Breeze Booth (iPad+iPhone) can shoot photos, GIFs and video with external Canon cameras, as well as the front and rear cameras built into the device.
Choose from a huge range of Canon EOS R series, M series, DSLR and PowerShot cameras. Full list
Very simple. You switch between internal and external camera in the Breeze Booth app.
Connect the camera to the iPad/iPhone with a USB connection. It’s best to have a charging port so you can charge the iPad/iPhone at the same time.
Booth supports devices with both USB C and lightning connectors.
We recommend using a USB C hub with a USB C charging port so you can charge the device and connect to the camera at the same time.
You can also connect devices with USB C connectors directly to the camera, but won’t be able to charge the device at the same time.
For iPhones and older devices with lightning connectors, you need a lightning to USB adaptor. We recommend the lightning to USB adaptor has a lightning charging port so you can charge the device and connect to the camera simultaneously.
The camera settings screen will display a graphic showing a camera with a red X if it is not connected to a camera:
When you connect the camera it may take a few seconds for the graphic showing a camera with a red X to be replaced with live view images from the camera.
It may also take several seconds to connect to the camera if the memory card is full of images.
If the live view image from your external camera is not the right way up, tap Rotate live view to rotate it. The live view is rotated 90 degrees each time Rotate live view is pressed
The optimum camera settings depend upon the type of lighting and the camera model.
Set the exposure mode dial to M and the image quality to JPEG not raw or HDR/HEIF. The medium/fine JPEG setting should give good results and will be slightly faster than the large JPEG settings due to smaller file sizes.
The online manual suggests camera settings for
For help selecting the best camera settings see the online manual here
Finally select Done to return to the App home screen
More about using an external camera with Breeze for iPad
There’s no need to use the old Windows or Raspberry Pi Camera Controller to connect to an external camera.
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