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Smartphone Control of Your Nikon DSLR Camera

         

The blueSLR for Nikon line of accessories makes it possible to wirelessly control your Nikon DSLR using a remote device you may already be carrying: an iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android device or BlackBerry. The manufacturer, blueSLR, makes four versions of the pocket-size Bluetooth accessory that plugs into the GPS or 10-pin remote port of your camera. They work in conjunction with a free app you download from the Apple App Store, Android Market or BlackBerry App World to your phone, tablet or other handheld device.

Once you attach a blueSLR to the camera and pair it with your handheld device, you’ll gain remote control of your camera, allowing you to take pictures of finicky subjects like pets and children with greater ease, even from distances up to 300 feet away. Nature and wedding photographers, especially, stand to benefit. You’ll be able to remotely adjust your camera’s focus, shutter speed and timer too.

But blueSLR is more than a remote control; it also helps you to map, share and sort photos. It encodes the location, time, speed and direction within the metadata of the file and shows you on a map where your photos were taken. You can share your photos on iPhoto, Places, Picasa or Flickr, and they’ll be placed on a map so your friends or associates can see where you’ve been. You can also sort your photos based on where they were taken using blueSLR’s sophisticated GPS encoding technology. Crime-scene photographers will benefit from blueSLR by being able to document exactly where they gathered evidence.

So, which blueSLR is compatible with your equipment? Here’s how the models are differentiated:

The blueSLR for Nikon Essential DSLR is made for a Nikon D90, D3100, D5000 or D5100 and works with an iPad or iPad 2, iPhone (3G, 3GS and 4 or iPod touch (2nd generation and above).

The blueSLR for Nikon Essential DSLR SPP  is made for a Nikon D90, D3100, D5000 or D5100 and works with Android or BlackBerry devices.

The blueSLR for Nikon Professional DSLR is made for a Nikon D3(S), D200, D300(S) or D700 and works with an iPad or iPad 2, iPhone (3G, 3GS and 4 or iPod touch (2nd generation and above).

The blueSLR for Nikon Professional DSLR SPP is made for a Nikon D3(S), D200, D300(S) or D700 and works with Android or BlackBerry devices.

  Essential DSLR Essential DSLR SPP Professional DSLR Professional DSLR SPP
Dimensions 2.24 x 1 x 0.94 in 2.24 x 1 x 0.94 in 2.24 x 0.98 x 1.1 in 2.24 x 0.98 x 1.1 in
  57 x 26 x 24mm   57 x 26 x 24mm   57 x 25 x 27mm 57 x 25 x 27mm
Weight 0.8 oz; 22.5 g 0.8 oz; 22.5 g 0.8 oz; 22.5 g 0.8 oz; 22.5 g
Cameras D90, D3100, D5000, D5100  D90, D3100, D5000, D5100  D3(S), D200, D300(S), D700  D3(S), D200, D300(S), D700 
External Devices iPhone/iPad/iPod Android, Blackberry iPhone/iPad/iPod Android, Blackberry

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so can you blue tooth the photos over to the iPhone 4.

Please note that this article is from 3 years ago, and as such this brand's products are no longer available unfortunately.  They essentially created an ad-hoc Wi-Fi connection between the camera and the smartphone and used an app to control things.  There are similar options for many of today's cameras.  If you would like, feel free to send us an email to askbh@bhphoto.com and indicate what specific model camera you have or that you are interested in purchasing, and we can reply back with any possible options like this for you.

A question asked earlier, but for which I've seen no reply: is there a blueslr that works with the Nikon D610?

Unfortunately, the blueSLR for Nikon has been discontinued since the time of this article being written. However, you have a few options for wireless file transmitting with the Nikon D610. Nikon currently produces the WU-1b adapter (http://bhpho.to/1tlGlu8r), which is fully compatible with the Nikon D610, and as well, you could use the CamRanger Wireless Transmitter: http://bhpho.to/1tVRRO6

Nikon has recently launched a DSLR camera D5100 that brings you a high endperformance with advance features and heavyweight performance. 
 

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Which BlueSLR device works with Nikon D610

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