Triggertrap mobile is a small device that gives users the ability to connect a smartphone to their DSLR camera. By doing so the user can control many aspects camera through the use of the smartphone hardware such as the microphone. It supports both iOS and Android systems and what makes it even better is that the companion app for both of these is free! (Apps: iOS | Android)

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We have been testing Triggertrap with the Canon EOS 1000D connected to an iOS as well as Android device. This allowed us to trial the different features on each device as the functions currently available on both device are slightly different.

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iOS App Features

  • Timelapse Mode
  • TimeWarp Mode
  • Sound sensor Mode
  • Shock & Vibration sensor Mode
  • LE HDR Mode
  • LE HDR Timelapse Mode
  • DistanceLapse™ Mode
  • Cable Release Mode
  • Star trail Mode
  • Bulb Ramping Timelapse
  • Wi-Fi Slave Mode
  • Wi-Fi Master Mode (trigger other devices running Triggertrap Mobile

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Android App Features

  • Timelapse Mode
  • TimeWarp Mode
  • LE HDR Mode
  • LE HDR Timelapse Mode
  • DistanceLapse™ Mode)
  • Cable Release mode
  • Star trail Mode
  • Bulb Ramping Timelapse
  • Wi-Fi Slave Mode
  • Sunset & Sunrise Calculator

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You can see from above that the Android app is missing a few of the features that its competitor has. Not only this but the Android app also looks dated and is definitely not as nice to use as it is on an Apple device. The iOS app has a really nice user interface that is extremely easy to use and can access ever feature within a few taps on the screen. The majority of trigger modes are accessed by swiping to the right which reveals a nice menu split into the different modes such as cable release or timelapse, as seen in image 2 below.
Unfortunately the same cannot be said for the Android app. The difference between the 2 apps is huge, as this one looks really outdated, unappealing and is nowhere near as easy to use.

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Pros

  • Packed with useful features
  • Amazing value for money (+ free companion apps)
  • Help feature for each mode if you’re not sure how to use
  • Can use 2 iOS devices for wireless connection
  • Small device so won’t take up much room in camera bag

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Cons

  • Android app is lacking some features and UI is poor

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Overall the triggertrap mobile is a nice little device that will fit snugly into any camera bag. The companion apps are jam packed full of features, but definitely prefer using the device with an iOS phone.
Although we didn’t test every single mode in the app, those that we did test gave us great results. The different triggers such as clapping work perfectly along with the other modes such as the time-lapse.

For only £25.00 we really don’t think you can go wrong with this piece of kit, and would definitely suggest you head on over to their website to pick one up if you’re into photography or just like taking the odd picture with your DSLR.
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(Also a special thanks to Alaric Wilson for helping to test out this product and supplying images – Facebook / Twitter)