Finally, you can all stop bugging me about when someone will design an iPhone app that lets you control your Canon EOS DSLR camera wirelessly. It’s coming soon, so please stop with the emails.
The DSLR Remote app is the brainchild of onOne Software, and like most great ideas, it apparently sprang out of a casual comment made during a lunch break one day. Apple hasn’t officially approved the app yet, but its developers believe it should be available soon.
The full version will cost $9.99, and give users control over camera features such as shutter speed, aperture and white balance, in addition to your basic picture-taking function, all via a WiFi connection. The $1.99 lite version lets you take pictures, and that’s it.
The craziest feature available in the full version of the app is the ability to use your camera for live streaming, assuming your camera supports Live View, with the feed showing up right there in the palm of your hand. As Engadget Mobile points out, the app would most certainly have been rejected has it been 3G-compatible, given that it would have made mobile spying a bit too easy.
However, the prospect of a mobile surveillance camera app that doesn’t cost $900 to access or require all sorts of fancy surveillance networking integration is a dream I don’t mind supporting.
Source via Engadget Mobile