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Category: Digital Storage Devices

Canon M30 & M80 multimedia storage viewers - Canon today launches the portable devices, designed with EOS and other digital photographers in mind. The Canon Media Storage M30 and Canon Media Storage M80 devices feature a large ultra-bright 3.7 TFT screen with 160 viewing angle for image and video review, and a 30Gb/80Gb hard disk to store digital images, movie and sound files of various file formats.

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Canon M30 & M80 multimedia storage viewers
Press Release:
With their tough, robust magnesium alloy bodies and intuitive navigation familiar to EOS owners, the devices add an important link to the workflow chain of professional photojournalists and photographers on location, outdoor and expedition shoots. They are also expected to be popular with the increasing body of every-day photographers looking for new ways to store and display favourite shots and extend storage capacity whilst away from the computer.

The Media Storage M30 and M80 feature:
  • 30/80 Gb hard disk
  • 3.7 ultra-bright TFT screen with 160 viewing angle
  • CF and SD card reader
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connection
  • Support for multiple image, video and sound file formats, including Canon RAW, MPEG, MP3 and WAV.
  • Extended PictBridge functionality
  • 4 8 digit image file password protection
  • 1/8 audio-out headphone jack

This is the EOS accessory many Canon professionals have been asking us for, said Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. As well as extending pro photographer back-up and storage capacity, there is no doubt the units will appeal to amateur photographers looking for more flexible, enjoyable and portable alternatives to the traditional photo album."

Multi-media versatility

In addition to the capacity to store Canon RAW and JPEG images, the Media Storage M30 and M80 units can also store and display / playback a variety of multi-media files. A headphone jack is provided for audio playback of MPEG as well as WAV and MP3 files.

Reliability and security
Designed for professional use, the units are robust, reliable and secure. The 1.8 HDD is chosen for its stability and superior protection features and both units are protected with a tough, rugged magnesium alloy outer casing. To avoid corruption, files are validated during upload from memory card. To prevent unauthorised access, images and other files can be protected with an up to 8 digit password.

Battery convenience
For EOS photographer convenience, the units take the BP 511A battery used in various EOS models including the EOS 5D, EOS 20D and EOS 30D, as well as professional products such as the WFT E1 Wireless File Transmitter.

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Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2006 - 10:52 AM

I'll stick with my Archos bit of kit, it's just as capable, looks nicer and I'm sure will be a fraction of the price of this!
I can see the Canon purists/snobs reaching for their wallets right now, thinking this is the best piece of kit available!...It must be it has Canon written on it!.....Fools!

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sidaorb  83857 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2006 - 10:54 AM

Great looking product, but am I the only one who cant find it on Canon's website?


25 Sep 2006 - 1:25 PM

That's a nice touch - using the BP-511/512 batteries that the 300D/350D/30D etc use. It means you always have the ability to grab a spare battery from somewhere - and only carry one charger.

25 Sep 2006 - 3:01 PM

osman123, don't judge so quickly. Clearly you have some issues!

LAF  111735 forum posts
25 Sep 2006 - 3:13 PM

How long until we see DSLRs with 80Gb of onboard storage then?

Big Bri
Big Bri  1215508 forum posts England
26 Sep 2006 - 9:33 AM

(reaches for his wallet)


Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2006 - 12:42 PM

Issues....Me?....You don't know the half of it!
I'm just cynical of Canon and the way they rip their customers off!
Sorry for that....NOT!

Ade Smile

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