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Expanded connectivity via USB hosting

External storage media

Your solid connection: external storage media

The WFT-E2/E2A/E3/E3A/E4/E4A has a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed terminal allowing external hard drive connection. An external hard drive is recognized by the camera as "External Media," using the [Automatic switch media], [Record separately] or [Record to multiple] function. You can also designate an external storage media as the destination directory for the [Image copy] function. In fact, entire image files may be backed up together with a DCIM folder by transferring the data from a CompactFlash or SD memory card to an external storage media.

Note: Compatible external storage media are those that meet the following criteria.
· USB mass storage class products
· Self-powered hard drive-type devices (bus-supplied power may be insufficient.)
· Image recording area must be formatted in FAT16 or 32 format and be smaller than 1TB, with a sector size of 512 bytes.
· SD memory card support is available only with the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark III.

Your global connection: GPS devices

The WFT-E2/E2A/E3/E3A/E4/E4A acquires latitude, longitude, altitude and Coordinated Universal Time data from a GPS device connected via USB and adds the information to an Exif data GPS tag. Such a record helps keep track of shooting location, time and date when taking aerial photos or capturing documentary content.

Note: As of August 2007, the WFT-E2/E2A/E3/E3A/E4/E4A is compatible with Garmin Ltd.'s GPSMAP series and eTrex series devices and Magellan Navigation Inc.'s eXplorist series DPS devices that output data using the NMEA 0183 Version 2.0.1 format or the Garmin protocol .
For more details on compatible GPS devices, please contact your local Canon customer service center.
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