Can you buy a compact camera that will send Pics and Video wirelessly to the iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Piggie, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    Just wondering.

    Does any compact camera maker yet produce a model that can send Photo's and short Video clips taken with the camera over to the iPad's photo/video album wirelessly?
  2. Piggie thread starter macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    Thanks very much for that.

    But I don't really like the idea you have to use a router to do the work.

    I wish to beam direct from Camera to iPad.

    Also the Camera to take video files in a format that can be played back on the iPad without needing conversion.

    I'm guessing this is not possible yet?
  3. dirtymack macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2008
    Well, if you jailbreak your iphone or iPad, you can use MyWi to turn them into "routers" :)
  4. Piggie thread starter macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    I suppose I have in the back of my mind a BlueTooth transfer

    Meaning a Camera that can transmit it's data over Bluetooth.

    And Apple being able to read that data.

    The 1st already exists.

    So what are the chances of Apple allowing Camera's to send data to the iPad without needing Wires?

    Surely it's the ideal solution they would like? No Wires?
  5. Reddkryten macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2009
  6. azentropy macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2002
    The iPad has that ability to do BT, but I haven't seen an app that does that yet. I would think that Canon (or another camera manufacture) would develop such an app and the ability from their cameras. There are already apps for transferring between iOS devices over BT.
  7. Piggie thread starter macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    Yes, I know the iPad has BlueTooth but I thought it was next to useless as Apple had basically blocked it for any "normal" use by day to day BlueTooth devices.

    So I've never bothered. I have a lovely little BlueTooth GPS Unit that just "Works" with other things but I've not even attempted to use it on the iPad.

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