From: Marcus Meissner <marcus@je...> - 2012-09-22 11:14:43
I have not taken much gphoto2 related things from photokina, but some:
1. Computers ...
Lots of Mac, some Windows, iPhone/iPad and Android stuff.
Not much Linux or other free OSes on the fair. We did not spot
a single Linux machine (not counting Android here ;)
2. Wireless transfer / control
One of the main interesting points for me :)
Both Canon and Nikon try it again with cheaper alternatives than in
Canon IXUS/Powershot class ... image transfer only. When querying the
staff for remote control, they said that there are not doing remote
control over WIFI.
Nikon DSLR ... and here it gets interesting ...
The DSLR range is getting cheap wireless adapters!
Nikon WU-1a and WU-1b are small thumbsized plugin adapter which offer
a wireless AP and apparently full PTP control exposure.
WU-1a: Nikon D3200
WU-1b: Nikon D600
(Apparently more versions to come, but probably only for the current models.)
Price is 50-60 EURO.
The Android app for that can do remote control, including previews,
configuration reading, and remote shutter release, which means that
likely the full PTP interface is exposed. It is still very fresh from
Wireless reach is around 2 - 3 meters at the fairground, but I doubt it will
be more in silent areas. The powerdrainage might be too high.
As soon as they have it for D7000 I am buying and trying. :)
It is the little plug shown on the side of the D3200 here:
And the Android app, showing a live preview and the shutter button which
we could press:
I did not visit everything, so I might have missed other interesting stuff ;)