Phottix Aion Wireless Timer Control £70, $85
More sophisticated than the Hama and Phottix Plato remotes, this features a wealth of additional, programmable shooting modes. These include an adjustable timer delay, programmable time-lapse shooting, timed Bulb exposures and even auto-bracketing for long-exposure shots. As with the Hähnel remote that’s also on test, advanced settings benefit from an illuminated LCD display, although the Phottix puts it to better use with a slightly more intuitive control system.
Like the Plato, the Nikon edition of the Aion is supplied with three cables, and the transmitter unit can plug directly into the camera for cable-connected shooting. The maximum range is advertised as a less generous 60 metres but, in our tests, the Aion had more success firing through obstacles.
A wealth of shooting modes and good range make this our pick