DSLR Controller (BETA)

DSLR Controller (BETA)

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DSLR Controller was the first and remains the best app to fully control your Canon EOS DSLR from your Android device with a USB cable. No computer or laptop required, no root required, only a compatible mobile device, a compatible camera, and the right USB cable. Compatible camera's and WFT boxes can also be controlled using Wi-Fi (in either Smartphone/Tablet mode or EOS Utility/PC mode).

*** DSLR Controller is NOT compatible with all devices! For a free app you can use to test compatibility, see the "Remote Release" app ( http://market.android.com/details?id=eu.chainfire.remoterelease ) ***



We strongly suggest you read up on the website ( http://dslrcontroller.com/ ) about what DSLR Controller can do, how it works, and how to use it, before purchasing. The website contains a wealth of information you should know before using. Be sure to read the FAQ!

If you need a refund, go to our website ( http://dslrcontroller.com/ ). We cannot process refunds through email.

Usage notes, feature lists, device compat. list, changelogs, FAQs, can all be found on our website: http://dslrcontroller.com/

Most questions should go to the support and discussion thread at XDA-Developers.com:


Features include but are not limited to:

- Live View
- Auto Focus (tap Live View)
- Manual focus adjustments (in AF mode)
- Histogram
- Zoom control
- Grid and aspect ratio overlay
- Bulb capture
- Continuous capture
- Image review (+ follow shot, gallery)
- Image filters (peaking, contrast, channel mask, grayscale, 4 modes/filter)
- Video recording
- HDR/Auto Exposure Bracketing
- Focus Bracketing (incl. HDR)
- Focus A-B
- Mirror Lockup support
- Timelapse (incl. HDR)
- Wi-Fi Passthrough
- Extensive modification of settings
-- Shutter speed
-- Aperture
-- ExpComp and Bracket
-- ISO speed
-- Auto-Focus Mode
-- Focus and Zoom area (tap-and-hold Live View)
-- Picture Style
-- Drive Mode
-- White Balance
-- Color Temperature
-- Auto-Lighting Optimizer
-- Metering Mode
-- Image and video quality and format

Available options depend on the mode you have your camera set to (M, Av, Tv, etc) and camera model. Refer to the website ( http://dslrcontroller.com/ ) for further details.


If you are connecting using Wi-Fi, virtually all 1ghz+ Android devices are supported (your camera needs Wi-Fi support, though). If you are connecting over USB, your device needs USB host support. Compatibility listed below is based on USB support. Most unlisted but recent devices will be compatible, but not all.

A more extensive and detailed list is available at our website ( http://dslrcontroller.com/ ) on the devices page. We always welcome information on devices that are not listed on our page.

For most devices you need a USB host ("OTG") cable, for some you need a special adapter. Not all devices are supported on all firmware versions. See the devices page on our web site for further details on both.

Supported popular Android devices (USB)

- Nexus: Galaxy, 7, 7 2013, 10

- Samsung: S2 (4.0+), S3, S4 (4.3+)

- Samsung: Note, Note 2, Note 3, Note 8, Note 10.1, Note 10.1 2014

- Samsung: Tab 8.9", Tab 10.1", Tab 2 7", Tab 2 10", Tab 3 7"

- HTC: One X (4.1+), One X+ (4.1)+, One (4.3+)

*Not* supported popular Android devices

- Nexus: 4

- Samsung: Low end devices, Mini series

- HTC: Anything before HTC One X

Some of these can be made to work with some hackery (root, custom kernels - not supported), but don't work out-of-the-box.

Supported Canon EOS models:

- Full support: 1D mk IV, 5D mk II, 5D mk III, 50D, 550D, 6D, 60D, 600D, 650D, 7D, 70D, 700D, 750D, 1100D

- Limited support: 1D mk III, 1Ds mk III, 30D, 40D, 400D, 450D, 1000D

- No support: older models

Let us know which hardware you are using with DSLR Controller!

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Recently changed in this version

Full changelog: http://dslrcontroller.com/download.php#changelog-099-4

- MR3040: Issue with HDR/AEB fixed. Download and install latest firmware from our website !
- Fixed: Images not showing up in gallery on some device (disable and re-enable option to fix)
- Fixed: Video timecode display text corruption
- Image review: auto-advance to new image if no or top image selected (JPG)
- Image review: add swiping to navigate to prev/next image (if fully zoomed out)

Comments and ratings for DSLR Controller (BETA)
  • (70 stars)

    by Ryan Henderson on 19/04/2014

    Worth it for the image transfer ability alone. Has very detailed control over you camera. Just wish it didn't crash so much.

  • (70 stars)

    by Rehaan Phone on 19/04/2014

    Wow, i was impressed by how little lag there was (150 - 250 ms if i had to guess). Only complaint is that the app tends to just go half-dead fairly often on my 2011 Nexus 7. I have to restart the app + camera. Also wish there was a dedicated button to hi

  • (70 stars)

    by Adam Kohtz on 18/04/2014

    I very much enjoy HDR photography and this app along with my Nexus 5 extends the capability of my camera significantly. I have found the app intuitive and was able to access the functions that I wished to utilise easily and this experience continued as I

  • (70 stars)

    by Dawveed scully on 16/04/2014

    Replaced a lot of the extra stuff I would need to carry to allow me to do time lapse, HDR etc. I use when I need more robust controls than I get with magic lantern in camera. Def helps using with newer phone or tablets.

  • (70 stars)

    by Bojan S on 14/04/2014

    Doesn't work with my configuration of S4 and Canon 6D. Emailed developers for refund and no response. Terrible.

  • (70 stars)

    by Brett Moulton on 14/04/2014

    This app is just CRAZY GOOD !!! Plug in and your good to go. Awesome interface.I use it as a monitor on my 5DM2 using a note 3. Crystal clear image. Provides aspect ratio overlays , it even has peaking !!!(* will cause freezing in video mode) This is craz

  • (70 stars)

    by Ciarán O'Shea on 11/04/2014

    This is by far the most comprehensive dslr remote app I've ever seen! Absolute sheer genius