Our guide to the best camera triggers on the market right now...

Camera triggers (also called cable or remote releases) are used to trigger the camera in a different way rather than pressing the shutter button. You can find out more about the various uses for camera triggers in our essential guide to camera triggers.

In this article, we round up the best camera triggers to use for your specific camera.

Nikon camera triggers

Nikon produces a range of cable releases for its DSLR line-up including the MC-36 (£129) that’ll trigger the Nikon D300, Nikon D800 and Nikon D4.


Canon camera triggers

Canon also has a selection of cable releases for its DSLRs, including the TC-80N3 (£119) that’s compatible with the 7D and 5D Mark II.

Other types of DSLRs

Pentax, Olympus and Sony DSLR users could choose the Godox EZb digital timer remote (£35).

Also Hähnel produces a basic cable release (£20) for various camera makes and models.

Camera triggers for mobile devices

To trigger your camera with your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad there’s ioShutter’s cable release (£60).

If you’re an Android smartphone user there’s also Triggertrap’s Mobile Dongle (£22) to consider. 

Wireless triggers for DSLRs

If you’d like a wireless trigger for your DSLR, Hähnel makes the Giga T Pro II 7 wireless timer remote (£60).

It has a self-timer, interval timer, long exposure setting and exposure count settings for time-lapse photography. 


Top of the range camera triggers

For serious enthusiasts and pros there’s also PocketWizard’s MultiMax 8 transceiver (£235) that works in combination with PocketWizard digital radio receivers and provides a highly impressive 500m wireless range.

See our Essential guide to camera triggers