southwestform wrote in post #17169346
1. Just for clarification, CamRanger will allow me to control the camera remotely, and will also transfer the photos to my computer?http://www.bhphotovideo.com …ireless_dslr_control.html
2. What about the direct cable option as a backup? Does this have to be a special USB cable or can it be any USB cable?
All three of these applications let you control shutter speed, aperture, ISO, focus, picture styles, . . .
CamRanger expects you to use the CamRanger transmitter; it won't operate without a transmitter s/n that agrees with the s/n you load into the application.
DSLR Controller (Canon-only and Android-only) will work either via an MR-3040 with the DSLR Controller firmware flashed onto it or via a direct USB connection to an Android that has an OTG (On The Go) cable or capability. Not all Android devices have this capability even if you buy a USB OTG cable.
qDslrDashboard, like DSLR Controller, works either via an MR-3040 or via USB. The difference between the two is that qDslrDashboard has apps that run on Android, iOS, Windows Vista or later or OS X, and supports Canon, Nikon and (in the latest release, to a limited extent) Sony.
And yes, I have and use all three packages. For Canon, DSLR Controller is my preferred app. With our Nikons, or if we need to control multiple cameras at once, qDslrDashboard is the one. CamRanger's big advantage, now, is that it will also control a motorized tripod pan/tilt head.