Your new dSLR assistant
With tablets set to dwarf other tech gifts this holiday season, according to a recent CNET reader survey, we got to thinking about all the people who may be enjoying a shiny new tablet very soon. Surely they'll use it to watch movies, play games, send e-mail, and visit their favorite online haunts. But there are lots of other cool, creative (and possibly less obvious) uses for the portable computers. In this gallery, we round up some of our favorite off-the-beaten-path ideas for taking advantage of tablets, starting with turning them into a dSLR's best new accessory.
Thanks to the ever-useful USB On-the-Go adapter and the Download DSLR Android app, which offers advantages like better focus, time-lapse photography, and even the option to share photos the moment they're shot, you can use your Android tablet to augment your camera and open doors to a range of new shooting options and flexibility.
Once you're connected, every function available on your camera shows up on your Android device's screen and a large live view displays your shot. As CNET's Sharon Vaknin says in her how-to piece on controlling a dSLR with an Android device, a camera-to-Android setup can add a lot of utility and fun to your normal shooting routine.
December 16, 2013 10:00 AM PST
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| Caption by: Leslie Katz
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