DigiSnap 2000 wired remote reviewed - twice!|
(Tuesday, April 17, 2001 - 16:25 EDT)
Steve Sanders and Peter iNova try out Harbortronics' wired remote control unit...
Our friends at the Steve's Digicams and digitalsecrets.net websites have both posted reviews of Harbortronics' DigiSnap 2000 today. The clever little unit is an update to the previous DigiSnap 1000, and works with many digital cameras featuring serial port connectivity, including models from Nikon, Agfa, Epson, Olympus, Polaroid, Toshiba and Sanyo. It allows you to remotely trigger the shutter release of your camera, either manually or at timed intervals - creating great possibilities for time-lapse photography even if your camera doesn't by default offer a time-lapse mode. New features include the ability to remotely control a camera's zoom lens, and to use the camera's LCD display at the same time as the DigiSnap.
Steve's review concludes:
"If you're even considering the Nikon MC-EU1 for the Coolpix 880 or 990 then I would highly advise that you think about buying the DigiSnap 2000 instead, it offers more control, the ability to easily extend the serial cable length and it's firmware upgradeable." Peter's review is equally positive:
"Quite the gadget, or should I say, instrument. The Harbortronics DigiSnap 2000 is available immediately for $120.00 plus P&H. It comes with the appropriate cord for your camera and has earned the iNova Seal of Approval." The DigiSnap 2000 is available from Harbortronics for $120, or $145 including a Nikon serial cable (which is not part of Nikon's Coolpix 990 bundle).