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About Canon ACK-E6

This AC adapter kit lets you power the camera from any standard household power outlet. This is a 100-240V 50/60Hz AC adapter compatible for worldwide use with the correct plug adapter (plug adapter not included)
Camera Compatibility
5D Mk II, 5D Mk III, 6D, 60D, 60Da, 7D

The Canon ACK-E6 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon ACK-E6 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon ACK-E6: Easy to install, Reliable and Solid construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Solid construction (7),Easy to install (5),Reliable (5)
Cons:
Heavy / bulky (4),Doesn't fit camera well (3)
Best Uses:
Back-up (3),Digital photography (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (5),Photo enthusiast (3)

Canon ACK-E6 Features

  • Recommended to power a camera for an extended period of time or when connecting to a computer

Canon ACK-E6 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect for tethered shooting

its a great item if you are going to have the camera attached to another cord for tethering... Its a little bulky just to carry around but worth it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Does what it say (but could be better)

Canon should be ashamed of themselves. This unit is a) Expensive b) Not well thought out The Nikon equivalent plugs into a dedicated power port on the side of the camera. This means that you can connect and disconnect quickly in the studio without futzing. The Canon unit is almost twice the price (!!) list and forces you to replace the battery with this dopey battery on a string equivalent and then fish it through the bottom of the battery compartment. That means going from powered to battery...

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Canon should be ashamed of themselves. This unit is a) Expensive b) Not well thought out The Nikon equivalent plugs into a dedicated power port on the side of the camera. This means that you can connect and disconnect quickly in the studio without futzing. The Canon unit is almost twice the price (!!) list and forces you to replace the battery with this dopey battery on a string equivalent and then fish it through the bottom of the battery compartment. That means going from powered to battery means having to swap out the battery instead of just disconnecting the unit from the side, like Nikon's (or practically every other digital camera, for that matter.) Shame on Canon on what is otherwise a good camera system! I'll give it provisionally a recommend, but only because there really are no aftermarket alternatives and if you need AC power, then you need this item. This just reeks of Canon's overpriced accessory system ($70 for an HDMI cable, anyone?)

Reviewed by 10 customers

 
5.0

Works like a charm

By

from nyc  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Great product have not problem

 
5.0

works flawlessly

By

from boston, mass  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Always best to get the real thing

 
5.0

great for long time laps of flowers

By

from Sheridan Wy  -  Semi-pro Photographer

it work great for portraits and long time laps of flowers blooming

 
5.0

i like it :)

By

from fresno, ca  -  Photo Enthusiast

I approve :)

 
5.0

A need for video applications

By

from San Jose, Costa Rica  -  Photo Enthusiast

One of those things you need to buy sooner of later, so better get it right away. Expensive, yes, but better quality than other brands

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great but a little awkward.

By

from Utah  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I like having a power cord, and it does what it promises. However, it is awkward that you plug it into a faux battery. You plug the cord into the faux battery, and put it where the battery normally goes, then you open a tiny door right next to the battery door and feed the cord through it. The problem I am finding is that the cord itself fits so snug into the little drop down door that I always feel as though I am going to break the battery door when I try to shut it. The cord feels too big for the door. I would prefer a direct plug into the camera, but until that time I will use this. The cord itself works fine but it is a poorly design concept.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

What was Canon Thinking?

By

from Maryland  -  Photo Enthusiast

My comment reflects Canon's thinking on how they were going to meet the requirement for AC power to their camera, NOT the function or quality of the adapter iteslf, which is good. Virtually every other camera I have has a simple AC power input. The idea of requiring the use of a dummy battery reflects the fact that they simply did not think this alternative requirement through when they engineered the camera...definitely more of an after thought,,,"Ah, gee wiz, we forgot to have an ac power input????". I do extended interviews and don't need a lot of mobility, so it is adequate. They have a GREAT camera, but this kind of design/engineering is genuinely beneath Canon. But, there is no alternative. So yes, I'd recommend it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great accessory for desktop macro work

By

from Seattle, wa.  -  Semi-pro Photographer

excellent where the camera is in a fixed or relatively fixed location. cable lengths and bulk do not make for an easy free moving device but if you are on a stand and especially for long exposures this is excellent

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Does what it say (but could be better)

By

from Portland, Ore.  -  Pro Photographer

Canon should be ashamed of themselves. This unit is a) Expensive b) Not well thought out The Nikon equivalent plugs into a dedicated power port on the side of the camera. This means that you can connect and disconnect quickly in the studio without futzing. The Canon unit is almost twice the price (!!) list and forces you to replace the battery with this dopey battery on a string equivalent and then fish it through the bottom of the battery compartment. That means going from powered to battery means having to swap out the battery instead of just disconnecting the unit from the side, like Nikon's (or practically every other digital camera, for that matter.) Shame on Canon on what is otherwise a good camera system! I'll give it provisionally a recommend, but only because there really are no aftermarket alternatives and if you need AC power, then you need this item. This just reeks of Canon's overpriced accessory system ($70 for an HDMI cable, anyone?)

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for tethered shooting

By

from NY, NY  -  Pro Photographer

its a great item if you are going to have the camera attached to another cord for tethering... Its a little bulky just to carry around but worth it.

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Shopper  Does this work with the Mark III?
KAREN K  According to Canon USA website, the ACK-E6 is an accessory item for both 5D Mark II and 5D Mark III. Adorama should update it's description to include the Mark III.
Ron L  Does the ACK-E6, AC Adapter Kit work on the 70D?
FRANCIS S  I am sorry. I do not know.
Shopper  Does this work with 70D?
DAVID B  I am sorry i do not know for sure, but if it accepts the 5Dm2 battery format then it should work
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