Find Your Shutter Button with the Custom SLR ProDot

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When the Custom SLR ProDot arrived, I wasn’t sure what sure what to think. A small white dot with adhesive on one side and a soft, brushlike material on the other? I initially thought it was a solution in search of a problem. I was wrong. This dot designed to go on top of a camera’s shutter button actually works.03 Gear Diary Camera Dot Jan 22 2014 8 47 PM 30

The ProDot Shutter Button Upgrade comes in 2-packs in Black, Red and Clear for $7.95 a pack. At first it might be difficult to accept the fact that this small accessory was selected by Men’s Journal as one of the “Best Camera Add-Ons of 2013,”. After all, the ProDot Shutter Button Upgrade is just a simple white dot.

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The company claims it

helps you capture better photos with more comfort and control. The ProDot’s textured surface and raised button padding reduces camera shake and provides a better grip for a smooth shooting experience. This camera upgrade provides an instant improvement to the most critical engagement point of your camera: the shutter button.

Believe it or not, it works!

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I pulled out my Sony RX100 and put it on the shutter button.

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I’ll admit the white color of the review sample is a bit obvious… Even ugly but, I’ll be damned, it actually makes a difference! It was easy to apply, adhered immediately and fit perfectly on top of my shutter button.

  • Improves shooting comfort
  • Vibration-free material reduces unnecessary camera motion, resulting in sharper shots
  • Tactile traction pads for a better grip
  • Compatible with most cameras and media devices


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The Custom SLR ProDot is available in low-profile black, high-visibility red, and clear color face and makes shooting far more comfortable. What was once a smooth, easy to miss shutter button on the small but powerful shooter is now an (overly) noticeable button that can’t be missed by look or feel. That’s a good thing, but I do think I’ll be ordering a package of the Custom SLR ProDot in black so the button is a bit let obvious. Learn more here.

MSRP: 2 pack for $7.95

What I Like: Small, Easy to adhere; Easy to see and feel; Available in three colors; Actually does what it promises

What Needs Improvement: Pricey for two small dots of material; The white is too obvious on my camera

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.