February 16th, 2015
Just started playing with my Canon 70D Wi-Fi set up. I need an Android app to connect my phone to it. Checking PFRE posts, I don’t see much regarding what apps might be preferred over Canon’s EOS remote app. Is anyone using something better than Canon’s?
Yes, after some research, I found evidence that the DSLR Controller App by Chainfire is a more popular App for controlling Canon DSLRs with WiFi connectivity than the Canon EOS App. For a long time, Chainfire was only available on Android but now is also available on IOS (the video above was done before DSLR Controller became available for IOS). According to the video the Canon EOS App is limited to transferring small JPGs and does not have features like time-lapse.
Apparently DSLR Controller works with older models of EOS cameras released since Q3 of 2008 with USB cables.
While the DSLR Controller app many give good functionality for DSLRs like the Canon 70D and 6D, I can’t help but mentioning that in general for real estate photography and a wide range of DSLRs, feedback from the PFRE community is clear – CamRanger is the best all-around remote control product. CamRanger now has support for IOS, Android, Macs and Windows. You have to be careful because there seem to be a large number of products out there that are not high quality. Sure CamRanger is more expensive, but there is a lot of cheap stuff out there that doesn’t work well.