The scene is framed, the timer’s set, the photographer runs to his place as the timer runs down to zero and the shutter’s released.

Fuji cameraWhen the picture is viewed, all one can see of the photographer is his back; worse still is that the photographer never made it into the picture.

Next, picture this: It’s been a few hours already, the camera’s getting heavier by the second, but the photographer is still waiting patiently for that perfect moment to shoot.

It comes; he carefully presses the shutter, his hand slightly shaking. When he previews the shot, it’s blurry.[Blurry Images]

Current digital camera technology has done away with the above problem situations. No more camera shake, no more running to beat the timer, as long as the camera is capable of operating via remote control.

shutter releaseThis feature enables the photographer to include himself in the shot or ensure a clear and sharp image without having to press the shutter release button on the camera. Consumers have a choice between cabled or wireless remote controls for their digital camera.

Wireless remote controls work with the camera through infrared sensors up to a distance of 16 feet. Cabled remote controls connect to the camera via a terminal; operating distance is up to about 3 feet. Both types of remote controls can trigger the shutter for immediate release or with a 2-second delay.

Digital camera companies like Olympus, Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Kodak, Fuji and Konica offer both cabled and wireless remote controls for selected models.


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