Syrp Genie Micro review

This trendy remote for time-lapse sequences and camera control is useful but on the pricey side

Syrp Genie Micro
(Image: © DIgital Photographer)

Digital Camera World Verdict

There isn’t much to complain about with the Syrp Micro Genie, but the limited camera compatibility is disappointing. Build quality is high, and the app control is seamless. The device feels pricey for what it is, but it does exactly what it’s designed to do without a glitch, and that’s a top find in a busy photo accessory market.


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    Simple app interface

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    Small and compact sizing

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    Pleasing design


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    Expensive for a remote

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    Limited camera compatibility

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When it’s possible to pick up a basic camera remote for under £15/$15, some might question the rationale behind investing in a pricey option like the Syrp Genie Micro. But to dismiss it as a simple triggering remote would be a misunderstanding of its intended use and variety of features. 

Syrp has built a solid reputation in recent years for its innovative camera motion-control equipment, like the amazing Genie programmable motion time-lapse controller. Its latest product – fittingly titled the Genie Micro – is Syrp’s smallest product to date: a universal smart camera remote for DSLR and mirrorless cameras.

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar,, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.