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-099-5

- MR3040: Fixed a number of connection issues
- Added: Capture and delayed capture via Android Wear
- Added: TDLS support for 4.4+
- Added: White notification icons for 4.4+
- Added: Delayed start for timelapse
- Modified: Tapping outside of various dialogs no longer dismisses them
- Modified: Timelapse now has interactive features
- Fixed: Freeze issue when deleting multiple files
- Fixed: External sdcard support on 4.4+

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

    by moddymm on 11/10/2013

    Good morning:
    Has anyone tried with Canon 5DMKII and TABS-3 Samsung Tablet GT-P5210, is a recent tablet. thanks

  • (70 stars)

    by Rhett Williford on 09/07/2014

    Great on my 7D

  • (70 stars)

    by Brian Pollock on 09/07/2014

    I don't know how I ever lived without this. Just buy it, you won't regret it. It's not perfect, but it is really very good.

  • (70 stars)

    by Geoffrey Holroyd-Doveton on 08/07/2014

    Running with Nexus7(2014) Started great, very happy, came back to it tonight and had nothing but problems, just would not work, tried all sorts, turn's out to be a bad USB to OTG connection. Back on track and am a happy bunny. Just pleased I did not have to try and contact the writers of this app as they are not as good as their software, shame...

  • (70 stars)

    by Aldo Becerra on 08/07/2014

    I bought this for my t5i and it did not work. It will not detect my camera. However I just bought another otg cable and I hope that's the problem I'll check in again when it arrives.

  • (70 stars)

    by Ron Tencati on 06/07/2014

    This app works perfectly on my 5DMarkIII and 7D. You can remotely control the camera and set many of the camera's settings before you trip the shutter. You can also review any JPEG or CR2 photo on your data card and download it to your android device. Worth the money!

  • (70 stars)

    by Don Mowrey on 05/07/2014

    I have a Canon 450D and this works very well! The only thing I cannot do is continuous shooting.