If you’re an above casual photographer but not quite at the pro level, you’ll know that one of the main problems we face is controlling our DSLRs remotely. While existing technology can take a still, switching remotely to video or timelapse is near on impossible. Which is why we’re excited about the Pulse – the most powerful way to control your camera from your smartphone.
Pulse plugs into your DSLR or Mirrorless camera’s USB port, so whether Joes are shooting photos, time lapse or video, they’ll get complete creative freedom and control completely remotely from their smartphone.
Pulse works by utilising its 100-feet range Bluetooth low energy radio, advanced USB control software, and perfectly designed smartphone interface. It couldn’t be simpler: plug in the USB, use the accompanying app and shoot away. It’s also the perfect size for backpacking trips.
Pulse plugs is compatible with just about any Canon or Nikon DSLR, and the Pulse app is free for both iPhone and Android devices. It’s not compatible with Sony cameras, however, as they annoying don’t allow you to store photos to local memory if they’re taken while plugged into a USB device.
The interface on your phone will also give you an image preview so you can view thumbnails on your phone straight after you’ve taken a photo. You can also remotely control shutter speeds depending on the light and exposure too.
The Pulse wireless camera controller is being funded on Kickstarter where it’s already smashed through its original target of $50,000. With over 10 days to go, the Pulse has already made that amount 10 times over and it’s easy to see why. We love convenience and simplicity of the Pulse and think it’s a bargain at £50 ($74). Head over to the Pulse Kickstarter Page for more details.