Does anyone know if it is possible to transfer pix from a D7000 directly to a portable hard drive? I am going on a cruise next week and will also be taking an Everglades tour. I normally backup my pix each day on the cruise to my iPad, but I plan to shoot in RAW and don't know if there will be room on the iPad (16 GB). I know I can't transfer from the iPad to the hard drive. Thanks, Kathy
Thu 02-May-13 12:55 AM | edited Thu 02-May-13 12:56 AM by four eighty sparky
I've never heard of any device that allows you to directly transfer images from a memory card to an ordinary hard drive (other than the obvious computer), but there are devices that will do what you want that are self-contained.
I just transferred RAW files from my SD card to my iPad, using the Camera Connection kit. So it does work. Thx to everyone for their posts. My budget doesn't extend (at this time) to the $400-$500 for a photo backup storage and viewer device, but something to consider down the road. Will just have to transfer as many pix to the iPad as it will hold, and then keep the full cards in the safe in my room. Kathy
Please consider using the second memory card slot on your D7000 as a backup, and bring enough cards to last for your trip. No other device needed and the SD card is a very robust, compact and weather-proof place for your shots.
I use an old Epson P3000 which allows you to insert the SD (or CF) card directly into the unit. It will transfer both jpg and NEF files. It has a 3 1/4" X 2 1/2" viewing screen. Epson doesn't make them any more, but they work real well if you can find a used one. You cans some images of the unit here.
+1 for using card 2 for backup. I did exactly this on a month long national parks trip last year. Two SD card wallets, one in my camera bag and one in my suitcase. 3700 raw images; lost one SD card but no data.
I loaded a few images to my iPad each evening for editing and posting to a blog I wrote for friends and family. Worked great.