Any quick way of transfer pictures from a Canon DSLR to a phone or tablet?

Discussion in 'Digital and Video Cameras' started by bigrash, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. bigrash

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    Stupid question, I know. The Nikon has this wireless adapter http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Wireless.../dp/B007VGGIB6 so I was wondering if there's something similar for Canon. Or is there a way to transfer the data via a cable? I have a Nexus 7 tablet which uses a Micro USB.
     
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    You could use Eye Fi card?
     
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    don't most cameras come with a microUSB slot and a microUSB to USB cable?
    couldn't you pick up a microUSB to microUSB cable, assuming the tablet will accept mass storage devices?

    oh i guess that's what the nexus media importer is for.
    hmm kinda hard to find microUSB male-male cables, you'd probably be better off with a USB female to microUSB male converter.
     
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    Canon uses miniUSB, so he'd have to find a miniUSB to microUSB.

    I do like your idea of using a gender changer though :p

    mini-B USB -> USB-A <-> USB Female-to-Female -> USB-A -> microUSB-B

    Actually, after thinking about it, he'll need the USB OTG adapter.
     
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    Unfortunately I don't think they make Eye-Fi compactflash card. That would have been awesome :(

    Thanks, I'm gonna try that. Looks like what I'm looking for.

    Yes, it looks like I'll need to buy a USB OTG adapter to use the nexus importer.
     
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    Well, there exist CF->SD adapters that may work.

    http://jesserosten.com/2010/wireless-tethering-to-ipad

    However, they're not officially supported.

    Here's a discussion on the adapters at eye-fi forums.

    http://forums.eye.fi/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1352&start=45#p13746

    Most people say it works well with any camera newer than the 5D. (The MK-II is highly reported as working great)

    Of course, you didn't say which camera you have. :)
     
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    Wow that's actually pretty cool. I might give this a try. Only downside is that it only works with old 2gb eye-fi card (on my Canon 7D).
     
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    Thanks for the recommendation. I bought a USB OTG adapter and it works perfectly with that app.

    By the way, I also looked into getting an eye-fi card with a SDHC to CF adapter, but the app+otg adapter option was a lot cheaper. Might go the eye-fi card way in the future.
     
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