Wireless trigger for NX20 shutter?

Started Jan 15, 2013 | Questions thread
johnznyc Regular Member • Posts: 127
Re: Wireless trigger for NX20 shutter?

jonathanj wrote:

jonathanj wrote:

Practically, no, and this is annoying. My NX10 worked fine with a standard (ebay sourced, $20) wireless remote. There are, as far as I can tell, 3 alternatives for the NX20:

  1. The smartphone app. THIS ONLY WORKS IN FULL AUTO! Yes, I'm shouting. I find this extremely irritating, given that it would be perfectly possible for Samsung to have enabled this functionality in other modes. I'm guessing the reason they didn't is that they don't have a phone UI for controlling all the various functions: aperture, shutter time, etc. I was hoping for an update but it doesn't seem to be forthcoming. Personally I'd have been happy to set all of these on the camera and just use the camera as a shutter release.
  2. The cable release you mention. ..
  3. Build your own. There's a thread on this forum about someone who spliced a standard 2.5mm cable into a mini USB cable. This is beyond my technical expertise but is theoretically possible.

Annoying, isn't it?

(Edit = typo spotted)

I need to retract my earlier complaint

I purchased a remote on ebay that works fine - basically the same as the remote I had for the NX10 with a different cable, and it works fine . I can't seem to find the exact product on ebay, but it's similar to this one:


The difference being that the cable supplied is a 2.5mm to mini USB. It's not as good as if the smartphone app worked in different modes, but it functions quickly and easily and was quite cheap, so I'm happy now!

I wish the Smartphone remote option worked just as that -- a remote shutter release only, allowing other settings than automatic.  I was very, very disappointed to learn that I can only use automatic mode.

So far, this is my only complaint with the camera, but IMHO, a big mistake.

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