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Control Your SLR From Your Smartphone with the Weye Feye WiFi Add-On

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The ability to use your smartphone as a remote for your DSLR can come in handy in a lot of situations. But if you don’t have a DSLR with built-in wireless, or you want more control than the typical remote app will offer, the Weye Feye may be the solution for you.

The Weye Feye is a wireless add-on that gets most Canon and Nikon DSLRs to play nice with both iOS and Android devices. On the camera end, you simply connect the Weye Feye itself using a USB cable and turn it on. Once it’s on, it’ll transmit the live view straight to your phone via the accompanying iOS or Android app, allowing you to control most of the major camera settings at the same time.

ISO, aperture, shutter speed, white balance and more can all be adjusted remotely, as you trigger your camera from up to 262ft (80 meters) away. You can also browse and download the photos you’ve already taken within the app’s gallery. Here’s a quick demo from the folks at XSeries who developed the Weye Feye:

The Weye Feye comes equipped with a lithium polymer battery promising up to 8 hours of battery life in live view and 14 in gallery mode, 802.11n WiFi technology and a 0.2 second latency which, according to the press release, makes it “the highest-performing product on the market.”

Compatible cameras include most of the major Nikon and Canon DSLRs, and the Weye Feye is set to release in the UK in September at a suggested retail price of 250 Euros (~$332 U.S.). No word yet on if or when the product will make it stateside.

For more information, head over to the Weye Feye website by clicking here.

(via The Phoblographer)


 
 
  • Tony

    I use a canon 40d and this looks like a good bit of kit for me but I feel its not going to work on my camera.

  • DLCade

    The linked press release details all of the cameras it works with. Unfortunately, the 40D doesn’t seem to be on the list :/

  • tony

    Just been on the photography blog link and it does say canon 40d Comparable.

  • tony

    Spelling problem. Compatable

  • Alan Klughammer

    I wonder how this deals with large files. In other words, does it just transfer the live view (It says you can share photos directly)
    The site seems to be down so I can’t do more research yet, but it looks interesting…

  • Brian MacLochlainn

    I use the 6d with the in built wifi and the 5d2 with the CamRanger, and from experience I will say all the numbers in the world are pointless unless the app is stable and well put together. the canon app is an after thought where as the CamRanger is much more user friendly…. anyway I will keep an eye on this but it all comes down to how user friendly the app is

  • dyna

    Not interested until it’s available for Alpha and PEN. These manufacturers have great ideas but are far too interested in the markets of 2 years ago. Canon and Nikon aren’t the only show any more.

  • Jordan Butters

    But they do occupy a good 70% of the consumer market between them, so it is understandable.

  • Alan Klughammer

    Website is a bit disappointing. Not much info at all…

  • MartinDelVecchio

    I found the DSLR Controller app to be quite buggy when connected to my 5D Mark III via USB.

    But it was unusable in wireless mode, with two Android devices. I hooked one to the USB port and put it in pass-through mode, then connected the other via WiFi. Never worked at all.

    I instead bought a CamRanger, which does pretty much what this product claims to do. I have it, I installed it, and it works.

  • MartinDelVecchio

    I don’t know about this product, but I just bought a very similar product (CamRanger) for my 5D Mark III.

    I shoot in raw-only mode. When I take a photo, a very small thumbnail gets transmitted to my Nexus very quickly. When I touch that to download it to the tablet, it takes at least 4 or 5 seconds to transfer.

    I would assume that shooting raw + JPEG would speed that process up, but I have not tested that.

  • streetshooter

    meh.. I want that Tripod.. who makes it?