Important Notice
Due to updates to Canon's camcorder firmware, the corresponding app has been changed to CameraAccess plus.

CameraAccess
Free download

Google Play - Free download  App Store - Free download

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Features

What's CameraAccess ?

CameraAccess allows your smartphones and tablets work as the remote control of the Canon camcorder with Wi-Fi (wireless LAN) function.

With this app, you can operate zoom in/out and start/stop recording the camcorder from a distance while viewing the live image.

Available functions vary depending on the camcorder model. Select your camcorder model from the pull-down menu below:

LEGRIA mini / VIXIA mini

Connection and basic operation
  1. Configure the camcorder and connect it to your smartphone or tablet.
    Refer to the camcorder's instruction manual for camcorder setting.
  1. Start CameraAccess.
    Available camcorder will be displayed.

Start CameraAccess image

  1. Zoom in/out and start/stop recording while viewing the live image.
    (On Android 2.3, thumbnails are displayed instead of live image.)

Connection and basic operation image

Remote control
(1) Close-up/Ultra wide

You can clip out the central part of the image which has less distortion of the lens.
This function is available with both video and picture recording.
Apply close-up to zoom in the central part of the image and apply ultra wide to zoom out the image.

(2) Exposure adjustment

Touching the object in the image will adapt to its optimum exposure.

(3) Recording

Starts the recording with the camcorder. Tap again to stop recording.
The icon Recording icon is displayed on the screen during recording. Self-timer is also available.

(4) Photo shoot

Takes a picture with the camcorder. Self-timer is also available.

(5) Save to the mobile device

Saves the video sent from the camcorder onto your mobile device.
The icon Timer icon is displayed on the screen during saving.
Tap the button again to stop saving.

Remote control image

Settings
Buffer size

You can configure the duration to store the video from the camcorder temporarily.

The longer this duration becomes, the smoother the video is played back, however the time lag between the live image will be longer.

Adjust the duration according to the environment.

Thumbnail playback (available with Android only)

The still images of the live video are displayed in regular intervals.

Caution This setting is not provided with Android 2.3. (Thumbnail playback only)
Depending on the environment, live image is not displayed on Android 4.0. Turn on thumbnail playback in the settings menu in this case.

buffer size image

HF R40 / HF R42 / HF R46 / HF R47 / HF R48

Connection and basic operation
  1. Configure the camcorder and connect it to your smartphone or tablet.
    Refer to the camcorder's instruction manual for camcorder setting.
  1. Start CameraAccess.
    Available camcorder will be displayed.

Connection and basic operation 1 image

  1. Zoom in/out and start/stop recording while viewing the live image.
    (On Android 2.3, thumbnails are displayed instead of live image.)

Connection and basic operation 2 image

Remote control
(1) Zooming

Tap the zoom button to operate camcorder's zooming. Note that holding down the button does not zoom.

(2) Recording

Tap the record button once to start recording. Tap again to stop recording.

(3) Save to the mobile device

You can start saving the video sent from the camcorder to you mobile device by tapping the saving button. Tap the button again to stop saving.

Remote control image

Settings
Buffer size

You can configure the duration to store the video from the camcorder temporarily.

The longer this duration becomes, the smoother the video is played back, however the time lag between the live image will be longer.

Adjust the duration according to the environment.

Thumbnail playback (available with Android only)

The still images of the live video are displayed in regular intervals.

Caution This setting is not provided with Android 2.3. (Thumbnail playback only)
Depending on the environment, live image is not displayed on Android 4.0. Turn on thumbnail playback in the settings menu in this case.

Buffer size image

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