It’s hard to get a nice steady shot with a DSLR, or any camera for that matter. You go out and try to get some smooth video handheld, but when you go to watch it you end up with footage that’s almost unusable. That’s when a stabilizer comes in handy, specifically the Roxant Pro stabilizer.
The CamFi is a little box that attaches to your DSLR and allows you to wirelessly control it using your phone, tablet, or computer. The CamFi plugs into the USB port on your camera and creates a wifi network that you connect to and control almost everything about your DSLR. That means when you can’t fit behind your camera because of space limitations, or because you want to stand in front of it, you can use the CamFi to change the focus, white balance, take pictures, and start and stop video recording all from your phone. Or if you own a photography studio, you can have your pictures show up on a monitor for your client to see as you take them, or even have all your pictures print out as you take them. You could even get rid of the cameraman for your youtube videos (I can’t because I feel bad firing myself).
The CamFi is simple to hook up. First, you connect the CamFi to your camera’s USB port, then you can mount the CamFi in a few different ways. First, is using the included mount for your camera’s hot shoe. That could be a problem if you want to use a mic or other accessory too. In that case, you can use the lanyard to hang the CamFi from your tripod, or lens. Those are just the ways that have worked for me, you can put it anywhere as long as it’s secure. Then you just turn on the CamFi, connect to the wifi network it creates, and open the app. There you go, now you can control the settings all from your phone, tablet, or computer. There is also the option to put the camera in live view, but because of the camera only supporting USB 2.0, this could be slightly laggy or jumpy. The file transfer is really fast. That makes it easy to take professional pictures on your DSLR and share them on social media, all wirelessly. I think this is an essential tool for anyone who owns a DSLR that isn’t wireless. The CamFi is going to be staying in my camera bag from now on. If you want to get one for yourself, I’ll leave a link to the CamFi in the description. Thanks to CamFi for sending this to me for my review!