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Sony Introduces New Remote Commander with Bluetooth® Wireless Technology

Press release   •   Feb 26, 2019 15:00 GMT

New RMT-P1BT Provides Reliable and Precise Wireless Shooting

Sony today introduced a new Wireless Remote Commander (model RMT-P1BT) via Bluetooth wireless technology that provides a reliable, responsive solution for imaging enthusiasts that want to precisely control their camera[i] during landscape shooting, architectural photography, astrophotography, still motion photography, group portraits and more.

The new RMT-P1BT wireless remote commander operates via a Bluetooth connection, eliminating the need for wires, cables or receivers to connect the remote directly to the camera. The remote features an extremely fast response, within approximately 0.05 seconds[ii] release time-lag, that ensures the shutter can be released with precise accuracy. There is also an LED light that indicates operating status to camera by flashing or lighting continuously. Additionally, the remote is designed to resist dust and moisture[iii] plus hot and cold temperatures[iv], offering reliable operation in a wide variety of environments and weather conditions.

To maximise control over camera functionality, the new RMT-P1BT wireless remote commander features focus buttons for manual control over subtle focus changes, a remote C1 custom button that can be adjusted[v] based on user preference. It also includes Start/Stop movie recording and control over power-zoom or digital-zoom functionality, making it the ideal accessory for remote movie shooting. For photographers that prefer to shoot on ‘Bulb’ exposure mode, the remote commander can be set to open and close the shutter with respective clicks of the main button, eliminating the need to press and hold the button throughout exposure time.

Pricing and Availability

The RMT-P1BT Wireless Remote Commander will ship in Europe in Aprilpriced at approximately £65 / €75.

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[i] System software (firmware) update is required. Refer to the Sony support page for details and camera compatibility information https://www.sony.net/dics/p1bt/

[ii] Based on internal test. Time-lag varies depending on the situation

[iii] Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof

[iv] Operating temperature is 14 ℉ to 122 ℉. Also refer to the operating temperature of camera

[v] Function must be set via the camera menu beforehand

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