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Olympus RM 1 - Remote control - infrared

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Olympus RM 1 - Remote control - infrared. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Remote Controls for all reviews. Opinions about the controls and design are on the whole positive. The durability and size are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the price. Comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, size, durability, design, controls


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Remote Controls the Olympus RM 1 - Remote control - infrared is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Remote for olympus cameras


I use this remote for Olympus E500 dSLR. It works as it is supposed to do. I mainly use this for controling the shutter for family portrait. So, it works well as long as I use this remote from the front of the camera. Some people complain that the...

It controls a shutter of Olympus E500 remotely

Too expensive

Oct, 2007

Consumer review (

Useful but too expensive


I got this from where the lowest price I could find. It still costs me more than 25 bucks. When I got it, I could not wait to use on my new olympus E500 camera. It works. I am not too much excited but just felt I got something I can use to...

Remote just functions as a remote control

Price is too high

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

does its job


This tiny remote control is way overpriced at $30. The W and T and - and + buttons do not work with my Evolt 300. I paid $30 for just a remote shutter release (just to stablize my picture). Many digital cameras have a remote control in the original...

Easy to use

way overpriced. cannot control from behind

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

Does a Job, Could Take on More


I purchased the RM-1 to act as a remote shutter trigger for the E-Volt E-500 DSLR when doing studio shots with long shutter times. I did not want camera shake to blur the photo, and wanted a remote way of triggering the shutter. It works. ...

Works with the E-Volt E-500 DSLR

Only triggers the shutt on E-Volt E-500 Too Tight a Beam

Feb, 2006

Consumer review (

good remote


The remote does what it's supposed to do. I am using this with an Olympus E-300, so the zoom won't work because the zoom is mechanic on E-300. You will only be able to fire shots from the remote. The range is pretty good for at least 20ft with about 60...

well made, you can zoom in/out as well as take shots


Oct, 2005

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Olympus RM-1 Wireless Remote Control


A great product only wish they had already included with the camera.Can be used for many application.Any where were you may not use the flash,and not have movement.I would not want to be with out it,a great feature to have.

It is a good item to have.Especially for family pictures. In addition i find that by useing it you have more control for takeing pictures by haveing no movement especially with micro mode


Feb, 2005

Product Specifications

Through the years Olympus has contributed many creative and exciting products and put them in the hands of consumers around the globe. And in doing so, Olympus has been the pioneer behind a number of technological and design innovations that enable people to see and hear the world in ways never before thought possible. Olympus. Nothing's impossible.


Run Time (Up To):5years


Input Type:Press buttons


Color of product:Black, White
Compatibility:C-7070 WideZoom, C-70 ZOOM / C-7070 WideZoom/ C-70 ZOOM / Olympus IR-300, IR-500
Interface:IR Wireless
Remote control proper use:Digital Camera

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in display: No

Display (Projector)



On/Off switch: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus CLA/Olympus RM

Lens System

System Type:Lens accessories
Type:Lens adapter


Number of devices supported:1

Remote Control

Max Operating Distance:16.4ft
Supported Device Qty:1
Supported Devices:Camcorder/Digital photo camera
Type:Remote control