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



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)