Company CamRanger released a new, scaled-down version of its remote control unit. CamRanger Mini is half the size of its first version, but it is 60% cheaper, and the range is doubled. These modules have appeared as a replacement for the original obsolete interfaces for data transfer via USB for Canon and Nikon cameras. The fact is that to manage these cameras were originally created native applications of manufacturers, which are still present, but they are made for laptops, and control via a mobile phone still requires a wireless transmitter.
However, if your old camera can be controlled from a computer, you can buy a device like CamRanger for it, and you will have the option to use a special CamRanger application that will allow all the same settings but will work on your phone or tablet, programs from manufacturers are also limited in functionality, that is, you can not change the mode, but at the same time you can adjust the sensitivity, shutter speed, aperture and so on, the application is equally limited that is enough for modern SLRs. In this case, the CamRanger has its own power, so the camera’s battery does not sink faster from it, unless, of course, you shoot with focusing on the main matrix, which in itself consumes more energy. In the application itself, there are several modes of descent, including those that can be absent in the camera itself. This concerns the possibility of shooting a time-delay since not all cameras are equipped with this function.
The application can also control the bracketing and down timer, which is very important in a number of situations for the photographer. Also, I repeatedly observed situations when the CamRanger was used atypically, for example, during the master classes, the photographer hooked it to his camera so that he automatically uploaded the photos to the Internet so that all present could see what was being obtained from the photographer. This point is also appropriate for photographers who are important not to be distracted from activities, while editors can take his photos and send them to the publication.
The price of the new device will be 220 dollars, the application is released for free, but works only with the company’s devices