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    Default The future that is android based DSLR.

    My guess is that Samsung and Nikon are simply testing the waters with pns before their DSLR go android.

    Would android based cameras change how you take photos and manage workflow?

    The possibility of DSLR with also built in wifi and 3G/4G.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage
    My guess is that Samsung and Nikon are simply testing the waters with pns before their DSLR go android.

    Would android based cameras change how you take photos and manage workflow?

    The possibility of DSLR with also built in wifi and 3G/4G.....
    i think incoorperate any of these system into a camera will create more problems and possible infections while also greatly reducing battery life....or maybe increase of battery size lead to increase of body size too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    My guess is that Samsung and Nikon are simply testing the waters with pns before their DSLR go android.

    Would android based cameras change how you take photos and manage workflow?

    The possibility of DSLR with also built in wifi and 3G/4G.....
    Look at the new Sony NEX cameras... DSLR sensor with the ability to buy and install new creative filters.

    Yeah, it'll get there soon.
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    Maybe not android based, but a dedicated OS optimised for photoediting and photosharing apps. A plain android OS will kill the battery with non-essential background processes.

    Smth like the Sony playmemories. Would be gd if it become open source.
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    Don't think professionals are interested anyway. Targeted to consumers who like touch screen cameras

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    Default Re: The future that is android based DSLR.

    just feel that its a general techy approach, like they are not targeting photographer but general public who knows about android. i like android but only on my phone. i leave the camera os who those who know best about camera best. my 2cts.
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    Default Re: The future that is android based DSLR.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    My guess is that Samsung and Nikon are simply testing the waters with pns before their DSLR go android.

    Would android based cameras change how you take photos and manage workflow?

    The possibility of DSLR with also built in wifi and 3G/4G.....
    Perhaps with a proper LTE connection, you can load up to the cloud on the go!
    I would embrace anything that adds connectivity to devices around me.

    Quote Originally Posted by xAshtrayx View Post
    i think incoorperate any of these system into a camera will create more problems and possible infections while also greatly reducing battery life....or maybe increase of battery size lead to increase of body size too
    I remembered how liveview and video capturing met with less than enthusiastic skepticism in their early stages of introduction, but see how DSLR video capturing has created different niches in videography. Video capturing is still drinking battery juice like nobody's business. Just bring more batteries !

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    I dont think many would want to bring more batteries, if they remain current size, even for wireless connectivity. I'm not saying that Android DSLRs will not catch on, as the world is all abt connectivity nowadays. However, since it's been identified that for android DSLRs to work, battery power is a major stumbling block, then it's kinda obvious there has to be other technological developments that will complement this before Android DSLRs:

    a) decrease battery size

    b) increase battery life

    c) hardware/software advances to cut power usage (a tailored version of Android that is geared towards power saving)

    I also think a factor that will slow down the advent of Android DSLR is Wifi technology. With the present Flu-cards, Eyefi and other wifi cards, as well as advent of wifi-enabled cameras photos fly onto my smartphone/tablet for editing/uploading. These features are not as power-guzzling as Android on DSLRs. With the smartphone/tablet as the nexus of other specialised tools like DSLRs, there must be some compelling reason for people to want to get a Android powered DSLR over the current cheap Wifi options available.

    Again, the caveat is tt the above is based on current assumptions. New technology will always have the potential to be game-changers. We will see how well the Android 'test water' cameras work out ...
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    just remember , Android being open source , it is possible to compile a customized operating system just to cater to DSLR photography, reducing the computing overhead .

    one day we will look back at DSLR these days , with their native systems , to see them as antiquated as our older pre smart phone era phones ~ inflexible , clumsy , and poorly connected .
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    I, for one, do not want my DSLR to be "connected".

    Maybe for an entry level one like the Nikon D3xxxx series. But to add it to other cameras in the range will absolutely do nothing for me.

    If I want to take a quick pic for social media sharing, I will use my mobile phone camera or PnS. I can see the value for an entry level DSLR for soccer moms and dads.

    For serious work, it will have to go through my workflow before seeing light of day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma
    just remember , Android being open source , it is possible to compile a customized operating system just to cater to DSLR photography, reducing the computing overhead .

    one day we will look back at DSLR these days , with their native systems , to see them as antiquated as our older pre smart phone era phones ~ inflexible , clumsy , and poorly connected .
    I just get to use the Samsung galaxy note II.

    I must say the camera is damm bloody good! It comes with GPS tag with connectivity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88

    I just get to use the Samsung galaxy note II.

    I must say the camera is damm bloody good! It comes with GPS tag with connectivity.
    I can see why there would be a more pressing need for manufacturers to put social connectivity into pns class. My sister n wife's s3 effectively replaced their ixuses. Saves my monies buying anymore compacts. Of course Dslr MF LF stays

    I would personally love to see DSLR achieve cloud connectivity or to connect to remote storage server when I m overseas. But meanwhile canon should really come up with a simpler solution to geotag photos.

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    Default Re: The future that is android based DSLR.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    just remember , Android being open source , it is possible to compile a customized operating system just to cater to DSLR photography, reducing the computing overhead .
    one day we will look back at DSLR these days , with their native systems , to see them as antiquated as our older pre smart phone era phones ~ inflexible , clumsy , and poorly connected .
    Open source has a lot of implications for Intellectual Property. Some years ago Cisco underestimated this: they used Linux for their home DSL routers without including the source code. But the Linux Kernel is under GPL, all variations of it must be under the same license and the source code must be open as well. But having the source code also reveals lots of details about the hardware and how to address it. That's why we have lots of free DSL router firmware now (DD-WRT and others) offering more functions and features than the original Linux firmware from Cisco. Now, the last thing Canon, Nikon & co want is to reveal to the world and the other makers is how they operate their cameras at software level, which algorithms they use for AF, RAW conversion and others... Magic Lantern hints already how it could look like.
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