DSLR Remote: An iPhone app that takes DSLR pictures remotely


It’s not out yet but there’s a new app that lets you take photos from your EOS Canon camera using your iPhone. You still have to connect the camera to your laptop via USB but the system transmits Live View video to the iPhone and then lets you take the snap at the decisive moment.

Okay, if you’re wondering how it works, here’s a quick run down.

1. You need either an iPhone or an iPod Touch
2. You need a supported Canon EOS DSLR
3. A laptop or desktop computer running the free companion DSLR Remote Server software
4. A USB cable to connect your supported Canon EOS DSLR camera to the computer running the free server software

The DSLR Remote app running on your iPhone (or iPod Touch) communicates to the DSLR Remote Server software via a WIFI connection.

From your iPhone you can control settings such as shutter speed, aperture and white balance. You can of course fire the camera shutter as well. If you have a Canon EOS DSLR camera that supports Live View you can even get a live stream of the camera’s viewfinder on your iPhone.

It works with the following cameras: Digital Rebel XT, Rebel XTi, Rebel XS, Rebel XSi, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 5D, 5D Mark II, 1D Mark II, Mark IIn, Mark III, 1Ds Mark II, Mark III.