iPhone Can Be Used As A Remote for the Nikon D4; iPad Too
The Nikon D4 is an expensive DSLR camera.
Did you know that the Nikon D4 DSLR camera can be controlled from your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad? There have been a lot of great cameras in the day, but the Nikon D4 is likely one of the better ones. It will burn a six grand hole in your pocket to get it, but it will also be likely one of the best cameras that you've ever used. The Nikon D4 has a 16.2 megapixel sensor and has amazing ISO ranges (up to 204,800). It records video in 1080p just like the iPhone 4S, but I think you will find more amazing results from the Nikon D4 simply because of the type of camera that it is.
There are a whole lot of benefits from being able to use a camera of this caliber from a remote control. One of the most obvious - you won't cause any camera shake by pressing the button. This is an issue that can cause even the most beautiful photographs to be ruined. With a remote control like the iPhone, you will never need to touch the camera which helps you take sturdy photographs. Or, maybe you are trying to take a photograph in a tight area. If you won't fit, then put your camera right on in there and use your iPhone to take the picture. It even helps if you're trying to take clandestine photographs without getting noticed (just keep the flash off).
Using the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad as a remote control, you can adjust the focus of whatever the camera is staring at simply by touching the screen on your iDevice that you're using as a remote when you have the interface open. You also have the ability to control camera functions including aperture (the size of the hole letting the light into the camera), ISO (the sensitivity of the image sensor), shutter speed (to control how much light is let into the photograph), and much more. The settings can all be controlled from the iDevice itself, so you won't have to adjust the settings on the camera before you walk away from it. You can start and stop video recording right from the interface as well. This gives you an amazing amount of power and versatility in photography and video recording if you're an iDevice user and want a camera that captures amazing media.
Another feature of the remote control feature is that you can view the photographs that are currently being stored in your Nikon D4's memory. You can swipe through them and look through or delete them. This is all done wirelessly as you would expect from an iDevice. This remote feature doesn't require an application to use, so if you restore your iDevice, you will never lose your content. Content will likely look better on the larger iPad screen than it will on the smaller iPhone screen. You can see an example of the way that the remote feature for the Nikon D4 works on the iDevice with the video below:
The remote control feature is a pretty cool function of this camera, but as FunkySpaceMonkey reports, Amazon is already sold out of the Nikon D4 and they sold their entire pre-order inventory within the first hour that the new Nikon D4 was announced. Unfortunate, but that's life I suppose. What are your thoughts about being able to control this photography powerhouse from your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad with no applications? Share in the comments.