Pluto Trigger

Is my camera supported?

Pluto Trigger supports a lot of cameras: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Pentax, Minolta, Olympus, etc. If your camera supports a wired remote control, then Pluto Trigger supports it. If your camera does not support a wired remote, it could still be partially supported if it supports IR or wireless remote control methods. See the list of Compatible Cameras.

Can I use auto focus mode with Pluto Trigger?

Yes, auto-focus is supported. You can set “focus time” to let your camera pre-focus before releasing the shutter. Keep in mind though, with auto-focus turned on you are not guaranteed a good picture each time.

Does Pluto Trigger support video recording?

It depends on your camera. If your camera’s video recording is triggered by the shutter or by IR remote control, then Pluto Trigger will be able to start and stop video recording on your camera.

How to set my camera to BULB mode?

On some cameras, just dial the exposure mode wheel to “B”. On other cameras, set your camera to manual exposure mode, and set shutter speed to the slowest setting. In the display, it will show a “B”.  

My camera does not have a shutter release port. Can I still use Pluto Trigger with my camera?

Yes if your camera supports IR remote control. You can use the Infrared remote to trigger your camera, but with limited functionality. You will not be able to use modes which require BULB mode.

Does my phone have to stay on during time-lapse?

Once you have entered a given mode (except Smart Sensors modes), Pluto Trigger runs independently. You can walk away with your phone. While Pluto Trigger is hard at work, have fun with your phone.  

Can I use Pluto Trigger in really cold conditions?

Yes, but in cold conditions, the battery drains much faster. You can use any 5V output battery pack to power Pluto Trigger externally.  

Does Pluto Trigger have Live View or image transfer?


As a high-speed trigger, what are the specifications?

The response time for Sound, Light, and AUX modes is 1ms. The response time for Lightning mode is about 0.2ms. The response time for Laser mode is tens of microseconds. (The response times here are the delays caused by Pluto Trigger itself, the camera shutter delay itself is not counted.) 

For “Smart Sensors” modes, can I turn off the phone screen when the program is running?

For Sound and Voice modes, you can hide the app in the background or even turn off phone screen. But for Vibrate, Motion, Distance and Smile modes, you have to keep the phone screen on with the app running in the foreground. 

I have got my Pluto Trigger, but why can't my iPhone find it?

Do not use the Bluetooth menu in iPhone's Settings. You need to scan and pair with Pluto Trigger within the Pluto Trigger app. Simply follow the Quick Start Guide. Remember to turn on Bluetooth on your phone.

I didn't see Nikon D750 on the list. Is it compatible?

Nikon D750 is actually on the list. It works with the DC2 cable, rather than DC0 cable.

When in Lightning mode, it just keeps shooting and shooting....and there is no lightning!

You have set the sensitivity TOO HIGH.

In Lightning mode, the sensor valve is the change of the light, not the light intensity itself. So when the light does not change, the sensor valve should be very small. Only at the moment of lightning, the sensor valve should increase dramatically to cross the threshold.

You can test lightning by covering the light sensor with your hand. Adjust the sensitivity so that the sensor readings is lower than the threshold (small triangle in the middle of the arc). Then move your hand away quickly. The sensor valve should increase dramatically and cross the threshold. Then press the start button to start the Lightning mode. Now only when you move your hand away, your camera will be triggered.