100 in 100, Part II: Optional but desirable “serious” compact camera features
100 photography tips in 100 days: Day 85Read More
• What is the Eye-Fi Card?
A wireless memory card for digital cameras, the Eye-Fi Card is an effortless and ultra-convenient way to transfer photos from your digital camera to your PC and Mac and / or your favorite online photo site.
How Does It Work?
The Eye-Fi Card uses your home Wi-Fi / wireless network to magically upload photos to your computer or favorite online destination - with no need for cables. All you have to do is turn on your digital camera when you walk in the front door, and your pictures will be transferred automatically from your camera. You don't even have to be at your computer.
Why Should I Buy It?
Photos shouldn't be kept hidden away or trapped on your camera or SD card. The Eye-Fi Card sets them free instantly. With no wires, no waiting and no fuss, you can start playing with and sharing your photos almost from the moment you walk through the front door.
Note: Compact Flash Type-II Compatible (requires adapter)
Please Note: The Eye-Fi Card is currently only supported in the USA It is Not Certified for use outside of the United States.
Most Liked Positive Review
I never used to download my pictures - it was too confusing & frustrating for me. Then I found eye-fi and my life & love of picture taking got so much easier. I can download all my pictures just by placing my camera near my computer! What pleasure - it's amazing!!
Most Liked Negative Review
I'm not one to complain, ever, but this card has caused me to. First off the card never uploaded photos correctly. It would do one photo and that's it. There was a lot of back and forth emails with support with no resolution to this. I figured at that point that I had purchased a very expensive 2gig card. Well, all the sudden yesterday my camera was saying "memory card error. Card is locked". I couldn't even access the card anymore. One quick search on the web and there are complaints about t...View full Review
I'm not one to complain, ever, but this card has caused me to. First off the card never uploaded photos correctly. It would do one photo and that's it. There was a lot of back and forth emails with support with no resolution to this. I figured at that point that I had purchased a very expensive 2gig card. Well, all the sudden yesterday my camera was saying "memory card error. Card is locked". I couldn't even access the card anymore. One quick search on the web and there are complaints about this all over. Bottom line: although I begged for a refund from eye-fi the best they can do is try and recover my photos and then they'll send me a DVD of them (they are doing this for free). It is going to take three months since they have so many cards to recover these days. They are also going to RMA me a new card.....oh joy.... One star and I'm being generous.
Reviewed by 13 customers
I own several in different capacities this one I use in my Flir Infrared camera as there is a 2GB limit. Works flawlessly and transfers images without removal AWESOME!
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Uploads are no longer a hassle, I just take the pics and they dump right into Photobucket!
I take photos all of the time and this card is the Greatest!. once the software is installed on your pc, you just use it like a regular SD card. I come in the front door, turn the camera on and wow! the photos are loaded on my computer. Alot of times, while taking photos outside my house, the photos appear on my computer BEFORE I even walk in!. It is just so cool!
all digital cameras must come whit one of eye fi cards
I have found uses for this card way past it's intended. I linked the card to my "jail-broken iPhone" and installed the free Eye-Fi app. from the app-store. I now have a portable 16 gig backup in my pocket that my Canon Digital Rebel AUTOMATICALLY downloads to with every shot. Even if the 2 GB Eye-Fi Card were to get filled up all my shots have already been saved on my phone. I just clear the card and I'm off shooting more. This thing is worth every cent.
Wanted to use this with my laptop or Ipad when I travel. The Eye-Fi has to be synched with each wireless router before photos can be transferred. I had not understood this when I purchased it. When I travel, I may encounter many wireless routers and it is inconvenient to have to sync to each of them. But it works well otherwise and the price is reasonable.
Totally love the Eye-Fi's. As with any new toy, setting up might take some time if you want to do it right; but if you have experience playing with Wi-Fi toys, it should be a breeze and once set, absolutely awesome. Don't have to pull it out of the camera; Just turn on, put the camera in play and let it do it's work. It's not the product's fault if you don't know how to setup a Wi-Fi connection. Another side benefits, for photojournalism, in case of a have "you have to delete that" situation, have a Mi-Fi hot spot or a Cradlepoint portable router, you can have it on with a 3G/4G connection, and as you shoot they automatically upload your photos as you shoot. Also there's the "unlimited" storage feature, which will allow the card to delete already uploaded photos to always have space. Like I said, awesome product!
First, the reviews here are SO unfair, because they could not download the card or had capatability issues they gave it a bad name.Second, I love this card and don't know if I'll ever go back to using the SDHC card for my camera. It uploads easily and all I have to do is turn on my computer & camera and it's crazy fast.Third, it's really expensive. I want to download RAW photos with my DSLR but I can't honestly justify why I should spend [$] on a card since I'm just a hobbyist or novice.Finally, if you want to put out the money it's worth the cost!
Bought two eyefi cards 2GB and 4GB from Adorama three weeks ago. Installed software for the 2 gb card on my imac 27" ( snow leopard)Updated eyefi firmware, followed all the instructions, paired with wifi network, loaded on my camera, adjusted power settings etc . Haven't been able transfer images even once.Tried all possible checks. No luck. Haven't tried on a windows machine...