App developer Chainfire has created a program for tethered shooting of Canon DSLRs using Android 3.0-powered tablets. Its 'DSLR Controller' app uses a USB connection to provide a high level of control over Canon DSLRs. In addition to Android 3.0 (also known as Honeycomb) tablets, DSLR Controller can also be used on Samsung's Galaxy S2 smartphone. Beta version 0.5 of the app is currently available for around $8.50 from the Android Market and offers a wide range of control options, including touch focus, histogram, bulb capture and the ability to change many of the camera's shooting settings. Additional functions, including time lapse, video recording and image playback are still being worked-on. Chainfire says it plans to provide Nikon support once the Canon features are complete. (via PetaPixel)

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Unlike existing apps, DSLR Controller doesn't require you to tether your camera to a computer - just to the tablet or phone.

The beta has, so far, been found to work with the EOS 550D (T2i), 600D (T3i), 50D, 60D, 7D, 5D Mk II and 1D Mk 4.

Click here to visit the DSLR Controller page at the Android Market