Camera Shutter Release Cables
You can use camera shutter release cables to operate your camera without being close to it. This is handy when taking pictures of sensitive subjects such as animals or being in photos yourself. By not pressing the buttons on the camera directly you prevent vibration and will get a clearer image. Time lapse photos can also be taken without the need to operate your camera directly. Perfect for close up photography or when there's a need for continuous shooting, these cables are easy to use as they just plug in and are ready to use straightaway.
Camera shutter release cables allow you to time your photos for a specific moment or at intervals for multiple photos. You can also control the exposure time and the number of exposures. With these functions you can create fun effects or time lapses. Check the specifications carefully before buying to make sure you can achieve the effects you're hoping for.
Self-timer works just like on your camera by offering a delay in taking the picture, with the interval timer function, you can take photos a certain number of minutes apart. Long exposure allows you to time the length of the exposure whereas exposure count allows a set number of exposures to be taken.
All the major brands of cameras make cables of this type so you might want to match up with the make of your own camera. Brands such as Canon, Sony and Nikon make their own specific camera cables and adapters . For a lower cost option there are plenty of other brands available, though check that your digital camera is compatible with the device before buying.
Shutter release cables are built from high quality components and are lightweight for easy carriage. Camera shutter cables are usually powered by AAA batteries which are sometimes not included.