We first told you about DSLR Controller back in August, and there was immediately some kick-back due to its combination "high" price tag and beta status. Still, if you're looking for a way to combine your Android phone or tablet with a Cannon EOS DSLR on-the-cheap, Chainfire released a free, lighter version of DSLR Controller called Remote Release into the Market just a while ago.

Remote Release offers limited functionality compared to DSLR Controller, but may fit the bill perfectly for some of you. It offers the ability to activate the camera's shutter button over USB - much like a remote release cable. It supports auto-focus, bulb shots, and continuous shooting mode.

In order to use the app you need to meet a few requirements:

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

This app is free in the Market, so if have all of the appropriate equipment and want to give it a go, hit the widget below to grab it.

Remote Release
Remote Release
Developer: Chainfire
Price: Free