DSLR Controller

3.0
6.48K reviews
100K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

DSLR Controller was the first and remains the best app to fully control your Canon EOS DSLR from your Android device, through USB cable or Wi-Fi connection. No computer or laptop required, no root required, only a compatible mobile device, a compatible camera, and if connecting through USB, the right cable.

We strongly suggest you read up on the website ( http://dslrcontroller.com/ ) about what DSLR Controller can do, how it works, and how to use it, before purchasing. The website contains a wealth of information you should know before using.

Not all devices are compatible, especially if you want to use a USB connection. For a free app you can use to test compatibility, see the "Remote Release" app ( http://market.android.com/details?id=eu.chainfire.remoterelease ). If you need a refund, go to our website ( http://dslrcontroller.com/ ) and follow the instructions in the FAQ entry. We cannot process refunds through email.

Usage notes, feature lists, device compatibility lists, changelogs, FAQs, can all be found on our website: http://dslrcontroller.com/

Most questions should go to the support and discussion thread at XDA-Developers.com:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1202082


Features

Features include but are not limited to:

- Live View
- Auto Focus (tap Live View)
- Manual focus adjustments (in AF mode)
- Histogram
- Zoom control
- Grid and aspect ratio overlay
- Bulb capture
- Continuous capture
- Image review (+ follow shot, gallery)
- Image filters (peaking, contrast, channel mask, grayscale, 4 modes/filter)
- Video recording
- HDR/Auto Exposure Bracketing
- Focus Bracketing (incl. HDR)
- Focus A-B
- Mirror Lockup support
- Timelapse (incl. HDR)
- Wi-Fi Passthrough
- Extensive modification of settings
-- Shutter speed
-- Aperture
-- ExpComp and Bracket
-- 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
-- Image and video quality and format

Available options depend on the mode you have your camera set to (M, Av, Tv, etc) and camera model. Refer to the website ( http://dslrcontroller.com/ ) for further details.


Supported Android devices:

If you are connecting using Wi-Fi, virtually all modern Android devices are supported (your camera needs Wi-Fi support, though). If you are connecting over USB, your device needs USB host support - most recent devices do. Please see the 'Devices' section on our website ( https://dslrcontroller.com/devices.php ) for further information.

If your camera only supports USB, you can modify a TL-MR3040 to provide a Wi-Fi connection ( http://dslrcontroller.com/guide-wifi_mr3040.php )


Supported Canon EOS models:

Newer cameras than listed below are usually supported.

Full support:
- 1D Mark IV
- 1D X
- 1D X Mark II
- 5D Mark II
- 5D Mark III
- 5D Mark IV
- 5Ds(r)
- 50D
- 500D
- 550D
- 6D
- 60D
- 600D
- 650D
- 7D
- 7D Mark II
- 70D
- 700D
- 750D
- 760D
- 80D
- 1100D
- 1200D
- 1300D
- 100D

Limited support:
- 1D mk III
- 1Ds mk III
- 30D
- 40D
- 400D
- 450D
- 1000D

No support:
- pre-2006 models
- EOS M mirrorless devices (work in progress)


Let us know which hardware you are using with DSLR Controller!
Updated on
Aug 18, 2017

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Ratings and reviews

3.3
5.07K reviews
Isaiah Bey
June 3, 2023
Finicky, but an asset to me as a photographer and filmmaker. I always have a backup monitor in my pocket with full camera control. Integration with Magic Lantern or the ability to record directly to your android device would be amazing. False color or zebras would be big upgrades as well,but it's already a powerful tool without those features.. Most annoying thing about it is how slowly it pulls focus when prompted. The digital zoom also seems to randomly stop working, requiring restart.
3 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
August 12, 2019
I bought this app a few years ago to use with an old Canon t3i (with a TP-Link MR3040 for wifi). I have to say it gives terrific freedom being able to sit in the cool inside air and snap pictures with the phone when my camera is set to shoot wildlife outside. As an fyi, this may have something to do with my Android version, but recently I'd been having a real issue getting the app to fully connect to the camera. It would say it saw a camera but would not connect. After hours spent experimenting, I found it was the phone connecting to the the tp-link that had an odd glitch. Because the tp-link wifi connection does not actually give internet access, the phone would connect fine but then after a few seconds it would give a pop-up saying the connection had no internet access. The problem was I had to click "YES" to close that pop-up! If I simply went on into the app it would never finally connect to the camera. All the times I ignored it and it went away by itself, it wouldn't connect. So, clicking "yes" on the pop-up makes it work now every time. (Note: clicking the check box in the pop-up will avoid all this! :)
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