DSLR Controller (BETA)
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Rating: 4.4 (1,027) Cost: $7.99 Downloads: 10,000 - 50,000
DSLR Controller is the first and only app that allows you to fully control your Canon EOS DSLR from your Android device with only a USB cable. No computer or laptop required, no root required, only a compatible mobile device, a compatible camera, and the right USB cable.
*** DSLR Controller is NOT compatible with all devices! For a free app you can use to test compatibility, see the "Remote Release" app ( http://market.android.com/details?id=eu.chainfire.remoterelease ) ***
*** PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION ***
*** BAD/CHEAP/LONG CABLES WILL CAUSE FREEZES AND ERRORS ***
NOTICE: This is a BETA / PRE-RELEASE version. The product is not finished yet and there will still be issues. Due to massive demand and a great many requests to release, it is being released early. The price will go up once v1.0 is reached, but the upgrade is free for those who have this BETA.
We strongly suggest you read up on the website ( http://dslrcontroller.com/ ) about what DSLR Controller can do, how it works, and how to use it, before purchasing. The website contains a wealth of information you should know before using. Be sure to read the FAQ!
If you need a refund, go to our website ( http://dslrcontroller.com/ ). We cannot process refunds through email.
Usage notes, feature lists, device compat. list, changelogs, FAQs, can all be found on our website: http://dslrcontroller.com/
Most questions should go to the support and discussion thread at XDA-Developers.com:
----- Features -----
Features include but are not limited to:
- Live View
- Auto Focus (tap Live View)
- Manual focus adjustments (in AF mode)
- Zoom control
- Grid and aspect ratio overlay
- Bulb capture
- Continuous capture
- Image review ( follow shot, gallery)
- Image filters (peaking, contrast, channel mask, grayscale, 4 modes/filter)
- Video recording
- HDR/Auto Exposure Bracketing
- Focus Bracketing (incl. HDR)
- Focus A-B
- Mirror Lockup support
- Timelapse (incl. HDR)
- Wi-Fi Passthrough
- Extensive modification of settings
-- Shutter speed
-- ExpComp and Bracket
-- ISO speed
-- Auto-Focus Mode
-- Focus and Zoom area (tap-and-hold Live View)
-- Picture Style
-- Drive Mode
-- White Balance
-- Color Temperature
-- Auto-Lighting Optimizer
-- Metering Mode
-- Image and video quality and format
Available options depend on the mode you have your camera set to (M, Av, Tv, etc) and camera model. Refer to the website ( http://dslrcontroller.com/ ) for further details.
----- Requirements -----
- Android device with ARMv7-A or newer CPU architecture (most 1ghz devices)
- Not rooted: Android 3.1 or higher with USB host kernel API support
- Rooted: Android 2.3.1 or higher with USB host kernel support
- Supported Canon EOS DSLR
- Correct USB adapter, if applicable
Most Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich devices should be compatible. Some Gingerbread phones are compatible IF ROOTED, like the Samsung Galaxy S2 and Samsung Galaxy Note.
HTC devices usually do *not* work !
Refer to the "devices" page of our website ( http://dslrcontroller.com/ ) for a more extensive list !
- Samsung Galaxy S2, S3 and Note, Note 2 (Android 2.x: root required, Android 4.x: root not required), USB Host cable
- Motorola Xoom (3.2 without root, 3.0 possibly with root), USB Host cable
- Acer Iconia A500/1, normal cable
- Asus Transformer/Prime, use keyboard dock or special USB Adapter
- Toshiba Thrive, normal cable
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9", 10.1", Tab 2 7", Tab 2 10.1", Note 10.1", USB Adapter Kit
- Lenovo Thinkpad, normal cable
- B&N Nook Color (CM 7, Nook Color Tweaks, memory limit mod), USB host cable
- Amazon Kindle Fire (CM9, USB host kernel), USB host cable
- Canon EOS:
GREAT: 1D mk IV, 5D mk II, 5D mk III, 50D, 550D, 60D, 600D, 650D, 7D, 1100D
OK: 1D mk III, 1Ds mk III, 30D, 40D, 400D, 450D, 1000D
NEVER: older models
Let us know which hardware you are using with DSLR Controller!
Francisco - 2011-08-17
My equipment is Canon 40D with Motorola Xoom. With the latest update, almost everything is working. The only thing is not is focusing. Still this is a great advance and you guys are working hard to get the bugs out! GREAT JOB! The App work faster and so far no Hangs.
Jenn Grover - 2011-09-10
What an awesome app....using it with xoom/5 D Mark II. Love to use this when shooting in the field. Developer is great! Responsive and frequent updates and enhancements.
Oana - 2011-09-01
Plugged the camera into the USB port on the keyboard and turned the camera on, and voila, it asked if I wanted to run DSLR controller. You get live feedback of what the image will look like, the focusing works perfectly, Whitebalance is good, I am able to change my ISO, shutter speed and aperture even better than I can on my camera, and the photos look great. Amazing app, well worth the money :)
Parax - 2011-08-25
This App is great on my 7D and Asus Transformer (Keyboard Dock Required - until asus ship USB host adaptor for Tablet) It does what it says it does! All I can say is get it now while it's cheap in Beta! - Yes this app is still in Beta it has some bugs but nothing major - from what I've seen already it will be superb by release - Beware, minor focus step is such a small precise increment many don't think it works, IT DOES! (try it in x10!) use second and third level step focus buttons to jump focus.
Bill - 2011-08-31
I purchased this program when it first came out full well knowing it was a beta and it would probably be buggy. Unfortunately it is very unstable and crashes and locks up far too much to make it usable (I'm using a 5D MKII and Xoom). I practiced using it and then I tried to use it while doing some landscape shots and spent so much time trying to get it to work, I missed my shots. Rather than adding new features, I suggest that the stability of the program be improved first and then add the new features!
ReadyKilowatt - 2011-08-23
I finally got my USB OTG adapter from Samsung for my Galaxy Tab 10.1 today. I'd seen the video demo of this app about a month or so ago and thought I'd give it a try. I have a Canon EOS Rebel XSi (450d outside the US), so I wasn't sure if it would work or not. I'm happy to report that it works perfectly! The actual usefulness will need to be weighed against the $8.00 price tag, but I think the novelty factor and geek cred alone will be worth it. Might be fun to use with a telescope mount too.
Si - 2011-08-20
Love this app even thou only beta works a treat on my EOS 50D. Would love to see a timer built in for time lapse then it would be perfect
Brian - 2011-09-01
Works great with my Xoom and t3i I just ended up buying the Xoom Camera Connection Kit. Bulb works perfectly and I can easily adjust the f-stop and even adjust the focus bu hitting a button on the screen! This is my new favorite app.
Jamullian - 2011-10-03
[with a Canon EOS 5D MkII and Galaxy Tab 10.1] Definitely a work in progress - and progressing in the right direction. Almost usable now. Updates awaited eagerly.
binarypower - 2011-08-23
No crashes every feature works for Asus Transformer + 500d (t1i)
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