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CamRanger – Live View Tested

Canon vs Nikon

Tim Parkin

Tim Parkin

Amateur Photographer who plays with big cameras and film when in between digital photographs.

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Last issue we made a quick preview of the CamRanger device which I have to say I was quite enamoured of. We mentioned at the time that the CamRanger was showing differing resolutions in live view for the Nikon and Canon cameras and we promised we'd do a further test to show more details about this. So here we are - we spent a bit of time shooting video of the CamRanger in action on a retina iPad at Brimham Rocks. We also gave the focus stacking option a little bit of a try out.

Here's are a couple of compared shots. It seems that the zoom view of the D800 goes just past 100% and hence looks blurry. It's also fairly low contrast and unsaturated but this can be tweaked in the picture settings if necessary. Generally though the Canon gives a lot better live view than the Nikon and because of this I can highly recommend the device for Canon users. For Nikon users the device is functional but not as useful or enjoyable - still a pretty damned impressive device though.

Live view

Live view

Zoomed View

Zoomed View

And finally here's the video - hopefully, it's self explanatory.



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