Nikon MC-DC2 £25, $24
Unlike the original Nikon MC-DC1 remote for the D70s and D80, this updated edition is compatible with all consumer-class cameras from the D90 and D3100 onwards.
Its fixed one-metre cable is similarly thin to the one used in the Phottix XS, and like that device’s cable it doesn’t feel particularly rugged. Other similarities between this and the Phottix remote include a textured finger grip area and a two-stage shutter button, complete with sliding lock for making bulb exposures.
Frustratingly, it’s difficult to gauge the crossover point between a light press of the button for autofocus and metering and a full press for releasing the shutter, so it’s easy to take unwanted shots. The cheaper Phottix XS and more widely compatible Hähnel HRN 280 win out in this respect.
It’s a genuine Nikon controller but doesn’t have any advantages over its two near competitors