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February 2, 2014 • Reviews

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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