Chainfire's DSLR Controller has been around for a few years now, and while it has yet to leave beta status, it's still your best bet for controlling a Canon EOS camera from an Android phone or tablet without any cables involved. The app continues to inch ever so slowly towards the big 1.0, with today's updating bringing it up to version 0.99.3. The changelog is rather lengthy, but one of the primary changes is support for new auto focus modes and a redesigned way of handling them in the latest EOS models. All of the pre-existing code related to auto focus has been completely remodeled for this update.

Version 0.99.3 also rolls out a new option to connect to cameras over Wi-Fi using Smartphone mode rather than the EOS Utility mode. This sets the camera as the hotspot, simplifying the process of connecting the app to the phone.

- Added: Support for Wi-Fi connections using the 'smartphone' protocol
- Added: 70D specific support
- Modified: Completely redone AF-related code to fix issues with newer cameras
- Modified: Quick mode now shows all focus points
- Modified: Tap-and-hold on "Live" or "Zone" resets/recenters focus area
- Modified: Image review on high memory devices: image no longer blanked when loading new image
- Modified: MX Player is no longer forced S/W mode. To always use H/W: change "network" decoder setting in MX Player
- Fixed: Fullscreen follow-shot no longer shows image info
- Fixed: Timed bulb shot >30 seconds now works over Wi-Fi

The app costs $7.99 in the Play Store, but considering what you probably paid for that Canon EOS camera, let's call that a bargain. Hit up the widget below.

Source: Google+

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Stew

    Or just get a Sony Alpha or NEX and you get all this for free, and also an API that allows you to make your own apps...

    You also get a better camera too. Sorry Canon owners, you are buying based on brand name, not performance.

    • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

      I bought my Canon based on the features, price, reliability, and after reading many reviews, canon came out on top... nothing to do with the brand, just the product.

    • Leif Sikorski

      I sold my Canon stuff a year ago for another system, but that being said there is actually no other Camera / App combination that gets close to the functionality of dslr controller with a Canon.

      • Stew

        Not true. The Sony apps are really good, the Wifi Direct API even better,.


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  • Comeback

    is it me or does the icon look very similar to the one found in KitKat?

    • Fadakar

      Just you.

  • DroiD

    I need such a for my Nikon D7000 !!!!!!

  • lycan codex

    That icon is gorgeous!