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Old Nov 15, 2007, 7:47 PM   #1
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Hello,

Is there a cheap Point-n-Shoot digital camera with a remote shutter release? I would like to get 2 cameras to snap pictures at the same time without purchasing a digital SLR. The release could be wired, wireless or via a PC ... that doesn't matter.

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Old Nov 15, 2007, 10:06 PM   #2
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You can do control via pc on the Canon G9 and S5is. You can use a cable release on the Fujifilm S9000/S9500 & S9100/S9600. Not sure if there are any others you can do this with.
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Old Nov 19, 2007, 3:16 PM   #3
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The lack of remote shutter release capability would be near the top of my list of feature shortcomings for typical high end compact digital cameras. One of the major uses of quality compact digital cameras is in capturing closeup images of subjects like flowerswith considerable depth of field due to the small sensor sizes. Once one goes above 4mp there can be serious blur problemsin making use of available resolutionif one does not use a tripod to capture such.However having to actuate the shutter button on such cameras tends to cause significant vibrations even if gentle.For example sometimes thecamera positioning is rather awkward as down on the ground. The solution for still subjects is to use a countdown timer. However many subjects as wildflowers and small animals tend to move so one needs to be able to actuate a shutter the instant the subject momentarily freezes stillthus a countdown timer is useless. The small size of these cameras makesadding a shutter release cable socket a poor design choice. However today there are better ways to solve that dilemna. The easiest would be to have a small infared port that could easily be actuated from a minor remote distance. -dave
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