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DSLR Controller Enables Android-Based Canon Camera Control

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DSLR Controller is a feature-rich remote-control tool for Canon DSLR cameras that puts total control of the camera in the palm of your hand.

DSLR Controller isn’t simply a remote trigger, it’s a full fledged control module that tethers your Android phone to your Canon DSLR for detailed control over the camera. Check out the video above to see it in action and get a run down of many of the useful features.

Currently DSLR Controller is in beta and will, upon full release, be a for-pay application. If this looks like an app you’d be interested in using, get in on the beta release to enjoy free future upgrades when the application goes to a for-pay model.

DSLR Controller [Android Market via Boing Boing]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/8/11

Comments (6)

  1. trinity343

    I can’t wait . i’d love to have this app for my Canon 50D

  2. FightTheRight

    $8.50 seems kind of high for beta software.

  3. Aaron

    Wow, I stop reading HTG because all off the posts are copied form Engadget.

    I come back just for fun, and what do I see first… none other than an Engadget re-post!

  4. brrrrap

    want…for nikon d3100

  5. TheGift73

    I’d love to see an Android app for the Nikon D300s like this.

  6. shinigamibob

    One thing that wasn’t mentioned: Your device needs a usb host functionality. Right now, almost all phones are only usb clients, not hosts. The Galaxy S II amongst a few others do have this functionality. If your phone doesn’t, either you’re gonna have to live without the great app, or root your phone to find a method to get the usb host functionality on your phone. For example, I know my Desire HD can be rooted then get a custom ROM installed that supports usb host.

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