View Full Version : Second generation battery grips!
7th of December 2006 (Thu), 00:33
Alright, it isn't a rumour, or much of a prediction, but what do you think the chances are Canon - or indeed any other camera producer - would create a battery grip (intergrated or otherwise) that:
a.) Is a rechargable battery within itself
b.) Contains a miniture hard-drive
c.) Has Bluetooth/Infra-Red connectivity
I'd dearly love to see one, but I'd reckon Canon would opt out of such an idea purely because of the amount of sales they can make with batteries and single-feature accessories. :(
I can dream, though... right? :confused: :D
7th of December 2006 (Thu), 08:54
I especially like the wireless thought - Canon really lags in this area.
The other two are interesting as well - perhaps as an option for the successor to the 30D. . .
21st of December 2006 (Thu), 09:50
Heck of an idea!
Though I doubt the cameras themself can transfer data through the grip pins. But if they started making the cameras with a female firewire socket then the grip could do just about anything... Backup HD, wireless transfer, build in Pocket Wizard, etc.
21st of December 2006 (Thu), 10:01
a built in Pocket Wizard.. now that would be great! How about a gps chip to automatically record the location of every shot?
21st of December 2006 (Thu), 16:59
And perhaps a built-in laser sight! :D :razz:
I love all these ideas, guys - I wish they'd become reality, though. For now I'll have to put up with the BG-E3 I'm hopefully receiving for Christmas, hehe.
29th of December 2006 (Fri), 20:42
A grip with a modular component would be a superb idea. Lets hope Canon do a better job than the awful BG-E2 though.
3rd of January 2007 (Wed), 19:05
I don't think that adding more is possible as the communication port in the battery channel is very limited.
7th of January 2007 (Sun), 06:22
Nice idea for the next generation models though.
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