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Sony VCT-D480RM

Remote control tripod

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Item #: 158VCTD480
 

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by Julie Govan
Sony

For ultra-stable shooting, camcorder enthusiasts often choose a remote control tripod like the VCT-D480RM. No more jostling your camcorder when you lean over to push down the zoom button in the middle of a pan — this tripod has a handle with a large zoom rocker switch, a video button, and a photo button, so you don't have to touch your camcorder when doing basic shooting.

You don't need to plug in the VCT-D480RM to use it either. Just plug the control cable into a compatible Sony camcorder, and you're all set. You can even use the 'D480RM with a compatible Sony digital still camera (although the zoom function on the handle won't control camera zoom).

The VCT-D480RM is also a good tripod for non-remote use. It can stand as short as 16 inches, or as tall as 42 inches. Plus, it folds into a compact package for easy transport.

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Highlights:

  • tripod handle has remote control for compatible Sony camcorders and cameras
  • height adjustable from 16" to 42"
  • carry case included
  • weight: 30 oz.
  • warranty: 60 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Remote control tripod
  • 1 Nylon carrying case
  • Operating Instructions (13 languages)

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Features

Overview: With legs that expand and a mounting head that allows a 360° pan and 150° tilt, the VCT-D480RM allows you to get perfectly smooth and stable shots from a huge variety of angles. The VCT-D480RM features remote operation directly from the tripod grip. You have access to the following controls: Power On/Off, Zoom In/Out, Start/Stop, and Shutter/Photo.

Compatibility: This tripod is compatible with select Sony camcorders and digital cameras, including the following models:

CCD-CR1 CCD-SC55 CCD-SC65 CCD-TR3000
CCD-TR3300 CCD-TR514 CCD-TR516 CCD-TR54
CCD-TR555 CCD-TR64 CCD-TR66 CCD-TR67
CCD-TR714 CCD-TR716 CCD-TR74 CCD-TR78
CCD-TR814 CCD-TR84 CCD-TR86 CCD-TR87
CCD-TR88 CCD-TR910 CCD-TR916 CCD-TR917
CCD-TR930 CCD-TR94 CCD-TR940 CCD-TR96
CCD-TR98 CCD-TR99 CCD-TRV101 CCD-TRV11
CCD-TRV112 CCD-TRV119 CCD-TRV12 CCD-TRV15
CCD-TRV19 CCD-TRV21 CCD-TRV211 CCD-TRV212
CCD-TRV215 CCD-TRV22 CCD-TRV25 CCD-TRV29
CCD-TRV30 CCD-TRV312 CCD-TRV32 CCD-TRV33
CCD-TRV36 CCD-TRV40 CCD-TRV41 CCD-TRV43
CCD-TRV46 CCD-TRV51 CCD-TRV512 CCD-TRV52
CCD-TRV53 CCD-TRV57 CCD-TRV615 CCD-TRV62
CCD-TRV65 CCD-TRV66 CCD-TRV67 CCD-TRV715
CCD-TRV72 CCD-TRV75 CCD-TRV81 CCD-TRV815
CCD-TRV82 CCD-TRV85 CCD-TRV87 CCD-TRV90
CCD-TRV91 CCD-TRV93 CCD-TRV95 CCD-TRV99
DCR-DVD100 DCR-DVD101 DCR-DVD200 DCR-DVD201
DCR-DVD203 DCR-DVD300 DCR-DVD301 DCR-DVD403
DCR-DVD92 DCR-HC1000 DCR-HC20 DCR-HC21
DCR-HC30 DCR-HC32 DCR-HC40 DCR-HC65
DCR-HC85 DCR-HC90 DCR-IP220 DCR-IP55
DCR-PC1 DCR-PC10 DCR-PC100 DCR-PC1000
DCR-PC101 DCR-PC105 DCR-PC109 DCR-PC110
DCR-PC115 DCR-PC120BT DCR-PC330 DCR-PC350
DCR-PC5 DCR-PC7 DCR-PC9 DCR-SC100
DCR-TR7000 DCR-TRV10 DCR-TRV11 DCR-TRV110
DCR-TRV120 DCR-TRV17 DCR-TRV18 DCR-TRV19
DCR-TRV20 DCR-TRV210 DCR-TRV22 DCR-TRV230
DCR-TRV240 DCR-TRV25 DCR-TRV27 DCR-TRV30
DCR-TRV310 DCR-TRV315 DCR-TRV320 DCR-TRV33
DCR-TRV330 DCR-TRV350 DCR-TRV38 DCR-TRV39
DCR-TRV5 DCR-TRV50 DCR-TRV510 DCR-TRV520
DCR-TRV525 DCR-TRV530 DCR-TRV6 DCR-TRV7
DCR-TRV70 DCR-TRV720 DCR-TRV730 DCR-TRV8
DCR-TRV80 DCR-TRV820 DCR-TRV830 DCR-TRV9
DCR-TRV900 DCR-TRV950 DCR-VX1000 DCR-VX2000
DCR-VX2100 DCR-VX700 DSC-F707 DSC-F717
DSC-F828 DSC-S75 DSC-S85 DSC-V1
DSC-V3 HDR-HC1 MVC-CD200 MVC-CD250
MVC-CD300 MVC-CD400 MVC-CD500 MVC-FD92
MVC-FD97
 
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Handy tripod

Written By George, Visalia, Ca. on Friday, January 25, 2008
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I used this tripod with my Sony video camera in Disneyland at Christmas time. The tripod was small enough to fit in my backpack that I carried for the day yet sturdy enough. It has a great feature that works with my video camera and my old Sony digital still camera. You can zoom in or out with the controls on the tripod handle while panning the tripod and get a smoother, better looking video easier. You can do this all with just one hand too. I can just sit back and relax more whiile doing it this way than having to use both hands while on a tripod without controls.
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