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Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control

You Pay: $19.26
Product Highlights
  • For Use with Canon EOS, ELPH, & Sure Shot Series Cameras

The Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control is a simple, compact, infrared remote control that makes it possible to fire a camera wirelessly from as far as 16' (4.8 m). The RC-6 will operate in either 2-second delay mode or will instantly take a shot. The RC-6 is only 2.5" (63.5 mm) tall and can fit easily into your pocket or on a keychain.

Allows for shutter release up to 16' (4.8 m)
Wireless camera operation
Runs on one CR2032 lithium button battery (included)
May be used to activate mirror-lock and bulb-shutter functions
Compatibility
The RC-6 will work with the following Canon cameras

  • EOS 6D
  • EOS 5D Mark II
  • EOS 5D Mark III
  • EOS 7D
  • EOS 60D
  • EOS 60DA
  • EOS 70D
  • EOS Digital Rebel
  • EOS Digital Rebel XT
  • EOS Digital Rebel XTi
  • EOS ELAN 7/7E
  • EOS Elan 7N
  • EOS ELAN 7NE
  • EOS Elan II/IIE
  • EOS Elan IIE
  • ELPH 370Z
  • ELPH Jr.
  • ELPH Sport
  • ELPH Z3
  • EOS 10
  • EOS 100
  • EOS 30
  • EOS 30V
  • EOS 33
  • EOS 33V
  • EOS 50
  • EOS 50E
  • EOS IX
  • EOS Rebel Ti
  • EOS Rebel T1i 
  • EOS Rebel T2
  • EOS Rebel T2i
  • EOS Rebel T3i
  • EOS Rebel Ti
  • EOS Rebel T4i
  • EOS Rebel T5i
  • EOS Rebel XSi
  • EOS Rebel SL1
  • Limited Edition Digital Rebel
  • Sure Shot 130u
  • Sure Shot 130u II
  • Sure Shot Z115
  • Sure Shot Z135
  • Sure Shot Z155
  • Sure Shot Z180u
  • Sure Shot Z90W
  • EOS-M Mirrorless Digital Camera

 

 

Video Function Compatibility
The RC-6 can initiate the video function on Canon DSLR cameras, such as the 70D, 5D series and Rebel series, however it is advisable to check your camera's instruction manual to be certain that remote video recording with the RC-6 is supported by your camera.
Power Requirements CR2032 Lithium button battery (included)
Dimensions 0.25 x 1.25 x 2.5" (6.5 x 32 x 63.5mm)
Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control
  • CR2032 Lithium Batteries
  • Carry Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    CanonRC-6 Wireless Remote Control
     
    4.5

    (based on 723 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (473)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (191)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (45)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (5)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (548)
    • Lightweight (535)
    • Compact (316)
    • Reliable (117)
    • Durable (72)

    Cons

    • Difficult to use (7)
    • Easy to lose (7)
    • Not functional (7)
    • Limited range (6)
    • Poor design (5)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (265)
    • At home (183)
    • Portraits (138)
    • Landscape photography (103)
    • Macro photography (100)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (186), Enthusiast (119), Semi-professional (59), Parent (49), Professional (38)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (567), Yes (27)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good Little Remote With Practice

    The remote will eliminate camera shake and works off to the side of the camera, in front, and in back of the LCD screen despite Canon saying you have to be in front....Read complete review

    The remote will eliminate camera shake and works off to the side of the camera, in front, and in back of the LCD screen despite Canon saying you have to be in front. With any very long exposure shots like night photography one needs a tripod or very steady base and/or surface to set the camera on. I find the remote to be pretty quick even when I was doing some handheld photography and discovered the time for the shutter to close seemed faster than if I did it with my hands. However, for now I don't recommend this method since hand hold photography is hit and miss. You also have to consider distance and your lighting as to handhold photography. So, how does this work? You simply change the drive mode which by default is one shot. The remote is represented by an Icon next to your timer/clock icon.This remote like others doesn't allow one to set the exposure or focus. Nor does, the time lapse units for the consumer market. This is not a fault of the actual remotes on the market. I don't know how well the Vello Shutter Boss units work as to focus on these DSLR camera's, but to be clear were not talking about a remote designed for dedicated time lapse photography.Once your happy with the exposure and focus it's press the transmitter button via the remote. Same principal if anyone ever had their kids photographed with Santa for example. Within seconds your picture is taken and later on you can review.On the bulb mode, you simplly let the camera start counting in seconds. For example, if you want a ten second exposure one waits to ten and then presses the transmit button once. It's a little goofy, but with practice works. Again, once has to set the exposure and focus in advance.This remote also works with video, but I've not played with it yet.Reviews here are consistent and people who had a bad experience likley didn't investigate how the remote works or play around to find it's limitations. Electronics are not perfect. Even cameras offered within a manufactures product line will have strengths and postives. I find the Canon G series very good at wide angle shots, but macro or close-up photography is somewhat poor vs. my old powershot SX200Is model. For example in non bulb mode this remote acts quicker when one presses the shutter regardless if your in front, off to the side, or in back of the camera. With bulb mode, I find it works well from the side. Reason likley has to do with the exposure or the time it takes the shutter to close from when it's open.The neagtives and these are very minor are: Remote can easily be lost due to the small size. Canon could of gave a small shoestring so one could were the remote around their neck or wrist since this remote does have a driller hole for such an application. Again, minor since one can get a shoelace for a buck or two. One also doesn't have to buy everything from Canon and assume even a plastic lens cap or some shoe type lace product is better than if you got a knock off lens cap. Seems like this could be cheaper since its a simple electronic device and remotes are very cheap to make. Call me cheap, but again, minor issue.Bottom line : 4 starts out of five. Could be a bit bigger as to preventing loss. Also, made out of plastic which can break if dropped hard enough, but if it was metal = higer cost to manufacture!Below, I added some pictures I took with my Canon in New York City recently. I'll do another follow-up review of this product and show some shots I took using it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not a substitute for wired remote switch

    To save on chiropractic bills, I recently downsized from a Canon 7D to a Canon Rebel SL1, and for who knows what reason, the RS-80N3 wired remote switch that works with the...Read complete review

    To save on chiropractic bills, I recently downsized from a Canon 7D to a Canon Rebel SL1, and for who knows what reason, the RS-80N3 wired remote switch that works with the 7D does not work with the Rebel SL1. I'd never used a wireless remote and decided it could be a substitute for a remote switch, and come in handy for self-portraits. It is fine for the later, but it comes up short as a remote switch replacement. For me the need to point the wirelss remote at the front of the camera is only slightly annoying. My biggest complaint is that it is not possible to do a "partial press" of the shutter. With a wired remote switch, you can do the partial press of the shutter release button, which causes to the camera to meter and focus -- you can then see where the camera is focusing and the exposure settings via the finder or the LCD screen if you are using live view. With the RC-6 wirelss remote, the shutter trips instantly when you hit the remote's button. There is no ability to do a partial press. This means I have to pre-focus and check exposure by first partially pressing the camera's shutter button, then I can use the remote to take the photo. It kind of defeats the point of a remote if you must touch the camera before taking a photo. This remote works, and there is a not too horrible workaround to my biggest issue, but, I am disappointed that this wireless remote does not have the functionality of a wired remote switch, so only three stars for me.

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    5.0

    Solid Piece

    By David

    from Temecula, California

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography
      • Portraits
      • Studio
      • Traveling

      Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

      Everything is as advertised. Canon quality, fit and finish. I put this off for a long time and am glad I finally sprung for it. Thanks B and H for another great shopping experience!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Works With All My Canon SLR's

      By EZEd

      from Ohio

      Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

      This cordless remote is handier than a corded one, as you don't have to plug and unplug it. The only downside is the slight delay that may be a factor if you have been waiting for a calm second or two to photograph a flower.

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      5.0

      can't complain

      By DennyYustana

      from Pasadena, CA

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Group Portrait
          • Low Shutter Photos
          • Self Portrait

          Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

          works as it should

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Better than using a cable or timer.

          By Shoei

          from San Francisco, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

          For $[$]it's a no brainer. Just buy it. You have to trigger the release at the front of the camera (7D2) since it works off IR. Too bad Canon doesn't put another photocell on the back of the camera like Nikon to pick up the signal.

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          4.0

          Cheap and easy to use

          By BigDad

          from Dallas TX

          Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

          Good remote and easy to use

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          4.0

          So far so good

          By David

          from washington DC

          Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

          A bit expensive, $ bucks for it. You can get cheaper compatible ones but looking at reviews people seem displeased.This remote works fine even on a longer distance than a few steps. I tried it on my camera set at the other end of the living room (which is kind of the length of three samll rooms) and the camera picked up on the signal...so far so good

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          5.0

          Must have for canon DSLR

          By Bpenton

          from Schaumburg, il

          Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

          This is so easy to use for any remote situation. The case attaches to the camera strap. Only rub is that it is small and could get lost if you keep tract of it. But that is on me... Not the remote! Easy to hold in a hand and hide in your palm as you take pics.

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          5.0

          What I paid for

          By matusko89

          from Slovakia

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

              Exactly what I paid for

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Just works.

              By Mike

              from palmdale

              Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

              Simple and works great with my canon 7d.

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              5.0

              Performs as expected

              By JGo9

              from Waynesburg, KY

              Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

              It's a simple wireless remote and performs as you would expect.

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              5.0

              Great value

              By Mike B

              from Calgary, AB

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Portraits
                • Traveling

                Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

                Great little wireless remote. I use it for up close work when shooting from tripod. Unlike the shutterbox remote, I can still mount flash on camera.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great tool at a little price

                By SCOTTEC

                from Appleton, WI

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

                  I have had one of these for about 3 years and with added equipment purchased another. Ever had the group phot that you had to run back from the camera to get in the shot. Needed to do video by yourself and wanted to stop the recording without moving. This handy tool will do that for you.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Does the job, but a little pricey

                  By ETB

                  from Williamsburg, VA

                  Verified Buyer

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                        Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

                        This product works fine for my 6D and EOS-M, is reasonably well made, no complaints. I'm giving 3-stars because I feel it's way overpriced. I have a cheaper product from a 3rd party brand that is essentially the same thing for about half the cost. I needed a back-up, and this was all that was available to me. Otherwise, look for something cheaper.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Handy Wireless Cable Rlease

                        By Bill

                        from Asheville NC

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

                        Nice range with this IR remote cable release. It works great with my EOS M. The attached case fits right on the neck strap, so the release is handy. I like the size as well as it is just big enough and has a textured finish so that it does not slip from my fingers.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        RC-6 for canon

                        By JB the tinkerer

                        from Dallas, TX

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

                        easy and simple. works great. the only small issue seems to be a little hard to open the battery cover.

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                        4.0

                        Cool gadget

                        By E

                        from Ann Arbor Michigan

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Studio
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

                          Very useful for family pictures

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Packaging!

                          By jfp

                          from herrin, IL

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

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                            Cons

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                                Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

                                I haven't used it yet, but am so looking forward to it!!!! Came super quick and in great condition!

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Smaller than I imagined

                                By maxwave

                                from Durham, NC

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Studio

                                  Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

                                  I am not pro (yet) but I have been doing some family shoots. I wanted this to take meter readings and test shots and so far it hasn't failed me once. It is however TINY which freaked me out because I am an expert at losing things. They have a pouch that attaches to the camera strap which I immediately attached. You do have to remove your strap to attach but I was willing to take the time in order to assure I had something that would help me not lose it.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  works as expected

                                  By john

                                  from houston, tx

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

                                    not much to brag about. i can say that it works as expected with no learning curve. open up the box, set your camera to receive an ir remote, point, and click. easy to use and very convenient.

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                                    3.0

                                    double check your camera model.

                                    By CASH2010

                                    from arkansas

                                    Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

                                    Did not work with my basic model Canon T3. Rookie mistake. Came with a small carrying case that can attach to your camera strap and battery.

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