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CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras
 
4.6

(based on 255 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (178)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (160)
  • Lightweight (136)
  • Compact (103)
  • Great picture quality (44)
  • Durable (38)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (11)
  • Slow (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (81)
  • Wildlife photos (57)
  • Family photos (42)
  • Travel (36)
  • Weddings (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (64), Semi-pro photographer (46), Photo enthusiast (36), Semi-professional (16), Professional (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (174), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Magic, simply magic

The review for the CamRanger wireless transmitter, I assumed would have gone much different after slight usage. I was willing to give this device a go, but was reluctant regarding my expectations. After...Read complete review

The review for the CamRanger wireless transmitter, I assumed would have gone much different after slight usage. I was willing to give this device a go, but was reluctant regarding my expectations. After all, the saying goes, "if it sounds too good…"

The CamRanger wireless transmitter offers an app which is straight forward and easy to install (I use my iPad); and quite simply did everything said it would, or should. I shoot quite a few concerts, so for the first use, I attached the CamRanger to a Canon 7D body, with the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II USM lens. Got in a comfy chair, and navigated through the device, which resulted in outstanding images.

Perhaps the device is a bit out of your budget - but, save your pennies - you'll want one of these!

After downloading the app, you are required to search your wifi settings for the CamRanger network, select it, add the serial number of your device, and allow your iPad (in my case) to link to the gadget. Sit back, relax, and trigger away. I would recommend that you visit the CamRanger web site to learn more about the functionality. After only a few minutes of operation, you'll be just as dazzled as when film went digital.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Impressive but Lacks Durability

The concept behind this device is awesome. It functions extremely well. The app works great. It does everything it promises to do. You're going to be impressed by that. My shoots are...Read complete review

The concept behind this device is awesome. It functions extremely well. The app works great. It does everything it promises to do. You're going to be impressed by that. My shoots are running much more smoothly now that my customer can see exactly what I'm shooting on the fly. They follow me around now with their iPads and are actively engaged in what I'm doing. They love that benefit and so do I.

The problem with the device is its durability. I pamper my gear because I want it to last, but this device takes a LOT of pampering. It comes with a little bag so you can hang it off your belt loop... but I'm all over the place. I lay on the ground when I shoot... I climb over things and jump off things. Having a cable running from my camera to my hip is a nuisance. I also doubt the plastic construction could take any kind of hit without breaking... and there goes your investment. Thus, I really have to treat this thing like a baby so it doesn't break and that negatively affects the way I like to shoot.

If CamRanger will put the same technology into a rugged case and give it the functionality to attach to a camera's hot shoe mount so you don't have to tether to your hip, it will be PERFECT.

Reviewed by 255 customers

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5.0

No brainer - saves time

By Karl

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

The CamRanger has allowed me to do my shoots more quickly. I save time setting up the shot and can get immediate feedback from clients, which also makes for less time processing. I tried the built-in WiFi on my Canon, but Canon's app was borderline useless.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

CamRanger

By Mark

from Undisclosed

Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

Disappointed. Wanted this to be able to do long exposure. Cannot hold capture button for extended time and then release shutter. main reason I wanted it (unless I'm missing something in the instructions...but have read them over several times. There are also connectivity issues. Do like that I can transfer photos without actually connecting to any device especially my smart phone via the app. I am using Android instead of IPhone seems like there are more features available for Apple than Android. Guess I'm just going to have to go back to cable shutter release for long exposures

 
3.0

FOR VERY SPECIFIC USE

By Theo

from Chile

Verified Buyer

Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

The CamRanger is a basic device, As WIFI for a Canon EOS 7D it can be useful for special use.

 
4.0

Wireless solution

By Jonnie

from Phoenix, AZ

Verified Buyer

Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

I have only had it in service a short time. I plan to use it to send images out for social media from dslr, but so far have just used it as wireless camera control for long exposure.

 
4.0

I'd buy it again ... but only on sale

By Francisco I

from Undisclosed

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Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

I tested it using my Canon 80D, SL1 and Nikon D7000.  No issues.  It does what it promises.  The price IMHO is pretty high since the majority of the features can be done using qDSRL.  However, after testing qDSLRDashboard(iOS) and DSLRController(Android via TP-Link MR3040 and OTG cable), the CamRanger is much more stable with my cameras.  It simply works the 100% of the time.  Android version of CamRanger app is not polished and it does not have the same features compared to iOS APP.  Same for the Mac Desktop APP.  qDSLRDashboard works almost perfectly with my Nikon D7000 but it has some issues with my Canon's (stuff not working, it hangs a lot, etc.  DSLRController works only with Canon cameras, but it worked pretty well for me.

Aside the regular retail price, my second complaint is that Camranger does not display in live the exposure meter as you adjust the exposure settings.  qDSLRDashboard and DSLRController do that.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply THE BEST DSLR Remote!!!

By photo/video'grapher

from atlanta

Verified Buyer

Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

think of any item that is leader in it's industry. that's the CamRanger. Had my eye on this and finally pulled the trigger. SO glad I did... HUGE time saver on location!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT ACCESSORY

By Lyle

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

I purchased this item to work in conjunction with my Nikon D750. It works flawlessly. I downloaded the CamRanger app on my Kindle Fire HD, my Samsung Note Galaxy 5, and my Asus laptop. Again, the app works with the CamRanger FLAWLESSLY. What a great product.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I will recommend Camranger to my friends

By Namur

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

Great product, work as promised... a lot of fun to use it

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Unreliable

By Billie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

I bought this to work with a Nikon D7200. I could only take 1-2 pix before I'd get a communication error that would freeze the app. Tried on my IPad and IPhone. Same. Tried reformatting cards and green button reset camera. Same. Returned!

 
4.0

Good buy

By Kevin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

The most convenient product I've purchased in a while

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good sometimes, bad when it counts

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

Mixed feelings about this product,, tested at home when I first got it,, worked great!! Even better, I sent JPegs to my computer, and it wrote Raws onto my memory card (usually doesn't happen with Nikons. When using it at my school while teaching,, it didn't really work,, kept losing connection. Was about 15 feet away from my computer, so I know the distance isn't an issue,, but when it really counts,, it was quite embarrassing that it just didn't work

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

CamRanger

By Anthony

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

Great product

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Was waiting for so long...

Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

I bought CamRanger when it was on sale, for $200. And I believe that was a true price for the completely electronic device.
The unit arrived without Nikon's cable (USB-to-microUSB) but I found one in camera's box.
Tested on Nikon D750 and D7200 from both IPad and Samsung S5. All steps to establish a dedicated Wi-Fi network are well described in manual. There is a little 3-position dip switch on one side. It stays for nothing.
CamRanger works like a magic. The autofocus works correctly even on 85/1.4 lens. The application gives you full info about all camera setting (including battery charge) and fine focus control.
Finally, I was able to take my family photo without old-school jumps from camera to the group. My main application would be photo- and video shooting from camera installed on some height (probably I'll buy motorized head, too)
Cons: when the application is active there are no controls from a camera as well as playback mode.
A little trick to speed-up the transfer:
- use a hi-speed SD card like 150MB/s or even faster
- choose "basic JPG" image size in the app (The camera with two card slots will still capture both RAW and JPEG).

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product & Extraordinary Service

By Paul

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

I'm using the wireless transmitter as an alternative to using the built-in WiFi of my Nikon D750. The D750's WiFi transmitter is horribly range-limited... only 10'-15' with any reliability. The Nikon app only allows you to activate the shutter. With CamRanger, I have at least 50' of reliable connection (still full strength) and full control over all the camera's settings. I am very happy with the CamRanger and would buy it again.

I would also like to thank and commend B&H Customer Service. I bought the CamRanger at full price. A couple of days later, B&H put this item on sale in the DealZone at $100 off. I called to see if I could get a price adjustment and they gave me one. Thank you Bob in Customer Service! Thank you B&H for taking great care of your customers!

 
4.0

Great

By ksauer

from Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

I just received this and have only used it once. Very easy to register and use with multiple devices. Quick transfer of pictures to the device.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for studio and location work with iPads.

By Thorsten

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

I use the CamRanger primarily for location work when balancing studio strobes with daylight. Since this worked so well, I now also use the CamRanger in the studio as well. I setup a "watched folder" in Lightroom and the RAW files are imported with a profile on the fly. It takes about 10 seconds for RAW Nikon D750 files to transfer to the iMac, but that is fine. I prefer a 10 sec wait over having a 15ft USB around my ankles, LOL.

The CamRanger worked fine with an older iPad 3, but I recommend a newer iPhone 6 or iPad Air2 and above. Super snappy on a iPad Pro 9.7".

For location work I use the RAW + JPEG (Med) setting on the iPad Pro for a 2 second transfer. Works like a dream and beats looking at the tiny 3" dSLR screen. Calibrated the iPad Pro with X-rite ColorTrue and the ColorMunki.

I recommend a good 1 foot USB cord from Tether Tools. I got this one: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1257732-REG/tether_tools_cu8001_org_tetherpro_usb_2_0_type_a.html

Highly recommended!

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good tool for Photography

By Jim

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

Easy to set up and the controls are easy to find. Wish that it would change the focal length on a zoom lens. Anxious to try it in the field. I have the app on my android phone and ipad.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Product for interview video

By Michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

One of the best additions I have for my interview setup.
I can sit in my interview seat and totally control my Canon 6d from my Samsung Tablet in my lap.
With the large Samsung Tablet, I can be sure I have perfect focus everytime.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very useful and great features

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

I use this to practice headshots and portraiture with myself as the subject. well thought out design and features. I would definitely buy again

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Pro Device for clients

By rzr219

from Undisclosed

Comments about CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras:

I used to use EyeFi, then it feed into lightroom and displayed on monitors in our studio. However the speed was always hit and miss, plus they pulled support for the X2 line. So I needed something similar, however the CamRanger is vastly superior. Yes it is tethered, however best money ever spend on features and transfer speed and app support. You cant go wrong with this.

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