The CamRanger provides wireless control of your EOS camera via a free dedicated app on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch and now also on your Android handheld device or from your Mac (PC version in beta). It enables you to shoot still or video images, view and change camera settings (shutter seed, ISO etc), focus, shoot at intervals and transfer images all at a distance of up to 50m (150ft).
You can wirelessly stream Live View to your device - great for when your camera is placed in remote locations such as bird hides. Also suitable for macro photography with its touch focusing, fine focus control and focus stacking features. And there is no need for a nearby Wi-Fi network as the CamRanger creates its own ad-hoc network, giving you freedom to roam.
Once captured, you can view, download and delete images from your camera’s memory card – all remotely and wirelessly. You can bring up the images full-screen and zoom into the full resolution of the JPEG and RAW files to check exposure and composition. A live histogram is available to help you ensure that your images are correctly exposed.
The normal intuitive iOS gestures make this a real treat to use. Double tap to increase magnification, single tap to focus on a particular area and toggle between a variety of overlays (AF points, highlights, shadows, grid lines) via the easy-to-use menu icons.
The CamRanger attached to your EOS camera via a single cable and comes supplied with a soft black pouch for storing, ethernet cable for future firmware updates and USB-rechargeable (and replaceable) Li-Polymer battery. Battery life varies with usage but is typically 3-6 hours.
Dimensions: 10cm x 6cm x 1.5cm (4 x 2.5 x 5/8 inches)
Weight: 115g (4oz)
Compatible with EOS-1D Mark IV, 1Ds Mk III, 1D X,
1D X Mark II, 1D C, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark IV, 5DS, 5DS R, 6D, 7D, 7D Mark II, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 80D, 100D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D. Not all features given above are available for all listed EOS cameras – please check CamRanger website for more information: http://www.camranger.com/supported-cameras/
We covered the CamRanger in our 'EOS unchained' article in the October-December 2013 issue:
If you don't own a camera with built-in Wi-Fi, you can still enjoy the benefits of remote camera control and image viewing using an accessory Wi-Fi transmitter.
CamRanger is a complete Wi-Fi solution in a box. Measuring only 100mm x 62mm x 12mm, it sits in a protective pouch that conveniently attaches to the tripod. The only cable you'll need is the one that connects the CamRanger to the camera's digital socket.
You don't need a home network or even a computer to use CamRanger as it's designed to connect directly to a smartphone or tablet. Full control is provided over aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, drive mode, image format, exposure compensation and focusing (even when taking movies).
You can view and transfer images in both JPEG and RAW formats at full resolution. As if that wasn't enough, CamRanger also provides time lapse, focus stacking and HDR bracketing.