The Sony RM-VPR1 remote control with multi-terminal cable is a wired remote commander for select Cyber-shot cameras, Handycam camcorders and Alpha interchangeable lens cameras. The remote controls various operations to be performed without handling the camera, therefore eliminating camera shake and improving image quality results and convenience. In addition to activating the shutter from a distance, you can control zoom and record video. This remote control is also compatible with legacy Alpha interchangeable-lens cameras, but is limited to photo function only. Compatibility varies by model, see below for a complete list of compatible Sony devices.
Reviewed by 2 customers
Works as advertised. Would have given 5 stars if not for price.
"Fire the shutter, record video, control zoom and more using this wired remote commander and your Alpha DSLR camera." is what Sony's description of the item is. FIrst off Sony, alpha DSLRs do not have power zoom lenses. Secondly, this claim of "and more" is garbage. This remote doesn't even do what you claim, let alone "more". Sony needlessly changed the hotshoe and remote interface to more proprietary ones simply to force us to purchase (or re-purchase for us previous alpha owners) accesories only from them. Too bad there isn't another option, at least not yet.