How to Connect a Reverse Camera to a Tablet?

If your tablet does not have a reverse camera and you are looking into connecting to one for you to use in your car or surveillance monitoring, etc. but do not know how to, do not worry as you came to the right place. In this article, we shall provide you a guide and information on how to connect a reverse camera to a tablet and how to avoid issues. 

One of the most effective way to connect a reverse camera to a tablet is through the use of DSLR via Android app. However, unfortunately, this method is only for Android tablets and new tablets. 

You will have to establish connection, you will have to place the camera on the back of your car and use it as a reverse camera and use your tablet as a monitor. Aside from DSLR you could also include wireless technology. 

How to Connect a Camera to a Tablet via DSLR Controller?

The first thing you must do is to check if your tablet is compatible with a DLSR Controller. You could do this by checking the compatibility chart on your device’s manufacturer’s website. Keep in mind that if it is not compatible, do not worry as your camera could still work with your app. Though that is the case, this could also mean that you will not be able to use all the features that you would need. Moreover, you would also be needing a USB OTG adapter which is a device which would help you turn your tablet into a USB host. You would also be needing a USB cable.

Once you have prepared all the things you would need to setup, you could now download and install your DSLR controller on your Android device. Connect the USB OTG adapter to your device and connect your USB cable from your camera to your tablet. As your USB cable, you would need one that is high end. This way you would get the optimal result. 

Once you have connected everything correctly and properly, you could then, turn your camera on. Your app would automatically turn on and display real time footage. 

How to Connect a Camera to a Tablet via Liveview Mode?

If the method provided above does not work, do not worry as there is another way and all you have to do is follow the steps provided below.

  • Connect your USB cable to your camera’s port
  • Connect your OTG adapter to your tablet 
  • Connect the other end of your USB cable
  • Restart your camera 
  • Switch it to send live view signal
  • Select Live view mode and you are good to go
  • Place the camera at your preferred area. 
  • Extend the USB cable as needed

The steps that was just provided means that you would not need a DSLR controller. All you have to do is download and install an app that would support live input. 

How to Connect a Camera Tablet Wirelessly?

  • EOS series camera allows you to use its WiFi function 
  • You would need a 3G or 4G connection on your tablet and you are good to go


We hope that through this article you were able to use the information provided and were able to learn on how to connect a reverse camera to your tablet. 

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