While the idea of remotely triggering your DSLR camera isn’t exactly new, Triggertrap has introduced an interesting, low-cost iOS app and hardware combo that stands out with its numerous features.
Compatible with more than 300 DSLR and compact cameras, the system is composed of a $19.99 mobile dongle and camera cable system. On your iOS device, the setup is controlled by the $9.99 Triggertrap app.
Another plus of the solution is that users don’t need the hardware parts to try out the app. Triggertrap will work fine with the built-in iOS device camera.
Leveraging the sensors on iOS devices, the app included 12 different triggering modes that are fully configurable, including – two flavors of time lapse, distance lapse, motion detection, sound, magnetism/vibration sensors, and facial recognition.
Triggering modes only available while connected to a camera are HDR mode, HDR time lapse, star trail mode, and manual long-exposure mode.
Here’s an overview of the system. Click here if you can’t see the video.
There is also a free version of the app. In Triggertrap Free, only three modes are included – time lapse, seismic and cable release.
The cables can be ordered directly through Triggertrap.
While the high cost of other bremote-trigger systems have turned me off from the technology, I think Triggertrap has an interesting combination on its hands. And the low cost of the complete system might easily help draw in some budding photographers looking to get that difficult shot.