Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 18 of 18

Thread: camera

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Redding, CA.
    My Bikes
    Giant trance II MTB, Centurion Accordo
    Posts
    187
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    camera

    Hello,
    I will be going on a week long tour. I will be getting a new camera to take pictures. I dont wont to lug a laptop. If I take a tablet can I down load the pictures on there and use the tablet to get on a wifi connection to update my journal? (Never used a tablet) how do you guys do it. Thanks

  2. #2
    Senior Member kstephens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Western Ky
    My Bikes
    Trek 1.5, Surly Long Haul Trucker, Trek
    Posts
    346
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You can buy an external card reader for most tablets. I know my wife has one for the Ipad that works fine.

  3. #3
    LET'S ROLL 1nterceptor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    WEST NEW YORK, USA
    My Bikes
    2013 Scott CR1 Pro carbon, 2013 Brompton S6L-X titanium, 2013 Citizen Tokyo steel
    Posts
    3,152
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The simplest and cheapest way would probably to take photos
    with a smartphone and upload with the same phone. Also you can
    take pictures with a tablet then upload. I have taken pictures on
    my phone, then put the microSD card in a tablet to upload on Flikr.
    So yeah, long story short you can do what you were asking in your
    first post.

  4. #4
    Senior Member wahoonc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    On the road-USA
    My Bikes
    Giant Excursion, Raleigh Sports, Raleigh R.S.W. Compact, Motobecane? and about 20 more! OMG
    Posts
    16,262
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I would use a smart phone and do a direct upload, or use a drop box type service. I use both Flickr and Picassa for uploading pictures from my phone. You can also buy a WiFi camera card. I have never used one so I don't know how well they work, but certainly an option to consider.

    Aaron
    Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
    _Nicodemus

    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
    _krazygluon

  5. #5
    coprolite fietsbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    NW,Oregon Coast
    My Bikes
    7
    Posts
    916
    Mentioned
    31 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    or bring more memory cards. fill them and put in another one.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Waco Texas
    My Bikes
    Cannondale F2000
    Posts
    203
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you have an iPad then you can get one of these which will let you pull photos off your camera's SD card:

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC...connection-kit

    I don't know how to do it with non-Apple tablets such as a Google Nexus or Kindle Fire but I suspect it is even easier as they generally have USB ports so you can probably use the cable that came with the camera.

    If you have not yet bought a camera then you could get one of the new ones that has wifi connectivity. Some of the new Cannon models will let you transfer photos directly to a tablet over wifi such as this one:

    http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerSho.../dp/B0075SUJQK

  7. #7
    Senior Member wahoonc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    On the road-USA
    My Bikes
    Giant Excursion, Raleigh Sports, Raleigh R.S.W. Compact, Motobecane? and about 20 more! OMG
    Posts
    16,262
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by texasdiver View Post
    If you have an iPad then you can get one of these which will let you pull photos off your camera's SD card:

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC...connection-kit

    I don't know how to do it with non-Apple tablets such as a Google Nexus or Kindle Fire but I suspect it is even easier as they generally have USB ports so you can probably use the cable that came with the camera.

    If you have not yet bought a camera then you could get one of the new ones that has wifi connectivity. Some of the new Cannon models will let you transfer photos directly to a tablet over wifi such as this one:

    http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerSho.../dp/B0075SUJQK
    Google Nexus doesn't have any type of expansion slot. You can hook up an adapter however it requires unlocking and rooting the device. Other tablets may have micro SD slots or possibly USB ports, varies by manufacturer.

    Aaron
    Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
    _Nicodemus

    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
    _krazygluon

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Waco Texas
    My Bikes
    Cannondale F2000
    Posts
    203
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    Google Nexus doesn't have any type of expansion slot. You can hook up an adapter however it requires unlocking and rooting the device. Other tablets may have micro SD slots or possibly USB ports, varies by manufacturer.

    Aaron
    For real? That blows. I was actually looking at the Nexus as a possible cheap photo management and blog posting device while bike touring. I don't have a Nexus but according to the .pdf manual you can transfer files too and from the Nexus via the micro USB port that is also used for charging. Here's what the manual says:

    Transfer files through USB: You can use a USB cable to transfer music, pictures, and other files from your tablet to a computer and vice versa. This connection uses the MTP protocol, which is supported by most recent versions of Windows but not by Mac OS X. For file transfer to Mac OS X, you use the free Android File Transfer application.


    Windows transfer

    1. Connect your tablet to the USB port on your computer. Its USB storage is mounted as a drive and appears on your computer screen.

    2. Copy files back and forth as you would using any other external device.

    3. When you finish, eject the tablet from within Windows before unplugging the USB cable.
    But perhaps this doesn't work when one uses the micro-USB port to connect directly to a camera?

  9. #9
    Senior Member wahoonc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    On the road-USA
    My Bikes
    Giant Excursion, Raleigh Sports, Raleigh R.S.W. Compact, Motobecane? and about 20 more! OMG
    Posts
    16,262
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You can hook it to a lap top, but you cannot hook other items to it without unlocking and root. I have done it with mine and use an app called StickMount that allows me to utilize a card reader or flash/thumb drives. If you decide to got with the Nexus and want to unlock and root it I recommend going with Wugfresh I have used it on several tablets. I prefer the Android platform over the others at this point.

    Aaron
    Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
    _Nicodemus

    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
    _krazygluon

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Northern VT
    My Bikes
    recumbent & upright
    Posts
    1,573
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    IMHO, get a large memory card - 32 or 64 GB and don't worry about down loading the images. 32 gb should give you a thousand or more images (of course depending on your camera's resolution). Also make sure you have enough battery power or back up battery packs - sometimes hard to charge batteries.
    ride long & prosper

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Waco Texas
    My Bikes
    Cannondale F2000
    Posts
    203
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    You can hook it to a lap top, but you cannot hook other items to it without unlocking and root. I have done it with mine and use an app called StickMount that allows me to utilize a card reader or flash/thumb drives. If you decide to got with the Nexus and want to unlock and root it I recommend going with Wugfresh I have used it on several tablets. I prefer the Android platform over the others at this point.

    Aaron
    Is that specific to the Nexus or something that is a problem with all the android tablets? I have a full sized iPad now but I was thinking of perhaps getting a cheap nexus for travel. But sounds like I'd probably be better off with an iPad mini.

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    358
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just buy a 128GB flash memory card for your camera. It will hold thousands of full res pictures.

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    High Falls, Ga
    My Bikes
    Old but Useful Huffy
    Posts
    118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by texasdiver View Post
    Is that specific to the Nexus or something that is a problem with all the android tablets? I have a full sized iPad now but I was thinking of perhaps getting a cheap nexus for travel. But sounds like I'd probably be better off with an iPad mini.
    I have a Nexus 7. I have rooted it, got an app called Stickmount, and bought a cheap $3 cable. Now I can transfer stuff just like I could with a computer, with the benefit of also charging whatever I plug in. I have plugged in a blackberry, a usb drive, and a DSLR so I assure you this option could work and it is much cheaper.

  14. #14
    Senior Member wahoonc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    On the road-USA
    My Bikes
    Giant Excursion, Raleigh Sports, Raleigh R.S.W. Compact, Motobecane? and about 20 more! OMG
    Posts
    16,262
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by texasdiver View Post
    Is that specific to the Nexus or something that is a problem with all the android tablets? I have a full sized iPad now but I was thinking of perhaps getting a cheap nexus for travel. But sounds like I'd probably be better off with an iPad mini.
    The Nexus is the only one that I am aware of, I have played with the Samsung 10 and it had a card expansion slot on it. Unlocking and rooting is not a huge deal, especially if you do it right away. My work just bought 30 Nexus 7 tablets to use as an electronic media storage system for our job sites.

    My wife is an Apple person, they drive me nuts because I can't change the settings the way I want to.

    Aaron
    Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
    _Nicodemus

    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
    _krazygluon

  15. #15
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    38,889
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rowan and I brought something between the size of notebooks and netbooks with us on our tour ... they aren't much bigger than a tablet, but offer the functionality of a laptop. And I downloaded my photos onto mine.

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    northern Deep South
    My Bikes
    Fuji Touring, Novara Randonee
    Posts
    1,811
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I tend toward belt + suspenders. Back camera up onto netbook, back netbook up onto thumb drives, mail one set of thumb drives home.

    If all electronics are really out to get you, am I still paranoid?

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Waco Texas
    My Bikes
    Cannondale F2000
    Posts
    203
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathon94 View Post
    I have a Nexus 7. I have rooted it, got an app called Stickmount, and bought a cheap $3 cable. Now I can transfer stuff just like I could with a computer, with the benefit of also charging whatever I plug in. I have plugged in a blackberry, a usb drive, and a DSLR so I assure you this option could work and it is much cheaper.
    Thanks. my employer provides me with a WiFi iPad in an otterbox which makes it a beast. I'm free to use it for personal use (although I'm not sure that a bike tour is what they had in mind). But it stays in my shoulder bag 24/7 so I don't really need another tablet for around home. I teach HS and my district is rolling out iPads for students next year so they want teachers to use them as much as possible now (for personal as well as school business) so we are up to speed with them when all the kids have them. Problem is that it is only WiFi and I'd rather have a tablet that has cellular service so I can surf, do email, blog postings etc on the road, in camp grounds and the like. I could go buy another iPad but that seems excessive and duplicates what I have for free. So the smaller Nexus 7 or perhaps the Kindle Fire seems like a decent alternative for road use. Mainly what I have in mind is internet surfing, email, blog posting, and limited photo editing in support of blog posting (just cropping and reducing file sizes for the most part). I know the iPad will do all of that beautifully. I'm not sure about the Nexus or Fire or other similar small tablets.

  18. #18
    Senior Member wahoonc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    On the road-USA
    My Bikes
    Giant Excursion, Raleigh Sports, Raleigh R.S.W. Compact, Motobecane? and about 20 more! OMG
    Posts
    16,262
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by texasdiver View Post
    Thanks. my employer provides me with a WiFi iPad in an otterbox which makes it a beast. I'm free to use it for personal use (although I'm not sure that a bike tour is what they had in mind). But it stays in my shoulder bag 24/7 so I don't really need another tablet for around home. I teach HS and my district is rolling out iPads for students next year so they want teachers to use them as much as possible now (for personal as well as school business) so we are up to speed with them when all the kids have them. Problem is that it is only WiFi and I'd rather have a tablet that has cellular service so I can surf, do email, blog postings etc on the road, in camp grounds and the like. I could go buy another iPad but that seems excessive and duplicates what I have for free. So the smaller Nexus 7 or perhaps the Kindle Fire seems like a decent alternative for road use. Mainly what I have in mind is internet surfing, email, blog posting, and limited photo editing in support of blog posting (just cropping and reducing file sizes for the most part). I know the iPad will do all of that beautifully. I'm not sure about the Nexus or Fire or other similar small tablets.
    I use the Nexus 7 in the wifi format then us an Android phone with the FoxFi app to connect to the internet. You can buy Nexus 7 tabs with cellular connectivity, but it comes at a price. FWIW My Nexus will typically only need charging every 3-4 days under my normal use, my wife can only get 2 days out of her Ipad which does have the cellular. I realize that is not a true comparison. Our company Nexus 7 tabs with the wifi off get 8-10 days before needing a charge. I think Android does a better job of power management than Apple.

    Aaron
    Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
    _Nicodemus

    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
    _krazygluon

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •