People using Canon ink cartridges to print photos taken on an EOS Digital SLR camera from the brand may be intrigued by a new app to allow them control the device remotely.

Photography enthusiasts who have an Android-powered mobile phone can download the program – called DSLR Controller – and perform many of their camera's functions through a smartphone.

Users can adjust settings such as exposure, aperture and shutter speed through the app by connecting the two devices via a USB cable.

Supported models in the EOS range are the 600D, 550D, 60D, 50D, 40D, 7D, 5D MK II and 1D MK IV.

It can be downloaded from the Android Marketplace and is currently at the beta testing stage, which may mean there are further improvements to the software to come as the developers make adjustments to the controls.

Recently, Canon highlighted how its EOS 5D Mark II model was used to shoot action scenes for the latest Marvel superhero movie, Captain America: The First Avenger, which is currently showing in cinemas across the UK.