An App to control a DSLR camera?

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  1. Chuck1906

    Chuck1906 Well-Known Member

    For iPhone and iPod touch users there is an app that can be used to be able to turn their device into a wireless remote control to trigger the camera to snap a picture. Just wondering if anything like that is available for the Droid. BTW, I have a Nikon D90.

  2. triplecrown

    triplecrown Well-Known Member

    I'd definitely be interested in this as well. BTW, I purchased the D90 recently and It's awesome!
  3. (G)

    (G) Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't this mean you'd need some sort of bluetooth or wi-fi receiver on the camera, since Androids don't have infrared built in?
  4. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member

    Or do what the iPhone DSLR apps do and require that you connect your DSLR to a PC.
  5. g4rvd4

    g4rvd4 Well-Known Member

    Bump. I'm very much interested in this..
  6. sh0ebox

    sh0ebox Well-Known Member

    I would kill for this!
  7. mrbrick

    mrbrick New Member

    I too would kill for this.
    I just saw a review for an app that does this on the iphone. Canon and Nikon. I would love to be able to sync the phone up to 7D. Could it be done via USB?
  8. tonylemesmer

    tonylemesmer New Member

    It could be as simple as a timed shutter release using a USB cable - for doing time lapse etc. It doesn't have to be a full control app, although it could grow into that.

    Although some initial reading around the interweb suggests that USB host mode (which would be required) is difficult on Android due to the underlying Linux implementation.
  9. NikonErik

    NikonErik New Member

    Camera doesn't need Wifi . . .

    You can make an infra red transmitter that plus into the headphone jack. The app simply needs to send pulses to the headphone port.

    Like so:

    Someone Pleeeeeeeese take on this project. If I knew the first thing about making an app, I'd learn the rest getting it done!
  10. TheZuneLune

    TheZuneLune Member

    Why couldn't this type of app be created to use the tether usb capabilities of the Xoom. Most of us would be willing to Root (to enable USB hosting) and pay for this app. Hint...hint. :)
  11. zildj

    zildj Well-Known Member

    I'd pay for this app :)
  12. RemoteYourCam

    RemoteYourCam New Member


    just wanted to let you know that we released last week an android remote control app for canon DSLR -> Remote Your Cam. It was quite a ride to convince two friends of mine investing their time in the deveolpment...It
  13. swixtwix

    swixtwix New Member

    I'd be interested in such an app also. is something similar for iphones.
  14. wpmcg

    wpmcg New Member

    i came up with this method while trying to find a remote shutter app for my motorola defy to be used to control a nikon d50, but it can be used with other cameras, as long as you have the right software. this does require the camera be connected to a computer, so it isn't really wireless, but it does give you control over the camera settings. first off, you will need an android app that gives you the ability to remotely control a computer, of which there are several (i tried and like PC Remote Controller, priced at $4.99, but there may well be better apps than this). install the app to the phone, install the server software to the computer, and install a camera control utility to your pc (i did this using Nikon's Camera Control 2, but any similar program suited to your camera should operate just fine). after installation and hardware setup (basically, plug the camera in to the computer) start the remote app on both the phone and the computer and establish a connection. from there start the camera control utility either using the phone or just walk to the computer. since the phone can now control the computer, and the computer can control the camera, you essentially have your remote with the ability to alter camera setting. since i am using a D50, i do not know for certain that you could also get a live preview via the phone, but i believe that you should be able to. if anyone is interested, i will answer that question in a couple of days when my new Nikon D5000 arrives. Not a perfect setup, but still it should do the trick.
  15. Dalepa

    Dalepa Member

  16. RemoteYourCam

    RemoteYourCam New Member


    We have already released the pro version with a functioning live view, which can be found in the google market under the name
  17. TheGraham

    TheGraham Well-Known Member

  18. javierdebe

    javierdebe New Member

    You may wanna have a look on this:

    I think this is the app you're looking for. It allows you to remote control your camera. It supports canon, nikon, pentax and sony cameras.

    And we're working on new features. :)
  19. manis404

    manis404 New Member

    I just finished a wireless version of this which uses Arduino. And is Open Source too. I'm posting a new thread soon.
  20. chrisred

    chrisred New Member

    Hey guys! Did you find anything new? I'd really like an app to control my camera (Nikon D3000) to timelapse.
  21. Tepk

    Tepk New Member

    Yeah I did it!
    1) You need IR emitter (make from 2 infrared leds and audio jack).
    2) Download this app:
    3) Go here: find your device
    for example nikon -
    Download this file and move file on SD card.
    4) Start androlirc, and declare path to file on SD card. (such as /sdcard/nikon.conf) and press save.
    5) select this profile and goto "Edit keymap", select some "key" and uncheck button disabled, then select some option from "Action/command" (for my nikon d5100 i used "shutter").
    Try this on your camera!

    Thats work on many devices, TV, video players and etc... Configs u can find on this site or google ;)

    P.P.S. sorry for my bad english.
  22. javierdebe

    javierdebe New Member

    Yep, if you wanna control your camera for timelapses then try PhotoIRmote.
  23. PGmonkey

    PGmonkey Member

    I came across this thread when looking for something to control the wifes Canon DSLR. Remote your cam lite looked worth a try, but with the problems with andriod market, I cannot for the life of me download it.
    I will not buy the pro version till I have tried the lite version. Why can't I get the lite version form somewhere else instead of the market!
  24. luisroyo

    luisroyo New Member

    There is an app in Market to controll your DSLR (Nikon or Canon) from your Tablet device.

  25. ruffi33

    ruffi33 New Member

    I've found a new one in the Android Market: DSLR Remote. It can remote control Canon, Fuji, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Sony and Pentax cameras. Either by infrared or by wire. And most of all: it's free!

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