I bought my granddaughter a Panasonic LUMIX TZ50 but, we can not upload the pictures on my computer. We have used the usb cable but the computer will not recognize it.
If you’re anything like TechDad Central, you have way too many cables lying around the house … and you can never find the one you need when you need it.
This cabling conundrum has always been one of my biggest complaints in dealing with digital photography. I’m always searching for the connection cable to upload the pics from the camera. I usually get frustrated and just leave them on the camera until the media card gets full and then finally spend the time cable-searching.
I recently saw an advert for the WIRELESS Panasonic LUMIX TZ50 and went into immediate “search and acquire” mode to get my hands on it. What exactly was a “wireless” digital camera and would this be my cabling panacea?
I’m not a digital photo snob so I won’t drone on about megapixels and the benefits of manual versus optical zoom. I can safely say that the LUMIX Z50 takes great photos, decent movies (in video mode, when needed) and has auto-stabilization to cancel out your usual shakiness. It’s an excellent digital camera
But that’s not why it makes TechDad Central’s “must have” list. It’s all about the wireless!
This camera includes an easy to set-up WiFi capability along with a free year’s subscription to connect via T-Mobile hotspots (that’s right …1 year for FREE). In practical terms this means that in my home or office, I simply upload my photos via the wireless network. I don’t even need to be near a computer to move the photos. On the road, any time I’m within the range of a T-Mobile hotspot I can upload the photos wirelessly straight from the camera.
The pics get uploaded directly to my Picasa Web Albums account and from there I can edit, catalog and distribute the photos to my heart’s content.
So no more cable safaris either at home or on the road … and one less cable for me to lose.