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CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras
 
4.6

(based on 278 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (192)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 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 reviewzdbzybsxvyectdttxdsewuqbwzv

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 278 customers

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5.0

Great Product!

By Keith

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

This thing works great, and has allowed me to take my wildlife photography to a whole new level. I thought it was a little pricey when I ordered it, but it's worth every cent.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Jury is out, I am having trouble and need to contact support

By Anthony

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I want this to work and maybe it is me , but mine keeps losing connection and I have to close and restart the program. I have tried it on my laptop and on a tablet . neither were very stable . I will keep trying and at some point contact customer service but at this point I am not quite sure where the problem lies.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The CamRanger works great!

By Jim

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I use the CamRanger to shoot to my MacBook Pro using the Canon 5D MIV while shooting interiors. The MIV has wireless, but it isn't dependable. The CamRanger connects quickly and consistently. I highly recommend it. Some people comment that it's build quality isn't good. It's made of plastic, but if you use the case it comes with it's totally fine.

 
5.0

I have recommended to others

By Dean

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

This little tool works great!

 
4.0

Very handy to have

By Elizabeth

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I haven't used this to control my camera settings yet beyond a quick test but I have been using it to view and transfer photos directly from my Canon 40D to my iPad and I love this feature. Not wanting to lug a laptop on vacation trips, I have always been frustrated that I could not make a good assessment of my trip photos until I got home to my computer. With the CamRanger and my iPad (5th gen; 9.7" screen), I can view and evaluate my photos so much easier and make better decisions on which photos I will be keeping and which I might want to reshoot. I have had no problems connecting to the camera and transferring photos and the battery life seems to be great so far.

I had been wanting to get this for a while after reading about it in several articles and blogs and also because sometimes I want to place my camera in positions where I can't easily look through the viewfinder or see the Live View on the screen. When it came up recently as one of B&H's Deals of the Day, I couldn't resist and I'm glad I got it. Even if all I ever use it for is viewing photos from my camera on my iPad, it was worth the money.

 
4.0

no laptop required

By steve

from Undisclosed

Site Member

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

Great tool for location where you don't want to use a laptop. sun and sand no good for tethered. so I use this for the client to see on a iPad. I shoot a raw and the lowest jpg. the images are stored on camera card, but a raw is very slow to show up on IPad thats why I shoot the jpg for the fast preview. you connect by wifi that is provided by cam ranger. Good to use as a camera control as well, photo or video.

 
5.0

I would recommend this product for certain types of shooting

By Jessica

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

This is a fantastic product for certain types of DSLR shooting. I use it for shooting real estate photography with my iPad as an interactive display to control exposure and camera settings. There are options to download the images to the iPad as you shoot, but I haven't used this feature yet. There are also a collection of other features that I haven't yet used. Works great. The graphical user interface could be a little better in my opinion, but it's not bad.

 
5.0

What a great invention!

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I use the CamRanger for every assignment that requires a tripod. The best features are being able to change settings on the camera and allow the client (and myself) to view a larger image than what's available on the back of the camera. I would highly recommend the CamRanger to any professional or serious amateur photographer!

 
5.0

Life Changer!

By Tyler

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

How have I lived without the CamRanger? Although I have not yet mastered the use of this product, it is very easy to get it up and running. To be able to have a live view on my tablet and to be able to make adjustment without touch the camera that has been set into place is such a benefit, especially if you are using longer exposures.

 
5.0

Works flowlessly

By Maxime

from Undisclosed

Site Member

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

It is very quick establish the connection with my tablet and it never disconnect. The battery last a long time. It is perfect for time lapse!

I don't regret buying it.

 
5.0

Solid wireless connection

By Greg

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Used with Canon 80D for real estate photography. It does have some difficulty transmitting images through walls.

 
5.0

Great Wireless Transmitter

By Joey

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Easy Installation. Using this product to transmit from a Non-wifi Canon DSLR camera to a laptop using Darkroom Core software. Pictures were printed directly to our DNP printer and subjects were able to have photos in hand in a matter of 30 seconds. Very easy product to use and works as advertised.

 
5.0

Great product

By Bret

from Indianapolis Indiana

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

So far I have used the CamRanger on two real estate photo shoots and I'm very pleased with the results. Saved me a lot of time in post processing because I was able to look on my iPad mini to make sure my were verticals lined up straight. Very easy to use and I would recommend this product.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Works decently, but does have its limits.

By Lenn

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I bought this unit to use as a remote camera at events that I shoot. Software and functionality is pretty good. Just as I have seen in many youtube videos about the product. However one thing that you can't notice or know until you actually use it is the delay between the camera and the phone/ipad and then the delay back to the camera from the phone/ipad. That can be considerable and if you are trying to catch fast moving objects (sports for example) what you capture will be a guess game at best. Also if you are expecting a unit that shows perfectly smooth video, this doesn't do it. I think CamRanger is one of the better units in this utility, but it could still improve.

 
4.0

Easy set up and prompt customer service from Cam Ranger

By Rsailorman

from Baltimore, Md

Verified Buyer

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

I received my Cam Ranger, downloaded the Cam Ranger app from the Apple App Store, followed the instructions and in minutes was viewing my Canon 1DX on my iPhone screen. I haven't tried it yet with my Ipad pro but I don't have any doubt that the set up will be as easy. I e-mailed Cam Ranger and asked if the RJ-145 port would work vice the USB port since my 1DX has an Ethernet port. Unfortunately the answer was that it wouldn't. The response from Cam Ranger was the same day I asked the question. Kudos to Cam Ranger for their prompt response. So far I am very happy with the product.

 
4.0

It works!

By Rich

from New jersey

Verified Buyer

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

I'm always hesitant to use wireless connections with my work because when it doesn't work, it is really problematic. So far, the CamRanger does exactly what it says it does. It is extremely easy to set up and has worked flawlessly the times I've used it.

My only problems with it are that the case provided is too small to hold the cables and the charger. Also, it would be nice if the unit itself had a ring, carabiner or a something so it can be easily attached to a tripod or stand without putting it in the case.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not quite up to expectations

By Linkville

from Klamath Falls OR

Verified Buyer

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

My main concern is the lag time in streaming. Hard to use it in anaction environment.

 
5.0

I highly recommend it

By Pete coleman

from Cincinnati Ohio

Verified Buyer

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

CamRangers is wonderful it made me wonder why I took so long to buy one ,In the studio I can hook it up to my iMac in the camera room and also send the images to my computer in the conference room, and also send it to an iPad. Works great . I highly recommend it

 
5.0

CamRanger

By Pete Coleman

from Undisclosed

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

CamRangers is wonderful it made me wonder why I took so long to buy one ,In the studio I can hook it up to my iMac in the camera room and also send the images to my computer in the conference room, and also send it to an iPad. Works great . I highly recommend it .

 
5.0

Best wireless DLSR Controller on the market!

By Matt

from Akron, OH

Verified Buyer

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

Excellent time-saver for shooting many, many types of photography. Astrophotography, landscapes, portraits, or architecture. All would benefit from handling all camera controls from a tablet/phone without having to mess with the camera or risk it moving. Also, much stronger wifi signal than built-in Canon feature. Huge upgrade over in-camera wifi functionality.

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