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Sony Remote Commander (Silver)

You Pay: $79.99
Product Highlights
  • 59.1" Cord Length
  • Mounts to Tripod
  • Compatible with Handycam Camcorders

Sony's Remote Commander (Silver) for Handycam camcorders connects to your camera so that you can control all its basic functions from a distance of just over 59". Functions controlled include: Record start/stop, Zoom (Tele/Wide), Power On/Off and Photo Capture. The remote commander clips onto your tripod, making it easy to use, letting you focus on what you're filming.

The Remote Commander controls the basic functions of your camcorder from a distance of just over 59"
The remote clips onto your tripod for ease-of-use
General
Cord Length 59.1" (150 cm)
Operating Temperature +32 - 104°F (+0 - +40°C)
Storage Temperature +14 - +140°F (-10 - 60°C)
Compatibility Compatible only with camcorders or cameras which offer a LANC connector
Dimensions 1.5 x 1.6 x 1.4" (39 x 40 x 36 mm)
Weight 1.7 oz (47 g)
Sony Remote Commander (Silver)
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    SonyRemote Commander (Silver)
     
    4.5

    (based on 52 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (35)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (48)
    • Lightweight (44)
    • Reliable (34)
    • Durable (25)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday (22)
      • Travel (19)
      • Landscape photography (15)
      • Home (14)
      • Macro photography (12)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (20), Semi-professional (18), Professional (5), Casual user (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (39)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Remote Control for Tripod Use

      Snap in the cable to your camcorder and then clip the control to the handle of your fluid head tripod and you are ready to shoot great video. Hand held shots generally suffer from...Read complete review

      Snap in the cable to your camcorder and then clip the control to the handle of your fluid head tripod and you are ready to shoot great video. Hand held shots generally suffer from camera shake, especially at the telephoto end. Even with image stabilization those long shots are going to be shaky. Even with a tripod you will get shake when you manipulate the zoom control or hit the record button. With the remote commander those controls are at the end of a cable where the shake is removed. Also, the zoom control operates in a more fluid fashion with the remote.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Zoom button doesn't performed as I hoped

      It's a good accessory if you are just trying to get your controls off camera, but don't need multi-levels of zoom speed (especially the slowest speed). I bought if for my HDR-XR520V....Read complete review

      It's a good accessory if you are just trying to get your controls off camera, but don't need multi-levels of zoom speed (especially the slowest speed). I bought if for my HDR-XR520V. I record a lot of choir groups and when I need to use zoom, I like to use the slowest speed possible for smooth camera work. It just isn't possible with this remote. It does have a slow speed, but its not as slow as the built-in control, so there is a noticable jump in video when beginning a zoom. A friend purchased a Sony tripod with built in zoom controls and it works much better (however the head is not as fluid as my Manfrotto).

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      5.0

      Multiple video operation

      By cj

      from Northern VA

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Traveling

        Comments about Sony Remote Commander (Silver):

        I needed help using 2-3 cameras simultaneously. Sony remote commanders not feasible due to camera locations/access. After much research I decided to try these devices since I work alone.

        Used them to operate Sony HDR-CX550V and Sony HDR-CX760V. Both worked as hoped. My timing is not perfect but I use software to sink video via audio.

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        4.0

        Great!

        By Daf

        from 16 Dewey Pl. Brooklyn , NY

        Comments about Sony Remote Commander (Silver):

        Well purchased item from B&H, fully functional.

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        5.0

        Work Perfectly

        By theoilpainter

        from Vista, CA

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Home
          • Landscape Photography
          • Macro Photography
          • Portraits
          • Studio
          • Traveling

          Comments about Sony Remote Commander (Silver):

          Just what I needed. I use it to take still photos on tripod. No Blur and maximizes the quality of the shot. The upsampling in the camcorder creates noise so I use topaz deNoise 5 to correct it. It works well. I would buy it again if I lost it.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Works great....

          By Chris G.

          from LaGrange, GA

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Church

            Comments about Sony Remote Commander (Silver):

            We are streaming our church service using a Sony camera. We need something to zoom, turn the camera on, and off.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Item To Have

            By Mposters

            from Livonia, MI

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony Remote Commander (Silver):

                Works well when using a tall tripod. My tripod extends to 8 ft tall and I really like this remote.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Works Great!!

                By Lou

                from Steubenville Ohio

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Studio

                  Comments about Sony Remote Commander (Silver):

                  Love the 2 zoom speed option!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Sony Remote Commander

                  By Charlie

                  from Springfield, MO

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable
                  • Sturdy

                  Cons

                  • Grip Could Be A Bit Wider

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Sony Remote Commander (Silver):

                  I record a lot of musical concerts in diverse places. My Remote Commander it one thing that I cannot do without. It is very convenient; all that needs to be done is connect it to the camera and place it at some easily accessible place on the triod. I do this and sit down next to my tripod. I can zoom in or out with ease. I've used my Remote many times in the two years I've owned it; and it works smoothly and is fast. The price is astoundingly affordable for the quality of this unit.

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                  1.0

                  Won't work w/o an adapter cable

                  By 1234E

                  from Redondo Beach, CA

                  Comments about Sony Remote Commander (Silver):

                  I have a compatibility-listed Sony HDR-CX430V camera. The connector on the "commander" does NOT match the connector on the camera. You ALSO need the Sony VMC-AVM1 adapter cable. What a rip!

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                  5.0

                  Works Great

                  By Football Coach

                  from TX

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Sony Remote Commander (Silver):

                    This just came in for me and It is great. It is simple to use and makes filming so much easier. I would recommend this for anyone who is using a tripod for video.

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                    5.0

                    Great addition to Sony Camcorders

                    By REDAZZ

                    from Cleveland, Ohio

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sony Remote Commander (Silver):

                        Easy to hook up and use. Cable is plenty long enough to give user flexibility. I was considering getting the remote/ tripod all in one. But I have a very good tripod already. It clips easily on the pan arm. I use the twist tie to control the slack in the cable. Easy to hook up and shoot with, right out of the packaging! I highly recommend this product!

                        I haven't had it a long time, but I am very happy with this purchase!!!!!

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                        4.0

                        I would recommend this to all friend

                        By cengiz

                        from Hong Kong

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home

                          Comments about Sony Remote Commander (Silver):

                          Easy to use in sony handycam.At reasonable prices

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Works As Advertised

                          By bryanjetboy

                          from Delta, BC

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Sony Remote Commander (Silver):

                            Was looking for a remote for my Sony CX580V camcorder. Zooming by touching the camera onboard zoom functions while recording can be heard on the video, even while using my Rode VideoMicPro. This unit clips right onto the panning handle of my 701HD video head. Works great! Zooming in and out is now also nice and smooth. Doing it on camera could be somewhat jerky. Very happy camper :-)

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                            5.0

                            A Must Have

                            By CamMan

                            from California

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Hands off operation

                              Comments about Sony Remote Commander (Silver):

                              If you need to take a steady shot sometimes a tripod is not enough. Especially if you are doing a movie d need hands off operation. This little baby allows you to zoom slow or fast. Power on/off and naturally stop and start recording and operate the shutter.

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                              5.0

                              Remote Commander by Sony

                              By bikertrash

                              from Cheyenne Wyoming

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Studio

                                Comments about Sony Remote Commander (Silver):

                                I really enjoy the overall use of this device. For macro still shots it allows for better camera stability, and "No Shake stills" which, in turn, produce a higher quality image. Also, this unit is nice because you can have access to zoom in or out, and switch from still pictures to video with a touch of a button. Overall I have no complaints about this unit, works very well, and clips to tri-pod firmly, for no slip accuracy.

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                                3.0

                                I would change the design

                                By Paji

                                from Kenosha

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                • Poor Design

                                Best Uses

                                • Home

                                Comments about Sony Remote Commander (Silver):

                                I don't like the way is grip to the metal bar.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                An idespensible item when using a tripod

                                By Charlie

                                from Springfield, MO

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Functional look
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                • Zooming is a bit slow

                                Best Uses

                                • Church
                                • Concerts
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Still shot mode
                                • Studio

                                Comments about Sony Remote Commander (Silver):

                                Once you have used a tripod with your camcorder, you will soon be aware that some help is required. The Remote Commander provides that help. It attaches to the camera, then to the triod body and allows you to begin recording and stopping without having to stand up, look for the camera controls, and instigate action. The best function, however, is being able to zoom in and out easily. This is difficult when you have to do this on the camera; furthermore, the camera isn't bumped during the process. Employing my camcorder with a tripod makes the Remote Commander an essential, indisensible accessory and allows all activity to be carried out without the slight vibrations you get when operating the controls on the camera itself.

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                                5.0

                                Great product

                                By G2000regory

                                from Macungie PA

                                About Me Casual user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Sony Remote Commander (Silver):

                                  I found this product to do everything I wanted. Now I can zoom in and out on the camcorder without ever having to touch it and cause shakeiness when using the tripod.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great item...works great!!!

                                  By Jeanpalomino

                                  from Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada.

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Home
                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Sony Remote Commander (Silver):

                                    I was a bit worried this item would not work with my Sony HDR-SR1 but it does marvellously so. I am delighted.

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                                    3.0

                                    Ok So far

                                    By Men of Vision

                                    from Southern Tier, NY

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Sony Remote Commander (Silver):

                                        It works good so far. The only down side is that it shares an input port with a/v

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Sony Remote Commander

                                        By FudgeSickle

                                        from Cincinnati, Ohio

                                        About Me Casual user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use
                                          • Home
                                          • Landscape Photography
                                          • Macro Photography
                                          • Portraits
                                          • Studio
                                          • Traveling

                                          Comments about Sony Remote Commander (Silver):

                                          I own a lot of sony products and there is no to other compare.

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                                          • No

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