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Old May 21, 2003, 4:35 PM   #1
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Are there any digital cameras that have these?


Or are they limited to the shutter exposure settings ie 1/2500-15" kind of thing?

Is it possible for digital cameras (not talking about DSLRs) to have something like the 35mm SLRs have?

I just think it would be easier to take pictures with a camera on a tripod with one of these things. That way you don't have to worry about "camera shake" or something

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Old May 21, 2003, 4:45 PM   #2
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Hi Gimli

If your last part of yr post you are also talking about tripping the shutter within your A60's range you can do so by using the self timer and u can set it to 2 seconds on the A60 - this way you are not touching the cam when the image is taken.

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Oh good idea stef...

Will try that
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Old May 21, 2003, 5:46 PM   #4
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Some of the Olympus cameras are equipped with a remote shutter release. It also can zoom with the remote. The part is called RM1. You can preset manual settings and then trip the camera with the remote.
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Default Re: Remote Shutter Release/Lock.....

Many digicams have long exposure and/or a bulb setting. It isn't really usefull in many of them because of noise. With all digicams, the noise increases as the exposure time increases. Some are better than others, and price seems to be a fairly good predictor of how well a digicam will do with long exposures.
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So Bill at a 15second exposure with a $400 camera won't look good?

I haven't tried it yet though Canon boosts a noise reduction processor for long exposure shots... supposidly
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So Bill at a 15second exposure with a $400 camera won't look good?
It might, but not likely. Depends on the camera, and at least as important, the subject and resolution. Downsizing reduces noise by "averaging" adjacent pixels. Some subject matter looks OK with a fair amount of noise, and there is software that works well with some subject matter. An example of where is isn't likely to work well is shots of stars where noisey pixels are about the same size as the subject matter.
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Numerous digicams have remote controls which work with infrared transmitters like your TV remote control.

These are useful for some purposes, but you must be in such a position as to direct the beam to the receiver, and ambient lighting "can" and will sometimes prevent them from working.

If your camera has a serial access port, and some do even though they only claim USB (like the Nikon CP4500 for example), you can use excellent devices like HarborTronics DigiSnap 2000, etc. Here's a link:

http://www.harbortronics.com

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