There's about a dozen USB remotes sold as a USB Follow Focus System, but this particular one lacks lens focus controls and just throws in some basic functions. This one was designed to mount close to your rig handle so that you can access common settings like ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed, Zoom Focus, Start / Stop Video Mode, etc.
Don't be confused by some of the listings, it's obvious they don't know what they are talking about and list it to be a follow focus controller (wrong!). This looks like the Okii MC1 controller, except it's about $100 dollars less. I like this particular handle design over those ugly round Canon USB Follow focuses but i'm still not sold on paying so much for this type of remote. You can find additional info about these Canon USB Video Remotes on eBay following the link (click here).
Canon mini USB Camera Control
This mini USB remote is designed to control only the basic functions of the canon DSLR and is situated in a convenient spot. Although I do agree with you on this because I'm not sold out on it because I'm still expecting for a better wireless version of it in the near future. Thanks for the short review on the little accessory.
@Andrew Wood - Canon makes software that you install on a computer and connect your camera via USB. You can then control all of these options through the computer software. These items use the same USB controls in a hardware interface.
Any thoughts on why Canon doesn't make one of these?
The android DSLR app might be a better options. The app gives you control and monitor via USB.
this would be nice.. wish it was more like ~$75 though
@Nikita Pavlov - I personally think that design is quite ugly. The handheld remote type that connects to a handle makes more sense for me.
@thomson - For some of these other USB controllers, you can still output via HDMI. I would assume this is the same, but this is a new remote.
Does the camera put hdmi signal out when there is something connected to usb port? I mean, does this controller work with the monitor connected to the camera?
How about this - https://opteka.com/ff1x.aspx