EM-5 with WiFi card for remote control?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by TassieFig, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Is it possible to control the EM-5 remotely with a WiFi SD card and an android (or apple) app?

    What I'm after is nothing fancy just the basics controls like shutter, aperture, speed etc.

    If it's possible, does anyone have any experience to share?
     
  2. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sorry, but the only thing the WiFi SD card & also PenPal WiFi can do for the E-M5 is transfer your images to another device.
     
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  3. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Thanks for the info. Pretty useless for me then.

    Am I right to assume it's possible to remote control cameras with built-in WiFi like EM-1 and EM-10?

    edit: I just found a few videos on youtube showing this to be so. So, I'm now eagerly awaiting the EM-5 mk II :cool:
     
  4. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    The same WiFi control is used on the Oly Stylus 1 as well & also the PEN E-P5 was upgraded in its firmware to match that of the others.
     
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  5. thenextpage

    thenextpage Mu-43 Regular

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    @TassieFig; I've been using this device for remote shutter release on my EM5, and it's great for what it does. You can take a single or rapid multi frame with it. Unfortunately it's not able to control aperture, shutter speed for focus. But if you just want to have a nice inexpensive remote shutter release, this is the best performing and least expensive option I've found:

    Model: Pixel RW-221/UC1
    http://www.amazon.com/Pixel-RW-221-UC1-Wireless-OLYMPUS/dp/B004DO19M2
     
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  6. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Yes I've been contemplating a remote shutter release but I really wanted more control without adding extra gadgets. I guess it's not gonna happen (with the EM-5) though so might look into these remote releases. Thanks for the heads up on the Pixel, it's cheap enough for sure.
     
  7. letsgofishing

    letsgofishing Mu-43 Veteran

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  8. evilnim

    evilnim Mu-43 Veteran

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    Problem with TT is that you need two devices to enable wireless triggering...otherwise you're stuck with an iPhone in the end of a wire attached to your camera...not ideal. I too would love wifi in my em-5. But it's great for everything else, so I'll stick with it til it dies and I have an actual reason to get the em-1!


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  9. ThereAndBackAgain

    ThereAndBackAgain Fighting GAS

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    David
    +1 for the Pixel remote release. Ridiculously cheap, efficient and effective.
     
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  10. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Agree with evilnim...TT is not what I'm looking for. I want wireless, with as few extra gadgets as possible.

    I love the EM-5 and wont upgrade to EM-1. Too big for me. Very curious about the EM-5 mk II though...