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Old 07-18-14, 04:18 PM   #1
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Camera pics to Nexius 7?

We are currently con tour and I have a Nexus 7 and would like to download pics from my Nikon Cool Pix 6500 directly to my tablet. While in Bismarck, ND a young boy showed me how but I can't seem to remember the procedure.
Can anyone help a real neophyte ???
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Well, according to your camera's product page on the Nikon USA site- Nikon COOLPIX S6500 digital camera | compact digital camera, you can transfer the pictures via WiFi to your Nexus tablet. You will need to install a utility/app first (and there is a link to the appropriate app store). Alternatively, you should be able to 'sideload' by connecting a USB cable with the correct sized plugs*.

*Don't have that camera and I'm not downloading the PDF to verify that it does have a USB port, but most digital devices today charge via USB.
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If your camera supports WiFi like no1mad said it seems to, then that's the best solution. Download the app, put the phone in the right mode and that's it. Very easy and convenient.

If your camera doesn't support WiFi (like most), you have a few options :

1) you can buy a card reader that plugs into your tablet. A standard PC one won't work because the tablet is normally a usb device rather than a host, but you can get an adapter that will make it work, or just get an Android specific card reader. Then plug the card into the reader and the reader into the tablet and your files appear. I don't think any special app is required.

These devices also exist for iOS devices, though I think they only work on the iPad and not the iPhone or iPod, even though there's no technical reason they couldn't work on them except that Apple made them not work.

2) you can get one of the WiFi sdcards like a FlashAir or Eye-Fi. With those, you can connect the tablet to it the WiFI network the card creates and with their app (or sometimes a web service provided by the card) get at the pictures.
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Thanks for your reply! Went to a local Best Buy looking for the card reader. One of the young guys there took the time to show MW, a tech illiterate, to show me how to use the Wi-Fi. I had the camera and Tablet. He had me practice and when I got home I was able to repeat it!
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Using the Nexus 7 USB port to import pictures;
1 OTG (on-the-go) cable that provides a USB host port
2 Media Import app
3 USB card reader plugged into the OTG cable.
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Is the card reader specific for a Nexus?
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Is the card reader specific for a Nexus?
No, they generally work on any Android device.

And there is an iPad version as well, but as I said the iPad version won't work on unhacked iPhones or iPods, even though there's no technical reason why it shouldn't beyond Apple making it not work.
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