Remote Release

Remote Release


Remote Release allows you to "remote release" your Canon EOS DSLR from your Android device with only a USB cable.

Wi-Fi support is also present, if your camera supports Wi-Fi or you are using a go-between like the MR3040 - see further details on the DSLR Controller website ( http://dslrcontroller.com/ ) on how to setup the Wi-Fi connection.

*** PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION ***

*** IF YOUR DEVICE IS NOT COMPATIBLE THIS IS NOT MY OR THE SOFTWARES FAULT - YOUR PHONE IS MISSING NEEDED SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE ! ***

Remote releasing is using a remote control to activate the shutter of the camera. This is to prevent shaking the camera, and is often used with bulb shots and/or tripods.

This app is the little (free) brother of DSLR Controller; see http://dslrcontroller.com/ and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.chainfire.dslrcontroller

Remote Release also has a discussion thread on XDA-Developers.com:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1369684

---- Features ----

- Activate the camera's shutter button from your phone over USB, just like using a remote release cable
- Enable/Disable Auto-Focus *
- Support for bulb shots (hold shutter button) *
- Support for continuous shooting (hold shutter button) *

* Depends on camera model. Requires a DryOS based camera. See DSLR Controller's device compatibility page ( http://dslrcontroller.com/devices.php )

---- Requirements ----

- An Android device with an ARMv7-A or newer CPU architecture (virtually all 1ghz+ devices)
- Supported Canon EOS DSLR

When connecting over USB:
- Not rooted: Android 3.1 or higher with USB host kernel+API support **
- Rooted: Android 2.3.1 or higher with USB host kernel support **
- The correct USB adapter, if applicable

** USB host kernel support can usually be determined by connecting a USB stick to your device, and seeing if the device recognizes it.

---- Devices ----

Please see DSLR Controller's supported devices page ( http://dslrcontroller.com/devices.php ) for device compatibility information.

----- Usage -----

-- Getting started --

- Install the application.
- Connect your camera to the phone/tablet, and turn it on. Half-press the shutter button if it was already on.
- If a popup comes up that offers to open Remote Release, press it, and move on to "Operation" below.
- If a popup does not come up, manually start Remote Release. A Superuser popup should appear, click allow. If this took more than a few seconds, Remote Release will complain it cannot find a camera, regardless if you have one connected or not. Exit the app, half-press the shutter button on the camera, then restart the app.
- If a popup appears that tells you your device is not compatible, this is the end of the line for you.

-- Operation --

After you have connected your camera and started the app, the app will show you the following:

- Camera model
- Current shutter setting (depending on camera mode)
- Current aperture setting (depending on camera mode)
- Current ISO setting (depending on camera mode)
- Current drive mode setting

Below that you will see three buttons:

- Auto-Focus button
- Shutter button
- Button to open DSLR Controller in the Market

If your lens is set to Auto-Focus and you are using a DryOS based camera, you can use the Auto-Focus button to select if focusing is triggered by pressing the shutter button. By default it is, but it is not always desired. If your lens is set to Manual-Focus, this setting has no effect.

Pressing the shutter button will take a picture on your camera. If the camera is set to bulb mode or to continuous shooting, press-and-hold the shutter button - the bulb/continuous capture will stop once you remove your finger from the screen.

Recent changes:
- More compatibility, updated internal libraries to match those of DSLR Controller
- Now supports connecting via Wi-Fi just like DSLR Controller does (see website for setup and details - http://dslrcontroller.com/ )
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About Remote Release
Remote Release allows you to "remote release" your Canon EOS DSLR from your Android device with only a USB cable.

Wi-Fi support is also present, if your camera supports Wi-Fi or you are using a go-between like the MR3040 - see further details on the DSLR Controller website ( http://dslrcontroller.com/ ) on how to setup the Wi-Fi connection.

*** PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION ***

*** IF YOUR DEVICE IS NOT COMPATIBLE THIS IS NOT MY OR THE SOFTWARES FAULT - YOUR PHONE IS MISSING NEEDED SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE ! ***

Remote releasing is using a remote control to activate the shutter of the camera. This is to prevent shaking the camera, and is often used with bulb shots and/or tripods.

This app is the little (free) brother of DSLR Controller; see http://dslrcontroller.com/ and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.chainfire.dslrcontroller

Remote Release also has a discussion thread on XDA-Developers.com:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1369684

---- Features ----

- Activate the camera's shutter button from your phone over USB, just like using a remote release cable
- Enable/Disable Auto-Focus *
- Support for bulb shots (hold shutter button) *
- Support for continuous shooting (hold shutter button) *

* Depends on camera model. Requires a DryOS based camera. See DSLR Controller's device compatibility page ( http://dslrcontroller.com/devices.php )

---- Requirements ----

- An Android device with an ARMv7-A or newer CPU architecture (virtually all 1ghz+ devices)
- Supported Canon EOS DSLR

When connecting over USB:
- Not rooted: Android 3.1 or higher with USB host kernel+API support **
- Rooted: Android 2.3.1 or higher with USB host kernel support **
- The correct USB adapter, if applicable

** USB host kernel support can usually be determined by connecting a USB stick to your device, and seeing if the device recognizes it.

---- Devices ----

Please see DSLR Controller's supported devices page ( http://dslrcontroller.com/devices.php ) for device compatibility information.

----- Usage -----

-- Getting started --

- Install the application.
- Connect your camera to the phone/tablet, and turn it on. Half-press the shutter button if it was already on.
- If a popup comes up that offers to open Remote Release, press it, and move on to "Operation" below.
- If a popup does not come up, manually start Remote Release. A Superuser popup should appear, click allow. If this took more than a few seconds, Remote Release will complain it cannot find a camera, regardless if you have one connected or not. Exit the app, half-press the shutter button on the camera, then restart the app.
- If a popup appears that tells you your device is not compatible, this is the end of the line for you.

-- Operation --

After you have connected your camera and started the app, the app will show you the following:

- Camera model
- Current shutter setting (depending on camera mode)
- Current aperture setting (depending on camera mode)
- Current ISO setting (depending on camera mode)
- Current drive mode setting

Below that you will see three buttons:

- Auto-Focus button
- Shutter button
- Button to open DSLR Controller in the Market

If your lens is set to Auto-Focus and you are using a DryOS based camera, you can use the Auto-Focus button to select if focusing is triggered by pressing the shutter button. By default it is, but it is not always desired. If your lens is set to Manual-Focus, this setting has no effect.

Pressing the shutter button will take a picture on your camera. If the camera is set to bulb mode or to continuous shooting, press-and-hold the shutter button - the bulb/continuous capture will stop once you remove your finger from the screen.

Recent changes:
- More compatibility, updated internal libraries to match those of DSLR Controller
- Now supports connecting via Wi-Fi just like DSLR Controller does (see website for setup and details - http://dslrcontroller.com/ )

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A Google User
Aug 15, 2014
Usefull Good perfomence s4
A Google User
Jul 10, 2014
Love it Fantastic little application. Allows my Galaxy Note 2 to talk to my Canon 60D perfectly. The only problem I have is that pressing and holding the shutter button in bulb mode doesn't hold the shutter open; works the same as just tapping it. This would have replaced a wired remote if that worked.
A Google User
Jul 9, 2014
did not meet the what they advertise, -1 STAR 550D and Samsung Note 2, DID NOT WORK, Same camera and Samsung Galaxy S3, DID NOT WORK, I just hope I had bold letters here but this thing does not work in all Canon/Android devices COMBINATION... So good luck if you hit the jackpot, cause me the only thing is going to get is a 0 out of 0. I had a hope so and now is all gone, if you are willing to pay for the DSLR-Controller App and pay so you can get frustrated, save that and get a real viewer-finder and AVOID FRUSTRATIONS.
A Google User
Jun 23, 2014
Doesn't support sony alpha 3000 Is there an upgrade for this? thanks.
A Google User
Jun 19, 2014
Works great Make sure you're using a quality cable