Control your DSLR Camera via Wi-Fi using an Android mini PC and a Tablet

DSLR Controller is a paid Android app (beta) that uses your Canon EOS DSLR camera USB port in order to control it and access the camera live view with a tablet or smartphone. That may be useful, but it’s much better if you can roam a bit, and are not limited by the USB cable length. That’s why the application has been improved some time ago in order to use 2 Android devices, usually smartphones or tablets. One device is connected via USB to the DSLR camera, and act as a Wi-Fi access point, and the other device connects via Wi-Fi to allow full control of the camera.


However, you don’t really need a screen on a Wi-Fi access point, so instead of using mobile devices, the developers decided to use an Android mini PC, specifically CX-919, which is just one of the many RK3188 mini PC available today, coupled with a USB power bank, and called the solution “DSLR Controller Wi-Fi Stick”. The DSL controller app has been customized for the device, and is available on Google Play (Free for 7-day, and paid afterwards).

This solution costs about $100, which according to the developers is about 200 to 400 USD cheaper compared to existing commercial solutions. Instructions for the whole setup are available on

Via Google+ Mini PC Community

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10 years ago

I bought TL-mr3040, installed openwrt and installed DSLR Dasboard server which just forwards USB PTP commands via WIFI network to Android. This solution seems to make much more sense since the battery is built in and I dont waste power for whole Android system. Unfortunately the developements is somewhat frozen and last commit to source code is quite old.

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