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iPhone Shutter App “NexRemote” for Sony NEX

This from dpreview forum member, Bikr.  He developed this cool app, NexRemote, which offers two shutter release signal from the iPhone via the earphone jack connected to an IR device to trigger the Sony NEX camera. The App was just launched and Bikr is already working on the 2.0 version which promise intervalometer and maybe even bulb mode.  Also in works is the Android version. Check out the App description below –

“NexRemote allows you to control your Sony Nex5 camera using a super inexpensive home made or store bought ir dongle that plugs into your headphone jack.

We will soon be adding detailed instructions on making your own, but quickly: you simple need to solder a IR LED, available at any radio shack, to a minijack cable. You can just strip the cable from an old pair of headphones etc and there will be 3 wires inside. 2 insulated and 1 ground wire. You need to attach one of the 2 insulated wires and the ground wire to the poles of the LED. Plug in and you’re good to go.

Shutter lets you control the shutter in any mode, including bulb. click once while in bulb to open the shutter and again to close it when ready..

2 sec initiates the Nex5’s 2 second shutter timer and beeps to let you know it’s coming, great for hiding your phone back in your pocket when taking self portraits.”

Source – NexRemote

February 27, 2011 Posted by | Apple, Applications, DSLR, iPhone, NEX, NEX-5, SONY | , | 8 Comments

First Look – Sony NEX-VG10 – World’s First Consumer Interchangeable Lens HD Camcorder

image from imaging-resource.com

Shortly after releasing their NEX line mirror-less camera, the NEX-3 and NEX-5, Sony announced the all new NEX-VG10, the world’s first consumer interchangeable lens HD camcorder which utilizes the same E-mount lens.  Like the NEX-3 and NEX-5, this camcorder can use the alpha lenses as well by using the alpha-mount adapter.  The NEX-VG10 will start shipping this September at just under US$2000.  For a complete preview, check out this article over at image-resource.com.

Thanks Maverick for the video link.  This baby is looking sweet.

Source – image-resource.com, imageinsider

July 14, 2010 Posted by | Cameras/Camcorders, Gadgets n Gizmos, NEX, SONY | , , , , | 1 Comment