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Bluetooth Remote Control For Your DSLR

December 15th, 2010

Thanks to Richard Lamb who pointed out this bluetooth remote control for your DSLR. It’s a bluetooth gadget that plugs into your DSLR and will let you use your iPhone, iPad, and iPodTouch (Android coming soon) as a remote control for your DSLR. The Supported DSLRs, starting Dec 20, will be about Nikon models and Canon DSLRs are in the pipeline. Not particularly a real estate photographer must have but a real wireless remote that you could take any where would be nice to have.

It looks like this remote will transmit GPS data to your DSLR, control focus, release the shutter, either once or multiple times, up to 300 feet. It would be great if it could do everything a remote full featured remote like the TC-80N3 does but just do it via bluetooth.

Yea, I know there are other wireless remotes out there but the prospect of controlling your DSLR with an app on your smartphone is compelling. Just feels like the right thing to do.

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12 Responses to “Bluetooth Remote Control For Your DSLR”

  • You almost had me really excited about this! lol If they ever get live view on the phone then the $150 price tag would definitely be worth it (for PAP). I’m going to bookmark that site and see if they ever do it.

  • There has been an application out for about a year for the iphone called ON1 DSLRemote it lets you connect to your camera using a wifi connection. It let’s you contole fstop, shutter, and other stuff. If your camera as live view it will even transmit the live view to your phone. Great for putting your camera out of reach but still being able to see what your are shootng through the phone.

    I am imterested to see how this bluetooth version compairs to functionaltiy.

  • “ON1 DSLRemote it lets you connect to your camera using a wifi connection.”

    The problem is, when was the last time you had wifi available when shooting on location?

  • Yea, to me the ON1 thing was never very compelling since you have to have access to wifi. Although BlueSLR doesn’t have all the functions you would want in a perfect DSLR remote at least it has a sensible architecture so it has long term potential. I’m like Malia, I’m going to watch it.

  • The big drawback for the OnOne solution is the need for a tethered laptop. This is great if the camera/laptop are stationary. It works wonderfully for product photography. It rather sux for Arch/RE photography. The BlueSLR solution is the perfect solution for us Arch/RE fotogs! I am so ready to buy the Canon version when it comes out!

  • “The problem is, when was the last time you had wifi available when shooting on location?”
    Scott – you don’t bring your own travel router?
    Ok, seriously – the need to tether a computer AND have a network really limits the practical utility of the On1 solution. Of course, this BT solution lacks a preview, so again, “Not quite.”

    We can hope for something (eventually).

  • It seems like such a no-brainer that I’m sure we’ll see this solution, and quite soon. It seems to me that all the engineering problems have already been solved, for other applications – we just need someone to put the various parts together. A wireless connection similar to my computer mouse (or bluetooth, whichever), an iPhone/iPad app to drive the camera, and the functionality of the existing Nikon and Canon wired remotes (and maybe some of the Promote controller features, too.)

  • Oh man, I have been resisting the undeniable pull of the Ipad and Iphone but after seeing this I don’t know if I can do it anymore. Santa, I hope you’re reading this.

  • Resistance if futile….

  • Apple’s Hardware Crack is truly “un-resistible’! Especially for us fotogs! Being both a fotog and a hopeless foodie is a double wammy! I have several food/cooking related apps which on the iPad are awesome! Sorry for the segue…. Apparently I’m hungry…DOH!!

  • I have tried many of the “cheapie” RF remote solutions & none worked well or were reliable in the long run. I stumbled upon the fact that Pocket Wizard PII’s can be used for this purpose & have been using them ever since.
    This solution is not inexpensive but it is consistently reliable.

  • The OnOne dslr remote, like the Eye-Fi cards, uses wi-fi, but from your computer, not a network. The software makes your laptop a server for wi-fi signals. Any computer that has wi-fi capabilities can do this. You do not need to be in a Wi-Fi zone.
    I do not have the DSLR Remote yet, but I do have the Eye-Fi Pro X2 card that can send the photo wirelessly to my IPad.

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