For Canon EOS DSLR users out there: a new iPhone app can turn your phone into a remote control for your camera. With the $1.99 app you snap DSLR photos by punching an iPhone key. With the $9.99 Pro. version, you can also use your iPhone to make exposure adjustments.
The basic DSLR Remote Lite app allows you not only to control your DLSR shutter with your iPhone, but also to view images on your phone that are saved on the camera’s memory. With the DSLR Remote Professional, you can change the shutter speed, aperture, white balance, ISO and quality settings, and you can set the intervalometer and self-timer modes. The Pro software will also allow you to zoom to 1:1 when reviewing images.
The app, created by OnOne software, works with iPhone and iPod Touch devices and is available from the Apple Tunes store. To use it, the Canon EOS DSLR must be hooked up to a Wi-Fi enabled (Mac or PC) computer, although a live Internet connection is not needed. The computer hosts the Digital Camera Remote Server software.
The following Canon EOS digital cameras are compatible with the new app:
- EOS-1D Mark II, EOS-1D Mark II N, EOS-1D Mark III
Of the compatible cameras, the following support a Live View preview function, which displays the viewfinder image on your phone: EOS 40D, EOS-1Ds Mark III, EOS Digital Rebel Xsi, EOS 50D, and EOS 5D Mark II.