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21. Posted by lisay (Budding Member 21 posts) 11y

I was in the market for an iPod anyway, so I upgraded to an iPod Photo. There is a compact connector and most brand of digital camera can be used to download right to the iPod. Can fit 25,000 photo!

22. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting lisay

I was in the market for an iPod anyway, so I upgraded to an iPod Photo. There is a compact connector and most brand of digital camera can be used to download right to the iPod. Can fit 25,000 photo!

Wow !!! Wocca is impressed. That's a lot of photo storage. Do you know if the iPod pix will deteriorate in quality over an extended period of time (say 5 - 10 - 15 years)?

23. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

I looked up a few news clippings on the ipod photo...they say it shouldn't have any degredation and that they are as stable as some high end digital cameras. If you take care of should last a long time.
But adding too that, My last digitial camera was 3 years old (when I got it, it was already an older model) I took very good care of it, but something better ALWAYS comes along....I try to look at it like this-if it lasts a few years, and does the things I want it too, it was worth the money. If I was a bazillionare this wouldn't be a problem;)

24. Posted by meerola (Full Member 32 posts) 11y

Another good solution for those who don't want to invest $270 in a portable recorder is to use the CD/DVD burning service many photo shops in South America offer. I did that in Cusco, Peru. At that point I had about 600 MB of photos on my MicroDrive (a CompactFlash-compatible hard disk) and they copied everything onto a CD-ROM in 30 minutes and it didn't cost much. I think it was something like $12 for the service, however I could be completely wrong here. I was just happy to have a backup of my photos. ;)

25. Posted by MartinH (Full Member 67 posts) 11y

I am thinking of buying an Ipod photo as well as I want an mp3 player but if it can handle lots of my photos as well then all the better....

My question though, is that I am doing a 1yr rtw trip, so how much hassle is there going to be charging an ipod + camera everywhere?

26. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4892 posts) 11y

Do not rely on an insecure medium like an mp3-player's harddisk for photo storage. A significant percentage of those harddisks corrupt and become unusable over a relatively short time.

As far as charging goes: at least down under you'll find at least a few power plugs per room in all hostels. Don't know about how that'd be in south america/africa/asia though.

27. Posted by Lanrod (Budding Member 8 posts) 11y

Just got back from Japan and China a couple of weeks ago and one little device we had to upload our pictures to was an iPod. There is an aftermarket device which you can attach to the camera and the iPod will upload all the images off the cards. This was handy, but if you shoot as much as I do, you may end up running out of room on the iPod if you don't have onw with a large enough hard drive.

Good Luck.


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28. Posted by Disgolf (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

OK, so i havnt tested this yet, but im about to go to Indonesia for 2 months and have been mulling over the options for backing up photos for a while now. Final solution: buy an MP3 player! I got the Archos Gmini400

specs include:
20gb HD
10 hr battery
picture browser
and the final deciding factor,

so not only do i get music to listen to, but i can backup all my pics to the mp3 player. i filled it with about 10gb of music (about 2days of non-stop music with no repeats) and i still have 10gb of space left for pictures. if i fill it, or feel like i should back up i'll probably go the cyber-cafe route. oh, and it's got a built in michrophone so i can recorde native music too! it's the size of an ipod (ipods suck - sorry ipod fans) and cost me $270 US, certainly less than a portable cd-burner and not much more than a few extra memory CF cards.

29. Posted by lingkxs (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

The best way to safe your photos, is to set up an FTP.
It should not cost a lot, it is very easy to use (like windows explorer), it's safe (it's on a server who is backuped normaly), friends can download it if you like...

So basicly, I would buy webspace with a provider.

30. Posted by Daver141 (Respected Member 117 posts) 11y

I was having similar issues trying to figure out how to make sure I keep my pics and get them home safely. Here is what I decided: I am bringing my Nikon D70s, 2 1gb cards, a 30 GB storage device and a product I just bought, a Delkin Burnaway. It cost a fair bit (almost $400 US), but it allows me to burn my pics onto a dvd so that I may mail them home. Once my friend gets them and sees that they are readable, I will erase the copy on my portable storage device. Feel free to drop me a line if you have other questions