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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:27 pm 
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hi all,

new here...hopefully someone can help me out :)

im looking for a decentish compact digital that has the facility to take unlimited (until the sd card is full) pictures after the self-timer (2-10secs) expires, i.e. unattended.

does such a camera exist? if so would appreciate the advice.

thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:34 pm 
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Hi mag1010, welcome to the Cameralabs forums!

I'm afraid I don't know of any compact which will take continuous photos after the self timer. You need to keep the button pressed down on all the models I've tested. This sounds crazy, but maybe you could tape the button down or rest a weight on it to keep it pressed?


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yea, that did occur to me!

someone else mentioned that what may be more appropriate is a wireless remote control. i understand that dslr's have this feature but id prefer not to get into that price bracket & camera size. ive been looking but cant find any compacts with this feature...


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Yeah, that might work. If you have an IR remote control for acamera, set the camera to continuous and keep your finger on the remote, it should keep firing... but you'll need to keep your finger on it.

I'm not sure this would work though, so you'd need to try it out in a shop first...


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thanks for the info gordon.

i dont actually need it to be firing continuously, i would just like the facility to take pictures of me with the wife & kid without having to go back to the camera all the time. just trying to work out how i can easily do that...

any ideas of compacts with wireless remote control? google isnt turning up anything..


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There's an optional IR remote control for some Canon compacts... try searching for Powershot remote control or Ixus remote control...


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cheers, ill check it out!


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Hi mag01,

I've done a little Googling on your behalf and turned up, as one example, the Pentax Optio L20 - see here. This unit takes the Remote Control F which can "Fire the shutter on your Optio camera from up to 5m away, depending on model. Select either instant release, or release with a 3 second delay, to give time to put away the remote so it does not appear in the final picture."

These units are compatible with a number of Pentax compacts. Any use?

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looks perfect bob!

my google skills are weak...

off to read some reviews on that l20 now...thanks a lot


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