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Hands on: CameraMator wireless tether for DSLRs, iOS devices
Friday, February 1, 2013 @ 11:34pm

Photography is always a popular theme at the Macworld Expo, where Hyper brought its CameraMator wireless viewfinder for Canon and Nikon DSLRs. MacNN has taken a closer look at the Kickstarter-funded device, which enables users to preview snapshots or trigger the shutter from an iOS or Android device.



CameraMator attaches to the cameras hotshoe and connects to the AV port, though it can be connected to a separate bracket so the hotshoe can be used for a flash module. The approach enables a wider range of compatibility, in contrast to proprietary accessories, such as Nikon's WU-1a adapter, which may be limited to just one camera or a single manufacturer. The iOS app is straightforward, with clear options to trigger the shutter or adjust settings such as aperture, ISO levels or white balance. Pairing the CameraMator attachment with a Retina iPad is arguably the best way to take advantage of the previews, though any tablet and many smartphones will provide a much better visual representation than a DSLR's built-in LCD. To take the concept another step further, the system can also send the preview images to a Mac. The CameraMator may not be a sensible purchase for every casual photographer, as it carries a $300 price tag, but it could prove indispensable anyone who already owns a supported camera and has been otherwise left without any effective alternative.

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