If you happen to own both a Nikon digital SLR camera and an iPhone and have been looking for a way that the two could work together, you may now be in luck. BlueSLR, which combines a Bluetooth accessory (dongle) that plugs into your SLR and an app you run on your iPhone (3G and up), iPod touch (2nd generation or later) or iPad, enables you to remotely control your camera's shutter from up to 300 feet away. Photographers can also manually adjust focus and exposure length from that distance, along with the ability to tag photographs with GPS information.
Electronista reports that BlueSLR only supports 11 models of Nikon's SLR cameras but that Canon support is in the works for the near future. The Bluetooth dongle that hangs off your SLR will run you US$149, but the app to control it is available from the App Store free of charge.
Most professional photographers have all sorts of gadgets and remotes to control their equipment, so for many of them, this could be one more piece of equipment to carry around. But for the rest of us amateur photographers, this looks like it could be a pretty nice accessory to have in our camera bag. With the iPhone having the ability to remotely control almost anything, including driving your car, monitoring your own robot and now your DSLR camera, anyone want to guess what could be next?
[via Engadget and electronista]
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16
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