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Weye Feye connects your DSLR and smartphone

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Weye Feye wirelessly links your DSLR and smartphone via — you've guessed it — a Wi-Fi connection. 

The Weye Feye from French accessory manufacturer XSories is a compact device that connects Nikon and Canon DSLRs without built-in Wi-Fi capabilities to a smartphone for remote controlling and image transfer. Some more recent DSLR models come with built-in Wi-Fi functions, but for those that don't the Weye Feye looks like an interesting option. It's more compact than some of the third party devices we've seen before and offers a longer range and better control than some of the camera manufacturers' own adapters.

To use the device you need to plug into the camera's USB port and install a dedicated app on your Android or iOS device. You can then control your camera from a distance of up to 80m. In Live View mode you can change settings such as ISO, white balance or aperture, switch between still and video modes, focus manually or with the AF and of course trigger an exposure.  In Gallery mode you can view, select and share images on your smartphone or tablet. 

The Weye Feye plugs into your DSLR's USB port ...
... and then gives you a range of controls from your Android or iOS smartphones.

With dimensions of 83x45x16.5mm the Weye Feye is quite compact and can easily be strapped to a tripod leg with its velcro straps. Battery life runs from 7-8 hours in Live View mode to 14 hours in Gallery mode. The device will be available in September at a recommended retail price 249€.

Currently compatible cameras:

  • NikonD5100
  • Nikon D600
  • Nikon D7000
  • Nikon D300
  • Nikon D700
  • Nikon D300s
  • Nikon D800
  • Nikon D90
  • Canon 6D
  • Canon 450D
  • Canon 50D
  • Canon 7D
  • Canon 5D II
  • Canon 60D
  • Canon 650D
  • Canon 600D
  • Canon 5D III

Comments

Total comments: 42
klausfoto
By klausfoto (10 months ago)

nice gadget, EXPENSIVE, not universal for all DSLR.

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Emilie R
By Emilie R (11 months ago)

Not interested until it's available for Alpha and PEN. These manufacturers have great ideas but are far too interested in the markets of 2 years ago. Canon and Nikon aren't the only show any more.

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Vealie
By Vealie (11 months ago)

What no D4 option, I am struggeling to find a simple cheap transfer of images to iphone. though this might do it. but no

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BUG322
By BUG322 (11 months ago)

I would like to see an app that connects my smartphone and uses its GPS and for my WP8 lumia 1020.

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Teru Kage
By Teru Kage (11 months ago)

249€...is there a decimal missing from that figure?! Even with wireless control, that price is unreasonably high.

1 upvote
Clark1
By Clark1 (11 months ago)

I'm strictly a p/s guy but remote control is very useful. Many slr's can be tripped from 30-40' away for group pics etc with a $30 thumb gadget. When home electronics remotes with 30-40 buttons are ubiquitous this would seem to be a no brainer option for most all cameras.

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FujicaST605
By FujicaST605 (11 months ago)

D7100?

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tgelston
By tgelston (11 months ago)

Another vote for DSLR controller http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LoCrfFwKAI

1 upvote
_sem_
By _sem_ (11 months ago)

"a compact device" hehe

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zafrulzahari
By zafrulzahari (11 months ago)

hi.
the device can be use at sony a380 or not..? and what name application on andriod? tq.

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Lars Rehm
By Lars Rehm (11 months ago)

according to the list above it can't. It seems initially the makers of the device are focusing on Canon and Nikon but it might be worth getting in touch with them, wo knows, maybe Sony will be next.

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otterman
By otterman (11 months ago)

Would it hurt to put Canon and Nikon in the title so that those of us who don't shoot those can bypass this? Oh, but then we wouldn't get to see the lovely ads.

1 upvote
88SAL
By 88SAL (11 months ago)

I find acessories for brands I dont shoot relevant. I would love this to work with my EPL-3. At this stage it does not BUT there is no reason why it shouldnt with just a simple mix of firmware and USB adapters. Stay tuned im sure this product could be made for your (eg. Sony?). I think its awesome.

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tommy leong
By tommy leong (11 months ago)

a TOSHIBA FLASHAIR card can do the same ?

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berni29
By berni29 (11 months ago)

Hi

It's a shame it does not support Olympus cameras. I would love remote control for my EM-5. Yes it seems expensive!

Berni

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joe6pack
By joe6pack (11 months ago)

This device turns an SLR into a rich man's QX100.

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KariIceland
By KariIceland (11 months ago)

No way in *bleep* that I am going to pay that price for this device.

5 upvotes
babalu
By babalu (11 months ago)

Again, seems the review here made a mistake stating :
"In Live View mode you can change settings such as ISO, white balance or aperture, switch between still and video modes, focus manually or with the AF and of course trigger an exposure."
How do you "focus manually" from a distance ??????

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Beppone
By Beppone (11 months ago)

@baalu: Sure You can focus "manually" via remote Control. The internal AF motor moves the focus to any position you desire.

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babalu
By babalu (11 months ago)

@Beppone, thanks, didn't realize that ;)

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Bill Bentley
By Bill Bentley (11 months ago)

Do you really need to be wireless more than 10' away from your camera? For less than $20 you have the same as this (or better?) but wired. So what.

DSLR Controller app = $8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.chainfire.dslrcontroller&hl=en

OTG cable = $2
http://www.amazon.com/iRulu-Female-Adapter-Converter-Google/dp/B009CQC7YU/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1379006376&sr=8-9&keywords=otg+cable

10 ' USB extension cable = $6
http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-A-Male-A-Female-Extension-Meters/dp/B001TH7GUU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379006269&sr=8-1&keywords=usb+extension+cable

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Marcel Mutter
By Marcel Mutter (11 months ago)

You need also to make a similar setup also an Android stick.

see: http://dslrcontroller.com/guide-wifi_stick.php

Only available to for Canon cameras.

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grablife
By grablife (11 months ago)

You don't need more than 10' until you need it. Think remote shooting of lions on a safari, shooting from a tethered hot air balloon, or shooting an overview shot of a wedding while you are shooting close ups.

1 upvote
Nigel Wilkins
By Nigel Wilkins (11 months ago)

"Do you really need to be wireless more than 10' away from your camera?"

erm...yes.

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Jogger
By Jogger (11 months ago)

I never knew you could output the live feed via usb on a d700.

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NAwlins Contrarian
By NAwlins Contrarian (11 months ago)

Maybe if you really need to control the camera. But if it's just for image transfer, 249 € for a device that you have to attach with a wire to a camera, so you can wirelessly transfer images from the device to your smartphone? If you really need to send out your images and don't have a camera that can do it without this device, then do this with most semi-modern cameras and smartphones: get a micro-SD card and a micro-SD-to-regular-SD adapter, use the micro-SD card with the adapter in the camera, then put just the micro-SD card into the phone's slot. Voila! You can transfer your images.

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Nigel Wilkins
By Nigel Wilkins (11 months ago)

But that's the main point...to control the camera.

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Mike Sandman
By Mike Sandman (11 months ago)

Looks like it has the same features as the $399 CamRanger (which lets you see the image and control the camera on both phones & tablets). Nice to see an alternative to CamRanger that's a bit less expensive.

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Fred Stucker
By Fred Stucker (11 months ago)

The price for the CamRanger has been US $299 for a while. I use one with my Nikon SLRs on a Galaxy S4 phone and also on a Samsung Windows 8 Pro tablet.

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Mike Sandman
By Mike Sandman (11 months ago)

You're right about the current price. Sorry!

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DanielFjall
By DanielFjall (11 months ago)

I'll put out with my 2$ OTG cable, thanks.

4 upvotes
Nigel Wilkins
By Nigel Wilkins (11 months ago)

If it works on Canon the same way the camera window works via USB, it'll have more control than Canon's app for the 6D. If it manages 80m outside, even better.

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Joesiv
By Joesiv (11 months ago)

On Nikon Cameras (like D700), does it support liveview preview of the image, to help with composition? Seems like just what I'm looking for if it does!

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LucidStrike
By LucidStrike (11 months ago)

$330? Makes me REALLY appreciate the wi-fi features in Panasonic's new m43 cameras. O_o

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Leandros S
By Leandros S (11 months ago)

Yeah, seems like this market niche will be closing fairly soon, with an increasing number of cameras able to do this natively...

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brdeveloper
By brdeveloper (11 months ago)

Bring to us a digital film roll for using with analog cameras and I'll pay EUR 1000,00.

5 upvotes
Ferling
By Ferling (11 months ago)

Very interesting. A cheaper alternative vs. dedicated OEM solutions, yet works across several models and @ 1/2 the price. Be interesting to see how end user production units work when they hit the wild.

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Eric Calabros
By Eric Calabros (11 months ago)

€294? Oh Apple, forgive us that laughed at your price for 5C :-)

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Eric Calabros
By Eric Calabros (11 months ago)

€249 (or $330)

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Phil
By Phil (11 months ago)

US distributors? I wasted that much trying to get an Eye-Fi 8 Pro going in a 5D MKII and lost sold client images when it's storage failed.

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babalu
By babalu (11 months ago)

How do you focus manually with this from a distance ? .. otherwise, and were it not for the rather steep price, a truly interesting device.

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grablife
By grablife (11 months ago)

Not sure about this product but if it works the same as the Canon 70D, it would be more accurate to say "manually select autofocus point" instead of focus manually. The manual focus selector on the Canon lens overrides other settings and cannot be changed electronically.

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