I bought this camera a few years ago as a replacement for my old Zenit, on the basis of a few magazine reviews and a shop test. It's a competent camera but it doesn't do anything particularly well. Many of the modes/functions it has are only useful for beginners, while it's missing some that ... Read review
Y-710/S1 Wireless Timer Remote Cord Specification Timer delay0s to 99hrs 59min 59s in ... more
one-second increments Exposure time0s to 99hrs 59min 59s in one-second increments Interval1s to 99hrs 59min 59s in one-second increments Number of shots1 to 399,-- (unlimited) Power sourceTwo AAA 1.5V LR03 alkaline batteries Battery lifeApproximately two months of continuous shooting with a delay of 5min, an exposure time of 4min 56s, and an interval of 5min. Use of the illuminator will reduce battery life Operating temperature-20 -- +50C (-4 -- +122F) DimensionsApproximately 155 x 40 x 18 mm (6.1 x 1.6 x 0.7 in), excluding projections WeightApproximately 125g (3.7oz), with receiver Length of cordApproximately 850mm (33.5in)z Features: 1) Except for replicating all functions of a camera's shutter release button, it still has the function of Self-Timer, Interval Timer, Long-Exposure Timer and Exposure Count. 2) Good for time-lapse photography such as flowers blooming and astrophotography. 3) LCD panel can be illuminated 4) Delay / Self Timer (DELAY) Just like the self timer on your camera. The timer remote switch allows you to set any delay (in 1 second increments) up to 99 hours, 99 minutes and 99 seconds. 5) Interval Timer (INTVL) The Interval Timer can be set to any time period up to 100 hours as well. If you set it to 10 minutes, for example, one exposure will be taken every 10 minutes until either the film runs out or the Exposure Count limit has been reached. 6) BULB/Long Exposure (LONG) It allows you to take time exposures up to 100 hours long. 7) Exposure Count (N) This setting allows you to set the times of exposures that will be taken, up to a total 399 times. For example, if you set it to 30 times, then the exposure will be only taken 30 times. Package Contents: 1 x Timer Remote 1 x Shutter Connection Card 1 x Receiver 1 x Manual in English
Has most of the features needed, good all-round performace
featureset not perfect, some technology niggles
"I bought this camera a few years ago as a replacement for my old Zenit, on the basis of a few magazine reviews and a shop test. It's a competent camera but it doesn't do anything particularly well. Many of the modes/functions it has are only useful for beginners, while it's missing some that you might hope to find, e.g. frame-forwards control (for when you want to do multiple exposures). The "predictive" autofocus is laughable - if you want to capture ..."
Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful
"The good points about this camera are that its really very user friendly, and surprisingly durable (has gone everywhere with me ever since I bought it) even the Amazon!!
However I have found some bad points about this camera these are its a bit slow on the low light shots, and I know its an SLR but its quite hefty
I have bouth this Dynax 500si in 1997 with my then girlfriend from Dixons in London, England. Always wanted an SLR ..."
Ciao members have rated this review on average: somewhat helpful