Control your Canon EOS with DSLR Controller for Android

If you have a fairly recent Canon DSLR Camera and somewhat newer Android device, then you’re in luck … There is now an app which allows you to control the functions of your camera and take pictures straight from your Android tablet!

The app here is DSLR Controller by Chainfire. It streams the live-view to your phone and provides easy access to pretty much all camera settings like aperture, exposure time, ISO speed and a whole lot more. It can show a live historgram, zoom the live-view for better manual focus, and even lets you touch to focus!


You will need a compatible camera and android device of course. It currently works with most Android Honeycomb tablets, and the Samsung Galaxy S2 phone running Android 2.3.4 or later. As for cameras, the app is designed for models released in Q3 2008 and later, but works with most cameras released after Q3 2006. Check the compatible devices for details.

Check it out in this video …

It is currently in Beta release on the market for €5.99. If you’ve got the right kit, it’s definitely worth a try!

Author: Musaul Karim

Software Engineer, Hobbyist Photographer, and a bit of a gadget geek.

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