DSLR Controller v0.97.0 has been released
Posted on 2013-04-18, 49 comments, 307 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

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Good news everyone, the new DSLR Controller update has (finally) arrived !

Major changes

  • 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

  • Anamorphic desqueeze

  • 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 :)

DSLR Controller (BETA)

Mattias Isegran Bergander commented on 2013-04-18 at 14:05:

Actually makes me want to finally go ahead and purchase a Canon EOS DSLR :) True story.

Quan WANG commented on 2013-04-18 at 14:40:

Nexus 4 is not supported, sad.

Ellie Kennard commented on 2013-04-18 at 14:47:

Looking forward to trying it out on the Note 2. Finally got hold of a otg cable for it.

Drew Ciccotelli commented on 2013-04-18 at 14:50:

+Quan Wang

The Nexus 4 is already a camera.

Quan WANG commented on 2013-04-18 at 14:51:

+Drew Ciccotelli Any other android phones are not a camera? But none of them is DSLR.

Isaac Naor commented on 2013-04-18 at 14:55:

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?

Mattias Isegran Bergander commented on 2013-04-18 at 14:55:

+Quan Wang  It's listed as compatible for Nexus 4 for me in the web play store, actually all my devices.

Quan WANG commented on 2013-04-18 at 14:58:

+Mattias Isegran Bergander http://dslrcontroller.com/devices.php Google/Asus Nexus 4

Due to a hardware issue with the Nexus 4, it is NOT supported. Although it should be Google/LG.

Drew Ciccotelli commented on 2013-04-18 at 14:58:

+Quan Wang

I meant to say was that the Nexus 4 is already a bitchin' camera.

Quan WANG commented on 2013-04-18 at 15:00:

+Drew Ciccotelli So does S3. LOL.

Drew Ciccotelli commented on 2013-04-18 at 15:02:

Alright, then why do we need this again.lol

Alex Stanin commented on 2013-04-18 at 15:03:

+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.

Drew Ciccotelli commented on 2013-04-18 at 15:04:

It'll only be perfect when there's no wires at all.

Ellie Kennard commented on 2013-04-18 at 15:10:

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. 

ELC Kingwood commented on 2013-04-18 at 15:21:

.que buena 10 30

Colin W commented on 2013-04-18 at 15:56:

Does a version exist for Nikon, that sort of does the same thing? 

cynthia baker commented on 2013-04-18 at 16:01:


Dimitri Whitman Sr commented on 2013-04-18 at 16:05:

Is there an app like this for Nikon cameras?

James Brine commented on 2013-04-18 at 16:42:

Support for olympus dslrs please. Not everyone uses an eos

Morrie Fink commented on 2013-04-18 at 16:54:

When are we going to see a Nikon version????

Jacob McClain commented on 2013-04-18 at 17:46:

I've wanted this since android came out. Supported devices page for people interested http://dslrcontroller.com/devices.php

Angel Baker commented on 2013-04-18 at 18:28:

As a nikonista, I support a Nikon version.

Dan Camarda commented on 2013-04-18 at 18:41:

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!

Salvador Sapalu commented on 2013-04-18 at 18:48:

Los fujitivos fue en uncafe

Andrea Faas commented on 2013-04-18 at 20:12:

+Ellie Kennard u need only an USB OTG Cable and an Note 2. It works fine :)

Jeremy Parton commented on 2013-04-18 at 20:13:

If you Nikon owners really want a version, get the developer a recent, decent Nikon camera. It's difficult to develop without hardware.

Trevor Penwarden commented on 2013-04-18 at 21:59:

Its a great app, well worth it.

Chainfire commented on 2013-04-18 at 23:29:

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 :)

Jeff Klaus commented on 2013-04-18 at 23:55:

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?

Arthur Ramshaw commented on 2013-04-19 at 00:39:

+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

Jeff Klaus commented on 2013-04-19 at 00:40:

It was on the supported hardware. It's rooted stock 4.2.2.

Travis Nichols commented on 2013-04-19 at 00:48:

+Jeff Klaus +arthur ramshaw The N7 does work fine with this product, even unrooted (that's how I use the app). I forgot which cable I have because I purchased it a long time ago, but a quick search through Amazon reviews will let you know whether a given cable works well or not.

Travis Nichols commented on 2013-04-19 at 00:50:

+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.

J Ng commented on 2013-04-19 at 01:06:

No comment

Jeff Klaus commented on 2013-04-19 at 01:07:

No dice. I'll find another cable.

Rodney Korte commented on 2013-04-19 at 02:00:

Had anyone compared this app to Canon's EOS Remote? I.e. Reasons to buy this app instead?

corey magin commented on 2013-04-19 at 02:17:

What's the point? Some people jump on any new app that comes out. There is no competition for holding the camera.

Tim Piatek commented on 2013-04-19 at 06:10:

Now make one for Pentax and you've got my attention...

Mike Duckworth commented on 2013-04-19 at 06:11:

My phones not compatible...dang!?

myo htet commented on 2013-04-19 at 13:54:

So cute

Jeff Klaus commented on 2013-04-21 at 12:07:

Oh, BTW, new cable and it works.

Chainfire commented on 2013-04-21 at 17:05:

+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.

Youssef Maanaoui commented on 2013-04-21 at 18:36:


Rodney Korte commented on 2013-04-21 at 20:11:

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?

Chainfire commented on 2013-04-22 at 07:08:

+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

Zeeshan Naqash commented on 2013-04-23 at 08:36:

+Chainfire i tried using USB HosT Diagnostics v1.3 but no luck. any further help :(

Chainfire commented on 2013-04-23 at 10:55:

+Zeeshan Naqash if that apps says it can't detect a device, then you're out of luck ...

Dave Muller commented on 2013-04-25 at 10:08:

I used it for the first time since the update.  Overall it's much more stable and responsive.

Neal Veen commented on 2013-05-19 at 19:53:

With all the new phones with IR ports thinking off doing a remote app that uses IR?

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