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Olympus RM-1 Remote Control for Olympus Digital Cameras

You Pay: $23.00

Control your digital camera remotely and put yourself in the family photo. The Olympus RM-1 Remote Control works with select Olympus Digital cameras. Please check your owners manual to see if your camera is compatible.

Note: This is also a replacement for the RM-2 remote which is supplied with some digital cameras such as the Stylus series.

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RM-1 Remote Control for Olympus Digital Cameras
 
4.2

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (29)
  • Simple controls (22)
  • Comfortable design (12)
  • Easy to set up (9)
  • Nice button configuration (7)

Cons

  • Too few features (6)

Best Uses

  • Home (19)
  • Travel (10)
  • Action shots (6)
  • High-end equipment (6)
  • Upgrade (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (22), Semi-pro photographer (6), Casual photographer (5), Tech savvy (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (6), Business (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Must-have accessory

This remote has limitied functionality on the Olympus SLR cameras. - Pretty much only works for the shutter control and for shooting in bulb mode. This will not automatically zoom your lens (SLR's...Read complete review

This remote has limitied functionality on the Olympus SLR cameras. - Pretty much only works for the shutter control and for shooting in bulb mode. This will not automatically zoom your lens (SLR's can't zoom remotely) A lot of reviews I read about this remote say that the range is really poor, but that hasn't been the case in my experience. The remote triggered my E-500 from 20 feet away with no problems. This is a great remote that works with a wide range of Olympus cameras.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not bad...

I was just looking for a simple remote shutter release for my E-500 DSLR, and this does what I need it to without too much hassle. I sometimes find myself using my camera...Read complete review

I was just looking for a simple remote shutter release for my E-500 DSLR, and this does what I need it to without too much hassle. I sometimes find myself using my camera mounted on a tripod, and I'd rather not actually press the shutter button during longer exposure shots to avoid shaking anything.I just got it today [...] and I can't say I'm completely blown away. The instructions say that I should be able to zoom in/out and access the review mode, but I'm not able to do any of that. I have to do my zooming and reviewing by hand, but at least the shutter release works. Perhaps Olympus should update their compatibility chart as far as what functions will work with the E-500 and which ones won't.The range is a bit limited, and I have to practically point it straight at the wireless receiver if I want to take a shot on my first attempt.All in all, this has lived up to my expectations - I don't have to release the shutter by hand, and that's just what I need it to do.

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1.0

Olympus Remote Control RM-1

By carlReef

from Freeport, Texas, USA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Works With Modifications

Cons

  • System Poorly Designed

Best Uses

  • Bulb Exposures

Comments about RM-1 Remote Control for Olympus Digital Cameras:

Using the remote on a E-520. Don't think the remote is at fault, but the IR system in the camera is not very sophisticated. Will quit functioning when too much ambient light is hitting the sensor, which means not good for outdoors or on a shooting set. Had too rig a 1.5 " tube around the sensor, just to get it to work, kinda.

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  • No

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5.0

Works perfectly

By Jake

from Frankfort, KY

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about RM-1 Remote Control for Olympus Digital Cameras:

      I used it to take group portraits with myself included in the portrait. It worked perfectly the first time. I was about 15 feet away from the camera and it still performed as expected. Love it!

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      • No

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      5.0

      works really well

      By aprosfoto

      from Nevada

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Small

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Any remote shooting

        Comments about RM-1 Remote Control for Olympus Digital Cameras:

        This was everything I expected.
        I needed a way to trip the shutter of my E-620 from a distance so I bought the RM-1. Works like a breeze.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Handy Device

        By Tim V.

        from Kansas city

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Simple Controls

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Action Shots
          • Home
          • Sports Photography
          • Travel

          Comments about RM-1 Remote Control for Olympus Digital Cameras:

          Works well with my oly dslr. Lets you set up a photo, without having to run into the picture. It has decent range for snapshots. It does not focus your camera it just simply activates and release the shutter.

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          • No

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          4.0

          works great

          By shuffnet

          from Gastonia, NC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Only works in front

            Best Uses

              Comments about RM-1 Remote Control for Olympus Digital Cameras:

              Product works good when you are in front of the camera but doesnt work at all if you are behind it. I use it on an e-3 and e-5

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              • No

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              5.0

              A must for modern digital cameras

              By Wilson

              from Mexico City, Mexico

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Design
              • Compact
              • Simple Controls

              Cons

              • Too Few Features

              Best Uses

              • Action Shots
              • Home

              Comments about RM-1 Remote Control for Olympus Digital Cameras:

              Ideal for group photgraphy and portraits while using a tripod and can facolitate candid shots having subjects unaware of moment of picture. For close-ups and low light or slow exposure where immobility is essencial this is an indispensible accessory. A bit small so careful no to loose it.

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              • No

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              3.0

              remote not full function

              By NMS

              from St. Louis, MO

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Design
              • Compact

              Cons

              • Too Few Features

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Travel

              Comments about RM-1 Remote Control for Olympus Digital Cameras:

              Would like this to be of use without using with the timer. Works fine for what it does.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Simple

              By Mikerob2334

              from Columbus, MS

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact

              Cons

              • Too Few Features

              Best Uses

                Comments about RM-1 Remote Control for Olympus Digital Cameras:

                Simple shutter remote. Will not keep shutter open as indicated

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Nice Remote (used on my E500)

                By Katherine A

                from Houston

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Simple Controls

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

                  Comments about RM-1 Remote Control for Olympus Digital Cameras:

                  Used this product with my E500 for some simple self portraits & it works perfectly.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Handy accessory

                  By Planetom

                  from Monterey, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about RM-1 Remote Control for Olympus Digital Cameras:

                    I mostly use it as handsfree release, since most electronic cameras don't have the old cable release.
                    Occasionally I want to get in the picture, and it saves trying to outrun the timer.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again

                    By Dave

                    from Montgomery, AL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about RM-1 Remote Control for Olympus Digital Cameras:

                      This will be primarily used for photographing scenery since my camera does not have a cable release slot. Camera will be on a tripod and I will make several different exposures of the same scene and process them using Photomatix.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Self Portrait/Long Exposure Necessity

                      By ShaneShots

                      from Houston, TX

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Great for long exposures
                      • Simple Controls

                      Cons

                      • Too Few Features

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about RM-1 Remote Control for Olympus Digital Cameras:

                        First, I was surprised that the remote activates from the side as well as from the front of the camera. Do wish the 'W' and 'T' buttons were activated for use on the E-620, hence the 4 stars. Finally such a small remote needs a key chain or some method by which to secure it to a key chain perhaps.

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                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Awesome product

                        By L Pierce

                        from Shacklefords, Virginia

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable Design
                        • Compact
                        • Simple Controls

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about RM-1 Remote Control for Olympus Digital Cameras:

                          I have really enjoyed using the remote for taking up close photos for ID cards in my fire department.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Just what I needed

                          By BH the Artist

                          from Dallas, TX

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable Design
                          • Compact
                          • Simple Controls

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Photojournalism
                            • Travel

                            Comments about RM-1 Remote Control for Olympus Digital Cameras:

                            I've used my Olympus E-500 for the last 5 yrs and am so happy that I finally picked up this remote. it makes dressing a photo so much easier!

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                            • Yes

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                            4.0

                            Does as advertised

                            By PrrDon

                            from Fort Wayne, In.

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about RM-1 Remote Control for Olympus Digital Cameras:

                                  Allows me to get into a photo (once every 1000 or so)
                                  Very inconspicuous.
                                  Does not make a very good dog chew toy That was the reason for replacing the one that I had.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Good buy!

                                  By Greg

                                  from Woodbury, CT

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Photojournalism
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about RM-1 Remote Control for Olympus Digital Cameras:

                                      There is a little bit of a delay with this but it is nice to have when you need it!

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Buy!

                                      By Hilander

                                      from Carmel, CA

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Low Low Price

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about RM-1 Remote Control for Olympus Digital Cameras:

                                          My friend had trouble with her remote malfunctioning, and she wanted a factory original replacement. After looking around, I again found the lowest price here.

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                                          • Yes

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                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Simple remote works well

                                          By Col from OZ

                                          from Melbourne Australia

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Simple Controls

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home

                                            Comments about RM-1 Remote Control for Olympus Digital Cameras:

                                            Handy to have in your bag for taking family shots with yourself in the picture. Tried it on a tripod with telephoto shots at the moon where the slightest movement causes blur. Worked fine.

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                                            • No

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                                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Small, but with a great spirit

                                            By Desi Aguilas

                                            from Águilas, Spain

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Comfortable Design
                                            • Compact
                                            • Fast Film Loading
                                            • Folds Away
                                            • Simple Controls

                                            Cons

                                            • Easily Scratched

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Action Shots
                                            • Home
                                            • Office
                                            • Sports Photography
                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about RM-1 Remote Control for Olympus Digital Cameras:

                                            Easy to use, small and ligth

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Fantastical Revelation

                                            By Gorgeous Doerges

                                            from Albuquerque, NM

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Simple Controls

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Self Portraits

                                              Comments about RM-1 Remote Control for Olympus Digital Cameras:

                                              Small, easy to use, comes with battery

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                                              • No

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