Remote Release

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About this app

Remote Release allows you to "remote release" your Canon EOS DSLR from your Android device with only a USB cable.

Wi-Fi support is also present, if your camera supports Wi-Fi or you are using a go-between like the MR3040 - see further details on the DSLR Controller website ( http://dslrcontroller.com/ ) on how to setup the Wi-Fi connection.

*** PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION ***

*** IF YOUR DEVICE IS NOT COMPATIBLE THIS IS NOT MY OR THE SOFTWARES FAULT - YOUR PHONE IS MISSING NEEDED SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE ! ***

Remote releasing is using a remote control to activate the shutter of the camera. This is to prevent shaking the camera, and is often used with bulb shots and/or tripods.

This app is the little (free) brother of DSLR Controller; see http://dslrcontroller.com/ and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.chainfire.dslrcontroller

Remote Release also has a discussion thread on XDA-Developers.com:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1369684

---- Features ----

- Activate the camera's shutter button from your phone over USB, just like using a remote release cable
- Enable/Disable Auto-Focus *
- Support for bulb shots (hold shutter button) *
- Support for continuous shooting (hold shutter button) *

* Depends on camera model. Requires a DryOS based camera. See DSLR Controller's device compatibility page ( http://dslrcontroller.com/devices.php )

---- Requirements ----

- An Android device with an ARMv7-A or newer CPU architecture (virtually all 1ghz+ devices)
- Supported Canon EOS DSLR

When connecting over USB:
- Not rooted: Android 3.1 or higher with USB host kernel+API support **
- Rooted: Android 2.3.1 or higher with USB host kernel support **
- The correct USB adapter, if applicable

** USB host kernel support can usually be determined by connecting a USB stick to your device, and seeing if the device recognizes it.

---- Devices ----

Please see DSLR Controller's supported devices page ( http://dslrcontroller.com/devices.php ) for device compatibility information.

----- Usage -----

-- Getting started --

- Install the application.
- Connect your camera to the phone/tablet, and turn it on. Half-press the shutter button if it was already on.
- If a popup comes up that offers to open Remote Release, press it, and move on to "Operation" below.
- If a popup does not come up, manually start Remote Release. A Superuser popup should appear, click allow. If this took more than a few seconds, Remote Release will complain it cannot find a camera, regardless if you have one connected or not. Exit the app, half-press the shutter button on the camera, then restart the app.
- If a popup appears that tells you your device is not compatible, this is the end of the line for you.

-- Operation --

After you have connected your camera and started the app, the app will show you the following:

- Camera model
- Current shutter setting (depending on camera mode)
- Current aperture setting (depending on camera mode)
- Current ISO setting (depending on camera mode)
- Current drive mode setting

Below that you will see three buttons:

- Auto-Focus button
- Shutter button
- Button to open DSLR Controller in the Market

If your lens is set to Auto-Focus and you are using a DryOS based camera, you can use the Auto-Focus button to select if focusing is triggered by pressing the shutter button. By default it is, but it is not always desired. If your lens is set to Manual-Focus, this setting has no effect.

Pressing the shutter button will take a picture on your camera. If the camera is set to bulb mode or to continuous shooting, press-and-hold the shutter button - the bulb/continuous capture will stop once you remove your finger from the screen.
Updated on
Nov 8, 2016

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3.5
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A Google user
September 13, 2018
It's all cool and good, pairing is easy and works well but there's no timer function. What's the point? Should I sit there for ten minutes and keep the button pressed all the time? I thought the whole point of these is so you can leave the camera unattended while shooting long exposure!
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A Google user
March 31, 2019
Samsung galaxy S7 & Canon 7D Mk II wifi. connection possible via wifi. All of camera buttons disabled just the shutter release on phone is active. probably some SW bug still there.
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A Google user
May 5, 2019
Works well. I tried it out with my Huawei P10 with A MICRO USB OTG and MICRO USB to USB C adapter into Canon 650D and it worked! Had to try a couple of different OTG cables (I had anyway). Super happy. Many thanks!
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