This infrared remote control makes it possible to release the shutter from a distance. Just like the self-timer, this Remote Control can be used to make self-portraits and can be very useful to prevent camera shake during shutter release.
The Nikon ML-L3 Remote is used with the following Nikon cameras: D80, D90, D3000, D5000, D5100, D5200,D3200, D5100, D7000, Coolpix P6000, P7000, P7100, N65, N75, Coolpix 8400, 8800, Pronea S, Nuvis S & Lite Touch Zoom Cameras, Nikon 1 J1, Nikon 1 J2 and Nikon 1 V1. It acts as a wireless shutter release capable of instantly triggering the shutter without disturbing the camera, up to a distance of approximately 16 ft (4.87 m) in front of the camera.
The remote can work from behind the camera as well. It is recommended for taking pictures of subjects that are difficult to approach, or to minimize vibration for close-ups and time exposure, and it is powered by a CR-2025 3v battery (included). The ML-L3 supports the bulb exposure camera setting making it a worthwhile accessory for shooting long time exposures for low-light photography or unusual daylight effects.