In this article, we will be taking a look at what we feel is the best intervalometer for Canon 70d cameras currently available on the market today. Over the years time-lapse photography has massively increased in popularity and thus increased the number of people who look for intervalometers for their cameras to help get the best time-lapse photographs possible.
The intervalometer market can be a total minefield due to there being so many similar products with many of them having a bad reputation. In this article, we are going to be focusing on two that have managed to earn and maintain an excellent reputation with the photography community since their release. They are both very budget friendly and easy to source making it a quick and easy way for you to pick up an intervalometer to add to your photography kit.
The Pixel T3/E3 Wired Timer Shutter Remote Release Control
Some of the key functionality that the Pixel T3/E3 provides is a time lapse remote, a remote shutter release, a general remote control, and an interval timer. The tool has been designed to be as easy to use as possible making it ideal for both people who have never used an intervalometer before as well as people who have used them for years.
The image to the left shows the control system and user interface for the Pixel T3/E3. Although it may look basic, this also means that it is easy to use allowing you to quickly and easily navigate to the setting that you want to tweak without wasting time or getting lost in an almost endless number of settings.
The large button towards the bottom of the image to the left is the release button. As you can see, it is nice and large making it very easy to use even in low light or cold conditions making it easy for you to trigger your camera. Some competing intervalometers have a tiny release button that can be a total pain to press when needed.
Additionally, the LCD screen on the Pixel T3/E3 is backlit making it very easy to navigate even at night so if you are using your Canon 70D for astrophotography you are easily able to switch between your Pixel T3/E3’s settings to tweak it to meet your needs on the fly during your photography session.
All in all, we feel that the Pixel T3/E3 is the best intervalometer on the market right now and it is fully compatible with the Canon 70D. Its budget-friendly price tag makes it an obvious choice and it’s design makes it extremely easy to use allowing you to get on with your photography session quickly.
The Pholsy Timer Remote Control
As you would expect, the Pholsy Timer Remote supports the core functions such as a remote shutter, a timer remote, a long exposure remote, and to some extent a general camera remote. It makes an ideal addition to your camera accessories if you are planning to try you hand at time-lapse photography and it works seamlessly with your Canon 70D.
The image to the right shows the user interface and control system for the Pholsy Timer Remote. Again, as you can see, it is based around a very easy system that allows you to quickly switch between any settings that you require on the fly allowing you to stay focused on your photography session.
Although the shutter button on the Pholsy Timer Remote is a little small, it’s external, easy to press design makes up for it allowing you to easily press it as and when required to trigger your Canon 70D. Again, the LCD screen is fully backlit making it easy to use in low light conditions or at night so you can use the Pholsy Timer Remote for astrophotography style time-lapses or taking time-lapse photographs of the stars without issue.
The handle of the Pholsy Timer Remote is also comfortable and although you probably won’t be holding on to it for extended periods of time during your photography shoot, if for some reason you need to, it can be done without any discomfort in your hand.
All in all, the Pholsy Timer Remote is a solid choice of an intervalometer for your Canon 70D and a nice addition to your photography accessories kit. It is cheap, easy to use, reliable, and has a decent build quality for its price so we would recommend picking it up.