Compatible Remote Switch (Still images/Movies) (EOS 70D)
Article ID: FAQ100332 | Date published: 05/29/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Icons used on this page:
[ ]: Self-timer:10 sec.
[ ]: Self-timer 2-sec.
<>: Main Dial

Remote Controller and Remote Switch

You can use the Timer Remote Controller RC-6 or Remote Switch RS-60E3 ( sold separately) with the camera for shooting.
  • For details on these accessories' operation procedures, see the respective instruction manuals.
  • Remote control shooting is also possible with an EX-series Speedlite equipped with a remote-release function.
  • In addition to the accessories above, you can use Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately).
  • The Remote Controller can also be used during movie shooting Remote Controller RC-5 cannot be used to take still photos in the movie shooting mode.

Remote control shooting

The controller Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately) enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to approx. 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec. delay.

1. Set the cameras power switch to <ON>.

2. Focus the subject and set the lens focus mode switch to<MF>.
  • You can also shoot with <AF>.

3. Press the <DRIVE> button.

4. Look at the LCD panel and turn the < > to select < >(10-sec. delay) or < >(2-sec. delay).

5. Point the remote controller toward the cameras remote control sensor and press the transmit button.

6. The camera is focused, the self-timer lamp lights up and a picture is taken.
  • Fluorescent or LED lighting may cause camera misoperation by triggering the shutter inadvertently. Try to keep the camera away from such light sources.
  • If you point a remote controller for a TV set toward the camera and operate it, it may cause camera misoperation by triggering the shutter inadvertently.
When shooting movies
You can use Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately) to start and stop the movie shooting if the drive mode is <> or <>. Set the shooting timing switch to <2> (2-sec. delay), then press the transmit button. If the switch is set to <> (immediate shooting), still photo shooting will take effect.

Connecting the Remote Switch

Remote Switch RS-60E3 (sold separately) comes with an approx. 60 cm/2.0 ft cord. When connected to the cameras remote control terminal, it can be pressed halfway and completely, just like the shutter button.

1. Open the terminal cover.

2. Connect the plug to the remote control terminal.
To disconnect the plug, grasp the plug's silver part and pull out.