I am considering purchasing the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III as a replacement for my Canon G3 and I am concerned that the lack of an IR remote will be a deal breaker for me. The literature I can find for the RX100 says that the shutter can be controlled remotely via Smart Remote Control (meaning you're supposed to be able to do it with your smart phone).
For the typical person, this sounds fine. However, I don't have a smart phone. Even if I did, I'm not interested in lugging it around with me when I go out to take pictures (smart phones are practically as big as the camera! I may as well get one instead of the camera!). The thing I like about the G3's remote is that it is small enough that I can hide it in my hands while I am taking photos of myself when I am modeling my sewing projects.
Is there a remote option for this camera that will suit my needs?