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Old Mar 2, 2011, 9:01 AM   #1
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Default Which P&S work with a wireless remote ???

Hi,,, trying to find an inexpensive P&S that I can trigger the shutter with a wireless remote (so I can be in the shot).

Yes, I looked at the "remote" section of this forum but the postings there are not very current.

Anyone know of any current P&S camera's that have the wireless remote feature ?

Or even older P&S that can still be purchased that have the remote feature ?

Many thanks in advance.

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Old Mar 2, 2011, 9:48 AM   #2
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If you look around at some of the third party wireless remotes, it looks like a number of Panasonic models would work with them. Here's one example from a reputable Hong Kong based vendor:

http://www.gadgetinfinity.com/produc...cat=285&page=2

It looks like some of the Olympus models have a shutter release port that can be used with wireless remotes, too. Here's an example with models supported listed:

http://www.gadgetinfinity.com/produc...cat=285&page=2

Those are RF wireless remotes. They also offer IR remotes for less (but, those are more "finnicky" about having line of sight visibility from the remote to the receiver). See more types here:

http://www.gadgetinfinity.com/home.php?cat=348

Some cameras have IR receivers built in already (versus needing to plug a receiver into a port on the camera). My Sony A700 (dSLR model) even came with a nice remote like this one at no extra charge (but, it's a $29 option for some of the other Sony dSLR models that can work with it like the A33, A55, A560 and A580):

http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...30711#features

But, I don't keep up with the P&S models that have that feature (built in receiver for use with a wireless remote), so perhaps some of our other members with info on models to look into will chime in.

You could also try using your camera's self timer function versus buying a remote if this isn't something you plan on doing very often.
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Old Mar 2, 2011, 12:54 PM   #3
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If you went with an entry level dSLR instead of a P&S, you could do something like the below combo (Sony A230 with an 18-55mm lens, Sony wireless remote). The A230 is one of Sony's smaller and lighter dSLR models and you could get in at under $400 for a camera, lens and remote. It's discontinued now (replaced by the newer Sony A290, which would cost you a bit more). But, it looks like B&H still has some in stock. You can use a Sony RMT-DSLR1 remote with it (as you can with most other Sony dSLR models).

Sony A230 with 18-55mm lens for $349.95
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...gital_SLR.html

Sony Remote for $26.95
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Commander.html
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 6:44 AM   #4
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Problem solved,,,,, I got a Pentax I-10 for under a 100 bucks with the IR remote.

Works great and the picture quality is pretty good as well.

For what its worth,, Pentax has some new'er P&S camera's coming out soon that also have the IR remote shutter release feature.

Thanks Jim for your help and suggestions, your posting's led me in a direction where I ended up finding out about the Pentax's.

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