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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:02 pm 
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Hi all, I'm new in this forum so I'm not sure if this question is new or not.
I wonder why no one ask for the Remote Control ( this device is i.e. in the new Samsung WB500 ).
the remote control allow to decide the exact moment to shot, it's much better than the self timer so not only you can be in the picture and avoid to run .... but also to take shots in hide way .
I have not a technological mind but it seem to me quite easy to put this in a camera (like in my old analogical Canon Eos) .

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Hi Cesare, welcome on-board!

Are you asking about a particular Panasonic model? I agree, they are useful...


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[quote="Gordon Laing"]Hi Cesare, welcome on-board!

Are you asking about a particular Panasonic model? I agree, they are useful...[/quote]

Hi Gordon, your "welcome on board" is perfect as I spent 28 months (my military service) in the Italian Navy !
No, any particular model nor brand. I wrote my post only because I think that the remote control is a very important "plus" more important than , for exemple, a gadget like to show in the screen the name of the person you are taking in photo.....

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I agree. Sometimes the manufacturers seem to forget some of the basics when they are obsessed with creating brand new gadgets!

I'll move this to the off-topic section since it's not related specifically to Panasonic cameras...

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Don't most SLR's have options for cable releases or infrared remote controls?

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Citruspers wrote:
Don't most SLR's have options for cable releases or infrared remote controls?


Most of Canon's entry-level (XTi, XSi, etc.) have infrared receivers for remote controls. But, most of their higher-end models only have a cable release.

Not sure about other manufacturers, though.

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Vertigo wrote:
Citruspers wrote:
Don't most SLR's have options for cable releases or infrared remote controls?


Most of Canon's entry-level (XTi, XSi, etc.) have infrared receivers for remote controls. But, most of their higher-end models only have a cable release.

Not sure about other manufacturers, though.


Cable release ? Like the old with the rubber dropper ? I remember that in my old Canon Eos (analogic) the remote control was small size of one stick of chewing gum and worked up to 5 metre. As far as I know only the new Samsung WB500 in non DSLR camera have this device.

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Cesare wrote:
Cable release ? Like the old with the rubber dropper ? I remember that in my old Canon Eos (analogic) the remote control was small size of one stick of chewing gum and worked up to 5 metre. As far as I know only the new Samsung WB500 in non DSLR camera have this device.


Yes, the cable releases are like the old plunger-type, but now they are usually plastic with a button.

But, this wireless remote (infrared) works with the Canon 300D/400D/450D/XT/Xti/XSi SLR's. Range is 5 metres:

Canon RC1 Remote Control

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Sony's Alpha dslrs are compatible with cable releases and higher-end models come with a remote.

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Bjorn van Sinttruije wrote:
Sony's Alpha dslrs are compatible with cable releases and higher-end models come with a remote.

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OK but I was talking about non DSLR camera

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