If you are a blogger or a teenager, or any other heavy user of social media, then you probably like to send many of the pictures you take directly to your social media accounts. That has always been one of the biggest drawbacks to using a DSLR camera. You will get better pictures, but you have to wait until you get home to upload them to your computer and then tweet, Instagram or send them to Facebook or Pinterest. NOT ANYMORE. Weye Feye is a new gadget and app that work together wirelessly to let your smartphone control your DSLR in a number of ways, including transferring over your photos to your phone. I was thrilled to be given one to review.
The Weye Feye app is available for both Apple (iPhone and iPad) and Android. The App offers a Gallery to remotely view the photos and videos stored on the camera memory. After remotely browsing through them (from your phone) and selecting the images you want, you can upload them to your desktop or share them via existing Apps.
Before I describe how the Weye Feye works, I think it is a good idea for you to watch this one minute video which shows you how easy it is:
You can see that it is very easy to set up your wireless connection. The box comes with directions and the Weye Feye website has more information on this product than you will ever need.
Obviously, the Weye Feye does much more than allow you to quickly transfer your photos from your DSLR to your smartphone so that you can share them on social media. Since I am not much of a photographer, but I do use a DSLR for the zoom function, that is the feature that excited me most. And I think that it will excite many others like me.
However, If you are into photography and use your DSLR for all its many features, you will be happy to know that the Weye Feye can do so much more. What are the other benefits of the Weye Feye besides being able to share your photos instantly:
- Wireless and remote access to camera settings from your smartphone
- Once the camera is set up, you can make all types of adjustments without upsetting the camera
- You can have images stored directly to Dropbox
- You can move freely when operating the camera remotely
The Weye Feye is compatible with most Canon and Nikon models. You can purchase one directly on the Weye Feye website. I love mine. Now, when I’m out, especially at events where I need to be able to zoom, I can use my DSLR, then transfer the pictures and send them immediately out to my social networks instead of waiting until I get home. And maybe one day, if I ever become a better photographer, I’ll be able to use the other features also.
Full Disclosure: I was given a Weye Feye to review. I did not receive any additional compensation. All opinions are completely my own.