Lumera Adds Wi-Fi, GPS, and More to Your Old DSLRs

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One of the biggest and best features that makes mirrorless cameras so accessible is their ability to push images to smartphones over Wi-Fi. It’s a feature we’re seeing on more and more cameras including DSLRs like the Nikon D750, however there’s still a large segment of older devices left in the dark. Now a new module called the Lumera hopes to give all DSLRs a small wireless boost plus a few other features like GPS and HDR processing.

The new camera attachment mounts to bottom of your DSLR via the tripod mount, after which you’ll have to connect a USB cable while Lumera pairs with smartphones through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. Through an accompanying app you’ll be able to transfer images or even remotely control the camera.

Lumera Labs, the Montreal startup behind the device, also recently added GPS as a new feature that lets you geo-tag every image without cutting into the camera’s battery life. Lumera has a few additional features including automatically shooting and processing HDR images, creating 3D pictures, and setting up timelapses.

The Lumera Labs is currently seeking funding for its device on Kickstarter. As of this writing the crowd-funded project has reached the halfway point of its funding goal of $90,000 Canadian dollars (about $79,294 USD). If you want a Lumera of your own you can pick one up for as little as $140 CAD (about $123) for the very last early bird special. Otherwise get ready to fork over $170 CAD (about $170).

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Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Brooklyn.