BlueSLR Dongle Offers GPS and Remote iPhone Shooting in a Small Package

onOneSoftware’s DSLR Camera Remote is a convenient way to control your camera remotely with an iPhone or iPad, but a major downside is that the camera needs to be connected via wire to a computer running the software. BlueSLR is a dongle that connects to your DSLR and allows it to be controlled using an iPhone or iPad, allowing you to shoot remotely from up to 300 feet away. It also geotags your photos, writing its GPS location to the EXIF data of your images. Sadly, it’s only compatible with Nikon DSLRs for now, though they’re working on releasing a Canon version as well.

Be warned though — portability will come at a great price. While the basic version of DSLR Camera Remote is free (the pro version is $20), the BlueSLR dongle will set you back $149. Hmmm… If the geotagging isn’t what you’re after, maybe carrying around a laptop isn’t such a big deal after all.

BlueSLR Remote Shutter (via Engadget)

  • Zak Henry

    It is a huge improvement in price compared to the dedicated GPS units. Sure I should be factoring in the cost of an iPhone/iPad, but if you already have one its not so bad.

  • Alain


    thank you for another interesting article, I love the way you find and share out-of-the-box ways to do photography ! clearly my favorite photo blog !

    by the way, do you know of other ways to wireless remote control DSLR ? I am now looking forward to put a canon DSLR in an heli and would love to make EOS Utility remote capture (settings and also live view) to work from a confortable distance (20m minimum, 50m would be nice)… without the heavy 700usd grip if possible !

    I found one guy who didi it, and I am looking for more, and with long coverage.
    Here is the genius link :

    thanks for the blog again !


  • Michael Zhang

    Sorry, nothing comes to mind right now but i’ll respond to this comment if i come across something

  • Alain

    thanks !

  • Anonymous

    Quite an impressive review and it’s really an great deal never miss out such an opportunity to grab out.

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  • Anonymous

    BlueSLR is a dongle that connects to your DSLR and allows it to be controlled application an iPhone or iPad, acceptance you to shoot accidentally from up to 300 anxiety away. It as well geo tags your photos, autograph its GPS area to the EXIF abstracts of your images.
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