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Picture Porter 35 

Digital Foci | Picture Porter 35

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Product highlights:

  • 500GB portable photo storage with 3.5" screen 
  • Directly copy from SD, SDHC, MS, MS Duo
  • Supports RAW image viewing from DSLRs
  • Advanced file management features
  • USB host function allows direct connection to USB drives, camcorders, and external hard drives
  • PC & Mac compatible

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Price: $349.00  

  • Picture Porter 35: portable photo storage viewer

    Digital Foci | Picture Porter 35       Watch the product video to learn about the basics of Picture Porter 35

    Store, View & Manage Digital Photos Anywhere You Go

    Digital Foci | Picture Porter 35 thumbnail View

    Perfect for consumers, professional photographers while traveling, on vacation, or on photo shoots, Picture Porter 35 lets you instantly and securely store and view digital photos, music and video on its hard drive wherever you go. It is a portable photo manager featuring a 3.5-inch color LCD screen for easy viewing; large built-in 500GB hard drive; and a multi-format memory card reader; and fast copy speeds of 1GB of data under 90 seconds.

    Picture Porter 35 gives you the photo management features you need to eliminate bringing a computer on the road, makes it easy to sort through and organize newly acquired photos on the spot, and provides a great way to carry your entire photo collection to show and share whenever you need.

    Directly Copy from SD, SDHC, MS 

    Digital Foci | Picture Porter 35 - Card Copy

    With Picture Porter 35, you can instantly back up your precious pictures so you can keep snapping away. Simply insert the memory card from your digital camera into Picture Porter 35 and download images into its built-in hard drive. You can copy and archive photos directly from memory cards, without the need for lugging around a heavy laptop. With its large LCD display, you can clearly inspect the photos before deciding which are keepers and which to need to be re-shot.

    Picture Porter 35 works with all popular media card formats, including SD, SDHC, Memory Stick, MS PRO, MS Duo, and CF (not including UDMA CF, see below). You can also easily make yourself copies of photos taken from friend's and family member's digital cameras for instant archival of special picture moments. Please note that SDXC cards are not supported. 

    How to Back Up UDMA Compact Flash Cards

    Digital Foci | Picture Porter 35 USB card readerNote that high-speed UDMA CF cards are not supported directly through the CF card slot. Typically, cards rated as 200x or 30MB/s or higher will not be compatible. These UDMA CF cards can be copied through a card reader using the USB connection.  

    The image here shows the method of connection to the Picture Porter 35:
    1. Connect the included small USB-OTG cable to Picture Porter 35.
    2. Insert the UDMA CF card to the memory card reader (not included).
    3. Connect the small end of the included standard USB cable to the memory card reader, and the big end of the Standard USB cable to the open end of the USB-OTG cable.

    With this setup, your high-speed CF card will appear on the Picture Porter 35 as the USB icon. And you can easily back up your UDMA CF card this way.

    Incremental Backup Convenience

    Picture Porter 35 features an incremental backup feature that allows you to save new photos to an existing folder in the Backup Directory. This makes backing up photos even more convenient and improves the photo management features for professional photographers and vacationers alike.

    DSLR Support for Pro and Travel Photography 

    Digital Foci | Picture Porter 35 Histogram & EXIF

    Picture Porter 35 supports RAW image viewing with zoom, EXIF, and histogram data to let you examine photos in great detail from a wide selection of DSLRs including a variety of Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Olympus, Sony, Pentax, Panasonic models. Click here to view the current list of the supported camera models.

    In addition, with the new IPTC support, users can also view IPTC metadata, such as headline, copyright owner, and comments embedded in the photos.

    USB-Host Function For Connecting to External Hard Drives, USB Flash Drives, and Camcorders

    Digital Foci | Picture Porter 35 Home ScreenThe USB-Host function lets you connect USB devices like USB Flash Drives, flash memory based camcorders, hard drive based camcorders, and external hard drives to Picture Porter 35. This provides a convenient and inexpensive method for making a secondary backup of critical photos.

    In a simple two-step process, you can easily back up the photos on your memory card to Picture Porter 35 and then connect an external hard drive to Picture Porter 35 to make a second backup. In general, most external USB hard drives are compatible with the Picture Porter 35 as long as the hard drive is able to be powered through the USB connection with the Picture Porter 35 and that the hard drive is formatted in the FAT32 file system (in Windows) or MS-DOS file system (in Mac).

    In addition, you can connect Picture Porter 35 to the internal flash memory of your digital camcorder and copy your recordings to free up the internal memory for more videos. Both the standard USB cable and a USB-OTG cable you need for this setup are included with your Picture Porter 35.  

    Advanced File Management Features 

    Digital Foci | Picture Porter 35Picture Porter 35 gives photographers file management features that eliminate the need altogether for a PC while on the road. You can make selections, copy, rename, delete files, sort files by name or date, and create new folders. This allows photographers to sort through and organize newly acquired photos while riding back in the car or plane or at any convenient opportunity.

    Picture Porter 35 becomes an integral part of your workflow. When you have free time during a shoot, whether on the plane or in a long taxi ride, use the Export feature to make a copy of your selected photos to the Export folder. After returning to your computer, copy the Backup folder contents (originals) to your data storage archive and copy the Export folder contents (selection for editing) to your working directly.

    PhotoMemo Recording and Playback 


    Digital Foci | Picture Porter 35The PhotoMemo feature lets you record specific notes or comments with your photos, and play the comments with each photo during photo playback. For example, while the ideas are fresh in your mind, you can make audio notes for your photos to review when you are ready to edit.

    You can also create a fun photo slideshow for your family and friends with personal audio messages introducing each photo. For business, enhance the slideshow presentation with pre-recorded material so you make sure to send the perfect message.

    User-removable and Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery 

    Picture Porter 35's battery life is approximately 3 hours for memory card copy (or 4 hours for continuous video playback). The battery compartment is easy to access when you need to remove and replace the Li-Ion battery. You can recharge the Li-Ion battery by connecting Picture Porter 35 to the included external AC power adapter, or to the computer USB port. There is also a car adapter available separately, if you want to recharge the battery in your vehicle. 

    If you are looking to extend the battery power of Picture Porter 35 without access to wall outlet, take a look at Battery Porter 12000Battery Porter 8000Battery Porter 5200, which are external battery packs that provide additional power to the Picture Porter 35. If you are looking for a device to recharge the Picture Porter 35 battery outside the device, take a look at the Universal Battery Charger

    Doubles as an External Hard Drive 

    Picture Porter 35 is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS with no driver required. Simply connect Picture Porter 35 II to your computer through USB connection to access your saved photos and videos.

    When the Picture Porter 35 is connected to the computer, the computer will recognize it as an USB Mass Storage Device. The computer will map the hard drive and allow you to access it just like any other storage device on your computer. With its 500GB capacity, you can use Picture Porter 35 like an external hard drive.  

    Please note that if you ever need to reformat the Picture Porter 35 hard drive, it needs to be formatted in FAT32 format (in Windows) or MS-DOS format (in Mac) for the card copy function to work. When the Picture Porter 35 hard drive is formatted in a file format other than FAT32, it will work as an external hard drive when connected to your computer, but the stand-alone card copying feature will not work.

    Product Features

    • One-touch operation and built-in card slots for instant photo backup directly from your digital camera memory card without the need of a computer
    • 3.5" Color LCD screen for viewing photos and video
    • Built-in card slots for instant photo backup from memory cards
    • Memory card support for SD, SDHC, Memory Stick, MS PRO, MS Duo, CF (UDMA CF required card reader)
    • RAW image viewing (zoom, EXIF, histogram) from DSLRs - View supported RAW format here
    • Fast copy speed - 1 GB in under 90 seconds
    • Bi-directional data transfer that allows direct transfer to and from memory cards
    • Incremental backup option lets you append new photos to an existing folder in the Backup Directory
    • Digital audio recorder with built-in mic
    • Image, music and video support: Image format support for JPEG, Tiff, BMP, GIF, RAW / Music format support for MP3, WMA, AAC / Video format support for MPEG-1, MPEG-4 SP, MJPEG
    • USB 2.0 for fast uploads and downloads to and from your computer
    • Supports IPTC information viewing
    • Advanced file management features: multi-select, copy, rename, delete files, sort by name/date, and create new folders
    • Create and edit playlists directly on device
    • USB-host function: connect to USB devices such as USB flash drives, flash memory based camcorders, hard drive based camcorders, and external hard drives
    • Removable Li-Ion battery rechargeable via USB or AC
    • Audio & video player with built-in speaker & earphone jack
    • Compatible with both Windows OS and Mac OS and functions as external hard drive when connected; no driver required
    • Dimensions: 5.4" (L) x 3.8" (W) x 1.2" (H)
    • Weight: 14 oz. (with hard drive and battery)


    What's in the Box

    • Picture Porter 35
    • AC power adapter
    • USB cable (to computer)
    • USB-OTG cable (to USB Mass Storage Device)
    • User-replaceable rechargeable Polymer Li-Ion battery
    • Earphones
    • Wrist strap
    • RCA cable for audio/video output
    • Custom carrying case
    • User's Guide
    • Quick Start Guide
  • Technical Specifications

     Model No PPR-350
     Memory Card Supported CompactFlash Type I (UDMA CF via Card Reader)
    SD, SDHC Card (does not support SDXC card)
    Memory Stick, MS PRO, MS Duo, MS PRO Duo 
     Hard drive capacity 5400rpm 2.5" SATA hard drive
     LCD screen 3.5" color TFT LCD screen with backlight (320 x 240 pixels)
     Computer interface USB 2.0
     USB device interface USB Host (to USB mass storage class devices)
     Transfer rate (device to computer) Up to USB 2.0 limit of 480 Mb/s
     Transfer rate (card to device) 1GB in under 90 seconds from CF card*
    *Actual copy speeds will vary by card type and file composition
     Image format support JPEG (baseline), TIFF (1 & 8 bits Grayscale, 8, 16, & 24 bits color),
    BMP (Monochrome, 8 bits color), GIF, RAW (see list)
     Video format support MPEG-4 SP (.mpg4) - (640x480@30fps)
    MPEG-1 (.mpg) - (640X480@30fps)
    MJPEG (.avi/.mov) - (640x480@30fps)
     Music format support MP3; WMA 7, 8, 9; AAC
     Photo viewing options Zoom, pan, rotate, thumbnail view, EXIF & histogram display,
    photo slideshow with IPTC comments display,
    photo slideshow with random sequence option,
    photo slideshow from Playlist
     File management features Copy, delete, rename files, create new folders, format hard drive
     Playlist management Create, edit, rename, change playback sequence
     Audio recording format support AAC
     Video TV-out NTSC, PAL
     Embedded speaker 8 Ohm, 1 Watt
     Embedded microphone Unidirectional mono mic
     Battery power 3.7V 2800mAh replaceable rechargeable Polymer Li-Ion battery
    Rechargeable via included AC adapter or USB port
     Battery life Up to 4 hours of continuous video playback;
    Up to 3 hours of memory card copy
     OS compatibility Windows OS
    Macintosh OS
    Linux 2.4 & later
     File system FAT 32
     External Power 100-240V AC to 5V/2A DC
     Dimensions 5.4” (L) x 3.8” (W) x 1.2” (H)
     Weight 14 oz. (with hard drive and battery)
  • Editorial Reviews

    • Outdoor Photographer Magazine - Gadget Bag: Field Storageop logo"Today’s sophisticated multimedia storage viewers (MSVs) offer large, bright LCD screens to browse images, making it possible to zoom in to check sharpness or delete the bad shots as necessary. Pro photographers use them to organize as well as store image files while on the road, and to create albums and slideshows to share with clients on the spot. Art directors never rest until the image they envisioned is in the can—so you can use an MSV to confirm a successful shoot.

      Picture Porter 35 from Digital Foci tips the scales at a svelte 14 ounces (with hard drive and battery), but packs up to a whopping 500 GB of storage space. It features a sharp, 3.5-inch LCD where you can browse, rotate, zoom, pan and view EXIF information or histograms. The Picture Porter 35 will display slideshows, including RAW images, and play audio files. PhotoMemo allows photographers to record comments with images and hear the comments during playback—a handy feature, particularly if your photo trek is of extended duration. Smaller capacities are available, but for long trips and large RAW files, this is the machine to pack."

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    • Arkansas Democrat-GazetteArkansas-DG-logo"I've tested past devices from Digital Foci, such as the Photo Safe II, intended to be used to back up photos. I was used to the Photo Safe's monochrome screen and simplistic controls. The Picture Porter takes that design to a whole new level, allowing user not only to back up photos but also to view and organize them and even turn them into a slideshow right in the device.

      ...I was impressed with the speed at which it saved my files. I was expecting a five- to 10-minute wait to back up over 300 photos. The device did it in a little over three minutes. I also used the Export feature to send 1.2GB to my SD card. Again, the transfer speed was about three minutes.

      ...The Porter had no problem at all readying my [Nikon NEF] photos, saving them, arranging them and viewing them. I also could rename folders or files and even arrange them into playlists to view slideshows... The device even lets you record voice memos and attach them to certain files."

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    Customer Reviews

    • "Not only is it, as its name implies, a picture viewer, but it also serves as a portable external hard drive. So within a few moments, I was able to pull my memory card from my Canon 5d MarkII, place it into the drive of the Picture Porter and download my images from the full memory card. Problem solved. I put the memory card back into the camera, re-formatted it and was able to go on taking more pictures. This device is slick and really easy to use.

      On top of it all, with its 3.5" media screen, I was able to quickly view my progress of my mornings shoot, checking composition, exposures and sharpness. I believe this to be a great device to have in the field and in the studio. In other words, I recommend it highly."

      - Ed Wargin, Professional Photographer – The Fresh Coast Project - (Minnetonka, MN)

    • "I've recently purchased the 500GB Picture Porter 35 to backup my CF Cards on photo shoots when I don't want to carry along my laptop, but do want to create a backup for all of my shots. And I want to see my RAW file shots without having to also capture a .jpg, which uses up CF cards faster and gives only a "general, pre-baked" version of the shot. The Picture Porter does this flawlessly, providing a large and bright viewing screen. In addition, I can choose to see detailed EXIF and IPTC metadata for my shots as well as a histogram, which is the icing on the cake!

      I never feel that my images are safe, unless I have multiple copies of them on different devices kept in separate locations. I accomplish this on the road with the PPR-35, which allows you to transfer files between itself and USB storage devices as well as from one external USB storage device to another! The PPR-35 comes with an On-The-Go USB adapter cable to let you use USB thumb drives or external USB hard drives. I use the OTG feature to connect a Buffalo USB 500GB Ministation external hard drive to the Picture Porter, giving me a total of 1.0 Terabyte of storage that takes up less than 4" x 5.5" x 2.5" of space!

      Their customer support is excellent. When I had a question before a shoot that I needed a quick answer for, their support department called me back on a Saturday, a non-scheduled workday for them! Kudos to Digital Foci and the Picture Porter 35."   

      - Jack Liebig, Owner, Steep Ascent Studio – - (SF Bay Area, CA)

  • Support

    Manual Downloads


    Firmware Download

    Current firmware version: v1.2.4. 
    To check the firmware version on your Picture Porter 35, go to "Setup" from the Home Screen and view under Technical Information.


    Additional Product Information

    Product Registration & Repairs

  • Accessories for Picture Porter 35 

    Picture Porter 35 Battery

    Digital Foci | Picture Porter 35 battery  
    Have a spare Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery on-hand while using your Picture Porter 35 away from an AC or USB power supply. 
    • 3.7V 2800mAh Polymer Li-Ion rechargeable battery
    • Rechargeable via AC power or USB power
    • Battery life: up to 4 hours of continuous video or up to 3 hours of card copy



    Car Charger for Picture Porter 35

    Digital Foci | Car power adapter 
    Provides additional source of power - plug it into your vehicle's cigarette lighter port and conveniently charge your digital devices on the go.
    • 5V/2A car power adapter / battery charger with DC plug
    • Compatible with: Picture Porter 35, Photo Safe II, Photo Safe, Photo Book, D-Light Box, and Picture Porter Elite



    Universal Battery Charger

    Digital Foci | Universal Battery Charger
    Use the Universal Battery Charger to conveniently charge extra batteries for your Picture Porter 35 without sacrificing the use of Picture Porter 35. See how it works here
    • Unique sliding base design with adjustable charging terminals
    • Works with almost all 3.6 ~ 7.4V Li-Ion batteries, AA/AAA NiMH/NiCD rechargeables, and USB powered devices such as your Smartphone



    Battery Porter 12000

    Digital Foci | Battery Porter 12000
    Use the external battery pack to conveniently recharge and power your Picture Porter 35 on the road. Note: We recommend that you also purchase a USB to DC Plug Cable for connecting Picture Porter 35 to the Battery Porter 12000. Picture Porter 35 can by charged by Battery Porter 12000 via the USB port, but it will charge much slower. 
    • 12000mAh external battery pack
    • Extend battery life of Picture Porter 35 by approximately 4 times (or 12 hours)



    Battery Porter 8000

    Digital Foci | Battery Porter 8000
    Use the external battery pack to conveniently recharge and power your Picture Porter 35 on the road. Note: We recommend that you also purchase a USB to DC Plug Cable for connecting Picture Porter 35 to the Battery Porter 8000. Picture Porter 35 can by charged by Battery Porter 8000 via the USB port, but it will charge much slower. See how it works here
    • 8000mAh external battery pack
    • Extend battery life of Picture Porter 35 by approximately 2.8 times (or 8.5 hours)



    Battery Porter 5200

    Digital Foci | Battery Porter 5200
    Use the external battery pack to conveniently recharge and power your Picture Porter 35 on the road. Note: We recommend that you also purchase a USB to DC Plug Cable for connecting Picture Porter 35 to the Battery Porter 5200. Picture Porter 35 can by charged by Battery Porter 5200 via the USB port, but it will charge much slower. See how it works here
    • 5200mAh external battery pack
    • Extend battery life of Picture Porter 35 by approximately 1.8 times (or 5.5 hours)



    Replacement AC Power Adapter for Picture Porter 35

    Digital Foci | AC power adapter
    Misplaced your AC power adapter for charging your Picture Porter 35? You may get a replacement here.
    • Input: 100V-240V 50/60Hz / Output: DC 5V/2A 



    Replacement USB Cable for Picture Porter 35

    Digital Foci | USB miniB cable 
    USB 2.0 5-Pin Mini-B Cable for connecting your Picture Porter 35 to the computer.  
    • Compatible with: Picture Porter 35, Photo Safe II, Photo Safe, Photo Book, D-Light Box, Image Moments 8, Image Moments 6, Pocket Album OLED, Picture Porter Elite, and Data Pocket



    Replacement USB-OTG Cable for Picture Porter 35

    Digital Foci | USB-OTG cable 
    USB-OTG cable for connecting USB flash drives or external hard drives with your Picture Porter 35.  
    • Compatible with: Picture Porter 35 and Photo Book



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    Digital Foci | Photo Safe II   
    320GB or 500GB portable photo storage device   
    • Directly copy from CF, SD, SDHC, MS, MS Duo
    • Copies all formats (including RAW images and videos), in their original file name and file structure
    • Copy status indicator displays percentage completed, copy confirmation, and number of files copied

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