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Well worth the $
on January 21, 2012
I'm using this with my Canon G12, to reduce camera shake when the camera is on the tripod.
The Pixel RC-201 has a decent build quality; it doesn't feel like it's going to just fall apart. It works with a wide variety of cameras, so I'll be able to use it when I get a digital SLR. It fits easily into a small camera bag.
It's probably not designed for heavy or professional use. The cable is only a few feet long, so its function will be mostly to reduce camera shake rather than getting you far away from the camera. The shutter button is a little on the squishy side, and it takes a very light touch to engage AF.
There's a slider surrounding the button that allows you to lock it (the button) down for unattended multiple exposures. This is a great feature, but the slider is really easy to engage accidentally as you push the button. It's one of those things that you'll quickly learn to avoid by pressing the button at a steep enough angle.
Its size would make it uncomfortable to hold for long periods of time, but there's an indentation at the back which helps prevent drops.
For casual use, it's definitely worth a few bucks to have an accessory like this, but I can see upgrading to a nicer one at some point.