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    Question Portable screen for showing photos in the field?

    Hi everyone, I'm looking for ideas on what I might be able to use in order to show clients photos in the field while taking them. For example, when you take a photo you often show them on the cameras lcd screen, but I'd like something bigger. Ideally something like an iPad due to its size and weight and good battery, that I could easily plug into the camera. It would have to be battery powered, easy and very fast to connect and display photos.

    So options as I understand it, might be a portable tv like device that accepts AV input and plug direct into camera, then I could then simply use the camera to navigate to the picture, zoom etc, so the screen is really just a passive device. I have a small portable dvd/tv thingy that has an AV input put I don't have the correct cable adapters to try it. Maybe a car tv screen, but then battery power might be an issue.

    Or something like an iPad but then I would be slowed down by the downloading of pics from the camera to the pad? Anyone have any experience with this, is it quick any easy? Will it show Canon raw files and are they quick to transfer, quicker is better in this case! Hopefully some more tablets come out this year to give us more choice, I'm more of an Android person rather than iOS.

    I think I've seen small lcd screens used for video camera, not sure if something there might be suitable?

    Anyone have any ideas or suggestions??
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    The iPad can show raw files. It does a good job as a presentation device.
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    my backpack has a pocket in the back for a 15.6 laptop
    when i am a party or whatever i just download straight to it
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    Thanks Macca, yes I have a laptop as well and could do that. I am looking for something more instant though, just a large version of the camera LCD if you know what I mean.

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    You can tether to the laptop via lightroom etc

    If you have a sd wifi card you can do it wirelessly
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