How to Control Your DSLR With an Android Smartphone

    While most of the cameras have remote control capabilities, not many of us are aware of them. These remotely controllable tools can come in very handy especially when you intend to shoot a time-lapse video, long exposure shots, or when you want to give your image a different perspective.

    How to Control Your DSLR With an Android Smartphone

    One such remotely controllable tool is your smartphone, be it Android or an iPhone. There are plenty of apps available already in Google Play and App store. These tools provide complete access to your camera, for example, you'll be able to control aperture, ISO, White Balance, and so on -just like you'd get otherwise.

    SEE ALSO: Amazon Great Indian Festival: 15 Gadget Deals You Can't Afford To Miss

    In this post, we will tell you how to use an Android smartphone to control your DSLR camera. There are proprietary apps available for Canon and Nikon DSLRs. That said, you can also use third party apps like DSLR Controller (BETA).

    Click Here for New Smartphones Best Online Deals

    Step 1: Install the DSLR Controller (BETA)

    Head straight to the Google Play Store and download the DSLR Controller (BETA) app. Though it comes with a BETA label, it is one of the most complete apps to remotely control your DSLR.

    Step 2: Connect your phone with the DSLR

    The DSLR Controller app works seamlessly with most of the Canon DSLRs. You can connect your Android smartphone to the DSLR by using the USB cable that came with the camera (via a USB OTG adapter).

    Click Here for New Android Smartphones Best Online Deals

    Step 3: Play around with the controls

    The app is pretty intuitive in terms of usage. Just tap on screen to focus and hit the shutter button to click a picture. You can find all the camera's primary shooting functions placed around the live view (your smartphone's screen).

    Click Here for New Android Smartphones Best Online Deals

    Step 4: Advanced features

    To access advanced features like Time-lapse and HDR/ Auto-exposure bracketing, click on the settings button on the bottom right corner of your smartphone screen.

    Step 5: You're good to go now

    That's it! You can now use your smartphone as a remote controller to shoot breathtaking images and time-lapse videos.

    Click Here for New Smartphones Best Online Deals

    X

    Stay updated with latest technology news & gadget reviews - Gizbot

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Gizbot sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Gizbot website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more