CES 2015| Canon’s First Connect Station: A Hub To Store All Your Photos
A good photographer knows where he stores his photos.
It sounds insane, doesn’t it? But trust me, when we’re talking about using 3-4 different devices to take pictures, it’s important to gather all of your photos in one place.
When you use iPhone or ipad to take pictures, then all your photos will be automatically saved on iCloud. But if you sometimes use digital cameras to take pictures, then those photos are in your memory card(s). It’s time to collect all of your scattered photos and store them into one place only. But how?
Fortunately, Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has just introduced its first Connect Station CS100, a photo and video storage device that has the capability to connect to multiple imaging devices, allowing users to store, view and share photos and videos.
“Today’s imaging culture is passionate about photography and videography and our goal at canon is to make it as easy as possible for everyone to protect and share all their precious memories,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, President and COO of Canon U.S.A.
The way Canon Connect Station works is very similar to Apple TV. It communicates with all of your photo-takers and video-takers using Wifi and NFC technologies, quickly grabs and stores your photo files without the use of a computer. Once movies or photos are stored on the Connect Station CS100 device, users can view them in crystal-clear Full HD via an HDMI connection to a compatible HDTV, or even sorting and managing image and video files while viewing them on the big screen. The device provides 1TB of storage and can also directly accept SD Cards, a USB 2.0 connection, or backed up to additional external drives.
Canon U.S.A also introduced a feature named Canon Image Gateway, which allows users to send or receive images and videos with other Connect Station CS100 units in different locations. For example, if I have my own Canon Connect Station in California, I can easily share or receive images and videos from my family in Vietnam since they also have their own Canon Connect Station. Very amazing!
The Canon Connect Station CS100 is planned to be available in June 2015 for an estimated retail price of $299.99. For details about the pre-order, please click here.
“Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world” — Bruno Barbey
Thus, don’t lose any of your photos, they’re all invaluable!