Smartphones have become an inseparable fixture to our daily routine displacing other devices such as the “point and shoot” style consumer camera, while serving as our multi-purpose device of choice from which we can access every facet of our existence. Making a quick phone call, which used to be the main purpose of the mobile phone, is probably the last thing you want to do on a device that has more RAM than your first computer’s hard drive capacity and can fit in your back pocket. We’ll if not yours, than it certainly had way more than my first PC did back in the late 90s, but that just shows you how old I am… These days some very smart folks continue to figure out how to really put the “smart” in smartphone by developing ancillary accessories for other devices such as stills cameras that work in tandem with your smart phone. Such is the case with the team behind Miops Mobile – “the world’s most versatile camera remote!”.
Their new gadget has the potential to change the way you remotely use your stills camera especially for those sweet HDR Timelapses especially if you own more than one DSLR or mirrorless camera from different brands.
The MIOPS MOBILE is a Kickstarter project started by Miops, the team behind the very successful (again Kickstart-ed) Smart Trigger two years ago. The Miops Mobile Remote is designed for DSLR or mirrorless camera owners looking to take amazing photos with the power of smartphone. The innovative remote simply connects to the shutter release port of your camera and communicates with your smartphone over Bluetooth.
Then by using their app in your smartphone you get access to creative trigger modes like Vibration, Sound, Motion and Distance or even various Timelapse modes to fire your camera remotely. It also provides basic shutter release modes like Press & Hold, Press & Lock, Timed Release, Self Timer and HDR. See their Kickstarter pitch below.
MIOPS Mobile Remote Features/Specs
- Vibration triggered stills capture
- Advanced Timelapse Modes
- Long Exposure Timelapse gives you the opportunity to capture exposures up to 99 minutes in duration.
- Bulb Ramping Timelapse makes light transitions possible by seamlessly changing exposures from beginning to the end.
- HDR Timelapse mode
- Basic Shutter Release Modes – Press & Lock, Press & Hold, Self Timer and HDR
- Advanced modes such as Scenario mode which combines any of the available trigger options
- Use your camera as Motion Detector by capturing anything that moves
- RoadLapse mode uses GPS data; lets you create stunning timelapses while driving
MIOPS MOBILE is equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 technology for low power consumption. It comes with a rechargeable battery that will last for 24+ hours. You can automatically and wirelessly upgrade the device’s firmware. The app will be available for both Android and iOS. The app and firmware upgrades will be completely free forever.
Early bird pricing starts at $79 for the Mobile Remote only. The Full Pack reward levels gives you the Remote, Dongle and Flash adapter for $109. Their Kickstarter campaign reached its goal of $50,000 in just 2 days since launch, and has amassed over $76,000+ as of this moment!
The MIOPS MOBILE is compatible with over 350 models so as long as your camera has a shutter release port, chances are it’s supported by the Miops remote. Major brand models from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, Olympus, Hasselblad and Fujifilm are all supported, including popular DSLRs such as the Canon 5D Mark III, and mirrorless cameras like the Sony A7 and A7rII among many others.
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