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Best tablet to use with an EM1?

I'm thinking of getting a tablet to use generally and want to make sure it's going to be OK with the wireless functions of the EM1. Not started any real research yet but do like the look of the Samsung Galaxy note 10.1 with the s pen feature. Anyone any idea if this would be ok or if there are better options around?
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Re: Best tablet to use with an EM1?

While the iPad works with the camera OK, it is an absolute pain in transferring anything from iPad to PC & PC to iPad without iTunes (& with other software). I hate iTunes.
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Re: Best tablet to use with an EM1?

Not too happy with the Samsung Note 10.1. They (Samsung) totally drop the support for it a few months after the launch.
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Re: Best tablet to use with an EM1?

Thanks Ross that's just the type of user experience I was after. Difficulty with file transfer to make back-ups on holidays would be a big demerit for an iPad in my book.
Blu-by-u that doesn't sound very good either for the Samsung especially as the one I was looking at was a new update for 2014- hopefully that's fully supported. If you have the Note 10.1 can you give me a few other comments i.e how does it cope with file transfer for holiday backups and does the android system interface with the EM1 as well as the iPad reportedly does? Any gripes with its operation in general?
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Re: Best tablet to use with an EM1?

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Thanks Ross that's just the type of user experience I was after. Difficulty with file transfer to make back-ups on holidays would be a big demerit for an iPad in my book.
Blu-by-u that doesn't sound very good either for the Samsung especially as the one I was looking at was a new update for 2014- hopefully that's fully supported. If you have the Note 10.1 can you give me a few other comments i.e how does it cope with file transfer for holiday backups and does the android system interface with the EM1 as well as the iPad reportedly does? Any gripes with its operation in general?
When using the iPad for transferred files by wifi it does reduce the size too plus no storage of raw files & I think that applies to android too. You're better off having a number of SD cards.
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Re: Best tablet to use with an EM1?

There are software apps for the iPad which make cross-transfer of files to and from PC easy. The major stumbling block is that iPads cannot take microSD cards to enhance storage. On the other hand, once again apps can allow you to use certain, powered, external HDDs.

Every Samsung product I have bought has failed just outside warranty. I am not alone in this experience.

Best is to buy a small laptop, either Apple or PC.
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Re: Best tablet to use with an EM1?

I use my iPad to control my E-M1 using OIS and it does a good job however, I transfer images to my PC using a card reader.

You may want to look at the HUDL2, my wife had one and has used OIS on it to control her E-M10 it appears to work as well as the iPad at a fraction of the cost.

Should my iPad die, I'd certainly consider the HUDL2 as a replacement.

I hope this helps.

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Re: Best tablet to use with an EM1?

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I use my iPad to control my E-M1 using OIS and it does a good job however, I transfer images to my PC using a card reader.

You may want to look at the HUDL2, my wife had one and has used OIS on it to control her E-M10 it appears to work as well as the iPad at a fraction of the cost.

Should my iPad die, I'd certainly consider the HUDL2 as a replacement.

I hope this helps.

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It might be possible to transfer images that way, but what about PDFs? I usually just download them again on the ipad, but it would be nice to be able to copy them easily. I was using Ixilsoft (for a price) on my laptop with win 8 that has stopped working & now I use an HP laptop with win 7. I haven't added anything yet. The other pain with the ipad is its inability to display certain web sites like this live weather site (I think requires 'flash player') http://www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/weather/springwood/ Still if android tablets have their problems too, then use the best of the bad bunch then, but I do agree with Stephen, go for a small PC laptop.
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Re: Best tablet to use with an EM1?

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While the iPad works with the camera OK, it is an absolute pain in transferring anything from iPad to PC & PC to iPad without iTunes (& with other software).
I think this may be a bit overstated. Install Photo Transfer App on iPad and you only need web browser on PC or Mac - no software required on desktop/laptop and done wirelessly.

I bought an iPad rather than Samsung albeit nearly 2 years ago because photo support seemed so much better supported on the former. It is of course, more than likely that Android has improved in the interim.

What do you want to use the tablet for? Until you have answered that question it is impossible to make a recommendation.
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Re: Best tablet to use with an EM1?

Phill, I bought the Samsung Tablet 10.1 two years ago for "showing proof images in my Flickr" - and picking up emails when away from home a BONUS it is invaluable with the ONE just to look at your captures (on the journey home - while Nicks driving or on the train or coach).
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Re: Best tablet to use with an EM1?

I looked into this specifically for photography using my OMD1 and holidays and have gone down the route of a 10" Notebook PC running Windows 8.1. It is a ASUS X102BA AMD A-Series 10.1 Inch 4GB 500GB Touch (Argos 220). Brought it on Black Friday so still getting to know it. Not keen on the Windows start screen so mainly use desktop. It does run apps although I am not fully into this yet.

It has; USB3 & USB 2 ports, HDMI output, a SDHC card slot, a 500GB drive I am using it with Olympus Capture (via the USB cable it is very quick and pictures downloaded to PC), Olympus Viewer 3, Cardrecovery software, Lightroom 5.7 64bit (although a bit slow and not for serious editing). Hoping Adobe will bring a Windows app out like the mobile version. The main use will be to sort and rate pictures using colour coding and then export catalogue for main desktop pc.

File transfer is very quick using USB3 and the on board card reader. Because it has touch screen Olympus Capture work with the AF touching the screen if that's the way you want to shoot.

Not sure if this helps as you have not said why you want a tablet, is it for the size or the running of apps?

Good luck with your choice.

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Re: Best tablet to use with an EM1?

I have the Samsung Tab S 10.5 and that works ok with the EM-1 & the Olympus app.Great screen to..
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Re: Best tablet to use with an EM1?

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I looked into this specifically for photography using my OMD1 and holidays and have gone down the route of a 10" Notebook PC running Windows 8.1. It is a ASUS X102BA AMD A-Series 10.1 Inch 4GB 500GB Touch (Argos 220). Brought it on Black Friday so still getting to know it. Not keen on the Windows start screen so mainly use desktop. It does run apps although I am not fully into this yet.

It has; USB3 & USB 2 ports, HDMI output, a SDHC card slot, a 500GB drive I am using it with Olympus Capture (via the USB cable it is very quick and pictures downloaded to PC), Olympus Viewer 3, Cardrecovery software, Lightroom 5.7 64bit (although a bit slow and not for serious editing). Hoping Adobe will bring a Windows app out like the mobile version. The main use will be to sort and rate pictures using colour coding and then export catalogue for main desktop pc.

File transfer is very quick using USB3 and the on board card reader. Because it has touch screen Olympus Capture work with the AF touching the screen if that's the way you want to shoot.

Not sure if this helps as you have not said why you want a tablet, is it for the size or the running of apps?

Good luck with your choice.

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I think, given the amount of FREE Wifi available now - I would go down the small Toshiba Notebook route then I can add in Photo download and editing software too

Phill, want a Samsung tablet ? going very cheap
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Re: Best tablet to use with an EM1?

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I'm thinking of getting a tablet to use generally and want to make sure it's going to be OK with the wireless functions of the EM1. Not started any real research yet but do like the look of the Samsung Galaxy note 10.1 with the s pen feature. Anyone any idea if this would be ok or if there are better options around?
Any help very gratefully received as tablets are something I've no idea about.
Hi Phill,
I purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (with S Pen) a couple of years ago and its been a perfect solution for taking on trips backing up and viewing images taken. At the time I went for the 16 GB version purchased a 64GB microSD and popped that in for the extra storage. No messing with ITunes or extra software for transfering of files, just plug your SD card or USB stick into a readily available adapter and Bob's your Uncle.... simple
To be honest I haven't tried the wifi with the E-M1 because it's so easy with plugging in the SD card. Now you've mentioned it I'll give it a go.
Btw I'm still using the very same tablet on daily basis and I'm still very pleased with it.

Edit: The wifi works perfectly
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I think, given the amount of FREE Wifi available now - I would go down the small Toshiba Notebook route then I can add in Photo download and editing software too

Phill, want a Samsung tablet ? going very cheap
That's fine except Android or iPad/iPhone are suited for Olympus iShare but PCs aren't, unless you use this program to run it. http://www.digitalkamera.de/Fototipp...trol/9024.aspx
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