Is there a remote control trigger for Point and Shoot digital camera?

I searched the internet and notice that there are only remote control for DSLR camera and phones but not Point and Shoot digital camera.

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    What specific model? The is a very real possibility that some do and some don't have remotes available.
    – Michael C
    Jul 21, 2014 at 1:47
  • I hope for a universal remote control that can help me to press the camera shutter using wireless or blue tooth remote control. This way, I will not need to consider if the camera support or do not support remotes when buying a new one.
    – user275517
    Jul 21, 2014 at 2:01
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    You won't be able to find that, simply because few point and shoot cameras have any input for a shutter release. You would need some contraption with a motor to press the normal shutter button, and that would need to be very clever in order to fit on multiple models.
    – mattdm
    Jul 21, 2014 at 3:20
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    And this, of course, will increase your balloon weight. It's probably better to look for a camera with this feature built-in, and solve the future when that gets here.
    – mattdm
    Jul 21, 2014 at 3:22
  • You might be able to work something out with the CHDK if the camera is a canon. chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK
    – moorej
    Jul 22, 2014 at 1:15

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Yes, there are. They are not in the majority because that function is more often associated with advanced users. Not sure what you are looking but if you search cameras which support wireless triggers, there are currently 17 compacts and 3 ultra-compacts.

If you search for wired-release, there are just 7 generally pricey compacts. Another option is to seek cameras with WiFi. Most WiFi cameras support releasing the shutter wirelessly but often have a good number of additional controls. Those include 23 ultra-compacts and 26 compacts at this time.

Note that the above links are live and will show the current cameras as they appear. Keep checking in a few months (say), if you do not find what you are looking for.

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