Freeware is all the rage these days–and digiCamControl was born out of a need to find a way to tether a camera to a computer but not wanting to pay for software. As such, it is a free program available for download to anyone that wants to do tethered shooting with their Nikon DSLR. At the moment, it is an open C# based program that has been around for about a year but now has the first stable release candidate for users.
We previously saw tethering done to a tablet with a Windows interface, and we still have to recommend that you do this with an actual computer instead.
The roundup of main features is after the jump.
- Control you camera remotely from your computer via USB.
- See the camera live view image on the computer display.
- Trigger image capture via release button on camera body or remotely from your computer.
- Handhold the camera, shoot, and have the resulting images displayed on the computer monitor.
- Bracketing with an arbitrary shutter speed or exposure value.
- Use the advanced interval meter to create a series of time-lapse images and generate time-lapse video.
- Manage multiple profiles.
- Histogram & photo metadata view.
- Review in full screen.
- Manage camera presets (saved camera settings).
- Webserver function allows the remote control of application functions via a web browser, e.g. smart phone.
- Multiple camera support, you can control multiple connected cameras at the same time, triggering photo capture in parallel, or one by one – we’re looking forward to seeing your “bullet time” photos!
- Bulb mode for D800, D4, D600, possibility to define custom shutter speed
- Automated focus stacking
- Motion detection
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