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new sony feature that I would love to see in m43 as a camera feature

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by pellicle, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
    pellicle
  2. Harvey Melvin Richards

    Harvey Melvin Richards Photo Posting Junkie

    Feb 15, 2014
    Southwest Utah
    I like the idea, but I don't like launching an app to use it. It's the same reason that I rarely use Oly Image Share for the remote release.
     
  3. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    While we're at it, why not use the onboard mic as an alternative release as well? Just clap loudly, for instance.
     
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  4. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
    pellicle
    me too ... I was meaning that it should be incorporated into the body, not as an app ...
     
  5. Accessing the function from an app doesn't make a whole lot of sense. If you've launched the app on a phone, you might as well just release the shutter from it as well.
     
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  6. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    That looks cool in article, but I see little use for it in real life or even being an annoyance to use.
    I would rather get shutter release on sound like clamp or even some "code phrase".
     
  7. PeeBee

    PeeBee Mu-43 Top Veteran

    659
    Sep 17, 2012
    UK
    With a native optical release, that last shot when you take the camera off the tripod would get pretty annoying. And a sound activated release wouldn't be much use for wild life. Why not just provide a small wireless release with the camera, or as an optional accessory (bluetooth or wifi, not infared 'line of sight' like on my Canon).
     
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  8. macro

    macro Mu-43 Regular

    150
    Jan 22, 2012
    Yep the issue with using a sound system is when you want a burst of shots. Unless you have very fast clicking fingers, it won't work. Even with that EVF waving option, when does the burst stop if its set for a burst.

    I'll stick to a wireless remote for what I want. I've played with the mobile phone app for the Oly, that's not bad either.

    All the best.

    Danny.
     
  9. PeeBee

    PeeBee Mu-43 Top Veteran

    659
    Sep 17, 2012
    UK
    With an app on a touch screen device, you have to look at the screen, which is not a lot of use if you want to be in the shot. With a simple press button radio release, you can hold it out of sight and feel the button. Perhaps the top plate of the camera could incorporate a removable module that houses the shutter release, so that it can become a detachable remote?
     
  10. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    ShutterTrap allows you to release using sounds.