With the new Weye Feye equipment from Xsories, available in the UK from Ultrasport, Canon and Nikon DSLR owners can now control their camera settings from up to 80 metres away. Compatible with a number of camera models, the Weye Feye enables you to retrieve photos, even in raw format, from the camera and transfer them to your smartphone/tablet using bespoke Android and iOS apps. With live view available via the apps you take control of the camera settings - ISO, white balance, aperture, speed, for either photo or video - and then take your pictures. The unit has its own battery and server and operates with 802.11n Wi-Fi technology, ensuring a powerful signal with high speeds and a larger range. The Weye Feye is available through select retailers for less than £200.
Ultrasport Press Release
SPORTS ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY with Wi Fi
Good news for amateur and professional sports and wildlife photographers using Canon or Nikon DSLR cameras. With the new Weye Feye equipment, available in the UK from Ultrasport, you can now control your camera settings from up to 80 metres away. For less than £200 you can set up your own personal Wi-Fi system enabling you to adjust the settings on your camera and at the same time view the action remotely using either a smartphone or a tablet.
The system's biggest advantage is that the cameraman doesn't need to be close to the action and the camera can be set up where the cameraman cannot go. But he/she still has control and can change the settings and watch for the best shots. Your presence won't interfere with the action.
The WeyeFey wi-fi system enables you to set up the camera facing the target zone and head off to your car, the stands - wherever. Just stay within the 80M range of your Wi Fi and adjust your camera settings while watching the action on your smart phone or pad. The unit has its own battery and server and operates with 802.11n Wi-Fi technology, ensuring a powerful signal with high speeds and a larger range. It is claimed to be the best performing product available.
And if wildlife is your target the biggest advantage is that you are nowhere near the action and wildlife won't be frightened away. This means that you won't interfere with the natural behaviour of your subject giving you scope for better pictures.
With live view available via the app you take control of the camera settings - ISO, white balance, aperture, speed, for either photo or video - and then take your pictures. You can also select images and share instantly with others via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Dropbox - whatever.
The following DSLR cameras are compatible with the WeyeFeye unit:
Canon: 450D; 50D; 7D; 5D 11; 5D 111; 60D; 650D; 600D
Nikon: D600; D7000; D300; D700; D300s; D800; D90.