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Thanks for the memories  July 26, 2012

Canon shows off Cross Media Station for charging, downloading

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Lexy spent her formative years taking a lot of photos and dreaming in technicolour. Nothing much has changed now she's covering all things photography related for CNET.

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Getting pictures off a camera is always the least interesting process in the photography cycle — until now. Meet the Canon Cross Media Station.

While the device was officially teased last month at the Canon Expo in New York, it's been showed off in the post-Photokina haze at the Canon Expo in Paris. When a camera is placed on its surface, the Cross Media Station automatically downloads pictures and video, and charges the battery via the inductive surface. Once the data has been offloaded, the device organises it using date, location or face detection sorting.

Images and video can also be viewed on a TV connected via HDMI. Expect this on shelves in two to three years.


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