Canon has unveiled a new photo-storage device, Connect Station CS100, which provides a central hub for storing image and movie files in a single location.
Canon’s new Connect Station CS100, shown with its remote controller. (Source: Canon.)
Designed to accept data from a variety of devices, the Connect Station CS100 provides one terabyte of storage capacity and supports Wi-Fi, NFC and USB wired connections as well as CF and SD memory card slots. File formats supported include JPEG, CR2.RAW, MOV, MP4 and AVCHD, although only the embedded JPEG in the raw files is displayed. The device comes with a software interface that enables users to organise image and movie files by shooting date, file format and type of camera used and create customised albums.
An HDMI port allows it to be connected to a wide-screen TV set for viewing images and movies. Users can also view albums wirelessly on a smartphone, tablet or computer via a web browser. The dedicated infrared remote control lets users view content in date order, making it easy to organise image libraries via a TV set.
Users can also connect to the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY to share images and movies to irista, Canon’s cloud-based image management platform. Wireless printing of stored images is also supported using a connected PictBridge via Wireless LAN compatible printer.
Announced at CES today, the new Canon Connect Station CS100 will be available at selected retail stores from June 2015. Local pricing will be at retailers’ discretion. (The published MSRP is US$299.)