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Good news everyone, the new DSLR Controller update has (finally) arrived !
6D and WFT support over Wi-Fi ( Guide: http://dslrcontroller.com/guide-wifi.php )
Capability to (selectively) save images to Android device when shot, or transfer them manually at any time
Long exposure and video recording timers
Image cache (speeds up image review operations)
Date and time synchronization
Many performance improvements: reduced liveview latency, (slightly) increased FPS, reduced CPU usage, progressive in-transfer decoding, etc.
The full changelog can be found here: http://dslrcontroller.com/download.php#changelog-097-0
This was a massive update code-wise, there will undoubtedly be new issues. I prefer if you report them to the XDA thread here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1202082
I'm already planning the improvements for the next view updates.
More performance improvements are planned. A selection specifically aimed at very-high-DPI devices (like the Nexus 10 - which is currently actually much faster in "quality" than "performance" mode) but can still be significantly improved upon by off-loading certain operations to the GPU. The display filters also need some performance attention.
Of course, more feature requests and suggestions are also waiting to be implemented :)
Actually makes me want to finally go ahead and purchase a Canon EOS DSLR :) True story.
Nexus 4 is not supported, sad.
Looking forward to trying it out on the Note 2. Finally got hold of a otg cable for it.
+Drew Ciccotelli Any other android phones are not a camera? But none of them is DSLR.
Sorry guys, but I really dont see the purpose...you're still tethered to the camera by a USB cable...just get an aftermarket IR remote for $15. The only real benefit I see is saving images to the phone and being able to [minimally]edit & share them instantly. Am I missing something?
+Quan Wang It's listed as compatible for Nexus 4 for me in the web play store, actually all my devices.
I meant to say was that the Nexus 4 is already a bitchin' camera.
Alright, then why do we need this again.lol
+Isaac Naor I connect the DSLR to my phone through a wire and a 10' tablet connects to my phone wirelessly. So its not perfect but still awesome.
It'll only be perfect when there's no wires at all.
For control it is superb. It allows my camera to take multiple exposure comp shots when the camera itself is restricted to 3. I can do fine adjustments all without touching the camera. Take the shot, check if it is what I want on a screen (big on the tablet, 5" on the phone) and retake, changing settings if I want.
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Does a version exist for Nikon, that sort of does the same thing?
Is there an app like this for Nikon cameras?
Support for olympus dslrs please. Not everyone uses an eos
When are we going to see a Nikon version????
I've wanted this since android came out. Supported devices page for people interested http://dslrcontroller.com/devices.php
As a nikonista, I support a Nikon version.
Huh.. Thanks Michael.. I'll check out that channel. I happen to be writing a book for Kindle on Podcasting and YouTube. Not sure if the Frugal Filmmaker has anything for me other than another rabbit hole to spend some time in, but.. never know!
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+Ellie Kennard u need only an USB OTG Cable and an Note 2. It works fine :)
If you Nikon owners really want a version, get the developer a recent, decent Nikon camera. It's difficult to develop without hardware.
Its a great app, well worth it.
I understand some of you are annoyed by the fact that DSLR Controller only supports Canon and not Nikon at this time. If I were a Nikonian, I would be annoyed by that as well.
However, please do refrain from linking to competing products here in this release thread - that's sort of rude, and that's what the rest of the internet is for :)
Purchased... It seems my OTG cable sucks as my 7D won't connect to my N7 or GN. Can someone recommend a "good" OTG cable?
+Jeff Klaus not sure if nexus 7 has OTG, I had to root mine to work with external storage, don't know if that helps with cameras
It was on the supported hardware. It's rooted stock 4.2.2.
+Jeff Klaus I did find that I have the most success if I plug the cable into the camera, then turn camera on, then turn N7 screen on, then plug in N7.
No dice. I'll find another cable.
Had anyone compared this app to Canon's EOS Remote? I.e. Reasons to buy this app instead?
What's the point? Some people jump on any new app that comes out. There is no competition for holding the camera.
Now make one for Pentax and you've got my attention...
My phones not compatible...dang!?
Oh, BTW, new cable and it works.
+Zeeshan Naqash I'm afraid most Motorola devices don't have USB host enabled. You could try the USB Host Diagnostics app on the Play Store (free app) to make sure this is the case.
Aside from the bickering, snivelling and whining, I really would like to hear about how this app compares to Canon's EOS Remote. I recently acquired a 6D and though there is the initial wow factor with being able to control the camera wirelessly, I haven't been overwhelmed with it mostly because it seems pretty slow. Is that a factor of the app, camera or protocol? What features over Canon's asp does DSLR provide?
+Rodney Korte I don't have a 6D so I can't really compare. I know the smartphone app uses a different protocol so the capabilities and functionalities are going to be different. I'm not sure whether it will be faster or slower, though I'm going to bet DSLR Controller is going to be faster.
There are quite a few 6D owners who use DSLR Controller according to the emails I get, but from the quick videos I've seen from EOS Remote the design is different. EOS Remote appears to be more for casual camera control, while DSLR Controller is mostly used in rigs.
Why don't you install it, give it a shot, and let us know. If you're not happy with it, I'll happily provide a refund. See http://dslrcontroller.com/faq.php#refund
+Chainfire i tried using USB HosT Diagnostics v1.3 but no luck. any further help :(
+Zeeshan Naqash if that apps says it can't detect a device, then you're out of luck ...
I used it for the first time since the update. Overall it's much more stable and responsive.
With all the new phones with IR ports thinking off doing a remote app that uses IR?