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AI photography assistant uses mobiles to control DSLR camera


Arsenal’s Smart Assistant allows users to control camera settings via their smartphone from up to 100ft away.

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Camera technology startup Arsenal has revealed its Smart Assistant, an AI-powered photography tool that helps users optimise their DSLR or mirrorless camera to get the best quality photos possible. The system consists of two parts: a device that is placed on top of the camera, and an app. The app communicates with the device via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, and is compatible with iOS and Android enabled mobiles. The new hardware and software products have been launched on Kickstarter, which you can support here.

Arsenal’s artificial intelligence is powered by a series of machine learning algorithms trained on a database of millions of photographs and their metadata. By comparing new scenes with its database and adjusting based on environmental variables, Arsenal allows photographers to get the perfect shot every time. Users can adjust settings, watch a live preview, and trigger the shutter remotely from their smartphone from up to 100ft away.

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