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$16,697
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
82
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, January 26 2019 12:44 PM UTC +00:00

About

Cambuddy Plus is your camera's wireless gateway to the cloud.

What is CB Plus?

Cambuddy Plus is a portable device that adds high-speed WiFi, GPS and 4G LTE to your existing cameras. Your RAW photos are GPS tagged, transmitted with top speed, to a variety of cloud services.

Its features can be extended as easily as installing apps on your smartphone. Upon delivery ,it will come with apps including wireless tethered shooting, over-the-cloud remote control, and photo stacking.  

How can you benefit from CB Plus?

Real-time Backup and auto upload

By keeping your camera connected to the cloud, photos taken can be uploaded to the cloud instantly. You will always have a safe copy in the cloud.

We also automated the upload process. Once you are connected, you don't have to be distracted from shooting - uploading is done automatically in the background. 

Whether you are shooting a wedding that will never have a second chance, or a fire that may burn your camera any time, you will never worry losing photos. 

CB Plus supports many cloud services, such as Google Photo, Dropbox, and our own Joopic Cloud. Supports of other cloud services will be added in the future.

See a listed of supported cameras

View and share on connected devices

Once uploaded to the cloud, you can view photos on many devices with no delay, either on computer, smartphone, or tablet. You can immediately share the photos to your client, your colleague, or your family. 

 Reporting an emergency news? Your colleague in the office will receive the photos faster. Get a wonderful shot? You can share on social networks in seconds, not hours. Snapped a goal with a tele-zoom of your favorite soccer team? It can appear in the news headline as fast as those smartphone shots. 

Wireless tethered shooting

With Cambuddy Plus, you can wirelessly control your camera and upload images to a workstation or smart device for you and your client to review instantly. 

 The built-in dual channel WiFi has a maximum transfer speed of 10MB/s.  You’ll be able to review images as fast  as shooting tethered, without having to drag a cable around with you.

You will also be able to adjust shooting parameters, such as aperture, ISO, white balance, etc.

See a listed of supported cameras

Bring connectivity to your existing equipments

Just need WiFi, GPS and 4G without upgrading your existing cameras? We are with you. CB Plus brings connectivity to almost all digital SLR cameras and mirrorless cameras made from 2009. You can even connect CB Plus to USB thumb drive, hard drive, and card reader.

CB Plus can also read current GPS location and write it to the EXIF data of your photo.

See a listed of supported cameras

Control your camera through the cloud

You can now remotely control the camera via the cloud. Exposure parameters such as shutter, aperture, ISO, exposure compensation, can be adjusted at any time through your smartphone. It also has an auto-focus function that can be fine-tuned by clicking on the image on the live view screen or using manual focus. 

See a listed of supported cameras

Open Platform

CBPlus is an open platform. We provide an API to control the camera and the corresponding sample program. We will also support more cloud services. Please let us know what you want: we listen.

How can you benefit from CB Plus? 

Hardware Spec

  • 1.5" Multi-touch screen
  • Powerful Quad-core ARM processor with GPU
  • 2.4G/5G Dual band 802.11ac WiFi
  • 4G LTE (FDD B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B17/B20)
  • GPS
  • 4000 mAh battery
  • Charge while in use through micro-USB
  • Weight: 170g/6oz

CB Plus supported camera

Canon EOS:

1D Mark IV, 1D X, 1D X Mark II, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark IV, 5DS, 5DSR, 6D, 6D II, 7D, 7D Mark II, 50D, 60D, 60Da, 70D, 80D, 100D (Rebel SL1), 550D (Rebel T2i / Kiss X4), 600D (Rebel T3i / Kiss X5), 650D (Rebel T4i / Kiss X6i), 700D (Rebel T5i / Kiss X7i), 750D (Rebel T6i / Kiss X8i), 760D (Rebel T6s), 1200D (Rebel T5), 1300D (Rebel T6)

Nikon:

DF, D4, D4S, D5, D500, D600, D610, D750, D800, D800E, D810, D810A, D850, D90, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D7000, D7100, D7200

SONY, FUJIFILM, LEICA and other cameras support some functions, you can click the button below to view.

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iOS/Android and Desktop Apps

The Joopic app supports iOS 9.0 and above: iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro, iPod touch 5, iPod touch 6.

It also supports smart devices with Android 5.0 and above, and Bluetooth 4.0.

Stretch Goals

$250,000:  free 10G Joopic Cloud Storage for 2 years

We will extend current free Joopic Cloud storage from 5G to 10G, for 2 years.

$500,000: free 20G Joopic Cloud Storage for 2 years

We will extend current free Joopic Cloud storage from 5G to 20G, for 2 years.

$1 Million: Live Streaming App

This will unlock the development of the Live Streaming App.

This App can encode the live view of the camera into an H.264 video stream and broadcast live video via the live video platform. Then your camera can work as a low-cost, high-quality video streaming device! 

Supported cameras are to be determined. Most Canon and Nikon cameras with Live View will be supported.

Timeline

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Demo of Working Prototype

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Our Story

In November 2016, CamBuddy Pro: World's First Do-It-All DSLR Smart Controller successfully raised crowdfunding on the Kickstarter platform and received support from nearly 5,000 supporters. Many supporters gave satisfactory feedback after receiving the product, and also made many suggestions for improvement. These opinions are mainly concentrated on: although most of the cameras currently have WiFi functions, they still cannot directly access the Internet, and photographers cannot realize the photos or videos taken by the camera to be published, shared, and transmitted on the Internet.

This demand allows us to start designing devices that can directly connect the camera to the Internet. This cool product is CamBuddy Plus. We’ve come a long way to make the best DSLR remote. We believed photos and videos could be shared more easily and instantly. With these beliefs in mind, our team spent countless nights designing, programming, and prototyping to bring CamBuddy Plus to life. Credits also go to volunteers around the world who helped us during beta testing, making CamBuddy Plus perfect.

The enthusiasm from the community convinced us CamBuddy Plus will be a big success. We already made the investment on all production equipment needed and your support will allow us to start now. We will not wait until the end of the campaign, but start production as soon as the campaign goal is reached.

Our operation in Boston, MA is supported by an amazing engineering team based in Beijing, China. Our engineers have the strongest background and every expertise in hardware design, coding, and manufacturing. We have gone through numerous rounds of prototyping and now present to you the CamBuddy Plus that we are proud of.

Risks and challenges

Hardware
We have already built and tested prototype for product validation tests. The hardware design is capable of fulfilling the software features. Based on our previous experience with Cambuddy Pro, we have confidence that the hardware can be mass produced. However, there are still chances that small percentage of the device may turned out defective due to certain manufacturing issue. Under this case, we would be happy to send backers replacements.

SOFTWARE AND APPS
The team has finished validating and testing the firmware, the operating system and a few apps. However, there are so many cameras on the market, we don't have enough resource to test every single feature on all of these cameras. But we are trying our best.

PRODUCTION
We have existing supplier base and a seasoned supply chain team. However there are more uncertainties in global supply chain nowadays than before so there can be delays for many reasons. The team is geared up to deliver the products to our backers and keep backers updated for all related issues.

DELIVERY
We will pack our products securely before passing them to carrier. However in some countries, and some remote locations, shipment carriers are not as reliable as we hope for. We will add tracking info to all items we shipped out to reduce shipping risk.

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    Get one CamBuddy Plus(standard version with Wifi+4G LTE), with shoe-mount L bracket to free up your camera's hotshoe at Kickstarter special price of $269, save $120 or 30.8% off the retail price of $389

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