• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Greedy

    • Written by from Liverpool

    Only really useful if you download the PRO software.. which is £7. Not a massive expense but considering the price tag of this thing - and that both hardware and software are near useless without each other - any price is ridiculous. I have returned my ioShutter. Developers please take note.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant Bit of Kit!

    • Written by from Sydenham

    Great addition to my DSLR toolkit. It’s brilliant for making time-lapse sequences – you can totally program when you want it to start, how long your camera shoots for and how often the shutter fires.
    I’m not sure why Darren T had an issue with getting out from behind the camera for self-portraits. The 20-second timer is perfect for taking photos with my kids. I have loads of time to set them up, get fingers out of noses and what not, and get myself in place too. It’s also really good if you want to do something more adventurous for a self-portrait that takes a bit of time, like climb a tree!
    If you want to trigger the camera remotely, I use the Sound mode with a delay – once I’m in shot I clap or shout, firing the shutter, and bingo – self portrait. It’s actually good fun. The Sound trigger works well for groups too – people love yelling to get the camera to go off.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what I had hoped

    • Written by from London

    Firstly this is not what it seems, it is a DIRECT connection between your camera and iOS device. Yes it says it connects between the two but when the Highlights state "Great for portraits - no more hiding behind your camera" I assumed that meant being in the shot, controlling the camera wirelessly. Not so, and the cable is woefully short so you can't be in the shot unless you want a REAL close up! There are other features that would bypass this shortcoming such as making a noise to activate the shutter, or motion detection. But camera and iDevice still have to be directly connected, and I didn't much fancy leaving my iPhone dangling from the camera on a tripod.... really, who would? Timer options are 20 or 60 second countdowns which are too long in my opinion. My SLR's own ones are far more flexible. The accompanying ioShutter app is free, unless you want the ability to program your ioShutter device, but that 'Pro' feature costs 7 pounds! I think that's a rip off considering the price of the thing in the first place, it should be included!
    Unless you take a lot of night photography and want to eliminate camera shake in those shots I can't see how this is a useful addition to anyone's kit.

    23 of 30 people found this useful