October 4th, 2016
What are the advantages of using a CamRanger for tethering instead of using the inbuilt wifi in Canon 5DMKIV which you can use to transfer images wireless to your laptop or to your Smartphone or iPad.
My understanding (I don’t use a camera with WiFi but do use CamRanger on my 5DMKII) of the functionality of the Canon Camera Connect App is that while it can control most of the camera functions but there are some things it can’t do that CamRanger does:
- It does not shoot time-lapse.
- On many models (6D don’t know about 5DMKIV) it cannot turn on video.
- CamRanger can do focus stacking (not a big deal for real estate).
- Some have reported that the wireless distance on some cameras is not very far. CamRanger is pretty reliably 150 feet.
So it depends on what you want to do whether or not CamRanger has any added benefits. CamRanger is now over 3 years old. It is very likely that the new direct connect WiFi Apps will soon overtake it in functionality.
What are your experiences with using remote apps with the newer cameras that have WiFi? Do they do everything you need?