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Canon Remote Control RC-06

by Canon
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  • Remote control for use with Canon EOS 500D, EOS 550D and EOS 600D

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Canon Remote Control RC-06 + Canon Remote Switch RS-60 E3 + 2m Extension Cable for Canon RS-60E3 Remote Shutter Release
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.8 cm ; 18 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Item model number: RC-6
  • ASIN: B0037NX6JY
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 16 April 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (295 customer reviews)


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119 of 120 people found the following review helpful By DaddyT on 16 Aug 2010
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Pretty small device (the main picture in the corner isn't far from being actual size!) but does what it needs to. Has a little switch on the back which toggles between immediate shot and a two-second delay (check that your camera supports it) which works a treat on my 550D.
Comes with its own little pouch which can attach to the camera strap.

Cool little device...

also, it can be used to start/stop video recording, assuming you've put the camera into video mode first :)
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87 of 88 people found the following review helpful By the_it_bloke on 28 Mar 2012
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This is a great piece of kit for what it is and for the price.
Seems like a few people ordered this without understanding what it does or how it does it, so before buying read on,..

This is an infrared remote control (not wireless) so you have to point it directly at the receiver on the camera, which on most compatible cameras is on the front of the camera near or on the grip.
It works like your infrared TV remote by line of sight (although it may bounce off walls if you are inside).
It is unlikely therefore to work if you are behind the camera, if the lens is obstructing the sensor on the camera and definately will not work through walls or other obstructions.
Being infrared it is also affected by sunlight (which contains UV and IR light) so the range is reduced outside.

It is also only compatible with newer model Canon digital SLR cameras so check your manual before you buy to make sure your camera is compatible.

This remote is really ideal for taking pictures of yourself or you in a group to save you pressing the button, then running in front of the camera to take up a pose! Or taking shots from a tripod where you can point the remote at the front of the camera to save you pressing the button and introducing camera shake.
For the price, buy it and keep it in your bag for when you need it. For other applications, buy a more expensive wireless or cable remote...

Update
Had this remote for some time now and continues to work well, I can also confirm it works fine with a Canon 5D MKiii
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Boing TOP 500 REVIEWER on 18 Nov 2011
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This unit is really, really compact. As another reviewer has said, it's only just bigger than the product photo! It's a simple enough design with a single shutter release button on one side, and a tiny switch on the back that selects either single shot or 2-second timer release. Note that even if you set your camera to 10-second timer release, having the 2-second option selected on the remote will override it.

The remote comes with a tiny pouch that has a loop for threading it onto your camera strap. It also has a small eyelet near the bottom corner for attaching a wrist cord, should you wish to do so. It features a bumpy top surface with a raised shutter release button, so you can operate it without needing to look away from the camera. Finally, it takes CR2032 batteries which are cheap and easy to find.

The main issue I have with this remote, as do many others, is that it's infra red. This reduces the effective range in many situations, particularly outdoors on sunny days. Also, the infra red receiver on many EOS cameras is bizarrely located in the recess of the hand grip. This means that from camera left the lens can block the infra red signal, and from camera right with wide angle lenses the hand grip can do the same. Users need to be aware of this limitation when planning shots, and use a more appropriate piece of kit like a cable release or radio trigger if need be.

For the situations this remote is suited to, it works well. It's consistent, reliable, and discreet.

I'm taking off one star for the fact that the usefulness of the remote is hobbled by its reliance on infra red communication, and because it should be supplied with compatible models as standard instead of being used to gouge even more cash from loyal customers. Neither of those things is worth a whole star in its own right.
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57 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Daniel M. Hough on 4 Aug 2010
I purchased this for my EOS 500d and works perfectly. Comes with a small carry pouch which attaches to the camera strap with ease. Bargain price usual Canon quality. Excellent service and communications from Avides Meadia. Thank you.
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139 of 145 people found the following review helpful By thornboosh on 5 May 2011
Clearly this page hasn't been updated but I would just like to point out that this device does work with 600D, no need to thank me all at once guys!
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By G-Tay on 10 July 2010
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Very easy to set up with EOS 7D camera - worked first time. Very simple but extremely effective in its use for cutting out camera shake and for including the photographer in the shot!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By R. Clark on 4 Mar 2011
works great, only reason I'm giving it 4 stars is for the infra-red to work you have to have it in dead line with the infra-red pick up on the camera body which is between the hand grip and lens so you cant be off to one side ether way at all. But other than that it is Great and you don't realise how much your use it till you get it. I use mine loads now.

One good bit is if you place your camera in the bulb setting and use the remote control the first click opens the shutter and that stays open till you click the remote again to close the shutter. very useful for long opening shots.

Buy it.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Blueberry2 on 7 May 2013
I can't get this device to work at all with an EOS 7D (the product description says it should be compatible). I've tried it inside and out, pointing it at the sensor from all kinds of angles and from as little as half an inch away and with three different batteries, but no success. There is is no literature included in the box, not even the smallest piece of paper with the most basic instructions, so I assume it should be a straightforward point-and-click device. Online searches produce no information, just descriptions of how easy it is to use, so I assume there is no configuration or other process to get it working and that mine is just faulty or broken.

The item pictured on Amazon says "Canon" on it, but the one I have says "for Canon". A subtle difference maybe, but it makes me think that this is a knock-off made by some random company and not in fact a genuine Canon product. It was so cheap it is barely worth sending it back. I've no major complaints - you should be cautious buying any electronic device at this price - but I do feel I've been had a little by Amazon here because I've been sent something a little different from what is shown on the site. It is probably better taking a bit more care and spending just a little extra to give you a better chance of getting something that works.
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