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#1 Snoopy2005uk



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 15:31

I have around £200 - £250 to spend. 


I want to be able to connect my DSLR camera to it which is a Nikon D5100. I have seen some apps in the Android store that should be able to do this but I am unsure how I would connect the camera to the tablet. I assume I will need a USB port to be able to do it. Has anyone here done it that can help out? 


Other then that it will be used for a few games and surfing the web. 




Wouldn't mind a surface but they are out of my price range and I don't think they have an app for what I want to do. Not keen on iPads. Samsung galaxy looks good but not sure how I would go about with the lack of USB.



Any help would be fantastic. 



#2 Dashel



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 15:56


#3 OP Snoopy2005uk



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 18:20

Problem with that link is they are all out of my price range. But thanks anyway.

#4 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 18:28

Depends on the tablet and on the camera. The only tablet I have experience with is the Apple iPad. With the iPad you can use the camera connection kit to import photos ou have already taken but it does not allow for live viewing or tethered shooting, and Apple has not opened this to allow developers to utilize it. 

There is however a device that will connect to your camera that creates its own WiFi hotspot and allows u to fully control the camera via the iPad





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#5 vetSpyder


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 18:29

The ASUS MeMO Pad Smart 10.1 may be in your price range?  It has a standard usb port and what you get for the price seems good.


http://www.amazon.co...sus memo pad 10

#6 Mary_Carson


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 08:29

Galaxy is good and less pricey, for sure but I wouldn't trade the functionality of an iPad for it.


With iPad, your DLSR pictures appear in your i-device in just seconds. http://www.youtube.c...h?v=uehF41TICb4


Very impressive! Imagine being able to check your photos as soon as you take it on your iPad without even wires connecting to it.

#7 Skiver


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:07

I don't know much about linking up to your camera but in terms of a decently priced tablet I would look at the Nexus 7. I bought my daughter one for Xmas and she loves it, I loved it so much I went out and bought the Nexus 4 as my phone :)


#8 Aheer.R.S.


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:11

I would recomment one of those google tablets I saw in HMV a few weeks back, I'll go and check for the model

be right back



Couldn't find the one I was looking for to recommend, (just remember they were £70 ish...


But here's 2 I did find, please note, I have no idea if they're any good, I only looked to see if they could usb connect to your camera.





#9 OP Snoopy2005uk



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 14:45

Well in the end I bought a samsung galaxy tab 2 10.1. It was pushing my budget but it felt a lot nicer in my hands then any other I tried. I have managed to get a converter so I can use usb on it too which is a bonus.

Thanks for all your input guys.