Spark talks to your phone through Bluetooth Low Energy. This gives Spark a range up up to 100ft, allowing you to use your phone to control your camera wirelessly from up to 100 feet away.
Though Spark and Pulse look similar, they are actually very different. In designing Spark to be a versatile and thought-free camera remote, we focused aggressively on size, battery life, and wide compatibility. In order to do this, we moved from away from Pulse’s USB control of your camera, which allows for full control of your camera’s settings, as well as image retrieval. Instead Spark uses your camera’s wired trigger port, which allows for wider compatibility and much lower power consumption, while still allowing for photo, burst, and long exposure triggering.
We also added the top button to Spark in order to allow it to be used free from the app. This lets Spark act as a basic IR trigger, wired bulb remote, or even a basic intervalometer, without the need to bring out your phone.
Lastly Spark is a bit smaller. It may not seem like much, but this small difference is actually pretty important for when you want to leave Spark in the top of your camera while, even when not in use.
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