August 3rd, 2014
Lee Jinks pointed out a recent article over at dpreview.com about another possible alternative to the CamRanger for a remote controller for DSLR.s The makers of this have had a quite successful Indiegogo campaign which is going to close August 20. So apparently they are getting close to shipping this device. Since they haven’t shipped it yet it’s impossible to predict if it really is an alternative to CamRanger.
To me this looks interesting enough to donate to the Indiegogo project just so I can keep track of it and try it out when it ships. If the CASE remote controller does turn out to work as good as the CamRanger it may well drop the price in half. It’s just a matter of time until someone does a CamRanger controller device for less than half. Controlling your DSLR from your mobile device is very compelling application. Everyone with a DSLR will want one sooner or later.
The other alternatives to CamRanger so far are:
- DIY Wireless Control of Your Canon DSLR ~$50 USD
- XtremeTether – Available in UK ~£185 = $311 USD
- DSLR Controller – Canon and android only – mostly DIY I think.
All of these controllers have the downside of being limited availability or very do-it-yourself. The CASE looks like it doesn’t have any of these downsides. We’ll see.