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Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch

You Pay: $21.95
Product Highlights
  • Remote Shutter Release
  • Minimizes Vibrations
  • Good for Close-ups & Time Exposures

The Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch is a compact wired remote switch with a 2.0'/0.6 m cable which replicates all functions of the camera's shutter release button. Handy for taking pictures of subjects that are difficult to approach, or to minimize vibration for close-ups and time exposure.

Note: Compatible with G10, G11, G12, G16, EOS Digital Rebel series, 60D, 70D, Elan II/IIE, Elan 7/7E, Rebel Ti /2000/G/GII/X/XS, IX/IX Lite, SX50 HS and EOS Rebel T1i, T2, T2i, T3, T3i, T4i, T5, T5i

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CanonRS-60E3 Remote Switch
 
4.6

(based on 532 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (368)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (144)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (442)
  • Lightweight (386)
  • Reliable (339)
  • Durable (235)
  • Easy to set up (30)

Cons

  • Short cord (13)
  • Not durable (8)
  • Poor design (6)
  • Short cable (4)
  • Cable too short (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape photography (311)
  • Macro photography (279)
  • Portraits (238)
  • Travel (165)
  • Studio (159)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (285), Semi-professional (107), Casual user (35), Professional (31), Tech savvy (18)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (33), Business (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (341), Yes (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice remote

I bought this for use with my Rebel XT (350D) and it's been great. When mounted on a tripod, this remote helps completely get ride of any camera shake, even that caused...Read complete review

I bought this for use with my Rebel XT (350D) and it's been great. When mounted on a tripod, this remote helps completely get ride of any camera shake, even that caused by simply pressing the on camera shutter button. So far I've used it to shoot models, cars, and scenery and it's paid for itself. Great remote for the money.

Cable is just the right length. Multi-function button is perfect to get AE/AF lock and then take the picture.

Only down side is I always reach for the wrong part of the remote - they put the button on the side where the wire comes out so that when it dangles from your camera, the button is already on top; but I always try to correct for where I think the button should be (so by making it more ergonomic they made it seem backwards). I should get used to this over time though.

I prefer this to my wireless RC-1 which only gets use for self portrait work.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not bad

This is a great, inexpensive, bare-bones shutter release. The chief drawback is the tiny cable, which makes this virtually useless for self portraits or anything else that requires you to be more than...Read complete review

This is a great, inexpensive, bare-bones shutter release. The chief drawback is the tiny cable, which makes this virtually useless for self portraits or anything else that requires you to be more than a foot away from your camera. However, if you are looking for something that simply mimics your shutter button and allows you to A) take photos without camera shake and B) hold your shutter open for long exposures, this is fantastic.

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5.0

Remote Switch for Canon 70D

By KG

from Middletown, NY

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits

    Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

    The Switch works great, I do wish the cable was a lot longer.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great product!

    By Alexandra's Corner

    from Tampa, Florida

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography
      • Traveling

      Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

      I have the older version that works with my 5DMKII, and naturally I needed one for my Canon 70D. This one fit the bill perfectly, and it works as expected.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Glad I got it

      By Bill

      from Glen Burnie, MD

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

        No camera shake when the camera is mount on a tripod. I wish I'd gotten it a little sooner.

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        • No

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        5.0

        YGWYPF

        By Tyrone

        from Portland, OR

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography

          Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

          This cable release does everything you'd expect. Half press to AF, full press for shutter release. There is even a lock to keep the shutter depressed. I had to slum it with a third party brand though. I have a Pentax DSLR, so while Pentax cable releases are absurdly high quality, they are pricy and uncommon. Luckily Canon was kind enough to recognize a chance for increased market share and release something compatible with one of the big boys.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Works perfectly

          By mike_K

          from Newnan, GA

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography
            • Studio

            Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

            If you need a wired remote for your 70D, I'd highly recommend this one. It might cost a little more than a 3rd party item, however for your money you get a quality product. After all, that's why you bought a Canon camera in the first place, right?

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            5.0

            Excellent when patience is needed.

            By Lynnie

            from MA

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Landscape Photography
              • Macro Photography

              Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

              Purchased this item along with a macro lens. However, waiting for momma Blue Heron to fly back to nest to fed youngin', I found this to help my back while telephoto lens was on camera/tripod. Focused and stepped back with release in hand. Also works wonderful with macro and slow shutter speeds - reason it was purchased.

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              • No

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              5.0

              it works

              By djp

              from Ohio

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

                    It works as advertized. Delivery was fast and efficient as is usual for B and H.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great

                    By Kevin

                    from NC

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape Photography

                      Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

                      Works Great!!!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Functional

                      By Birdman

                      from New Jersey

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Macro Photography

                        Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

                        Does what it is suppose to.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Real Remote Switch

                        By Doglover

                        from Indiana

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

                          It's a wired remote switch. It works good. It has Canon written on it. Not much else to tell.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Works but Limited Capability

                          By Peter C

                          from Nashville, TN

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • Limited functionality

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

                          I got this to work with my Canon 70D. As a wired remote is works well except it will not control video recording. You have to get the RC-6 infrared remote for that function. It does the same job as the RS-60E3 but has as additional switch that is key to controlling video recording. Unfortunately, the infrared sensor in on the front of the 70D.

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                          • No

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                          3.0

                          Muy simple

                          By Odinphoto

                          from Argentina

                          Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

                          Disparador muy básico.

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                          5.0

                          Good Product

                          By Crime Scene

                          from Texas

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

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                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

                                Just replacing lost remote. Great product for the price.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                handy accessory

                                By dance mom

                                from carlisle pa

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

                                  works well

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Works as expected

                                  By newbie enthusiast

                                  from tennessee

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Macro Photography

                                    Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

                                    I use this for long exposure photos. I like that it looks and I don't have to hold it. I would definitely recommend it.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Perfect!

                                    By PA Jim

                                    from Port Angeles, WA

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

                                      I have a 500mm mirror lens but could not take a shot without it blurring. The Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch solved that. I will also be using it for astro-imaging solar system objects as well.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Does just what you want

                                      By maraglm

                                      from Fremont, CA

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape Photography
                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

                                        Excellent when you want to remotely control the shutter and assure no motion of the camera on a light tripod.
                                        Has a lock feature for long exposure.
                                        Well built.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Yes!

                                        By vadesign

                                        from Baltimore, MD

                                        About Me Semi-Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Bulb exposures

                                          Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

                                          I use the remote shutter for long night exposures. I had a cheap off-brand that just stopped working; I think you get what you pay for. This is exactly as advertised and works just like all Canon products. It's perfect.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Works fine

                                          By Mark

                                          from Corfu, NY

                                          About Me Casual user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Macro Photography

                                            Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

                                            Does as needed.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            I love it

                                            By Bear

                                            from Colona,IL

                                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

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

                                              Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

                                              Very happy with this product

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                                              • No

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