This must be without doubt one of the pinnacle for an avid photographer who will only use a DSLR but loves their smartphone.
Control your DSLR with your smartphone. Hurrah! Fantastic pictures and smartphone integration!! Brilliant.
Ok so in everyday like it probably doesn’t have huge benefit to an avid photographer, but that is not the point, it can now be done if you have an Android device that supports host support and a Canon EOS camera.
What you can do:
- Live View
- Auto Focus (tap Live View)
- Manual focus adjustments in Auto Focus mode
- Zoom control
- Grid display
- Bulb capture
- Continuous capture
- Extensive modification of settings
— Shutter speed
— Exposure Compensation and Bracket
— Flash Compensation
— ISO speed
— Auto-Focus Mode
— Focus and Zoom area (tap-and-hold Live View)
— Picture Style
— Drive Mode
— White Balance
— Color Temperature
— Auto-Lighting Optimizer
— Metering Mode
Note that available options depend on the mode you have your camera set to (M, Av, Tv, etc)
See how it works in the following video:
If you have such a device (I.E a Galaxy S II) and a Canon EOS camera then you can download DSLR App Controller. Do be aware this is a BETA app so there may be some bugs.