A few weeks ago I ordered a CamRanger! It plugs into my Nikon D7000 and lets me take photos with it from my iPad/iPhone from up to 45m away!
In the box:
- Camera connecter cable
- Charging cable
- Wall plug for charging
- Network cable
So.. straight up, the wall plug is American and seeing as the CamRanger only works with iOS devices anyway and they all come with their own usb wall plug? Kinda redundant and a waste of shipping. Especially for those of us not in America.
Secondly, the CamRanger label is a sticker and the serial number sticker on the back was dirty around the edges which was disappointing for $300 plus $40 shipping. Picky, I know, but it dulled the excitement for me and made it look a bit cheap. Anyway, onto the photos!
The interface. Forgive the infinte mirror effect. I took the photo with my iPad while controlling it from my iPad. The app is free in the Apple store.
And again just for fun.
The focusing took a bit to suss.
But I figured it out with some help. (It was a hot day and I'd just woken up and even that can't excuse the state of my hair.)
The camera has to operate in Live Mode to show the image on the iPad which is kinda the whole point (besides changing settings on the fly) because otherwise my $25 remote would work just as well but Live Mode means there's a significant delay between hitting Capture and the photo being taken which means I can do things like this:
Look, no hands!
My verdict: fun, but I'm still waiting for an opportunity for it to prove it's worth.