by Tommy Ly
May 8, 2012
It's no secret that we love taking photos with our iDevices. Although they can probably give your point-and-shoot a run for its money, it'll be a long time until our iDevices can seriously stand up against a DSLR. With this new accessory from Photojojo, you'll be able to use your iDevice and DSLR together in harmony. The ioShutter Camera Remote ($69.99) works with its companion ioShutter app (both free and paid versions are available) to control your DSLR's shutter through six different modes: standard trigger, motion trigger, sound trigger, time-lapse, timer, and bulb. The motion and sound triggers are pretty self-explanatory. If anything moves past your camera's lens, it'll snap a picture. Or, if you want to take a group photo, just get everyone in frame and yell "cheese!" Well, any loud noise will do. For time-lapses, simply set the intervals for how often your camera should snap a photo (e.g., every two seconds). The timer will work the same way as your camera's built in timer, while the bulb mode will allow you to take long exposures. The great thing about the ioShutter Camera Remote is that different modes can be combined. You can trigger a time-lapse to begin with a sound trigger, or you can set the timer to set off a long bulb exposure. Depending on your camera model, there are two ioShutter remotes to choose from: E3 and N3. Here is the compatibility list, as stated on Photojojo:
N3 is compatible with Canon cameras 5D Mark II, 5D, 7D, EOS 1D X, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS-1Ds Mark III, EOS-1Ds MARK II, EOS-1Ds, EOS-1D Mark III, EOS-1D MARK II, EOS-1D MARK IIn, EOS-1D, EOS 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, EOS D60 (2002) EOS D30 (2000), EOS 3 and EOS 1V. E3 is compatible with Canon G1X, G10, G11, G12, 60D, 1000D, 1100D, 600D, 100D, 550D, 500D, 450D, 400D, 350D, 300D, EOS Digital Rebel series, Kiss F, X5, X4, X3, X50, XS, Elan II/ IIE, Elan 7/7E, Rebel Ti, T1i, T2i, Pentax K5, K7, Super, K100D, D110D, *ist Ds2, +ist D, +ist Ds, *ist, *ist DL, Samsung GX-20, GX-10, GX-1L, GX-1S, Hasselblad H1, H2, H3, H4, Contax 645.For more information, visit Photojojo. Unfortunately, a Nikon-compatible version won't be available until this summer. Is the ioShutter Camera Remote just what you need for your DSLR?