Originally released in 2012, the CamRanger has finally announced the CamRanger 2. Set to be released on September 16th, the wireless tethering device has added a variety of features including support for Sony and Fujifilm, an SD Card slot, and dual-band Wi-Fi. The starting price is $349.
Tethering has become a staple for many photographers, but for most that means a 15' bright, orange cord connected to a laptop. With wireless tethering, all you need is a phone or tablet to connect to your camera. This is perfect for on-location when a laptop may be a little too unwieldy, but an iPad is better suited. Now with the updated CamRanger 2, the wireless workflow might be too good to ignore.
- Fujifilm and Sony compatibility (not available in older models)
- Built-in SD card slot (SD/SDHC/SDXC Card compatibility)
500 ft range (150 ft in original and 400 ft in mini)
300 Mbps 802.11n 2.4 GHz network (60 Mbps throughput)
433 Mbps 802.11ac 5 GHz network (180 Mbps throughput)
Bridge into existing Wi-Fi networks
- Approximately 5 hrs battery life (5-6 in original, 3 in mini)
- Replaceable 3300 mAh Lithium Ion Battery (2000 mAh in original and internal 1800 mAH in mini)
- Charge in device with USB micro: 5V 2A, or with external charger
CamRanger has also released a new app with new features including:
- Barcode scanner workflow (iOS & Android)
- Photobooth app (iOS)
- Auto share/save/transfer images
- Social media upload (iOS & Android)
- Edit and crop images (iOS)
- Image comparison (iOS)
- Multiple camera control (macOS & Windows)
With these new features, the CamRanger 2 will surely be a great addition for many photographers. Do you plan on picking one up? Have you used any of these previous models? Let us know in the comments below!