Digital Foci Picture Porter 35, 3.5" Portable Digital Photo Manager with 500GB Hard Drive and Built-in Card Reader

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About Digital Foci

Digital Foci Picture Porter 35 enables instantly back up your precious pictures so you can keep snapping away. Simply insert the memory card from your digital camera into Picture Porter 35 and download images into its built-in hard drive. Never worry about running out of memory card space again. You can copy and archive photos directly from memory cards, without the need for lugging around a heavy laptop. With its large LCD display, you can clearly inspect the photos before deciding which are keepers and which to need to be re-shot.

Picture Porter 35 works with all popular media card formats, including CF, MMC , SD/HC Card, MS, MS PRO and xD-Picture Card. You can also easily make yourself copies of photos taken from friend's and family member's digital cameras for instant archival of special picture moments.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Reviewer Profile:
Quality oriented (3)

Digital Foci Features

  • Large 3.5" color LCD screen for viewing photos and videos
  • Built-in card slots enable instant photo backup from memory cards with native support for CF, MMC, SD/HC Card, Memory Stick, MS PRO, MS Duo, MS PRO Duo and xD-Picture Card
  • Strong multimedia format support: Image (JPEG, Tiff, BMP, GIF, RAW), Music (MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV), Video (MPEG-1, MPEG-4 SP)
  • Ability to zoom, pan, rotate pictures, view EXIF data and histogram of images including RAW file content
  • Portrait shots are automatically rotated from EXIF photo orientation data
  • Fast copy speed at up to 7.6 MB/s from card to Picture Porter Elite (copies 1 full 1GB CF card in under 2 minutes)
  • Files copied from memory cards are kept in their original file name and format and not altered in any way
  • Supports IPTC detail viewing
  • Advanced file management features: multi-select, copy, rename, delete files, sort by name/date and create new folders
  • Create and edit playlist directly on device
  • USB-host function: copy to/from external hard drive
  • Create and edit playlist directly on device
  • PhotoMemo feature lets you record specific notes or comments with your photos and you can select to play the comments with each photo during photo playback
  • Bi-directional data transfer that allows direct transfer to and from memory cards
  • Output to TV or projector
  • Built-in speaker
  • High-speed USB 2.0 for fast uploads and downloads to and from your computer
  • Functions as an external hard drive and memory card reader when connected to computer

Digital Foci Specifications

Memory card supported
CompactFlash, MultiMedia Card, RS-MMC, SD Card, SDHC card, miniSD
Memory Stick, MS PRO, MS Duo, MS PRO Duo, xD-Picture card
LCD screen
3.5" color TFT LCD screen with backlight (320 x 240 pixels)
Hard drive
500GB, 2.5" SATA hard drive
Computer interface
USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 1.1)
USB device interface
USB Host capability (to mass storage class devices)
Transfer rate (PPR to computer)
Up to 480 Mb/s
Transfer rate (memory card to PPR)
Up to 7.6 MB/s (copies a full 1GB CF card in under 2.5 minutes)
Image format support
JPEG (baseline); BMP (Monochrome, 8 bits color); GIF;
TIFF (1 & 8 bits Grayscale, 8, 16, 24 bits color);RAW
Video format support
MPEG-1 (640x480@30fps; bitrate:3Mbps)
MPEG-4 (720x480@25fps / 640x480@30fps; bitrate: 4Mbps)
MJPEG (640x480@30fps)
Music format support
MP3 (16 to 384 kbps); WMA 7, 8, 9 (32 to 192 kbps); AAC (16 to 320 kbps);
Photo viewing options
Zoom, pan, rotate, thumbnail view, EXIF & histogram display, photo slideshow with random sequence option, photo slideshow from playlist
File management features
Yes (copy, delete, rename files and create new folders)
Playlist management
Create, edit, rename, change playback sequence
Audio recording format support
AAC (38~75kpbs)
Video TV-Out
NTSC (interlaced/progressive), PAL (interlaced/progressive)
Embedded speaker
8 Ohm 1 Watt (max 1.5 Watt)
Embedded microphone
Mono In
Battery power
3.7V 2100mAh replaceable rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
External power
AC 100-240V; DC 5V/2.5A power adapter
OS compatibility
Windows Vista, XP, ME, 2000 (SP3 and later),Macintosh OS 10.0.1 and later, Linux OS kernel versions 2.4.x and later
File system support
Standard FAT32
5.4" (L) x 3.8" (W) x 1.2" (H)
14 oz. (with hard drive and battery)
Digital Foci 1 year limited warranty

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 3 customers

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Not what I would buy again


from Tavernier, FL  -  Quality Oriented

Needed and external card reader to read the new Memory cards. Battery did not last any whereas long as they said it would. I would not recommend this product to anyone.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Low end device


from Halifax NS  -  Quality Oriented

Used to backup memory cards when on trips. device s/w has several or more bugs. i can repeat the same commands and hang the device forcing a battery removal to get control back. However, the beats carrying a laptop on the road. Epson devices may be better but have low capacity. 500GB very good! I hope the crashes don't cost me my images. Just bought it, going on the road soon...

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Size doesn't matter...really


from Savannah, GA  -  Quality Oriented

Size really...putting 500 gig files and view anytime and travel easy with it !!! Just great


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Mark C  What is the largest capacity card this will accept 32gb sdhc class 10 specifically?
STEVE S  Mark, I've been disappointed - have not been able to successfully download any images as the Porter has crashed several times. Class 10 is way too fast and the instructions state you have to download to the Picture Porter using a separate card reader. If it were me, I would look for a different medium to back up photographs. I think this is a case of technology outrunning the manufacturer. On a separate note, I just haven't had the time to fully appreciate all the specific nuances. Good luck.

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