The new Nexus 7

Started Jul 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
mosswings
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Re: The new Nexus 7
In reply to Jeff Peterman, Jul 26, 2013

Jeff Peterman wrote:

The preview of the new Nexus 7 looks interesting: http://connect.dpreview.com/post/1397955347/nexus-7-tablet-for-photographers

However, to me, unless it has a MicroSD slot (to hold more files) and an OTG port (to connect to thumb drives and cameras), I'll pass.

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I understand the reticence...on the other hand, the 7" and 8" competition that DOES have a uSD slot doesn't have as good a spec sheet or screen.  When you get into the 10" format, things start looking better.  And the Nexus 7 is OTG compatible, it just may not be full USB Host supporting...though we'll have to find that out in a few days. In any case, Nexus Media Importer solves most of those hard-wired interconnection problems.

As for me, a wireless hub/reader satisfies my need for photo backup, and 32GB is usually more than enough for me to store all my travel guides and whatever image files and programs I need to edit if I can move files between the HDD and onboard storage as needed. Of course, it also means carrying an outboard HDD setup, but then I shoot RAW and would have to use multiple 64GB uSD cards to store all that I shoot on a trip.

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