by ʇolɐǝz ǝɥʇ qoq

Submit your Photo
Hall of Fame

Please participate in Meta
and help us grow.

Photography Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for professional, enthusiast and amateur photographers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Why not offer a remote on-less-than-SLR cameras, video or still?

10 years ago, we traveled Europe with my wife handling her pocket 35mm film Minolta Freedom zoom 125, about the size of a pack of cigarettes.... with remote! We would often prop the camera on a rock or tree with a six-inch flex tri-pod, and use the remote for outstanding photos.... in 35mm. Now, we are advanced to digital, but, alas, no remote. Why?

share|improve this question
To make you consider buying an SLR? – ElendilTheTall Mar 8 '12 at 18:05

Luckily, you are wrong. There are plenty of non-DSLRs with remotes, either wired or infrared red.

Search for cameras with infrared remotes and look at the breakdown by size on the left. As of today, their are 4 ultra-compacts, 7 compacts and 7 SLDs. Do the same for cameras with wired remotes and you will see the smallest is the Olympus ZX-1 among a number of larger options.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.