blueSLR turns your iPhone into a DSLR wireless remote

blueSLR is a bluetooth accessory that will allow you to use your iPhone as a remote control for your DSLR. In addition, blueSLR will embed GPS information from your iPhone into your photos. Since the device makes a bluetooth connection with your iPhone, line-of-site is not necessary to trigger your camera.

With the blueSLR companion app, you can use your iPhone to adjust focus, shutter speed, timer, and tell the camera to take a certain number of pictures within a given timeframe. You can also edit the GPS update frequency. GPS information will be embedded into the RAW or JPEG files and is compatible with iPhoto, Flickr, and Picasa.

blueSLR is currently only available for Nikon cameras, but XEquals promises to bring Canon support soon. There are three different models, Nikon Essential, Advanced, and Professional. From these 3 products, you will find support for the following Nikon cameras: D3100, D5000, D90, D7000, D3(S), D200, D300(S), and D700.

The blueSLR can be yours for $149 with free shipping if pre-ordered today. The companion app is available for free in the App Store.

Check out the photos after the break! Anyone planning to pick one up?

[BlueSLR - via Electronista]

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blueSLR turns your iPhone into a DSLR wireless remote


Kind of expensive. Sorry, but I'll stay with my corded remote. No need to shell out $150 for an app for my iPhone.

It's more than an app. It's a device that actually attaches to the camera. And it's small too and doesn't add much bulk to the camera which is a major plus in my book.

IF this does what it written n the article and website,
I think it will be worth $150.
a wired shutter release cable costs more than that.
Although it could be cheaper with less functions for the lower end cameras.
I love the idea of tagging all of my pictures, save me so much time when sorting and filing.

For those complaining about the price: keep in mind it's also a GPS unit. Nikon's GP-1 is almost $200 alone (currently $193 on Amazon), so this is a steal since it's also a very cool remove. It's not just a trigger - you can set the delay, number of shots, etc. Their website hints to future plans as well, such as using your iPhone as a "live view" remove device, etc.

I was excited with this and I'd pay the price but it mounts where my Really Right Stuff L-bracket sets. Too bad but it won't work on my D200. Too bad that these higher-end DSLR's don't have built-in wi/fi and/or bluetooth.... sigh