots, u have to back up, so just buy a one or two 2Gb cards. 2Gb can take up to about 600 shots if u shoot 6Megapixel
 

fireframe

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I will be shooting at 6 megapixels. Currently I have a 256 MB card.
You should just consider getting 2 pieces of 1 or 2 GB cards. I managed to do a 1 week trip on 1.5 GB of storage with a Sony DSC-T9 (also 6 MP), including some video clips.

Did a search on the web. Is OTG some kind of a device that allows you to copy files off memory cards without a PC? Is there any recommendations for such a device?
OTG is short for On The Go, I think. :p Generic description of those portable hard disk storage devices.
 

blazer_workz

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additional memory cards a must..256MB too small liao..go for 1 2GB or 2 1GB..and a portable storage..all this can find at Sim Lim Square..i recommend 5th level..shop name can't remember..
 

cpuer

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This one should help you a great deal:

http://www.thecus.com/products_over.php?cid=1&pid=7

$59 without any hdd. Some shops in SLS bundle it with a 40G for $119:

http://sg.hardwarezone.com/priceguide/newsview.php?id=1672

I think it's a good deal. The gadget runs on battery or dc. Cool stuff i think. But one thing to take note that it's not a ruggedized casing that can handle rough handling.

You can store regular stuffs as usual when you are not traveling, so a all in one tool for you.
 

colorado

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hi fastshuttle,

alternatively, you can consider getting a photo bank which allows you to copy files from memory cards to internal HDD using internal rechargeable battery.

I have been using Digimate III for quite some time and find that their photo bank is reliable and convenient to use. I got mine from http://gadgetsmore.com/index.php?cPath=21. You can take a look.

Hope this helps:thumbsup:
 

che3300

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but still, according to me, the best way is to buy extra memory card (large capacity / above 1Gig )

that should be enough.

upz, forgot ....
the bigger capacity you have, then... extra batteries is a MUST have !!!
 

Reliance

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a back-up camera may be useful in case the main cam is spoilt/misplaced
 

ahhoe

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post a ipod photo with a camera connector
 

eikin

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remember to review your shots everyday and delete away those you do not want to keep before backing up, this will save you space and time later :)
 

DT_

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time to upgrade your card... forget about a portable HD only for this trip while you dont need it for other purposes... presuming it's CF, a reliable 4GB cost less the 200 nowsday.. if you shoot 6mp jpeg it can store over a thousand images...
 

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Hi guys, thanks all for your advise. After revewing my needs and all the products out there, I have choosen to get a portable harddisk, as I will be travelling regularly and also I may need one for copying my work documents and other files. Think it will pay off well in the long run.

I managed to get one from GadgetsMore.com, so far I am quite pleased with its performance and reliability.

Thanks guys!
 

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