Vello Bluetooth ShutterBoss Advanced Intervalometer for Canon Cameras

Vello Bluetooth ShutterBoss Advanced Intervalometer for Canon Cameras

Vello Bluetooth ShutterBoss Advanced Intervalometer for Canon Cameras


Product Highlights

  • Bluetooth Communication with iOS Devices
  • Use Free Vello app
  • Compatible to iOS 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
  • Multiple Shooting Modes
  • Intervalometer with 10 Scheduling Modes
  • 9999 Maximum Shots
  • Powered by 2 AAA Batteries
Show moreShow less

Compatibility: Canon

Canon Nikon


Nikon, Sony, and Minolta


Nikon, Panasonic, Leica, & Olympus


Vello RCB-TC overview

  • 1Description

Remotely trigger your camera's shutter with the Bluetooth ShutterBoss Advanced Intervalometer from Vello. The intervalometer works with most Canon DSLR cameras, and allows you to control your camera from a compatible iOS smart device. In addition to the intervalometer mode, you can also trigger the shutter in single shot mode, continuous mode, bulb mode, or self-timer mode.

The Bluetooth ShutterBoss is ideal for shooting time lapse videos, star trails, or any other image where you need to remotely trigger your camera. Remotely triggering your camera can help capture sharp images by preventing you from actually pressing the shutter button on the camera. The iOS app makes it easy to set all of your required settings for the given situation, upload them to the ShutterBoss, and let the trigger do the rest.

Whether it's for simple shutter release, extended self-timer options, continuous shooting, long exposures, or time-lapse shooting, the Bluetooth ShutterBoss is the ideal tool for the job.

Wireless Bluetooth Communication
Utilizing Bluetooth radio frequency to communicate with apple devices, you can wirelessly program the intervalometer and trigger the camera.
This device allows you to schedule up to 10 shooting sessions for anytime in the future.
ShutterBoss App
To set the intervalometer and trigger the camera shutter, simply download the free Vello Bluetooth ShutterBoss app from the App Store on your compatible Apple device.
Intervalometer mode allows you to choose the duration of a time lapse, how many shots are in the time lapse, and the interval between exposures. You set the shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and focus in-camera before starting your time lapse.
Shutter Release
The ShutterBoss can also act as a standard wireless shutter release. From the home page of the app you can choose between single mode, continuous mode, bulb mode, and self-timer mode. Each mode has its own button that swipes to the right to trigger the shutter.
Compatible Cameras
Canon EOS: Elan series, Digital Rebel (300D), XT (350D), XTi (400D), XSi (450D), T1i (500D), T2i (550D), T3 (1100D), T3i (600D), T4i (650D), T5 (1200D), T5i (700D), T6i (750D), T6s (760D), SL1 (100D) & XS (1000D), 60D & 70D, M6
10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 5D, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark IV, 5DS, 5DS R, 6D, 6D Mark II, 7D, 7D Mark II, 1D, 1D Mark II, 1D Mark II N, 1D Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1Ds, 1Ds Mark II, 1Ds Mark III, 1D X and 1D C
PowerShot: G10, G11, G12, G15, G16, G1 X & G1 X Mark II, G3 X, G5 X, SX50 HS and SX60 HS
Contax: N and 645
Hasselblad: H series
Fujifilm: x100, X-E1, X-E2, X-T1, X-30
Olympus: OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Pentax: K10D, K20D, K100D, K110D, K200D, K-3, K-5, K-5 II, K-7, K30, K-50, K-500, *ist DS, DS2, DS, DL2, DL, and D
Samsung: NX10 & NX100; GX-1S, GX-1L, GX-10 & GX-20
Sigma: SD1, SD9, SD10, SD14 & SD15
Adaptable to Most Other Brands
The remote can be adapted to also work with other brand cameras. Optional shutter release cables are available for Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Pentax and Fujifilm brand cameras.
Compatible Devices
Apple Bluetooth Low Energy Compatible Models
Devices using iOS 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
  • iPhone 6, 6+ (all models)
  • iPhone 5 (all models)
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPad Pro
  • iPad Air, iPad Air 2
  • iPad (3rd gen or later)
  • iPad mini (all models)
  • iPod touch (5th gen or later)
UPC: 847628577763
Table of Contents
  • 1Description

Vello RCB-TC specs

Release Type Wireless: Bluetooth
Camera Connection Canon 2.5mm Sub-mini, Canon 3-pin (N3)
Interval Timer/Programmable Yes
Live View No
Maximum Exposure 23 h, 59 min, 59 sec
Maximum Interval 23 h, 59 min, 59 sec
Mobile Device/App-enabled Yes
Wireless Range 33' / 10 m
Transmitter Power Source Battery
Transmitter Battery Requirements 2 x AAA
Transmitter Dimensions 1.1 x 1.5 x 2.9" / 2.9 x 3.8 x 72.8 mm
Transmitter Weight 1.1 oz / 31.2 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 4.7 x 1.3"

Vello RCB-TC reviews

Bluetooth ShutterBoss Advanced Intervalometer for Canon Cameras is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 32.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy accessory I'd buy again This accessory works well! It is easy to use and avoids camera shake and can be used for many options including single, continuous, bulb, scheduled and self-timed. I had some difficulties at first because the unit wasn't connecting with my iPhone. I updated my software to the latest version and all worked fine. I'd suggest making sure that you have the latest version of the Vello Bluetooth ShutterBoss app, and the latest version of IOS before trying to pair everything. It will save some frustration. Overall, I'm glad I purchased this. So far I've only used it as a shutter release, but I think the other options will be fun to try.
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Neat solution for time-lapse photography The package was easy to unwrap and get going, but I hit a snafu in that the iPhone could not register the device in the app. To the credit of the supplier, I sent an email describing the problem and got an answer within an hour or so that fixed the issue. Once connected, it is easy to navigate the app and set the sequence for interval photography. Cables for both my SL1 and 5DIII were provided. Once the sequence has been uploaded to the device the phone no longer needs to be connected or in the vicinity of the camera, so nice set-up. So 4 stars for not working straight out of the box and a rather thin instruction booklet, but at that price it is a very neat solution, and can also be used for bulb exposures, as a remote trigger and as a timer for single pictures.
Date published: 2016-01-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Vello Bluetooth Intervalometer Bought this because of the price. Works well as a remote trigger. Biggest downside for time-lapse photography is that you must use it in Bulb mode with a minimum shutter setting of one second. This of course means that you need to vary your ISO and aperture to accommodate the long exposure time. I would have liked to have the option of shooting in aperture priority. Not a show stopper but an inconvenience.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Astrophotography at a good price; Not ready for IOS 9 Wanting to do multiple exposures with a Canon 5D (original), this provided the control and the convenience of programming with an iPhone app. The instructions are brief so it takes some trial and error to establish the right control. For my setup, camera set to manual, the camera shutter timing and the interval timing had to be the same, and a minimum of 3 seconds were needed on the interval program before the next shot. The interval programming would benefit from a change to allow immediate start. As it is, you need to anticipate a time in the future to start the intervals. That's not hard but when you want to do something now, it would be simpler to just tell it to start. Just updated the iPhone to IOS 9 and the app no longer works. Still in favor of an app to program vs dedicated controller but we'll see how long it takes Vello to respond to my tech support request.
Date published: 2015-09-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible, weird software The hardware seems fine, good size, bluetooth pairs with my iPad and iPod touch easily. Having all the setup, controls and options in a free app running on a mobile device makes sense. That is until you actually try to use it. Some functions, like a delay timer, work fine, but I wanted to use this as an intervalometer. It says it is an intervalometer. Don't believe it unless you want your image sequence to start in two years, three months, five days, 12 hours, 13 minutes and 48 seconds. That it can do. What it can't do is start your sequence when you push a button, or now, or any time other that some programmed in year, month, day, hour, minute and second. And if you try to set all that up for the current time, to get it to start immediately, you get a setting error. This is absurd. I emailed to the company and they said they have put in a request to have this fixed. Put in a request to who? You are the company that makes this thing. They also said they have no timeline for the fix. I found out that people have been complaining about this for over a year, so I suspect the company has been sending out the exact same email for a year. Don't buy this.
Date published: 2016-07-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Incompatible I really cannot give a review on this product as I learned after I ordered it that the Bluetooth App is not compatible with IOS 9. So it will not work with my phone as expected. I cannot use the product until Vello gets the App updated. I am holding on to it because it does appear to work with three of my Canon Cameras and my Fuji xT1. If the App is updated it could really be a fantastic tool. But until the App is updated it is pretty useless to me.
Date published: 2015-11-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Does the job but has drawbacks I wanted to use it for day shots when shutter 1/60s+ is typically used just to find out that the shutter speed starts at 1s, so you either have to use a density filter or shoot only at night. In any case, this is not a real Intervalometer but one for long exposures only. Bluetooth and the app work fine
Date published: 2016-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vello Bluetooth Shutterboss should be in every pro's bag I was shooting a very large pharmaceutical plant, an eight day assignment that covered a huge complex, involving just about every trick I had learned in 34 years of professional shooting. The last day of shooting required I produce 2 shots at dusk. I have three cameras so that was not a problem. The problem was the fact that the two camera setups were going to be about a 10 minute walk between them. The solution - the Vello Bluetooth Shutterboss. Mine arrive 2 hours before I had to leave for these two shots. I learned how to use it in about 10 minutes. Initially the free iPhone app did not pair to the shutterboss but the second time was a charm. The device is programmed using an internal clock that apparently syncs to the iPhone. I had my camera set up in the field at 7:45, but the program was not to start the exposures until 8:30. There are ten 'programs' that can be set up, but you need to know this... they cannot overlap. That is one slight downside to this device. The other thing that I would love to see Vello change will be at the end of this review. The Bluetooth Shutterboss was left alone while I manually made exposures at my second dusk view. I was a bit anxious, but I had done a couple of tests and they all worked. The Shutterboss worked perfectly. I ran 4 programs that took about 40 exposures each, with an increase in exposure times as it got further and further past sunset. Everything went perfectly. I highly recommend picking one of these up. For the very modest investment it is well worth having in your bag. Now... what could be BETTER? I would like to see a programmable shutter time for the B setting that is faster than 1 second. While still being in B mode, this device should be capable of at least making exposures that are shorter than that. Even a 1/4 second exposure availability would be a big improvement. Finally, if your camera has 'gone to sleep', the first exposure in a program only wakes it up with no shutter trip.
Date published: 2016-09-01
  • y_2018, m_12, d_4, h_17
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.9
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_32
  • loc_en_US, sid_1021924, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_bhphotovideo
Be the first to review this item
Customer Photos

Vello RCB-TC Q&A

Vello RCB-TC accessories

See any errors on this page? Let us know.