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FAQ and supported cameras

Posted: 20 Mar 2016, 20:09
by GonzoG
1. iPhone / iPAD USB connection
There is no possibility to use USB on iOS. Apple does not allow developers to use USB.
Only WiFi (built-in or mobile WiFi router like TP-Link MR3040) connection can be used.

2. Android USB connection
It is only possible if the Android device has the USB host function.
You can use this free application to check if your Android device has the USB host function: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... iagnostics
If your Android device has the required USB host function you can use an USB OTG adapter to connect your DSLR (Nikon, Canon) with USB
Some useful info on USB OTG adapters: https://android.stackexchange.com/quest ... tg-support
In qDslrDashboard settings enable the 'Use Android native USB access' option.
With qDslrDashboard V3.5.8 you can also try with the 'Use Android native USB access' option disabled.

3. Video recording with Canon/Nikon DSLR
Only with USB (direct or WiFi router).
Nikon D500/Z6/Z7 supports video recording in wireless mode.
Cannot be done when connected to camera built-in WiFi - it's a camera limitation and has nothing to do with qDD.

4. Nikon D3x00 no video recording
Nikons D3x00 does not have ability to record video with remote control.
You can record video only from camera and it cannot be connected for remote control

5. Nikon DSLR LiveView on camera and qDD
Nikon does not allow to see LV on camera when camera is connected with USB and the camera controls are disabled by camera (remote release also not working while in live view)

6. Automatic video recording restart
For now there is no such function

7. Connecting more remote devices to one camera
For now there is no such possibility. Cameras allow only one device connected.

8. Focus Stacking:
here's a quick tutorial for focus stacking with Nikon and Canon:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1276#p3251

There is no possibility to control focus with Sony ILCE cameras.

9. Will camera X be supported ??
If it has API/SDK or documentation for developing remote control it might (currently Fuji, Panasonic, Olympus does not release any documentation for developers and because of this these models are currently not supported).
For now only Nikon, Canon DSLR have availabe SDK's. And Sony has API for "Smart Remote control" app and only WiFi connection is available.

10. Will qDslrDashboard/ControlMyCamera work with a wifi SD card?
No, wifi SD cards are not support and will not be supported as it does not allow controlling the camera

11. How to connect with SnapBridge (D500, D5600, D7500, D850)?
Please check this post: https://dslrdashboard.info/phpBB3/viewt ... f=6&t=1947
With the new D500 firmware (V1.20) you can now activate wireless in the camera without the need of the Snapbridge application.

12. qDslrDashboard/ControlMyCamera can't connect to the camera over wireless
On some newer phones when mobile data is active qDslrDashboard / ControlMyCamera can't connect to the camera wireless so the solution is to turn off the mobile data for that period.

Re: FAQ and supported cameras

Posted: 20 Mar 2016, 20:25
by GonzoG
Supported cameras:

Nikon:

D5000 (no BULB), D5100 (no BULB), D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600 (wireless need to be activated with the Nikon Snapbridge application)
D80 (no BULB), D90 (no BULB, no video), D7000 (no BULB), D7100, D7200
D300/D300s (no BULB, no video) (some LV limitations for now)
D600/D610
D700 (no BULB, no video) (some LV limitations for now)
D500 (wireless need to be activated with the Nikon Snapbridge application)
D750
D800, D800E, D810, D810A,
D7500, D850 (will be supported from V3.5.4) (wireless need to be activated with the Nikon Snapbridge application)
D3 (no BULB, no video), D3s (no BULB, no video), D3X (no BULB, no video), D4, D4s, D5

D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D3400 - cameras have limited remote functionality and only basic control is available. There is no BULB, no video recording, no AF point change in LV, and no many other functions.


Canon:
EOS 100D
EOS 1100D, 1200D
EOS 400D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D
EOS 50D, 60D, 70D
EOS 80D (from version V3.5.3)
EOS 7D, 7D mk II
EOS 6D
EOS 5D mk II (some issues with AF point change in LV), 5D mk III
EOS 5D mk IV (from version V3.5.3)
EOS 1D mk II, mk III, mk IV
EOS 1Ds mk II, mk III
EOS 1DX

Sony:
ILCE with built-in WiFi and "Smart remote control" app from PlayMemories installed (always use latest version https://www.playmemoriescameraapps.com/ ... _00-F00002):
a6000, a6300, a6500,
a7, a7S, a7R, a7II, a7S II, a7R II.

Re: FAQ and supported cameras

Posted: 24 Mar 2016, 14:47
by jimabels
Is the Nikon D750 supported?

Re: FAQ and supported cameras

Posted: 24 Mar 2016, 21:03
by GonzoG
jimabels wrote:Is the Nikon D750 supported?
Haven't I written this above??

Re: FAQ and supported cameras

Posted: 27 Mar 2016, 12:30
by jimabels
Somehow I missed it. I'm having issues with the app on iOS. I'll post in errors thread. Sorry about that! :)

Re: FAQ and supported cameras

Posted: 08 Apr 2016, 15:47
by sharpy9
Why does the Nikon D3100 have limited functionality?
What can/can't it do it do with a D3100?

I'm thinking of buying the app but don't want it to be a waste of my money as I have the D3100 and want to use them together when doing night time photography.

Will it work with bulb mode? (This is pretty important)

Re: FAQ and supported cameras

Posted: 08 Apr 2016, 17:38
by hubaiz
sharpy9 wrote:Why does the Nikon D3100 have limited functionality?
What can/can't it do it do with a D3100?
The Nikon D3100 as the other budget models (D3000-D3300) have limited functions.
For the D3100 this means no live view, no bulb capture.

Re: FAQ and supported cameras

Posted: 23 May 2016, 14:54
by alintolea
Hi,

Can I use this with a Canon EOS-M2?

Thank you!

Alin

Re: FAQ and supported cameras

Posted: 31 May 2016, 20:39
by Minifighter4300
Hi,

Is the Canon EOS-M3 supported, if so can it connect with Wifi?

Greetings from Denmark.

/Peter

Re: FAQ and supported cameras

Posted: 31 May 2016, 21:10
by xbenech
Hi,

Will any support for bulb for Nikon (D90, etc...) be added in the future?