New RMT-P1BT Provides Reliable and Precise Wireless Shooting
SAN DIEGO — February 26, 2019 — Sony Electronics Inc. has today introduced a new Wireless Remote Commander RMT-P1BT ($79.99 Pre-order at 10am ET, Thu Feb 28) via Bluetooth wireless technology that provides a reliable, responsive solution for imaging enthusiasts that want to precisely control their camera during landscape shooting, architectural photography, astrophotography, still motion photography, group portraits and more.
The new RMT-P1BT wireless remote commander operates via Bluetooth connectivity, 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 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 plus hot and cold temperatures, offering reliable operation in a wide variety of environments and weather conditions.
To maximize 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 based on users preferences. 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.
For Select Sony Cameras (See below)
Bluetooth Wireless Connection
Remote Camera Control
Wireless Range: 16.4′
Focus, Shutter, Record, Zoom Adjustment
Two Assignable Buttons
LED Indicator Lights
Dust and Moisture-Resistant
Sony a7R III
Sony a7 III
Pricing and Availability
The RMT-P1BT Wireless Remote Commander will ship this April for approximately $80 US and $110 CA at Sony-authorized dealers throughout North America.
16 thoughts on “Sony Introduces RMT-P1BT Bluetooth Wireless Remote Commander”
Which Sony camera will this work with?
It’s a Bluetooth Device so the camera would need to be a Sony Bluetooth-enabled camera. That’s all I see currently in the specs.
The list of compatible cameras was just released. As you might expect, it’s the current generation: Sony a9, a7R III, a7 III & a6400
Will it work with A9?
The current generation of cameras, of which a9 is one, is certainly supported
Wait.. so I can assign eye-AF to C1 and do look book shoots while sitting on my couch??
(At least until Sony releases the new firmware that makes eye-AF always on)
Not too long to wait for that. A6400 ships with it. A9 gets it next month and a7R III/a7 III in April. Boom!!
But as you do not list; the 7R2 not among.
Correct. Just the current generation of cameras.
This is nice but seems a bit basic. I really wish they could make a version with an LCD and include an intervelometer feature. Currently having to expose a port to weather just to shoot in weather is a pain. The cheap knock off grips have RF built in (somehow triggering the camera through the battery port) and include a well featured remote, why can’t Sony. Also, since this remote functions off BT we can’t use Airplane mode in tandem, subjecting us to more battery usage? I simply want an accurate way to use bulb and to shoot LE stacks or lapse. How about the cameras screen showing a simple count up when in bulb? Or, BRING BACK THE APP STORE.
Yes Grumpy_Shooter. That’s exactly what my fellow Sony Artisan Drew Geraci said. I suppose Sony product planners figured that since all supported cameras will soon get Interval Shooting as a menu item, adding it here was redundant, but your example of inclement weather brings up a point they may have overlooked.
As for apps… Never. Coming. Back. The processors in the current generation of cameras is not designed to be app-compatible. That door is closed.
How do you charge the remote… does it have an internal lithium Battery which charges via USB or does it have a disposable battery inside?
No idea. The specs don’t say.
You reckon it supports burst mode for the a9? I didn’t know a9 has Bluetooth function. Somewhere in the menu?
Yes, ANY remote will support Continuous Shooting as long as the camera is set to that. It will fire continuously for as long as you hold the release down.
Menu > Wireless > Network 2 > Bluetooth Settings
Landscape photographer’s dream. “features focus buttons for manual control over subtle focus changes” – this is huge, if it is what I think it is. Now even if Sony add customisation of buttons to move focus front and back(why this is not done already), you still need to touch the camera, thus shake it. Now with this remote it will be still. Can’t wait for this little guy :).