Sony has unveiled a new wireless camera grip to make shooting videos with its cameras even easier. The Sony wireless camera grip will work with many of the company’s newer mirrorless cameras and offers a Bluetooth connection to eliminate cables.
Sony wireless camera grip connects via Bluetooth
The Sony VPT2BT wireless camera grip works with the Sony Alpha a9 II, a9, a7R IV, a7R III, a7 III, a6600, a6400, a6100, RX100 VII and RX0 II cameras. The grip provides easy access to the controls while holding the camera, Sony designed it for a variety of content creation use cases, including everything from basic everyday use to vlogs, travel photos and videos, and more.
The camera grip connects to the supported cameras wirelessly via Bluetooth and enables users to aim and shoot without worrying about exposed inputs or cables. It also offers a tilt feature that enables users to adjust their vertical shooting angle and the capability to switch between normal and self-shooting mode easily.
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The grip also features an adjustment wheel which can be tightened or loosened to support cameras of various weights and sizes. It also has a flip button, lock switch and indicator light. Sony’s wireless camera grip can even be transformed into a small tripod by expanding the bottom part for easy hands-free shooting with stability.
Shipping for US$140
The camera grip will start shipping in North America soon, and it will sell for about $140 in the U.S. and $180 in Canada. It’s unclear when the device will be available, but you can sign up to be notified about availability on the product page here.
Sony also said users will have to update the firmware on their cameras in order to get them to work with the new grip.
Although the grip features a “reliable dust and moisture resistant design,” a footnote on the page announcing it states that the grip is “not guaranteed to be 100 percent dust and moisture proof.” Thus, it wouldn’t be a good gadget to use in the rain or other situations in which it will probably get wet. Users should also be sure to charge the grip because it is battery operated, just like the camera it supports.