NOTE: (added 20 NOV 2014) – I see from my stats that this page is getting hundreds of hits every day, please note that it was written over 2 years ago and might be outdated by now. I’ll try to post an updated review within the next week. Cheers Alex
Here’s a quick review testing the ‘DSLR Camera Remote’ app from onOne Software. The new version (1.4.3) supports a wide range of DSLR cameras from Canon (5D, 7D, 60D, 550D, 600D, ..) and Nikon (D4, D800, D700, D7000, D5100, ..)
You can now remotely trigger your DSRL camera via iPhone, iPod & iPad and even start, monitor and stop video recording. Latter might be very useful when operating your DSLR on a JIB. One thing beforehand: You still need your camera to be connected to your computer..
There is a free version offered (limited to live view & push the button only) as well as the PRO (iPhone, iPod) and HD (iPad) versions with costs. That brings us straight to the next point – TWO separate app versions are offered:
One for iPhone & iPod touch and one for iPad. That’s a bit of a pain as you have to pay twice to use it on all your devices. The developers website explains that with “a separate application that works specifically for iPad, it includes all the iPhone app features and takes full advantage of the larger screen on the iPad.”
There we go: I decided to use my prosumer cam – Canon 60D – for this testing. There’s no specific reason for that, it was just lying next to me and fortunately it is supported by the app.
As mentioned before, you still need to connect your camera via USB or WiFi to a computer, running the ‘Remote Server’ application. I really am looking forward to future options – enabling direct wireless interaction between camera and phone – skipping the computer setup. I know that we already do have direct camera to phone setups (e.g. Android) – but not wireless yet.
And btw, I also tried to install the (free) iPhone app on the iPad and double sized it (2x button) – which worked pretty fine for me. This might be used as a ‘workaround’ if you wanna use it on the iPad without the mentioned advantages.
Here’s what you gotta do:
1.) Download and install the free “Remote Server” application to your computer. You need to fill your Name and Email address to get the download link. Choose your OS (available for Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista/7) and follow the installation instructions.
2.) Then download and install the iPhone, iPod or iPad app. Here’s the link to the free iPhone version
3.) Connect your camera via USB or WiFi to your computer. Switch it on, set to photo mode (M) and start the “Remote Server” application on your computer. It may take up to 60 sec until your camera is found and connected, once done, it should look similar to this:
4.) As soon as your camera is recognized and connected (See supported camera section) you can start your APP on your device (iPhone, iPod & iPad) and play around with the camera settings.
App feature overview (PRO & HD):
– Photo & Video Live view
– Burst Mode
– Auto bracketing
– set focus
– set ISO, aperture & shutter speed
– set white balance
– change image quality settings
During my testing the APP was self-explaining, easy to use and pretty stable. Couple of things for me: I was impressed by the real-time ‘Live View’ and all the available camera settings. To view the photos you have to first exit the ‘Live View’ mode and then swipe through your pics. For the ‘Video Mode’ – the camera has to be manually set to its video mode first – the only features available yet are start, monitor and stop the recording. No others like change aperture, ISO or shutter speed. Maybe we’ll have that in a future version.
Overall, this nice to have app (Free, Pro for $9.99, iPad HD for $24.99) allows photographers & videographers to place the camera in different locations – very useful if you can’t have a look through the viewfinder – remotely set it up, push the button and immediately show the taken pics. As for the WiFi, you always have to be connected and therefore it’s mainly for indoor & studio usage – although some Wireless 3G WiFi routers could help out on outdoor locations.
Here’s a brief HOW IT WORKS from the developer’s website: “With your supported camera connected via USB or WiFi to a computer running the lightweight onOne DSLR Camera Remote Server application, the DSLR Camera Remote application running on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad can remotely trigger the camera. You can even start, monitor and stop video recording in the DSLR Camera Remote iPhone Pro and iPad HD versions.”
Note: This post represents my personal view and is not sponsored nor initiated by any of the mentioned developers, manufacturers or other persons.
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Hi! I tried what have you said here but i still cant operate mine. I download the remote server but it wont open,also my application in my ipad it cant find the server nothing is showing up. My pc is windows vista and my camera is 60 d.. Any help please.
Hi Rhey, I’m a Mac user and tested on my Macbook Air – so not sure about Windows. Recommend to contact the manufacturers Support, here’s the link: http://www.ononesoftware.com/support/
Let me know if they were able to help you. Cheers Alex
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Thank you alex!
If I have to have my laptop running nearby I don’t understand the value of also using the smartphone. I can just use the laptop to control the camera (with LIghtroom). What am I missing?
Hi Scott, we’re all waiting for the mobile handset connection only 😉 As for now, the advantage is that it’s easier to run around with an iPad or iPhone as to sit next to your computer and control it from there. You can easily show your clients the picture or have an iPad in front of them as Monitor.
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