Use your Samsung Galaxy S III as a DSLR Viewfinder and Controller

Posted on Nov 21 2012 - 3:01pm by Brian

Android Smartphones and DSLRs, too pieces of modern consumer technology that have made breakthroughs in each of their respective industries. Now the two can be united with the right cable and a little bit of software:

The typical DSLR has a pretty small LCD display, which had users and developers wondering if there was some way to leverage the ample display of your smartphone so you could have better control of your photos. Thanks to the developers over at Chainfire who’ve developed the DSLR Controller app, you can use your Galaxy S II, III, and a plethora of other Samsung devices (Note, Note 2, 10.1, etc.) as a full controller for your DSLR.

In addition to the obvious benefits provided by a larger liveview screen, the app gives you quick access to a plethora of features and settings ranging from auto-lighting optimization to luminosity and RGB histograms.

In order to use DSLR Contoller, you’ll have to throw down $7.99 for the beta app and get a USB on-the-go (OTG) host cable in addition to the typical USB-to-mini USB cable. If you want to run Mr. Shim’s setup seen in the above photos, you’ll have to buy some additional hardware like a tripod and phone/tablet clamp or mount. To see the app in action, check out Chainfire’s video on YouTube:

Via ShimWorld

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  4. andrew January 14, 2013 at 1:41 pm -

    Ihave the samsung galaxy s3 and I’m trying to find out all info on cool ways to use it.
    Basicly like is there a way to link to tv and see phone picture on tv. Or use the phone as a keyboard for wii.
    How about a way to usr google voice video chat on phone.
    Is my device secured?
    What about a way to discover other witeless devices around me.
    Lost my sons kindell and have lost his phone before.
    Not a wierdo but can’t you scan or ping it to? Any sensors tell ya how close it is like in room? Emf ?
    Also is my phone broadcasting open signal?
    Any help would be great.
    Where do u get samsumg apps and or better apps.
    Anyone know why I now have google now on my device …
    I can not fund my external sd card on device.
    Backed up internal one and now it doesn’t show up and freezes up.
    Also I can’t assosiate my phone with google voice. Says active on another account.
    How can I find out what account.
    Ot fix this issue to use google voice.
    I have no other accounts.
    Just phone number.
    Email me….

    A lot I know but any help great.

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