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Eye-Fi Pro X2 8GB SDHC memory card review and giveaway

What can I win?

In this giveaway you can win a Eye-Fi Pro X2 8GB SDHC memory card:

How do I win?

The rules are simple – just leave a comment to this post. One comment per person please. Don’t forget to add your email address (it will not be visible to the public and it will only be used to notify you in case you are the winner). I will close all comments in one week and will randomly pick the winner.

The best part?

This giveaway is open to anyone and is not restricted to US residents only, everyone is welcomed to participate.

Good luck!

Eye-Fi Pro X2 8GB SDHC memory card review


The Eye-Fi Pro X2 8GB SDHC memory card comes with a card reader and software that is embedded on the card. The software is installed by plugging the Eye-Fi card to the USB port of your computer (woks for both PC and Mac). The software can also be downloaded online.

The Eye-Fi software provides different settings for:

  • Network selection - this is where you can setup your Wi-Fi network.
  • Photos, RAW files and Videos is where you can specify the destination folder on your local computer and enable sharing to social network sites like Facebook, Flickr, MobileMe, Picasa, Nikon My PictureTown and others (see complete list).
  • Notifications: you can receive email, SMS, Twitter and Facebook notifications when media is uploaded to any of the social media sites.
  • Geotagging automatically tags images and videos with the current location.

All Eye-Fi X2 cards include 7 days free media storage on Eye-Fi View. If you want it to be available for longer than that, you can subscribe to Eye-Fi Premium either on a monthly ($4.99/mo) or annual ($49.99/year) basis.

Eye-Fi Pro X2 8GB SDHC memory card allows you also to upload RAW online (FTP):

Another interesting option is the Endless Memory where older images that are already uploaded online will be deleted:

Selective transfer: photographers can select which images are uploaded by using the cameras PROTECT function:

Here is an example where a sample image was automatically uploaded to my local computer, to the Eye-Fi View and to Nikon's MyPicturetown (the image is also present on the actual SD card):


Eye-Fi recently released also a free iPhone app (get it via iTunes) that allows you to wirelessly upload images from you iPhone to your computer.

The current version of the app will not receive photos or videos from the Eye-Fi SD card, but this functionality called Direct Mode will be added in the next few months and will open a whole new window of opportunities - you will be able to upload media online even if you do not have a Wi-Fi connection by simply using your iPhone (see also this video from the BBC):

The next video will give you an idea of the upload speed via a Wi-Fi 802.11n network (it took aprox. 25 seconds to transfer a 12.9MP NEF file from the camera to the computer):

At the time of this review the Eye-Fi Pro X2 8GB SDHC memory card costs $129.

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Disclosure: This giveaway is void where prohibited by law. All taxes are the responsibility of the winner. This giveaway is sponsored by Eye-Fi.
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  • Cathleen

    Nice!

  • g.svrg

    awesome!!! now with my d7000 it will be great to have one Eye-fi Pro!!
    thanks!!!

  • http://www.thelawlers.com Brian Lawler

    I have been looking at the Eye-fi cards for a while, wondering if it might be possible to use the new iPad 2 as a studio proofing tool. I shoot now with an iPhone app from OnOne that allows the camera to be tethered, and for images to show up on the phone.

    OnOne has the iPad version of that app now available for $49.99. But, the camera must still be tethered to the computer, and the computer sends the files to the camera/iPad.

    I want to be able to have the Eye-Fi card send the photos directly to the iPad, if possible.

  • Matteo

    Let’s try this :D

  • Christy

    Awesome! I’ve been reading about these – so excited for potential travel purposes. I have a 32gig iphone & would love to be able to use it as a backup while traveling as opposed to bringing a laptop or purchasing a single-purpose backup device. This will really expand the iphone’s functionality for photographers! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Claes

    Nice giveaway! :)

  • http://www.ghostrecon.net Ruin

    Great write-up! Thanks for the review

  • http://www.dvfotovideo.com marlon

    i want one! nice to send pictures with no clumsy wires ;)

  • http://www.yansfotos.de Yannick

    Awesome! =)

  • Steven Crawford

    Great review and giveaway.

  • T. Buschar

    Free memory and card reader would be great. Thanks for all your work on the website, check it several times a day for updates and I may be the only one NOT waiting for the new pro FX updates.

  • http://www.mattbostock.com Matt Bostock

    Here goes nothing! :-) That Eye-Fi card would surely be useful…

  • Alan B

    Need this!

  • Nay

    I’d love one for my new camera!

  • http://travisbelrose.blogspot.com Travis

    Not that I think I have a chance of winning the card with 3000+ commenters, but I do appreciate the timely review. For those of us with cameras that don’t have geotagging, it seems like an even more attractive feature than the wireless itself (which still looks mighty convenient).

  • chris

    I have the 2Gb version and would love to try the 8.

  • Dana

    Huzzah, photography!

  • http://andrey.lv Andrey Nikiforov

    Great review!

  • Robert Donovan

    Cool stuff

  • Hemen H. Mehta

    Great site, great info.
    Thank you.

  • http://nakedlens.org NakedLens

    Yeah, one of these would be really handy to avoid tripping on cables with tethered shooting!

  • Jens

    Like it!

  • http://www.emilykuphoto.com Emily

    Awesome giveaway! I’d love to try the eye-fi.

  • Simon

    Nice to see a competition including all readers of the site.

    Looks awesome would love to get my hands on it and give it a whirl.

  • BLi

    meh..

    j/k i want it! plzz!

  • John

    i want one of these really cool devices…..!!!!

  • Shawn

    This is a great product!

  • Gaston Rommens

    Great product.

    Does it work in all current DSLR’s?

  • Mark

    I’ve always wanted to try one of these! Great give away!

  • http://WWW.lisacarcases.com RayCarcases

    Thanksforsponsoringthegiveaway!

  • http://gatekiller.co.uk Stephen Hill

    Always worth a shot entering these competitions :)

  • Artis

    Great product! I would like to have one of those!

  • http://www.nealhibbert.com Neal Hibbert

    Looks a very sexy bit of kit, I want one :-) LOL

  • http://www.alamond.com/blog Robert Alamond

    Great post Thanks,

    Robert

  • acolade

    This is my post to win this Eye-Fi card :)

  • Rick

    I hope they add the ability to upload RAW files to Dropbox.

  • http://www.labellephoto.com Jean Labelle

    Would love to try this out!

  • Nuno Magalhaes

    Just great, i want one for my nikon d7000

  • Genco Koprulu

    here i am

  • Daniel Bartel

    I really enjoy Nikon Rumors. Keep digging up all the dirt you can and getting all us gear and photos nerds the info we crave. The Eye-Fi card seems like a great product.

  • Harry Wind

    Nice nice! Fits perfectly in my D7000 and even better: the colors match my country The Netherlands!

  • http://www.ryanchan.ca/blog Ryan

    LOVE the NikonRumor’s site. I check it out everyday to see what’s in the pipeline. Eye-Fi card looks cool, too.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/leandronagaoka/ Leandro

    eu queroooooooooooooooo

  • Kevin Maher

    Cool. I want one.

  • Cjmacyogi

    Please!

  • http://flickr.com/cdevers Chris Devers

    Cool!

  • Matias Ruiz

    I really want one of this eye fi cards , I will even buy and ipad2 to work with, its awesome

  • http://tarrantj.com tarrantj

    ooh. awesome, perfect with the d7000!

  • Mark Hancock

    Great site, great giveaway – keep up the excellent work!!

  • http://ourcrewisclassic.com the_architect

    yowzers.

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