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Wireless Printing & File Transfer

Camera vendors are now offering cameras that can send image files to printers and computers wirelessly, typically using the Wi-Fi (802.11b and 802.11g) networking protocol.


Nikon

Nikon released the P1 (8MP) and P2 (5.1MP) additions to its CoolPix line of prosumer cameras in September 2005. Unlike the KODAK offering (below), both cameras have built-in support for Wi-Fi. They perform wireless file transfers to a PC or Mac on which you've installed the Nikon photo management software. They wirelessly print to any PICTBRIDGE-compatible printer if you plug a P10-D wireless printer adapter into the printer's USB port.

Nikon has been shipping wireless transmitter packs for the D2-line of pro camera bodies since early 2005. They use FTP to transfer files to a computer that is running an FTP server connected to a Wi-Fi access point. These devices are not capable of wireless printing.

  • WT-1A Wireless Transmitter Set for Nikon D2H and D2X [product info]
  • WT-2A Wireless Transmitter Set for Nikon D2H and D2X [product info]

KODAK

KODAK announced its wireless solution in January, 2005, but has delayed release until September/October, 2005.

Wi-Fi Card: Enables file transer between an EASYSHARE-ONE camera and an EASYSHARE Printer Dock Plus Series 3 or Photo Printer 500. You must install one of these cards in both the camera and the printer, so you will need to purchase 2 cards. [product info]

Suggested retail price (US$): $99.95

Features

  • 802.11b Compliant
  • Enterprise and consumer security includes: 64/128-bit WEP, WPA
  • Secure Digital Input/Output (SDIO) Card
  • Requires SDIO enabled SD slot

Compatibility

  • EASYSHARE-ONE digital camera
  • Photo Printer 500
  • Printer Dock Plus Series 3

KODAK EASYSHARE product info


This information is provided as a supplement to:

Spring into Digital Photography
by Joseph T. Jaynes & Rip Noël
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0131853538

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