DSLR Controller released

DSLR Controller BETA has just been released on Market! DSLR Controller is the first and only app to control your Canon EOS DSLR directly from your Android device using USB (USB host support required). No laptops or computers needed, no root needed, just a Canon EOS DSLR, a compatible Android device (Samsung Galaxy S2 or a Honeycomb tablet) and the correct USB cable.

For more information, see:

DSLR Controller website

DSLR Controller in the Android Market

DSLR Controller thread on XDA-Developers.com

DSLR Controller demo on YouTube

Comments

Posted by Matteo fantasy on 04-08-2011 at 23:43:19
Wonderful news !
I own an Archos multimedia player running Android 1.6 (Archos 5it), and it also has the USB host capability through a docking station. I would love to use your application with my T2i but I'd like to know first if it would work with my devices ! Maybe I could use some kind of trial version...or if you give me a free version I'll make a promotional vid if it works ;)
Good job, again.

(sorry for my poor english, I'm from France...)
Posted by Diesel on 05-08-2011 at 03:55:50
Does the DSLR app work with the EVO3D? Seems not as I purchased then refunded due to a prompt stating my device was incompatible with usb control. Will this be added in the future?

Thank you!
Posted by Durlon on 05-08-2011 at 07:09:41
That's awesome! I don't suppose you could do a Nikon d7000 version?
Posted by Kaos on 05-08-2011 at 07:37:12
Any chance of this working on other USB mode tablets? USB mode works great on my NookColor, but the app doesn't support it.
Posted by paolosv on 05-08-2011 at 08:41:24
no for Nikon?!
i hope!!!!!!!!
Posted by James on 05-08-2011 at 08:46:00
This is really cool. Any chance you will release a version that can work with ipad or iphone?
Posted by pentax on 05-08-2011 at 12:57:30
pentax support in the near future?? :)
Posted by James F on 05-08-2011 at 13:31:19
Not sure if you're on Google+, but there's a great discussion about your app here: https://plus.google.com/111962077049890418486/posts/Y2GGHPRQEPe

Looks like there's a lot of folks after a Nikon flavour of this app...

James.
Posted by Mark on 05-08-2011 at 13:40:01
Nikon please!
Posted by Ray Bellis on 05-08-2011 at 14:48:23
I'd pay for an app like that for iOS...
Posted by Denver Steiner on 05-08-2011 at 15:37:40
A feature you may want to consider implementing is a auto-timer. For example, you can set it to take a picture every 10 seconds for those of us who like to play with time-lapse video.
Here is an example a project I shot with a digital SLR:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciyxDrnyE7k

To do this, I had to connect it to a laptop with the canon software, but hooking it up to my android phone would save me that hassle of lugging my laptop around (and my battery running out on my laptop).
Posted by Michael W on 05-08-2011 at 16:05:03
I'd love to see compatibility checker for this app in Market (or on site as apk). You could limit the funcionality to take 5 pictures only, with no access to settings.

I don't know exactly what you meant when you wrote "Continuous capture" in features, but if only the "continuous shooting", then I'd add my vote for Denver Steiner's idea.
Posted by John Mac on 05-08-2011 at 16:34:01
Would love to have this app on my Verizon Thunderbolt (froyo) phone. Would be a welcome addition to my Canon 550D camera equipment.
Posted by Chainfire on 05-08-2011 at 18:21:33
Thanks for your nice comments :)

Regarding phones: Again, as stated in the description, the ONLY phone known to have full USB host mode support is the Samsung Galaxy S2 with KG1 or newer firmwares. USB host mode is NOT something standard in the Android 2.x branch, it appears to have been specifically backported by Samsung from Honeycomb. The odds that ANY other phone aside from Ice Cream Sandwich devices in the future will work with DSLR Controller are very, very, small. Even then, you need a dual-core to get any sort of performance out of live view.

Regarding tablets: Most dual-core Honeycomb tablets should work. Outside of the Motorola Xoom and the Acer Iconia A500, I fully suspect it to work on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9" and 10.1" variants, as well as the Asus Transformer.

Regarding timelapse etc: this is not currently supported but it is high on the to-do list.
Posted by Chainfire on 05-08-2011 at 18:22:25
Regarding Nikon: I will start work on Nikon when I have the Canon functionality stable.
Posted by Bob Sanderson on 05-08-2011 at 18:43:58
Hi,
Can your app do time lapse and extended time exposures beyond the basic settings on an Canon 40D?
Will you be writing an iphone app?
Best,
Bob
Posted by Mark Fink on 05-08-2011 at 18:44:14
Is there support for doing more than three bracketed shots? That is sorely missing from the Canon architecture. If Canon doesn't support it directly, does that mean you can't implement it? When shooting HDR, sometimes I take as many as 9 different exposures, then combine them together. At the moment, that means I manually change the shutter speed each time, then repeat the process each time I move the camera to the next position. A perfect recipe for missing an exposure somewhere along the line...

Thanks!

Mark
Posted by John McNamara on 05-08-2011 at 18:55:57
I update my card on the Market but for whatever reason my order gets rejected. any hints????
Posted by Robin on 05-08-2011 at 19:57:39
Needs wireless, full Android 2.2+ support, built in intervalometer, and Sony DSLR (and I suppose Nikon) support. Then I would be willing to pay more than I've ever considered paying for an app. This could be awesome.
Posted by Kerry Garrison on 05-08-2011 at 20:50:53
I have no clue if this is even possible but what I would love to see would be a programmable follow focus. Set lens to focus point a and mark beginning, sent lens to focus point b and mark end, and set the change duration. Then during a video scene you can hit that focus program and let it do it for you.
Posted by Thi Nguyen on 05-08-2011 at 23:16:34
Hi, I don't have a compatible phone/tablet right now, but do plan to purchase an Asus Slider (the Transformer with an attached keyboard) when it comes out. I would like to purchase the app ahead of time now before the price hike when it's out of beta. Is there anything we can arrange to make this happen?

Thanks.
Posted by Zin on 06-08-2011 at 03:06:43
Hi, please put this on Amazon app store! Looks like a great app, would buy it in a hearbeat!
Posted by Cemal Ekin on 06-08-2011 at 03:15:21
I wrote about this app back in Feb 2010 when iPad first appeared http://www.keptlight.com/2010/02/ipad-for-photographers Killer App for Apple iPad. Nobody has done what you have done up to this point. This will be great news in my camera club; as soon as I find the cable for my ASUS Transformer I will purchase a copy and start writing about it on my site as well as the camera club site that I maintain, psri.us. Thank you for bringing this to us.
Posted by Meutia Chaerani on 06-08-2011 at 07:53:55
I tried to buy / download the app from market, but it says it is not compatible with my device. I own Samsung Galaxy S2. The android market says it's not compatible with Telkomsel Samsung GT i9100, whereas your demo in youtube shows clearly SGS2. Plese help
Posted by Abdul hye on 06-08-2011 at 08:16:28
Wocked program. Worth. Using. But u need to release it on iPhone and iPad. I will be the first person to buy it
Posted by Sandy K on 06-08-2011 at 09:24:53
I wish if you do the same for Nikon (May be newer, D7000, D5100 etc). Can't wait to get my hands of the app.
Posted by Efstp on 06-08-2011 at 09:28:37
I love this app but can only remotely trigger the shutter on mark ii5d canon and control aperture, shutter speed and standard menu options on the canon. I cannot preview the image on the Acer iconia and application hangs on 'capturing. I use manual focus lenses, should the app work with these lenses?
Posted by kimberly on 06-08-2011 at 11:42:25
hi there - it is not in app market... or app brain. I looked and looked and I can not locate it. Am I a jackass and am blind as a bat? Can someone respond and perhaps send me a link as to where I can download it? I seriously have looked everywhere and can't locate this. Thanks so very much - just respond to this message and i will come back daily and will read your responses.
Great app from what it seems it can do. So very exciting!
Thank you for your hard ass work. This is amazing! Thanks.
Kimberly
Posted by kimberly on 06-08-2011 at 11:48:43
nevermind - i see that it is not compatible with droid x - I am an idiot and this is why it is not showing up. Thank you very much.
any ideas on when you may be working on this for Droid X? or recommend another app that is excellent like this one? I haven't any idea on which one to choose??? Anyone can chime in! I sure would appreciate it! Thanks everyone - Kimberly
Posted by Chainfire on 06-08-2011 at 12:15:59
@BobSanderson
Not yet, but timelapse and programmable exposure time (with camera in Bulb mode) are high on the to-do list. I will not be porting this to iOS any time soon - it lacks support for such a direct USB connection.

@MarkFink
This is not directly supported by the camera but it is planned to be built in to the software. I am not that familiar with actually doing it, so I am wondering if when you use for example 9 different exposures, do you want to programmatically adjust the shutter, or set the exposure compensation - i.e., the same way the 3-bracket mode currently works ?

@Robin
Intervalometer functionality will come, but Android 2.2 support will not - it is missing required components in the Android software and kernel.

@Kerry Garrison
Great idea, will certainly consider it once I get around to fixing video support.

@Thi Nguyen
Sorry this is currently not possible, however, I sincerely doubt the program will go final before October 1, as the current problems still need some time to be fixed, and I'll also be on vacation in Chine for almost a month before then.

@Zin
Why exactly would I need to support these monsters ? Amazon App Store is a total hell for developers.

@Cemal Ekin
The ASUS Transformer does not have a special cable, you need to use the keyboard dock. That has a full-size USB connector, in which you can plug the same cable to your DSLR you would use to connect it to your computer.

@Meutia Chaerani
You need the KG1 2.3.4 firmware or newer on SGS2. These are not "officially" out yet, but you can get them from XDA-Developers.com or SamFirmware.com

@Abdul hye
Sorry, iOS is far too limited to do something like this at the moment.

@Sandy K
I will look at Nikon once Canon support is fully stable

@Efstp
I'm looking into this issue

@Kimberly
Unfortunately the Droid X lacks some needed software parts in Android at the moment, so it cannot be used. There really is currently no solution for that.
Posted by stef cande on 06-08-2011 at 12:22:59
Please do it for iphone and iPad, and including all the movie capabilities of the last canon cameras (5D, 1DMkIV, 7D...). That would be the perfect external monitor. Cheers !
Posted by Rich on 06-08-2011 at 13:19:57
It would be great if you could implement a focus-bracketing feature. I do a lot of macro focus-stacks, and it would be fantastic it I could do away with having to manually-adjust the focus (and not having to touch the camera) between frames.

Are there any plans to develop an app for the iPhone?
Posted by rc on 06-08-2011 at 14:21:45
More than 3 braketed shots is highly desirable for us that work with HDRs. I have been using DSLR Remote on my windows tablet to overcome this limitation Canon has. But it would be more convenient to me to use my phone to take HDRs instead of dragging my tablet everywhere I go. I will definitely buy your awesome software if you can incorporate this feature like MarkFin requested.
Posted by Z3t4 on 06-08-2011 at 14:25:46
@Chainfire: I'm available for beta testing (or other) when you'll start work on the Nikon version of this app. Feel free to contact me via G+!!
--
Rooted Nexus S 2.3.4 stock & Nikon D5000
Posted by David Lindsay on 06-08-2011 at 14:31:26
thank for such a great app and am very excited for new updates because i know each one will be like a mini christmas.

also iphone/ipad people please listen to chainfire when he says its too limited. this is just another reason why android is amazing. thank you once again
Posted by Michel on 06-08-2011 at 15:53:59
Great initiative... looks very promising; one question though, will it be possible to include the Canon 450D? In that case I would surely buy it.
Posted by Gleb on 06-08-2011 at 16:00:14
Great news. Is this an open source project by any chance? We would be very interested in porting some of our tools to run directly on the phone. Even running your tool as sdk would work.
Posted by pb on 06-08-2011 at 16:20:04
want the iPad version, 10x liveview on a 10" screen would be great
will buy the app on day one
Posted by Lorenzo on 06-08-2011 at 16:42:20
Tried purchasing on the Market for the Motorola ATRIX or PHOTON and it's not compatible with either! Please fix, thanks!
Posted by deepak on 06-08-2011 at 18:03:24
will this work with alpha cameras and xperia phones?
Posted by Stefan Stark on 06-08-2011 at 21:08:23
Hi, I have the same issue as Meutia Chaerani. I own a Galaxy S2 (in Austria, from Orange) and can't purchase your app, although I would be willing to give it a try. It says "Any comments why this doesn't work? It says the app is not compatible...
Is it only for the US?
Posted by brian on 06-08-2011 at 21:42:34
Just tried to buy on the market for my HTC Desire and the market says its not compatible so it wont let me buy it. Any idea when a compatible version will be out for the htc desire?
Posted by Adam on 06-08-2011 at 22:06:23
Hi Chainfire,

You mentioned that phones using droid 2.x something do not support usb control, yet this is an option that my HTC droid incredible supports. In fact, plugging it into a usb device prompts the user with a host of choices including usb control. Any chance this would work with your product?
Posted by Zack on 06-08-2011 at 23:31:45
I think the Motorola Atrix has USB host functionality through its webtop app. Could that be used somehow to make it compatible with your app?
Posted by MQ on 06-08-2011 at 23:37:21
Instead of USB - will the tool also support wireless file transmitters on canon cameras?
Posted by treborsf on 07-08-2011 at 00:57:29
Would this app work with a Powershot S5is, or must it be an actual DSLR? And when the Playbook get its android app player, would you expect it to work with that?
Posted by Mike E. on 07-08-2011 at 01:00:46
Chainfire, I'm running a rooted Nook Color (2.3.4) and would like to test your product. Is there a way those of us running other hardware could test your software on our devices? I'm sure there's a lot of us who'd prefer to not turn a $9 purchase into a $509 purchase unless absolutely necessary. Thank you.

~Mike
Posted by David on 07-08-2011 at 01:21:09
I'd love to try this app but the Android Market won't let me as it's not compatible with my HTC Sensation 4G, Viewsonic Gtablet and my Archos i70 Tablet.

I specifically purchased the Archos as it has a 250GB hard drive and can connect directly to my Canon camera. It would be great if I could use your app as well.
Posted by pandor cai on 07-08-2011 at 09:38:56
Hi,

can I know if I can use this software on my cannon 400D?
Posted by Stefan on 07-08-2011 at 12:53:58
Works perfect on the acer a 500. Great app!

But i'm hardly waiting for image review and transfer Support

Ist there any Canon library you work with?
Posted by matt on 07-08-2011 at 13:44:32
Hi! i would really like to see this app also for panasonic gh cameras.. many indie filmakers like me would be glad to use their tablets instead of those expensive external monitors
Posted by Sandro on 07-08-2011 at 14:06:28
Great job... works pretty ok on a eee pad transformer (some hangs, but we know it is a beta).
Waiting to usb host cable before purchase 2nd license for SGSII...

Short video to show capabilities to my friends:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_3N3ggRCeQ
Posted by ab on 07-08-2011 at 15:24:04
A ready buyer here for a BlackBerry PlayBook version. Hmmm. Light at the end of the tunnel (IE Android App Player or PlayBook specific app)?
Posted by jose on 07-08-2011 at 19:17:54
no funciona con htc desire hd, una pena por que la necesito.

saludos y gracias
Posted by jose on 07-08-2011 at 19:18:07
no funciona con htc desire hd, una pena por que la necesito.

saludos y gracias
Posted by black8 on 07-08-2011 at 19:18:20
I can see many people asking for a free demo and I think this would be great because this would increase the popularity of the app extremely.

So how about a demo Version without Live View.

So people could test all manual settings, and know what they´ll get for their money.
Posted by miovee on 07-08-2011 at 21:12:28
Market says "This item is not compatible with your device ( LG optimus pad)" :(
Posted by Martin Sotelano on 07-08-2011 at 23:10:51
Market says "This item is not compatible with your device

Samsung Galaxy S2 with the last firmware and Android 2.3.3
Posted by bibousiq on 07-08-2011 at 23:18:35
Since i've got an HTC Sensation i can't use your app even if i found the idea really awesome. What a shame...
Posted by Lu on 08-08-2011 at 01:07:42
I have a Galaxy S2 but cannot find it on Marketpalce. I search on Chainfire (and find several apps) and on DSLR. Nothing. Help please.
Posted by Michael on 08-08-2011 at 01:44:03
The app seems really usefull but as I own a HTC Desire HD is a bit useless.

When will it support HTC Desire HD?
Posted by Bob on 08-08-2011 at 01:44:44
I agree - more support is needed for HTC phones
Posted by Amateur Photo Guy on 08-08-2011 at 01:45:24
HTC phones are a must - come on developers !!!
Posted by Alexander on 08-08-2011 at 03:37:36
I would kill for a version of this for my Lumix G2 which has a touch-screen and hence could offer a bridge between the camera and my Eee Transformer tablet for all sorts of cool stuff. You're not looking for collaborators, by any chance? A generic API in the bottom and the app, and custom USB drivers for the camera series would be awesome, and I'm sure there's a few of us who'd be happy to help out. Fantaboulus app!
Posted by Nick on 08-08-2011 at 05:05:35
I have the Au version of the SGS2 GT-I9100T can this get added onto the compatible devices because it does not let me perchance it from the app store... and i would love to get my hands on this app!
Posted by becdel on 08-08-2011 at 06:27:48
You say it will work on the Galaxy S2 but when I try to download it says not cmpatible Why?
Posted by josh on 08-08-2011 at 07:52:56
i would buy a version for the panasonic lumix gh2
Posted by Andreas on 08-08-2011 at 09:51:41
If you would build a version for Panasonic GH2, I would buy a tablet too ;)
Posted by pengpeng on 08-08-2011 at 10:21:23
I want to know this program could be support Google Nexus S ? This app function is so cool I want to buy it!
Posted by Kim on 08-08-2011 at 10:25:47
It doesn't work... what's wrong T.T 5d mk2 + S2
Posted by Det on 08-08-2011 at 12:56:19
Nikon, please!!! And if you Do: D3x and D700 ;)
Posted by Dave Melges on 08-08-2011 at 13:14:32
Very nice, excellent work and a great idea. I know you have to start with Canon, with millions of Canon out there, and Nikon is the obvious next choice, just for the numbers. But imagine how much MORE impressive this app of yours would be on SONY cameras? They are TRUE live view from the ground up, Full HD out. And though they don't have the numbers now, the Alpha and NEX lines combined could be number one inside of 2 years. Canon is dead last in live view implementation right now, we won't touch 'em....but SONY ;)
And again, EXCELLENT WORK.
Posted by Eric on 08-08-2011 at 15:08:19
Welcome app for DSLR!
Yet another ideas for improvement (if technically possible):
1) transfer the GPS data from the cell phone to the DSLR so that it can write directly these data on the EXIF/IPTC when a picture is taken! (something which would spare the wifi grip on 7d/5d)
2) and for those still using the wifi grip, use wifi transport instead of USB cable.
Posted by Marco on 08-08-2011 at 15:18:48
When will it be ported to the iPhone???
Posted by Andy on 08-08-2011 at 15:40:41
Hello,
Is there any chance the underlying library I assume you have written for this could be made available as an SDK for developers (if for a fee)? Thank you.
Posted by Chris Long on 08-08-2011 at 16:23:32
It won't let me purchase this because it identifies my Galaxy S2 as an Orange Samsung GT-I9100.
Posted by vanouten on 08-08-2011 at 17:37:07
i can see the app in the market, but it says its incompatible with my devices. i have a uk xoom running 3.0. do i need 3.1? the uk xoom 3.1 update should be live tomorrow.
Posted by geek65535 on 08-08-2011 at 18:27:14
Looks like a great app. My coworker has a Xoom, and as soon as he gets an adapter, he's going to check it out.

Personally, I'd love to see an onion-skin feature (shows a ghosted overlay of the last image taken) for stop-motion animation. Onion skinning would make this a killer app for stop-motion!
Posted by Raul on 08-08-2011 at 18:27:26
Android Market also says its incompatible with my device. I have3 an HTC Nexus One with 2.3.4 installed.
Posted by david massengill on 08-08-2011 at 19:06:12
Hello, thank you for this app. This is the sort of thing I bought my tablet for. Unfortunately, it doesn't work very well with my 5dmkii and Toshiba thrive. For the most part, it works, but it is extermely laggy, and for someone who uses manual focus lenses, that's a game changer. Also, with the live view eating battery, it may be a great option to just control the camera without live view on. The option may be there, but I haven't seen it, so apologies in advance if it is. Otherwise, a great beta. If this thing covers the basics of camera controls and does it well(I.e. no lag), I could see a bright future for this.
Posted by Javier Oropeza on 08-08-2011 at 19:32:33
testing on galaxy tab 10.1 kind of working but still very buggy.
will not let me take picture says, capture fail. trying with canon xsi. stil optimistic that this will get improved. am able to see live view from tablet screen, rear lcd on camera stays off(good!)
forced closes a lot, and only once, was i able to get the buttons to actually let me choose options(uso, shutter,etc). mnual focus is kind of working, although tapping on screen is not focusing on that area.
Posted by Nick on 08-08-2011 at 19:50:13
I can not install the app on my Samsung Galaxy SII with the latest firmware. Market says that it is not compatible with my phone. :-(
Posted by Thomas on 08-08-2011 at 20:05:52
Hi, tried to post a comment - just to share my information - in the xdadeveloper forum but I was not allowed to (newbie as I am)...
I bought the app because I was very interersted in the LiveView funtionality. I installed it on my Acer Iconia A500 and connected to my (old) Canon EOS 400D. Not a big hit... No LiveView - but that I, more or less, was expecting since neither EOS Utility or DSLR Remote Pro support that for EOS 400D. Some functions work but the most important one didn't - Capture. What a bummer. Anyway, I will keep the app on my Acer and then later on probably by a new EOS. So - keep up the good job ! THX
Posted by Scott on 08-08-2011 at 20:11:05
Hopefully you could work on a Sony version as well.
Posted by Abram on 08-08-2011 at 21:23:38
Here's another vote for Pentax support. I would love to buy your app if you could add that...though I know it's probably down below Nikon on the list of things to do.
Posted by Craig on 09-08-2011 at 00:05:10
I'd love to give this a try on my Archos 101 tablet, but the Android Marketplace will not let me grab the app for compatibility reasons. I find most times however that if I can get the APK file and install manually, the apps work just fine.

Is there a way I can get my hands on your APK without going through AM?
Posted by Finn Johnsen on 09-08-2011 at 01:09:52
I've tested it with Asus EEE Tranformer and Canon 60D, and happy to say it works.

Thanks guys! Awesome!

I'll second what Mark Fink says, Id'e love to see more than 3 exposures of auto bracketing. I'de like to be able to choose as many as 7 or 9 also as I also do some HDR.
Posted by Shawn Clover on 09-08-2011 at 01:20:44
I'd love to have this on my Nexus One. I don't see me carrying my Xoom around with me when I'm shooting photos.
Posted by Garry George on 09-08-2011 at 02:27:41
Regarding Mark Fink's question about more than three brackets. If you can do this you will have a killer App!

I have Promote Remote and it does it.

I also have Smart Shooter and it does it.

Both through software interfacing through a USB cable from a 'computer'.

In other words it is doable.

Please make this work!

Garry
Posted by Michael on 09-08-2011 at 03:07:57
I have raised a case with HTC (via the HTC WEB site) regarding them not having USB - Host Support. They have advised that they will pass on the firmware update request to their own software engineers to investigate.

Perhaps if other with HTC phones do the same thing then they will progress this faster
Posted by Mike on 09-08-2011 at 07:22:26
I would love to give this app a try, but the marketplace says it is not supported on my phone. My phone is a Samsung Galaxy SII, but it is listed in my marketplace account as a "Vodafone Galaxy I9100T". What do I need to do to get this working?

Thanks!
Posted by Uwe on 09-08-2011 at 08:40:01
I want to buy it but the market says: Not for Acer Iconia A501. Why?
Posted by Erik on 09-08-2011 at 15:10:31
Looking to bump the SONY NEX vote. It makes perfect sense with the "EVIL" live view back to have a remote viewfinder.
Posted by Bill Cherryholmes on 09-08-2011 at 16:17:33
I'll buy it now plus donate if you tell me that in the future it will support a Canon EOS 5D without LiveView. Thank you! bc@artisticcowboy.com
Posted by Nick Verlinden on 09-08-2011 at 18:27:40
Hi Chainfire,

Great work. I however, am also interested in a library/sdk to build some tools I need for working with anamorphic lenses. I would gladly pay for it. I could even help you develop some additional features interesting for the video public (zebras, cropmarks, etc).

Kind Regards,
Nick Verlinden
Posted by Victor on 09-08-2011 at 21:36:11
very much needed:
- Take a free trial version
- Make a histogram for video
- Focus assistant
- Exposure control
- Real-time color vectroscope
- Audio level Meeters
Posted by Victor on 09-08-2011 at 21:37:26
Thank you! Russia with you!
Posted by Chainfire on 10-08-2011 at 00:36:14
EVERYBODY PLEASE READ THIS

Wow, that's a LOT of comments for a single day of not looking here.

Ok, so let me point out a few things, camera wise.

Camera compatibility

The Canon EOS support is still far from finished. Everything else comes after.

At this time, it appears the entire 4 series (40D, 400D, 450D) do not properly work. I am well aware of this.

Some other models still have other issues, I am working hard on fixing these.

New features will have to wait until I have a number of these things figured out.

Keep in mind, this is a beta, and it will take a while to mature. Most of this stuff has to be made through reverse engineering, which is a very time consuming task.

Phone/tablet compatibility

No, there will not be an iOS version any time soon.

If Market says it is not compatible, it is not compatible.

HTC No HTC device is supported, and they are not likely to be supported, unless HTC builds in the USB host support

Samsung Galaxy S2 As stated many times in the app description, the forum, etc, you need a stock Samsung KG* 2.3.4 series firmware. These are not OFFICIALLY out yet. You will have to get them from XDA-Developers.com or SamFirmware.com, or wait until they are officially rolled out on KIES (which according to rumor will be the end of this month). Custom ROMs generally do not work, neither do the ROMs that probably came with your device.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 I am aware of a number of issues, most of which have now been fixed in my development version. The next update (end of the week ?) should show you a lot of improvement on this device.

Motorola Xoom Please make sure you have upgraded to the Android 3.2 firmware that is now available. You need this.

Anything else If Market says it is not compatible, you are missing parts of Android that are needed for the app to run. Make sure you are running the very latest official or custom firmware on your device!
Posted by LostBoyNZ on 10-08-2011 at 04:11:55
My Samsung Galaxy S2 isn't compatible, according to the Android Market.

"This app is incompatible with your XT Mobile Network Samsung GT-I9100.".

I see lots of other comments from users with the same problem below. Anyone know a way around this?

I'm running Android 2.3.3 (baseband version I9100XXKE7).
Posted by LostBoyNZ on 10-08-2011 at 07:25:26
Sorry, just read the post above, and I need 2.3.4. I look forward to when it's officially out.
Posted by Rog on 10-08-2011 at 08:26:34
This looks fantastic! I'm very interested in the scripting possibilities for time-lapse ISO ramping, extreme bracketing, sound/light triggers etc. Not sure if you have a design in mind already, but perhaps this is something that can integrate with Scripting Layer for Android (SL4A), possibly via intents.

- Rog
SGS2 + Canon 7D
Posted by Leo on 10-08-2011 at 14:07:39
Hi guys! What do think, is it possible to add the functionality of the device called <a href="http://www.thewhippersnapper.com/LittleBramper/Site/Home.html">Little Bramper</a> to your app in the future?
Posted by Michael on 10-08-2011 at 19:04:33
Works well with 1D Mark4. Can't wait for full version.
Posted by Chainfire on 10-08-2011 at 19:23:37
@Leo

Something similar is planned, but may be a while before it is implemented. Some other issues (compatibility) and features (video) have priority.

@Rog

Scripting support is planned, but it's WAY down the line.
Posted by EricRI on 11-08-2011 at 04:55:47
Hi Chainfire, amazing app. thx for that. I like to know which limitations have the video capture with your app. My DSLR is a canon t2i and is frustrating can't control some basic options.the video is recorded at 15 fps or it's just a preview? Its possible to control the exposure during the video capture? etc. any other limitation. And support the idea of follow focus and improves to capture time lapse.
Thanks again
regards from Chile
Posted by Rog on 11-08-2011 at 06:41:07
Thanks Chainfire, I'm eagerly on the path towards installing the beta (dealing with firmware upgrade at the moment) and am willing to help/test where I can. The roadmap looks good.
Posted by Majid on 11-08-2011 at 08:23:17
Hi I just got a Samsung Galaxy 2 but on the Android Market it says that my phone is incompatible with the APP. Your other APPs work but it won't allow me to purchase the DSLR Controller :( pleeease help!
Posted by Angus on 11-08-2011 at 19:35:26
I want to use your app, but i also don't want to spend a lot of time searching for the right cable. I might suggest that you recommend some places to buy the cable or further descriptions. I do agree that once it can connect via wifi, that would be amazing!
Posted by Samuel Penn on 12-08-2011 at 00:16:08
Have tried it on a 1000D (and Asus Transformer), and results are mixed. The live view displays well, though camera controls don't really work. It fails to take pictures, and though I did manage to get the zoom to work just now, other options such as exposure time and ISO had no effect, so I had to unplug, change these on the camera, then plug back in.
Posted by Peter Vit on 12-08-2011 at 00:17:13
I tried to download the application for my Canon 7D and got the following message: This app is incompatible with your Pelephone Samsung GT-I9100T.

Please advise...

Thanks
Posted by John Mooney on 12-08-2011 at 02:44:18
I Tried to use DSLR Controller with Canon EOS-1 DsMkIII and xoom tablet( Honycomb 3.2). Camera sends live view and settings to app, but app will not control camera reliabily - Any ideas?? About 1 in 10 times can I get it to work to change settings. I have never been able to fire shutter -always get shutter failed message. Exposure compensation scale always crashes program! It appears as though there is some magic sequence to plugging in cable and truning on and opening program. Have not quite figured which sequence is most reliable. Hope this helps with killing bugs!
Posted by Jeff Morgan on 12-08-2011 at 07:49:08
I just tried to buy the app on the Android Market and each time it said app not found? Have you withdrawn it? Thanks, Jeff
Posted by Chainfire on 12-08-2011 at 17:57:52
@EricRI
Video is currently not supported AT ALL. It will be a while before it is. Various models work completely differently. Not that high on the to-do list, because it will take a LOT of work to get it to function.

@Magid, @Peter Vit
You need a KG* 2.3.4 series firmware on your SGS2 for this to work.

@Angus
This will come in the future.

@Samuel Penn
The 1000D uses a different protocol (same as the 40D, 400D and 450D, 1Ds mk III, etc) - I hope to have proper support for these models by the end of next week, but no guarantees.

@Jon Mooney
See my response above to Samuel Penn. Support for this camera will improve in the near future, hopefully!

@Jeff Morgan
See our email exchange :)
Posted by Chainfire on 12-08-2011 at 17:59:11
v0.60 has just been released on Android Market!
Posted by Samuel Penn on 12-08-2011 at 19:24:02
I'll wait until next week then. Thanks.
Posted by Peter Vit on 12-08-2011 at 23:43:44
Magid thanx
Posted by michael on 13-08-2011 at 05:17:01
V.60 not working with 1D Mark 4. Forces close every time. No issues with V.51.
Posted by Dan on 13-08-2011 at 06:26:11
Cant download app at all.
Posted by Chainfire on 13-08-2011 at 11:54:20
@michael

Ouch! Will look at this ASAP.
Posted by Sharon on 13-08-2011 at 15:46:12
Hi. Does it work on the Canon 500D EOS ?
Posted by Memman on 13-08-2011 at 18:22:30
I have an Asus transformer but no dock. Will the controller work straight from the transformer if i get the correct cable?
Posted by Chainfire on 13-08-2011 at 18:45:38
@Sharon
I believe so, yes

Memman
In theory yes, but in practise, I don't think that cable actually exists.
Posted by Mikhail Rybakov on 13-08-2011 at 19:57:45
Hi there. I'm eager to use this software but I cannot install it. I've got a Samsung Galaxy SII bought in China. Android Market reports 'Your device is not compatible'. Please help me out.
Posted by Greg Hanson on 14-08-2011 at 00:41:38
Worked more reliably before upgrade. If I slide finger across screen while in magnified view I get freeze. Xoom and 7d. At one point I had to remove battery in camera to make camera work after communication failure.
Posted by ErinOboyle on 14-08-2011 at 06:13:23
This app is really great, but I am wondering if it can be used not only as a controller with live view, but will it act as a monitor while shooting video with a 5D MKII using a Toshiba Thrive
Posted by SpiderPig on 15-08-2011 at 08:15:41
Regarding the DSLR Controller application here in Australia, I have a GT-i9100T device and the market states that my phone is not compatible yet it is for my Honeycomb tablet.

You will need have the market recognise the Samsung GS II model GT-i9100T.

This will allow those who are on the Telstra and Vodafone 850 networks access to the application.
Posted by Vorobo on 15-08-2011 at 14:12:39
Hey there :)

I really love to use your app, but my brand new SGS2 says it is not kompatible. It's a O2 Samsung GT-I9100. I've got no idea what the difference to a GT-i9100T is for example, but it's a genuine Samsung SGS2 istn't it?

Is there anything I can do to use your App?

Please help!

Vorobo
Posted by Chainfire on 15-08-2011 at 15:04:46
As is stated several times in the app description and on this page, on SGS2 devices you need a KG* 2.3.4 series firmware. This isn't officially out yet, but you can get it from the internet.
Posted by Rich on 15-08-2011 at 18:38:49
Cool! Is this based on ptp library like libgphoto or libptp?
Posted by Mac on 16-08-2011 at 07:23:08
I do know that it's not compatible with iOS, probably.
But I strongly want to use it with my iPhone and I would be a first one to buy it even if it cost a lot. Is there any chance to release it with iOS version?
Posted by SpiderPig on 16-08-2011 at 08:44:12
Hey Chainfire, you say that 2.3.4 is the only version the app will run on for the GS II. If the official releases are a later version then we can assume that it will work on those versions?
Posted by Jonas Andersson on 16-08-2011 at 10:44:29
Hi,

Will you develop the app so it will work with a HTC desire S in the near future?

Jonas
Posted by Kim on 16-08-2011 at 14:41:59
hi, i downloaded this app. but now, i can't find it in market.
and website market say, it's not compatible. GS2 2.3.4 ver.
But kies firmware ver. phone:eg06 <<<<<<< eg06 it's the reason why my app doesn't work ??

thank you.
Posted by Yuriy Kushla on 16-08-2011 at 14:52:51
Intervalometer functionality is a must! As soon as it has it, I'm about to buy it!
Also a good thing for intervalometer - a built-in exposure bracketing setting, so you may shoot 3 shots at once .. with an interval predefined.
This will open huge possibilities for timelapsers.
Posted by Chainfire on 16-08-2011 at 17:50:34
@Rich
No, this is all from scratch. None of those libs are even nearly mature enough to use as a base, and are dependancy hell.

@Mac
No.

@SpiderPig
For the SGS2, probably! Other devices will depend. Most if not all "Ice Cream Sandwich" devices (upcoming Android version) should support it either way.

@Jonas Andersson
Doubtful. It may be possible through USB host hacks, but I'm not focussing on that at the moment.

@Kim
Sorry, but I don't understand what you are saying. How can you have downloaded it if you can't find it ? Anyways, some people have said downgrading Market itself to a previous version fixes various download issues.

@Yuriy Kushla
As stated multiple times in multiple places, this is coming as soon as I get a few other issues fixed. It's near the very top of the to-do list.
Posted by Chainfire on 16-08-2011 at 20:58:48
v0.66 has just been released on Market, it should improve compatibility with the older models.
Posted by Trench on 16-08-2011 at 21:09:31
Called up the Market today to DL this but could not find it. Searched under every combination of the app name I could think of and also searched for all apps by Chainfire ... "DSLR controller (Beta) never showed up.

Any advice on how I can find this great app?
Posted by Erik on 16-08-2011 at 21:16:50
great, now my Canon 40D work with Asus Transformer, but settings button don´t work, I hope that it will be fixed, continous shooting don´t work too, waiting fot time lapse too. THX
Posted by Trench on 17-08-2011 at 00:44:41
OK, I think I realize why I cant find this on the Android market, my phone is a Samsung Fascinate which is Verizon version of the Galaxy S. Anyway ... will this app be compatible with other Galaxy versions soon?
Posted by SpiderPig on 17-08-2011 at 01:35:02
I like your attitude to iOS Chainfire, I wish more people had the same feelings :-)
Posted by mfordky on 17-08-2011 at 02:16:22
I'd love to be able to try this with my t2i and nook color.

BTW the ipad one made by onone looks great, but it's $50 and you have to have a mac computer running!

This would be the ultimate solution for me since I have visual problems that the 3" screen on the t2i is difficult for me to see good on. I can use the 7" screen of the nook color and really enjoy photography again
Posted by Kerry Garrison on 17-08-2011 at 05:39:58
Can you add a feature to start/stop video recording?
Posted by gouin on 17-08-2011 at 09:50:33
Est-il prévu que l'application DSLR contrôleur soit compatible avec le nexus S de samsung, est il possible de le rendre compatible??
Posted by Chainfire on 17-08-2011 at 16:14:12
@Trench
Probably not. The operating system on the devices do not support USB host.

@Erik
Settings button isn't implemented yet. It doesn't work for anyone ;) Continuous shooting cannot be done remotely on the 40D.

@SpiderPig
It's not my fault those devices are limited ;)

@mfordky
Currently the Nook Color's operating system does not support DSLR Controller. And even if it did, I doubt the NC has enough processing power to be able to do remote liveview.

@Kerry Garrison
Planned feature, but will not be available for a while.

@gouin
I don't speak French. You might have noticed this by everything else here being in English.
Posted by OllO on 17-08-2011 at 20:20:01
Hi
do plan a version for samsung galaxy s (i9000)?
Thanks
Posted by Erik on 17-08-2011 at 21:51:49
@Chainfire
Continuous shooting is not very important, primary I bought app for timelapse. I hope that it will be done soon. And I can´t move 5x/10x magnificated area. (Sorry for bad english, it´s not my primary language).
Posted by Jeff Schulze on 17-08-2011 at 22:13:08
Using this with a EOS 40D and a Asus Transformer TF101 with keyboard dock works wonderfully except for the ability to see images that were taken, I assume this has something to do with reading the RAW format? perhaps you can get together with the RawDroid folks for that? This is a great project, something us non iOS using photographers need badly! Thanks tons for your efforts!
Posted by Chainfire on 18-08-2011 at 01:46:17
@OllO
No

@Erik
I know, unfortunately I will not be able to finish that before I go on vacation, so it'll have to wait.

@Juff Schulze
The functionality simply isn't implemented yet. It's coming though, but only for JPEG to start with.
Posted by Nikonian on 18-08-2011 at 10:34:26
Nikon! Nikon! Nikon! Please !!
Posted by edwin on 18-08-2011 at 11:49:13
Hey Chainfire... This looks like the app I've been waiting for.
Wondering if there is a limit to the resolution it can handle or if I can get a high res tablet and see a high res live view?
Also, this may already have been mentioned, but is there a plan for 25fps?
Posted by edwin on 18-08-2011 at 12:02:52
OK- so maybe should have looked at other posts first, but anyway.
So says above that video is not supported at all... Does that mean I cannot use this to make an android device into a live view video monitor for my 7D?
Don't really need focus, exposure controls etc- just a high(ish) res live view while shooting video.
Thanks Chainfire
Posted by gouin on 18-08-2011 at 12:35:16
The nexus serat he(it) compatible with the final version of the application to dslr controleur, exists he(it) accessory to make him(it) compatible?
Posted by Chainfire on 18-08-2011 at 18:53:00
@Nikonian
Yes yes. It will be MONTHS before we get there.

@edwin
25 FPS is not yet supported. Currently DSLR Controller has a hard-limit of 20 FPS, more cannot be handled (yet). I would like to up this to 25/30 FPS, but I don't know when this will happen, or if the devices are even fast enough :)

The resolution is not configurable, the app just displays what the camera sends through. I believe on the 7D this is something like 1000x600 (rounded numbers).

On the 7D specifically, liveview works while recording, but this is not true for the full Canon EOS range of devices the app supports and can do video.

@gouin
No.
Posted by edwin on 19-08-2011 at 10:14:45
Sounds positive!
So I guess the app or the device will scale the liveview image to whatever screen layout.
I'm gonna borrow an android and give this a try. If it's good as a focus assist then the options for on camera field monitors may just have multiplied by about a hundred. And will now continue to improve with the smartphone/tablet market... i.e much faster than the overly expensive and bulky field monitor range.
Thankyou Chainfire
Posted by Kerry Garrison on 20-08-2011 at 07:28:18
I am using it as a live view monitor on a 5' jib arm and it works great. If you go into manual focus you can actually adjust focus on the fly (although the smallest steps dont seem to work Motorola XOOM). What would make this ultra sweet would be to be able to set to focus points and the time to take to transition between them. But for now, it IS a good solution as a remote monitor, at least on a 7D, which is the only camera I have tested it with but it saved me hundreds of dollars on a dedicated monitor.
Posted by Chainfire on 22-08-2011 at 20:31:52
@Kerry

Try pressing the smallest step 100 times before saying it doesn't work... The resolution depends on the lens. Some lenses go from one end of the focus spectrum in 50 steps, others take 1000 :)

Focus points at the moment are hard, because as of yet there is no way to know what position the lens is currently in.
Posted by Daniel on 24-08-2011 at 09:55:32
The East he(it) possible with modulates to connect my nexus (as well as everything smartphone under android) with your application secondary IC24F Starter Kit of development for Android
Reference: DM240415 ( microship ) thank you for your answer
Posted by Parax on 25-08-2011 at 10:32:45
Awesome app already! instant buy! If its not already on the feature request list some sort of intervalometer control would be an awesome addition!

I'd also like to request that if a DSLR Controller for other makes eg Nikon is developed that it be a separate app, not too many of us mix brands and streamlined apps are important to some.
Posted by m4ss on 27-08-2011 at 14:17:16
my nikon D5100 is crying !!! Please port it also in Nikon world !! I'll obviously buy immediately and give you debug feedback always !!! Also @ 9,99⬠!! C'mooon
Posted by Erik on 29-08-2011 at 18:06:30
I have 40D (1.1.1) and Asus Transformer (3.2)
- I can´t set wider aperture than 5.6 (I use lenses wider than 2.8, too ... so this is problem)
- when I use bulb, bulb time is displayed until I capture another shot

... when do you plan to release next update?
Posted by hen3ry95306 on 30-08-2011 at 01:18:27
On the subject oh HDR - this is my primary purpose for your software. In my view it would be good to provide auto bracketing by altering shutter speed, to keep the depth of field from changing from shot to shot - though some of your competitor's software (which I currently use) allows you to select alternates, I shoot in M mode with aperture fixed.

It seems to me the digital Canons I have had allow you to set your f-stop increment to either 1/3 or 1/2 stop. I suggest you allow a selection of 2 stops, 1 stop, 1/3 stop, and 2/3 stop for bracketing increments - at least, that's what I would like. The only other real issue is the number of exposures. The more, the better.
Posted by Joe on 03-09-2011 at 15:47:57
I bought a the beta version of the DSLR Controller beta on the android market. The App works good with the Canon 5D Mark II, with some minor issues. With the Canon 1 Ds Mark II it does not work. I would be great if you could support also this model, because the advantage to control this camera via the samsung G II is much bigger due to the older monitor available with the Canon 1 Ds Mark II than the 5D M II.
Also it would be great to transfer pictures from the Camera to the Smartphone with the DSLR Controller.
Posted by Sashi on 04-09-2011 at 00:01:13
thanks for the graet stuff

I am using the app with 550D and samsung galaxy tab 1. It works quite well except for the fact that it does hangs sometimes especially if you do switch applications requiring the same usb port. For example if i wan to see the picture going to the gallery.

Is there any way that i can see the picture i shot, immediately after the shot on my tab. I normally work in low light so it becomes important to have extended exposure and see the result after the shot

When can we expect video support

Thanks
Posted by Lee on 07-09-2011 at 11:44:46
Yeh it'd be great if the app echoed the camera's image review. Other than that the only thing I can think of that would make this more useful would be setting and saving focal points and some sort of wireless version to work with wft but that's a longshot...
Posted by Lee on 07-09-2011 at 16:28:39
Also not sure if it'll ever be possible due to the manual dial but it'd be great if you could change shooting mode, from manual to tv or av when requirred... By the way I've got an ipad and an iphone which I love but bought an Acer Iconia A500 just for your app, you should be on commission!
Posted by Sleepwalker on 10-09-2011 at 12:39:46
Since installing Chainfire3D in my Milestone 2, the game "Tap Tap Revenge 4" has a problem loading songs, Will this be fixed?
If you disable Chainfire3D from Superuser and restart the cell, can cause some problems with the phone?
Excuse my English I'm using a translator.
Posted by mdinata on 13-09-2011 at 12:36:16
Hi, from the comments i know this is great app, a serious good job you have done. I have SONY A230, no live view, and Samsung Galaxy Ace running on Gingerbread 2.3.3. Would you please extend the coverage of DLSR Controller for it? Because this app will be the functionality extension that is commonly present on advanced camera series. Appreciate to consider and make it reality.
Posted by garion on 12-10-2011 at 17:55:12
this is awesome! Next up: wifi control. Then 4g, right?
Posted by Dino on 12-10-2011 at 21:57:44
I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 and I just upgraded to Gingerbread 2.3.5 and I when I try to download from andriod market it will not let me because it says that my phone is not compatible??? What am I missing here? Please help, because I am sure I am not the only one with this issue and you are going to lose a lot of business if this is not fixed. Thanks for the great app. Can not wait to use it.
Posted by Raj on 16-10-2011 at 13:31:38
Hi all/Chainfire,

I must be doing something wrong. Please help me!!! I have a rooted motorola zoom with the Tiamat Rom 2.2.1 Moray.For some reason I cannot get my Canon 7D working with this DLSR app. I can easly connect to external hard drives, SD cards, etc.. but not my Camera.
Can you suggest any advise?
Posted by Chainfire on 17-10-2011 at 12:50:52
Tiamat ROM is known to not be compatible.
Posted by Brian on 29-10-2011 at 08:10:37
Hey mate I'd be keen to give your app a try the issue I'm having is , I own a Galaxy S II GT-I1900T (running Android 2.3.3) it shows up in the market as "Vodafone Samsung GT-I9100T" I don't particularly want to be flashing my phone with other ROMS just to get an app running is there any way around this? Is it an actual incompatibility issue? or is it just something to do with the phones version/model strings or something trivial like that?
Posted by Chainfire on 02-11-2011 at 10:33:09
There is currently no way around this. You'll have to wait for the Ice Cream Sandwich update :(
Posted by Steve vr_driver on 03-11-2011 at 05:01:58
Hi Chainfire,
Just looking at getting a droid tablet at this stage, but so love this idea of using it with my 7d. The opportunities would be outstanding for video makers with your app and a good tablet. I notice you keep getting bugged/suggested of the live video view, but any time frames? Have you considered making the project open source with commercial support too? (just a thought)
Posted by PeterHolgate on 12-11-2011 at 17:50:40
Just tried the app using EOS 20D on Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet (Android 3.1)
If set camera to PTP communication, the app does recgonise the camera's presence, and allows me to view the photos on the camera. This is ALL that is functioning. None of the controls react, but I can get into the settings. I do not see the camera "view"an when I try to capture a photo, reports Failure to Capture.

Any suggestions?
Posted by Chainfire on 14-11-2011 at 23:39:41
The EOS 20D is not supported... at all.
Posted by royceda510 on 18-11-2011 at 19:47:57
Has this been tested with the Playbook's Android player yet?
If not...can someone try?
The Playbook is a great size as an external monitor and maybe dslr controller can make use of the mini hdmi port? is it possible to turn it into an hdmi-in?
Posted by Ugly1 on 22-11-2011 at 01:57:13
Someone PLEASE confirm if this awesome awesomeness app works on the Blackberry Playbook! I have been searching all over the web, but to no avail! :( Thank you.
Posted by MarkB on 29-11-2011 at 13:00:02
Has this been tested with the Galaxy Note? and if it has, where do I purchase a cable?

Many Thanks
Posted by amonlb on 30-11-2011 at 13:33:52
Hey

I love the way you make android even more usefull for ppl like me!
Can I ask you to add support for Pentax camera? For example for Pnetax K-X? I would defiently pay you for this super app.
Posted by Chainfire on 30-11-2011 at 20:30:21
@MarkB

The upcoming update (v0.75) will work on a ROOTED Galaxy Note, using a standard USB host / OTG cable. See http://search.ebay.com/i9100-usb-host

@amonlb

Pentax support may one day come, but not soon.
Posted by Bill on 06-12-2011 at 19:36:40
This looks awesome. Will it work on a HTC EVO 4G? I have one and really want to get this for my 7D.
Thanks.
Bill.
Posted by Nemanja on 22-01-2012 at 17:54:09
Just to report. SGS2 + Canon 40D not working with 0.83, and KI firmware.
Posted by Fredy on 25-01-2012 at 01:50:19
If you're able to set up a app, which allows the owner to fokusing fluently (like a follow focus) and "without" interruption in time or Signal delay, you would initiate a new era.
If it's no big deal please try.

Thanks a lot
Posted by JoSch on 06-02-2012 at 14:42:14
Having browsed all the info and the posts and answers here, it is not clear to me what the status of present video functionality is. Is there live view on the Android device when the cam is in video capture mode? I see the greatest potential for this fantastic app in the video mode where fokussing is always quite difficult. Thanx, Josch.
Posted by Josch on 09-02-2012 at 08:41:43
I answered my above question myself, bought a tablet and have made a quick video capturing test you can watch on vimeo:

http://vimeo.com/36444458
Posted by Brian on 16-02-2012 at 05:08:05
Hi, is it possible to support the 20D in the future or is it simply incompatible with this type of technology? I know it's an older camera but its age is the exact reason why it needs help from this app. Just having the use of a quality phone LCD to look at your shots as you take them would be a huge benefit over the terrible tiny LCD on the 20D.
Posted by Brian on 16-02-2012 at 05:08:08
Hi, is it possible to support the 20D in the future or is it simply incompatible with this type of technology? I know it's an older camera but its age is the exact reason why it needs help from this app. Just having the use of a quality phone LCD to look at your shots as you take them would be a huge benefit over the terrible tiny LCD on the 20D.
Posted by alan wild on 20-02-2012 at 13:59:49
Looks like there are hundreds of people who have paid good money for the DSLR Controller, only to find that it doesn't work.

I have an HTC Desire HD (Android) and I have no host controller installed apparently.

I contacted HTC directly and they told me that Chainfire should re-write their app software for this to work.

Once again good money down the drain. Which is a shame as I'd love to have this app working to control my Canon 5D.
Posted by Dave Thomas on 20-02-2012 at 23:15:59
Killer app Chainfire!

I've been using it for some weeks and I want to contributing some code to your product. Email me at opensource +at- peoplemerge.com if this interests you.

I'm a seasoned java guy new to android but with embedded experience, photography domain knowledge, and interests in solving follow focus!

My gear includes Canon 550d, 5d mk2, 18-55 (ef-s), 70-200 2.8L, 24-70 2.8L IS + stabilizers.
Posted by Jim G on 09-03-2012 at 04:29:50
I purchased the Samsung Galaxy Note after watching the Youtube presentation where they were controlling the Canon Eos. I have a Canon 5DII and it is the main reason I bought this phone/tablet. I purchased the DSLR Controller and it does not work because the Note that was used was an international version (not U.S) so I'm high and dry without the DSLR Controller I was counting on.

When will you write the U.S. code? Not happy!

Jim G
Posted by Jim G on 09-03-2012 at 04:30:32
I purchased the Samsung Galaxy Note after watching the Youtube presentation where they were controlling the Canon Eos. I have a Canon 5DII and it is the main reason I bought this phone/tablet. I purchased the DSLR Controller and it does not work because the Note that was used was an international version (not U.S) so I'm high and dry without the DSLR Controller I was counting on.

When will you write the U.S. code? Not happy!

Jim G
Posted by Chainfire on 09-03-2012 at 14:55:35
Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do about that. If the US Note does not support USB host then DSLR Controller cannot operate. I know the US Note and international Note are two completely different devices (internally)
Posted by JD on 12-04-2012 at 01:11:48
Hi there. Could you tell me if this is compatible with Samsung Nexus S and a Canon 5D Mkii?

Thanks.
Posted by Chainfire on 12-04-2012 at 12:10:42
Sorry, the Nexus S is not supported. There are some hacks to get the Nexus S to work, I think, but they will require special cables and external power supplies. Not exactly a *practical* solution.
Posted by Dan on 05-05-2012 at 17:38:01
Hi, I've just tried your free remote release app with a Canon 7D and the HTC One X, but seems like this phone is not supported. Shame on some phone manufacturers for not supporting USB host, I've been really looking forward to use your app.
Posted by Dan on 05-05-2012 at 17:38:01
Hi, I've just tried your free remote release app with a Canon 7D and the HTC One X, but seems like this phone is not supported. Shame on some phone manufacturers for not supporting USB host, I've been really looking forward to use your app.
Posted by Marcel on 07-05-2012 at 12:56:33
Hi,
where can I buy the App without a creditcard?

Marcel
Posted by Bernd on 20-05-2012 at 19:58:12
I have a question to the compatibility too: I have a TOSHIBA Folio 100 (without hacks :-) and a CANON 50D.
Bernd
Posted by Harsh Johri on 29-08-2012 at 20:37:54
Will it support HDMI connections, it does not seem to detect my camera when connecting a Canon T3i to my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 using a HDMI connection.
Posted by Chainfire on 29-08-2012 at 21:49:11
No, it works over USB.
Posted by Tony Collis on 17-10-2012 at 12:12:52
I am using DSLR controller with Canon 60D and Samsung Galaxy II.
It is working well but I would like to operate the camera from a greater distance than a usb cable will allow. Is it possible to use the wifi capabilitites of the phone to operate DSLR controller from my desktop PC?
Posted by Gurdeepbhinder on 11-01-2013 at 07:14:42
i am facing a problem in Carbonn tab-2 i had installed Dslr controler this app and many other app i installed when i open them a message appear "unfortunately it had stopped".
I only had this tab for controlling my DSLR but in wain . i am new in android is there any way this app can work thanks i advance
Posted by Gary Lloyd on 31-01-2013 at 23:37:08
Any plans of coming out with DSLR controller for the Panasonic GH2?
Posted by Steve on 17-03-2013 at 18:34:23
I just bought an Asus Nexus 7 tablet, and have installed DSLR controller, but it doesn't work. It will not connect to my Canon T2i. What gives?
Posted by Kemal Selimovic on 19-05-2013 at 12:32:14
I just want to report that DSLR Controller works on my Onda V972 after using USB otg diagnostics. I am so happy now, tank you so much!




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