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03-30-2015, 09:27 PM   #1
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transfer photos from K50 to excite tablet

I would like to view my pictures from my Pentax K50 on my excite tablet when i am out camping away from internet. I use o.t.g. cord to connect to the tablet but my tablet won't recognize the camera. Do I need a App to do this ?

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You need a Mobi Eye-Fi SD card. There is no other way I'm aware of.
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Yup, an SD card with wi-fi (not necessarily EyeFi) is the way to go. The latest K-S2 has finally gotten its own built-in wireless.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Yup, an SD card with wi-fi (not necessarily EyeFi) is the way to go. The latest K-S2 has finally gotten its own built-in wireless.
Does the K50 support anything besides EyeFi?

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I have never been able to get my Eye-Fi chip to do anything...well except to store images!

I take the old fashioned route: Just pull the chip physically out of the camera and put it into the tablet. Takes seconds and is a lot less aggravating than trying to get the chip to talk to the computer.

Since the excite is a microSD you'd have to take the extra step of taking it out of the full size SD adapter too.
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I've never tried, but I think if your tablet supports OTG and pendrives, then it should support your K-50 in MSC USB mode. Some android devices supports USB OTG, but doesen't supports pendrives. (Just mouse and keyboard.)
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QuoteOriginally posted by jgnfld Quote
I have never been able to get my Eye-Fi chip to do anything...well except to store images!

I take the old fashioned route: Just pull the chip physically out of the camera and put it into the tablet. Takes seconds and is a lot less aggravating than trying to get the chip to talk to the computer.

Since the excite is a microSD you'd have to take the extra step of taking it out of the full size SD adapter too.
Micro SD failures in cameras seem common, not sure I would try that. I was in that boat with EyeFi too but finally got mine working. I'm not sure but I think I want following the instructions EXACTLY ... do precisely what it says and double check yourself maybe it will work.

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I've never tried, but I think if your tablet supports OTG and pendrives, then it should support your K-50 in MSC USB mode. Some android devices supports USB OTG, but doesen't supports pendrives. (Just mouse and keyboard.)
My phone supports pen drives I will try that and report back.
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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
Does the K50 support anything besides EyeFi?
Most wireless cards will work with just about any device. The K-50 has some native eye-fi functionality, but plenty of other cards can be used for file transfer/viewing as well.


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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
My phone supports pen drives I will try that and report back.
Whoops... I forgot the camera chord is non standard. I don't have a way to connect the large standard USB end on the camera chord to my Android phone, I've never needed an adapter, typically I have the right cable.
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