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CASE Remote: Android device as wireless DSLR controller

Even with the advent of mobile photography due to the massive improvement of smartphone cameras, there is still nothing better for old school photographers than to have a DSLR in their hands. But sometimes, lugging around and controlling that massive camera can be a pain in the neck, especially when you’re trying to get a rather difficult shot. CASE Remote wants to help solve that problem by turning your Android device into a wireless remote controller for your DSLR.

Smartphones threaten even high-end digital cameras

What was probably considered a novelty and luxury a decade or so ago has grown up to challenge even one of the most established consumer electronics businesses today. The exponential growth of smartphones and the inclusion of high-quality photography components are, to some people, slowly causing the death not only of cheaper digital cameras but even interchangeable-lens digital single-lens reflex or DSLR models as well.

Samsung Galaxy NX camera spotted at FCC

With a bevy of new smartphones as well as some new DSLR cameras announced or launched since June, it is easy to forget about Samsung's own Galaxy NX camera. However, this Android-powered camera was just seen at the FCC, which leaves it just a few days more before its promised October launch.

Samsung Galaxy NX Camera hands-on

As the most powerful camera yet graced with Android to have been revealed to the public thus far, the Samsung Galaxy NX is bound to be under a bit of scrutiny before it's accepted as a top-notch shooter. What we've got here is a camera that's as massive as your everyday interchangeable-lens DSLR, but with the ability to connect to the web and take advantage of the full Google Play collection of Android apps. Thanks to WiFi and 4G LTE, it does it all. It's part of the next generation of Android devices, if you'd be so bold as to say so.

Kickstarter: Trigger Happy turns Android into a DSLR wizard

Professional photographers and enthusiasts know how essential a solid trigger system is for a successful shoot. We've seen versions of remotes for smartphones before, but most of them are limited to one or two DSLR cameras, and don't add much more functionality than a standard button. Enter Trigger Happy, a smash-hit Kickstarter project that received its full funding today. Trigger Happy is a physical cable adapter and app combo that can control pretty much every function of your DSLR.