The power of MIOPS’ technology has revolutionized how users explore and experience photography. This is all thanks to the products’ innovative and versatile solutions to the growing demands of taking the most spectacular and unique photos – empowering professionals and beginners to deliver their perfect shots.
If you have just recently discovered the wonders of what MIOPS’ products have to offer, you probably have a few questions. Just like most readers, one of the definitions that are often asked about is the difference between a MIOPS Smart Trigger and a MIOPS Mobile Remote.
More importantly, what are these products for and what do they offer beginner and professional photographers? Knowing the answers will help you make the right decision and finally take the first step on to upgrading your overall camera gear and welcoming this new equipment into your camera bag.
Here are the defining differences between a MIOPS Smart Trigger and a MIOPS Mobile Remote:
1. Standalone trigger versus a smartphone buddy.
MIOPS Smart Trigger is a physical standalone device that is connected to your digital SLR or mirrorless camera. Its size is even smaller than most triggers in the market, but don’t be deceived. This intuitive device is an independent equipment with built-in sensors such as a Light Sensor, Sound Sensor, and more, perfect for capturing high-speed events.
Moreover, this camera trigger device doesn’t depend on other equipment to function and is already powerful on its own.
On the other hand, MIOPS Mobile Remote utilizes the power and functionalities of your smartphone thru an easy to use user interface provided by MIOPS mobile app. The smartphone application can easily be installed to give you the full control of your camera’s shooting modes using your mobile phone. The mobile remote is a smaller physical device, compared to MIOPS Smart Trigger.
2. Trigger sensors versus smartphone sensors.
As mentioned in the first section, the standalone device that is the MIOPS Smart Camera Trigger has built-in sensors that can easily detect light and sound events. Even without a smartphone as an external controller, it can independently perform and do its job with maximum accuracy and efficiency.
Moreover, the triggering equipment alone has navigation keys and a screen feature, with functions set up through a user-friendly interface, enabling users to conveniently access the trigger’s different basic modes.
On the other hand, using MIOPS Mobile Remote and activating your smartphone through the MIOPS Mobile App will give you access to similar functionalities and more. Through this combination, you can access and combine different modes, and use your phone’s specific sensors.
A smartphone has its own sensors built into the device, with the power of detecting other stimuli like vibration, sound, and motion. For example, you can use the power of your smartphone’s microphone to let you capture sound events like taking a picture of yourself while screaming. And with your smartphone’s gyroscope and accelerometer, you can also fasten it to a basketball pole and capture yourself while doing a slam dunk, isn’t it incredible?
3. Power and flexibility.
The MIOPS Smart Trigger is a tool powerful enough to capture high-speed events such as lightning, popping balloons, and a breaking glass. In photography sessions that require millisecond-speed reflexes and high-definition frames, this single device plays the most crucial and irreplaceable role.
On the other hand, your MIOPS Mobile Remote uses the power of your smartphone. As mentioned earlier, you can use your phone’s own sensors and at the same time activate MIOPS mobile’s different Modes specifically designed to cater to different photography sessions, HDR and Time-Lapse photography.
Such flexibility offers an overall control on specific functions and features of the mobile remote and your camera: adjusting the sensitivity of the sensors, saving particular mode combinations, scheduling shots, to even setting up a delay timer in sessions where timing is of utmost importance.
4. MIOPS camera trigger and MIOPS Mobile Remote: a powerful combo
MIOPS mobile remote enhances your camera’s performance by making use of your smartphone’s intelligent sensors and computing power, while MIOPS Smart Trigger provides the best set up and boost for both beginner and professional photographers trying to explore the fascinating world of lightning photography, bullet photography, and capturing other high-speed events.
Now that you know more about these two amazing tools that can greatly help you get the most unique and mesmerizing images, deciding to include them in your current list of camera equipment and accessories should be easy.
Answers to the most common MIOPS Mobile Remote FAQs
However, you may be wondering – if your smartphone device can be converted into a trusty mobile buddy for your MIOPS mobile remote, will it solely function as a remote control device? Can you still use your smartphone and its original functions, especially during long shoots like in time-lapse photography? The answer, of course, is YES.
Here are the facts that address some of the most common questions about MIOPS Mobile Remote.
– During time-lapse sessions, the mobile interface will not occupy your smartphone and can still be used to receive and send messages, or even place a phone call.
– MIOPS Mobile app works in the background, enabling you to multitask or even to listen to music and use other mobile applications simultaneously.
– MIOPS Mobile can activate your camera to shoot at a specified time, thanks to its scheduling function – which means you can leave your camera unattended and will only activate during the actual event (such as in restricted zones during a rocket launch).
– Since MIOPS Mobile does not require a wired, cable connection to your smartphone, you don’t have to worry about changes in charging ports (or the lack of it like in new iPhone models) implemented by leading mobile phone brands.
Hopefully, this article was able to answer all your questions about these two amazing products.
Again, remember that if you want to take high-speed pictures like lightning, breaking glass, water droplets, popping water balloon, a speeding bullet, and other impossible photos that only a powerful high-speed photography equipment can take, you will need MIOPS Smart Trigger which is a device that can turn your regular camera into a high-speed photography equipment.
On the other hand, if you want to take full advantage of your smartphone’s computing power and sensors to implement creative modes, such as sound to take a picture of yourself while screaming, vibration to take picture of your best slam dunk, motion to take pictures of wild animals in action, time-lapse to create a time-lapse video of your road trip, and other amazing feats, you will need MIOPS Mobile Remote which is a device that lets you control your camera using your smartphone.
Of course, if you want to make the most in the world of photography, why not grab them both?
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