There's a number of iPhone shutter remotes that can add features your camera may lack such as a basic intervalometer (time-lapse) or HDR bracketing. Some systems offer an additional hardware receiver to sync up via Bluetooth and operate wirelessly. One major problem is that you may not want to tie your iPhone down just to be used as a shutter remote.
Here's another iOS shutter remote App that pairs with a small bit of hardware. The unique feature of this Raydio Master Professional Bluetooth Trigger allows continued operation even with your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad disconnected.
Here's a few additional features of the product:
- Half-press (AF) / press the shutter / continuous shutter / bulb, delay timer, long time exposure, bracket exposure and intervalometer (time lapse photography).
- Delay timer up to 100 hours.
- Use of bulb shutter can support bracketing functions for HDR bracketing Photography
- Smart Scheduler - once the long exposure/ time lapse comment is sent from iPhone, you can feel free to disconnect the iPhone from RDM-ST1. It will carry out the remaining job automatically for you.
- Long battery Life for more than 3 years.
- Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy).
- Small in size, it can be attached next to the camera
The Raydio Master Wireless Trigger for iOS is sold with different shutter cables compatible with Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Olympus, etc., and can be found via eBay (click here).
Raydio Master Professional Wireless Bluetooth Trigger
I'm interested if anyone can answer whether this works to start video? As with the above occasionally would rig the camera out of reach and great to have a solid way to start the video mode at distance
I shoot start trail photos on regular basis. I had been using Phottix time lapse shutter control until I switch to this Raydio Master.
Raydio Master turns out to be to only thing that I need as it is really light.
If this works as a video mode record trigger for Canons, it would be a huge help when using my 14ft. jib!
If I actually built one for android, would people support it via kickstarter? I might just get some modules and start coding. First would be for the TXi series since that's what I have.
I have bought it. The smart scheduler is very useful that I can schedule the photo task and then disconnect the iPhone.
Otherwise, my iPhone 5 cannot sustain the long time task like star trails photography. It may take for 5-6 hours.
The long battery life over 3 years is very good compared with such WIFI/ RF connected intervalometer.
Badly that it don't have the live view function.
Really wish some of these new product vendors would stop ignoring Android so they can make more money.
I am wondering if it works in live view mode and in video mode....