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 (no video recording)
  • Canon EOS 50D (no video recording)
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • Canon EOS 77D
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • 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 1500D/2000D aka Rebel T7
  • Canon EOS 800D aka Rebel T7i
  • Canon EOS 200D aka Rebel SL2
  • Canon EOS 100D aka Rebel SL1
  • Canon EOS 3000D/4000D
  • Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
  • Canon EOS 1D X
  • Canon EOS 1D Mark III (no video recording)
  • Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III (no video recording)
  • Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • Canon EOS 5DS
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 1Ds Mark I
  • Canon EOS 1D Mark I
  • Canon EOS 10D
  • Canon EOS 300D
  • Canon M50

In addition to the above, Photoboof works with the following models, although these cameras don't support Live Preview. But note that 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) (no video recording)
  • Canon EOS 350D (no Vista support)
  • Canon EOS 300D (no Vista support)

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 dropped support for Windows XP, but we try to support it when possible. Newer DSLRs won't work with XP though.

If you're buying a new Canon DSLR for your photobooth, the Rebel series 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.