Windows-based photobooth system

Supported DSLRs

Supported Canon DSLR Cameras

Canon DSLRs are a good choice for a photobooth. Obviously they take excellent pictures, and very reliable, and you can connect an external flash. But not all DSLRs are created equal, since not all DSLRs offer a live preview, meaning your customers will be able to see themselves before the picture is taken with only some Canon DSLRs.

Here's a list of Canon DSLRs that support Live Preview:

  • Canon EOS 20Da
  • Canon EOS 40D
  • Canon EOS 50D
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • Canon EOS 450D aka Rebel XSi
  • Canon EOS 500D aka Rebel T1i
  • Canon EOS 550D aka Rebel T2i
  • Canon EOS 600D aka Rebel T3i
  • Canon EOS 650D aka T4i
  • Canon EOS 700D aka T5i
  • Canon EOS 100D aka SLI
  • Canon EOS 1000D aka Rebel XS (WARNING: no auto focus!)
  • Canon EOS 1100D aka Rebel T3
  • Canon EOS 1200D aka Rebel T5
  • Canon EOS 750D aka Rebel T6i
  • Canon EOS 760D aka Rebel T6s
  • Canon EOS 1D Mark III
  • Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
  • Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Canon EOS 7D

In addition to the above, Photoboof works with the following models, although these cameras don't support Live Preview. But note that as of Photoboof v6.934 you can use a webcam for your live preview with these cameras:

  • Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II
  • Canon EOS 1D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 1DS Mark II (no Vista support)
  • Canon EOS 30D
  • Canon EOS 20D
  • Canon EOS 10D (no Vista support)
  • Canon EOS 400D (aka XTi)
  • Canon EOS 350D (no Vista support)
  • Canon EOS 300D (no Vista support)

The following models are supported under Windows XP but not Vista 32-bit:

  • Canon EOS 1Ds Mark I
  • Canon EOS 1D Mark I
  • Canon EOS 10D
  • Canon EOS 300D

The following older models do not support remote capture and therefore do not work with Photoboof:

  • Canon EOS D60
  • Canon EOS D30

Note that Canon cameras don't support 64-bit versions of Windows Vista or XP, so none of the above will work under Windows Vista 64-bit. But Windows Vista 32-bit is fine. And Windows 7, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions, should work fine.

If you're buying a new Canon DSLR for your photobooth, the Rebel series (500D, 550D, etc.) works very well. You might also have a look at the supported Powershots.


Supported Nikon DSLR Cameras

Nikon DSLRs also work well in a photobooth, and are a bit more forgiving in terms of focusing errors than Canon DSLRs. They also nicely adjust the brightness of the live preview to the available light. Here's a list of supported Nikon DSLRs:

  • Nikon D5100, D5200, D5300
  • D800, D800E
  • D600
  • D4
  • D7000, D7100
  • D90
  • D300, D300S
  • D700
  • D3, D3s, D3x
  • D200

Note that the Nikon D3000 series doesn't support tethering, and so won't work with Photoboof. Also, the Nikon D5100 has a hard time auto focusing, so isn't a very good fit for a photobooth.

Please let us know if you have any problems or suggestions.