Canon Spy Features
The above picture was taken on my new Canon camera using the built-in WiFi feature, or spy feature, as I like to call it. Using the spy feature, you are able to connect it to a phone as the view finder and remote shutter release.
While my husband was driving the other day, after connecting my phone via WiFi, I sat the Canon camera on the dash with the lens facing us. Since it was connected, I was able to see on my phone screen what the camera saw. I was then able to frame up a shot and take the picture all using my phone as a remote to the Canon.
That is a pretty nifty feature that could allow you quite a bit of room for creativity in your photography. Depending on the noise level, you could totally take pictures without anyone in the room knowing. You could even have your camera set up and be viewing remotely in another room.
That picture was taken using an actual “shutter remote”. This is also a pretty cool spy gadget. The only draw back with this function is that you can’t see what the camera sees. For this picture I put the camera on a trip-pod and framed up the area I wanted to photograph, then went to that area and used the remote to release the shutter. Would be great for taking family group photos or even elaborate selfies.
iPhone Spy Features
The iPhone and iWatch combination can also be used in the spy games. In the shot above, I positioned my phone in the area I wanted to take a picture then went into the other room. In the other room I opened up the camera app on my iWatch. After it connected I could immediately see on the face of my watch what the camera on my phone was seeing. Pressing the the shutter button on the screen I took the picture. And in the picture below, I used the dial on the side of my watch to zoom in and then took the picture.
Who knew my new toys would open up a new career for me…International Spy.
Yay for ME!