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Is wireless tethering for cameras finally a reality?

By John Law & Marcus Wong - on 6 Dec 2017, 10:40am

Is wireless tethering for cameras finally a reality?

CamFi’s latest wireless camera controller – the CamFi Pro – uses the 802.11ac protocol to enable wireless transfer of photos from a camera at rates of up to 866Mbps. The company says their initial tests have shown that the CamFi Pro can reach 10Mbps consistently, easily doubling or tripling the speed from most cameras’ built-in Wi-Fi.

A companion application called CamFi Matrix (versions available for Mac, PC or mobile) allows you to get live view of the camera remotely, and adjust shutter speed, aperture and ISO in real time. The app will also support HDR and Focus Stacking, and there will also be support for multiple cameras so you can create your own Bullet Time effects.

Find out more from the video below:

Unfortunately it seems like there’s only support for Nikon, Canon and Sony cameras for now. Here’s the list of supported cameras:

Pledges for the CamFi Pro are starting from US$199 (~RM809) at Indiegogo.

Sources: Indiegogo, SonyAlphaRumors.