remote shutter for sony nex 5n cam

After many problems with my the infrared trigger to fix sony nex decided not to have problems with my orthophotos.

I modified the trigger of the camera soldering two wires as this website says.

(I'm not having pictures of my installation sorry)

then later connect the two wires to solder on my trigger and connect the output relay of pixhawk.

it set to trigger remote is made through relay with mission planner.

and this is the result!

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Comment by Spencer Touchie on March 5, 2015 at 9:12am

That's some tight soldering, not sure i'd be brave enough to try on my Nex. 

Comment by Martin on March 5, 2015 at 9:42am

I have been using this for more than two years and it is the best solution for triggering. 

Comment by Don LeRoi on March 5, 2015 at 10:31am

There's room in the Nex-7 to add a connector (next to the hot shoe):

I borrowed from this guy's idea:

Comment by Mark on March 5, 2015 at 5:09pm

Great mod, makes shutter release a breeze. Reason enough to purchase a Nex!

Comment by Rick Boden on March 6, 2015 at 7:12am

I've been thinking about doing this for awhile because even though my infrared trigger works, I can't seem to use autofocus with it.  But how does this hardwired fix work with autofocus?  I was under the impression that you might need two contacts, one to set focus and the other to trigger the shutter like most cable releases do.

Comment by matucha123 on March 6, 2015 at 12:38pm

then shorting pins on bottom position (button fully pressed) camera still autofocus. On mine SX280HS I brought wires outside for shutter, power switch. Tomorrow I could post some pics :)

Comment by Azhar T. Pangesti on March 6, 2015 at 8:50pm

Did the same on my Nex5.

It wasn't really difficult to solder –it sure looks like is.

Being lazy I was just connecting it directly to arduino output and set it to HIGH and it snaps. Not advisable but so far no harm seems done to the camera. Focusing is done during each shot. It just does that on AF mode.

Comment by Rick Boden on March 6, 2015 at 9:15pm

Thanks for the focus info, I'm not using an arduino board so I guess I will have to use relays.  Would activating video be similar?  Just have to tap into the proper contacts?

Comment by Andy on March 7, 2015 at 4:39am

it's cool !

Comment by Marc Puig on March 9, 2015 at 4:42pm

I also had some problems with the infrared trigger. My problem was the sun light, I used more tape layers to cover the led emitter and the problem disappeared. I used an Arduino to trigger the shot every few seconds.


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