Eye-Fi, the manufacturer of SD memory cards and SDHC cards with Wi-Fi, has released a solution to an issue that prevented their cards from working with the Nikon D800 and D800E.
In early October, Eye-Fi confirmed a compatibility issue that impacted the use of Direct Mode in the Nikon D800. Though the two products were marketed as compatible, consumers were “unable to use Eye-Fi’s Direct Mode, and in some cases unable to use any of the card’s Wi-Fi capabilities as all.”
According to an Eye-Fi representative, the company determined the issue was caused by interference emanating from the unique USB 3 connector inside the camera. The update provided by Eye-Fi changes the card’s broadcast channel to prevent further interference issues.
“By default, Direct Mode broadcasts on channel six. In the D800, due to noise that’s coming from the USB 3 interface, we needed to broadcast on channel 11,” Ziv Gillat, Eye-Fi co-founder, said.
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