CamFi Launches DSLR Controller for Android TV


Digital single lens reflex cameras (DSLRs) are very popular for professional photographers that capture great photos as well as letting photographers enhances various parts of the image later on. There’s a lot of tech that goes into these cameras, doing things like letting you use your phone to control the camera remotely and seeing the photos instantly on your phone. CamFi has decided to expand their support by adding support for Android TV.

As shown in the video above, the demo is being done on an Amazon Fire TV stick, although they mention Android TV in other places. The app should work in either case as both run Android and both just need support for a DPAD instead of relying on a touchscreen.

CamFi creates its own Wi-Fi network that your device can connect to which allows the two to talk to each other. From there, you can browse a gallery, view images as they’re taken, or use the TV as a view finder and remote shutter.

The APK can be downloaded directly from their website, with support for Android 4.0 and above.
You will also need to purchase the CamFi and have a DSLR camera, although it does not appear that the purchase page is giving any information. If it does become available, it will be a handy tool for avid photographers who want to show their recent photos without having to first offload the photos to another computer or casting them.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub ( Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop. Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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