gentWIRE-USB allows camera control via the USB port via a Radio Control (RC) system. From one
(or two) channel on the RC receiver
you have complete control over shutter and in the case of gentWIRE-USB2 many
other camera features. 9grams (1/3oz) including ~250mm (~10") 3-pin
standard servo cable and USB camera connector.
Ricoh & Nikon (121, 121b, 108)
gentWIRE-USB allows shutter release by simply plugging into the camera USB
port. Operation can be triggered via a RC system or by shorting the blue wire to
black. The unit will also waken the camera from "sleep"- useful for
power saving in remote applications. Find compatible cameras from the table at
the bottom of this page.
More Information: Operating Manual (Ricoh), Operating
NOTE: You may be interesetd in the sister product gentWIRE-videoUSB
which allows access to the camera video output, shared with the USB remote control.
Canon (131, 132)
To operate with Canon cameras the camera must have a minor enhancement called
SDM or CHDK added to the camera via the SD card, which enables operation of this
device as well as many other creative possibilities for remote photographers. There
are more details on this here.
gentWIRE-USB is the basic model allowing control of one camera
function - normally the shutter - from one RC receiver channel. This can
normally be done without running a script in the camera.
gentWIRE-USB2 is an advanced solution using 2 RC receiver channels,
and allowing 6 different commands to be sent to the camera which can be
programmed via the CHDK Scripts to control many functions (e,g, Shutter, zoom,
EV, focus etc).
More Information: Operating Manual (USB), Operating
Manual (USB2), Guide to SDM.
wired USB camera shutter control via RC:
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|Right Angle USB adapter
||USB miniB Right Angle
Prices shown exclude Sales Tax. This will be added at checkout for UK and EU customers.
Please note that
gentWIRE-USB is designed
to be used with a
Radio Control system (such as those used with remote controlled planes),
For time-lapse or intervalometer use please consider
SDM Scripting or genTIMER.