If you’re someone who likes to take a lot of photos and record video with a proper camera then you too would have gone through the storage struggle at some point in your life. Imagine you’re at an important event and run out of storage space on your DSLR because the SD card is full. Either you switch the SD card, back up using a computer to free up space or delete some pictures to make space for more. Canon’s new product, the Connect Station CS100, aims to ensure that you don’t have to make such a decision if no other alternatives are available.
Announced at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 today in Las Vegas the Connect Station CS100 is a hub for all of your camera photos. It provides up to 1TB of storage and can connect to devices without needing a computer because it uses NFC and Wi-Fi. Transferring pictures and video from a NFC-compatible Canon digital camera is as simple as tapping the two devices together.
It is also possible to view content right off of the Connect Station as it features HDMI, so users can hook it up with a HDTV, and the wireless remote control can be used to navigate between photos and video. SD and CF memory card slots are present onboard alongside a USB port for importing images from devices not compatible with Wi-Fi or NFC.
The Canon Connect Station CS100 will go on sale this April for $299.