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Canon Eos Rebel T100 Shutter Release

by Steven

Canon Rebel T100 Camera Terminals

Canon Rebel T100 Camera Terminals

"Hello, I had recently received a Rebel T100 for Christmas and have began photography (hopefully) as a lifelong hobby. I've taken a liking to longer shutter speed photos such as nighttime and starry skies. The problem is unwanted blur when I press the shutter button, even with a tripod. So I figured a remote shutter would help. I know the t100 has the option for connecting my phone, but it just feels awkward, clunky, and unresponsive.

My question is, what remote shutters would work on the t100, if any?

I've done a lot of browsing online and in stores, but can seem to find any that would work because I don't have the specific jack on my camera. My camera has just an hdmi and I believe a usb mini-b (see photo). I don't have Bluetooth and I don't believe I have IR. I know the t100 is kind of an outlier to other mainstream bodies, which I presume is why it's so hard to find any information regarding it.

Thank you for your help."

Hi Steven,

Thanks for asking about a way to shoot long exposures with your Canon T100 on a tripod without transferring any movement from depressing the shutter button.

Canon Rebel T100 Shutter Activation

Typically, there are three ways to trigger your shutter without using your finger and causing any blur from camera movement. Cameras can be triggered by tethering a cord, wirelessly, or by using the self timer.

The Rebel T100 has no terminal ports to attach a shutter cord, so that leaves you with two options. Canon shooters can download the Canon Connect app to their mobile device and communicate with the T100 wirelessly. It is clunky for sure. I personally don't do any wireless with any of my Canon camera bodies for that reason, but I know photographers who do.

YouTube Video on setting up WiFi on the Rebel T100
Rebel T100 iPhone Instructions on the USA Canon website

Option 3 is the method I use when I shoot long exposure nighttime, waterfalls, and other similar situations. Generally the timing of start of the exposure is not critical for the type of photography I do, so the 2 second timer works well for me.

Canon Rebel T100 Features

Critics say that the T100 was quite a lame offering for a DSLR from Canon. It has some limitations with its features, including an older sensor, outdated focusing system, very slow burst rate, and limited ISO range.

With that said, it still a lot of technology for a budget price. It was and still is a camera targeted toward beginners who aren't going to need all the features of a full-feature DSLR or mirrorless camera. It feels, looks like, and behaves like a DSLR because it is one.

Steven, please let me know if this answers your question. Although you have a limitation with firing your Rebel T100 remotely, you can still take great long exposure photographs. Your technique and artistic experimenting matter the most.


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