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Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control

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Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control

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  • For Use with Canon EOS, ELPH, & Sure Shot Series Cameras

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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®

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    CanonRC-6 Wireless Remote Control
     
    4.6

    (based on 752 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (493)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (199)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (46)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (5)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (566)
    • Lightweight (552)
    • Compact (316)
    • Reliable (128)
    • Durable (78)

    Cons

    • Difficult to use (8)
    • Easy to lose (7)
    • Not functional (7)
    • Limited range (6)
    • Poor design (5)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (269)
    • At home (183)
    • Portraits (150)
    • Landscape photography (111)
    • Macro photography (107)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (186), Enthusiast (129), Semi-professional (64), Parent (49), Professional (40)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (583), Yes (29)

    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

    Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control

    By George

    from Crossville, TN

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Very small

    Best Uses

    • With A Tripod

    Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

    Works perfectly with a Canon 6D camera.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    AWESOME!

    By Tim

    from MA.

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

      I use this almost every day for video, works amazingly well when your a one man show. Even though B&H told me it can't be used to focus, start and stop recording on my DSLR Canon said it could so I bought it. I don't blame B&H for not knowing, still a great product and B&H is still my number one place for my camera gear.

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      • No

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      4.0

      works great....small light weight.

      By diana~

      from huntington beach, ca

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

          great for shooting with slow shutter speeds

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          • No

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          5.0

          But B&H saced the day

          By Ernie-

          from Columbus OH

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography
            • Portraits
            • To Reduce Vibration

            Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

            One can't go wrong with Canon... Sorry, but B&H must be mentioned here.

            I called and ordered the Canon RC-5 unit. I was told that it was out of stock and back-ordered. I said no thanks and checked with B&H. Immediately I was advised the RC-5 had been replaced by RC-6 and you had it in stock.

            I ordered it. Like I say.... "B&H" saved my day!!!

            Ernie Frump-

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            • No

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            4.0

            Works as designed

            By Michael

            from Massachusetts

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraits

              Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

              The wireless remote is convenient when taking pictures when the camera is mounted on the tripod. It's very small, which makes it easy to loose, but for the price it is a worth while to own

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              • No

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              5.0

              Good remote

              By bhuser

              from Brooklyn

              Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

              This is a decent remote- perfect for selfies

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              3.0

              Replace The Battery

              By jsmn

              from Los Angeles

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

                    3 stars because it arrived with a battery that didn't work at all. I thought I had a lemon! But once I replaced the battery, it worked exactly as described.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Just as shown

                    By Chris

                    from Texas

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use

                      Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

                      Received this product last week. Set it up for use in seconds. Plan is to use it on an up and coming cruise. Should work perfectly and I get to be in a picture for a change.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Small & Inexpensive RC for Canon DSLR

                      By onetrackmolly

                      from Ohio

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Cheap
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

                        Great little remote, comes with a barely noticeable pouch that can be mounted on your strap. I like the way it fits snugly into its' little pouch so it won't fall out if the velcro closure opens up. Easy to use, easy to set up with simple instructions. Works great!

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                        5.0

                        works great!!!

                        By AL

                        from Jersey City, NJ

                        Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

                        great little device! if your lookin for a wireless trigger that will capture you and your family moments, this is it!

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                        5.0

                        Great product

                        By Andrew

                        from Pinellas Park, FL

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

                          Really like this handy little thing. There is absolutely no reason for a canon owner to not have this remote!

                          Cheap and works great...as long as you aim it right at the orange light on the front of the camera it will work, I have yet to encounter any difficulty.

                          And it came with its battery!!! Can't beat that

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Great!!

                          By CBT

                          from Las Vegas, NV

                          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:

                            This remote is great. I do not have to stand by the camera.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            Canon Remote Trigger

                            By Juan Motime

                            from Lanacaster, PA

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Studio

                              Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

                              This little gem is great for remote firing. Light and very easy to use.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great Little Remote

                              By Creativebyeric

                              from Atlanta, GA

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

                                  Works nicely and easily.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Does What it is Supposed to Do

                                  By RichM

                                  from Voorhees, NJ

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

                                    Now I have a chance to be in the family photos! :-)

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Convenient tool for camera shake.

                                    By joeski

                                    from Oak Park, IL

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape Photography

                                      Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

                                      The RC-6 remote is a required tool in your camera bag when you need to take that low light photo.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Just what I need and fast Shipping

                                      By Kris

                                      from Nashua, Nh

                                      About Me Getting Started

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Studio

                                        Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

                                        I am a cosmetology student so I am talking pictures of myself/own work,like my makeup/hair looks and this helps so much, because I don't have to holding the camera and I don't need anyone's help to take a picture.
                                        its small, very light weight.
                                        I didn't find that I could zoom in, but I don't care i love it!

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        a great remote control

                                        By bhpotts

                                        from wenatchee w

                                        Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

                                        This is a great remote, for the money spent. Unless your looking for one with all the bells and whistles, this is one of the best, simple to use remotes on the market.

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                                        4.0

                                        Good for the Money

                                        By Sherri

                                        from Arkansas

                                        About Me Casual user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                        • Difficult To Use

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

                                        Works good for the amount of money I spent. Have to aim it just right to get it to work. I may just need more practice using it though.

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                                        • No

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                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Works Great

                                        By AZ_Girl

                                        from Gilbert, AZ

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control:

                                            I can't believe I waited so long to buy this item, especially for the price! Works great when taking family pictures, I actually get to be in some of them :). Seamless "installation" too, no issues there.

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