Solved How to connect selfie pole to Canon PowerShot digital camera

December 15, 2014 at 17:31:28
Specs: Windows 7
I'd like a selfie pole for Christmas! Which type is recommended and how do I connect to the shutter on my Canon PowerShot A4000 digital camera?

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#1
December 16, 2014 at 06:23:28
I'm not familiar with that term. Do you mean you're looking for a tripod? Or something that connects to the lens (shutter refers to an internal part behind the lens.)

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#2
December 16, 2014 at 07:17:07
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beachy, a selfie pole is a extendable rod that people connect cell phones to to take a selfie from a distance. It's kind of like a car aerial with a cell phone mount connected to the end of it.

I believe the method that a selfie pole is used is that once the camera has been rigged to the pole you set the timer to go then position the camera away from you at an angle that you are happy with.

What you need is for the camera to have a timer you can set and a selfie pole with a mount large enough to accomodate the camera and sturdy enough to handle the cameras weight. If your camera comes with a remote control to activate the shutter it would be more versatile.

I've never seen a selfie pole with a trigger built in to allow you to take snaps.

Edit: it appears that there are some selfie sticks that have the ability to trigger the shutter on certain devices. Certainly better than the El cheapo we bought the niece for Xmas.

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#3
December 16, 2014 at 10:20:19
Thanks beachy & btk1w1 for your responses. "Shutter" is of course the ol' term we grew up with mechanical(!) cameras - the term "press the shutter" comes to mind. The selfie pole is quite new and I puzzled how the connection was made. btk1w1 provided the solution (and more) and with that guidance I now know what to look for and more important, how the digi-camera operates on the end of that "stick" - BTW I have heard the selfie pole will probably be a top contender for one of the most popular presents this year under the tree. Seasons Greetings from Auckland NZ to you all.

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#4
December 16, 2014 at 10:54:01
Wow. I learned something new today. That term seems a little to risque to me, though. LOL

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#5
December 17, 2014 at 05:52:10
I must be an old curmudgeon, but isn't that what friends or a tripod is for?

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#6
December 17, 2014 at 10:36:52
Interesting othehill: agree the ol' faithfull tripod (was) a friend. However, new technology has arrived! My Son-in-L has just returned from a weekend in Queenstown - the top tourist town in southern part of the NZ South Island. He mentioned everywhere he went there were tourists waving selfie poles around - hazardous to your health - who needs a "friend" you ask? "Have pole will travel" ! :-)

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#7
December 18, 2014 at 06:28:48
"Waving selfie poles." Yeah. Sounds nasty.

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