Canon enables 42 EOS interchangeable lens cameras and PowerShot cameras to be used as high-quality webcams with the official Windows software release.
Sydney, AUSTRALIA – 21 September 2020: Canon Australia has today launched the full production version of the EOS Webcam Utility software for Windows1, helping Australians stay connected online through high-quality video communication.
Available for free download from the Canon Australia website, the EOS Webcam Utility software for Windows is compatible with 42 Canon EOS interchangeable lens cameras and PowerShot cameras, including the new EOS R5 and EOS R6.
Supported cameras include:
|EOS-1D X||EOS R||EOS 100D|
|EOS-1D X Mark II||EOS Ra||EOS 200D|
|EOS-1D X Mark III||EOS RP||EOS 200D Mark II|
|EOS 1D C||EOS R6||EOS 1100D|
|EOS 5Ds||EOS R5||EOS 1200D|
|EOS 5DsR||EOS M200||EOS 1300D|
|EOS 5D Mark III||EOS M50||EOS 1500D|
|EOS 5D Mark IV||EOS M6 Mark II||EOS 3000D|
|EOS 6D||EOS 77D||EOS 600D|
|EOS 6D Mark II||EOS 80D||EOS 700D|
|EOS 7D||EOS 90D||EOS 750D|
|EOS 7D Mark II||EOS 760D||PowerShot SX70HS|
|EOS 60D||EOS 800D||PowerShot G7X Mark III|
|EOS 70D||EOS 850D||PowerShot G5X Mark II|
Setting up the webcam is simple: Once the software has been downloaded, users can set their camera to movie mode and connect it to their computer via a single USB cable2. Compatible with over 14 popular online meeting applications, Australian users can then open their preferred meeting software and select ‘EOS Webcam Utility’ in the video settings to begin projecting high-quality video output.
Supported online meeting applications include:
|Google Meet||Open Broadcaster Software(OBS)|
|Facebook Messenger||Twitch Studio|
Featuring extended functionality to the North-American region’s EOS Webcam Utility BETA3 software, the full production EOS Webcam Utility software for Windows available to Australians enables users to record a high-quality video file onto the memory card in their camera while video conferencing or streaming. This is achieved by simply pressing the ‘record’ button on the camera, not through the software4.
“Our mission is to help Australians do more with their photography every day so it’s our role to provide people with useful, simple and accessible solutions to assist them in whatever imaging needs they have,” said Brendan Maher, Senior Manager – Consumer Product, Canon Australia.
“With virtual meetings and calls now common ways to connect with others for both professional and personal needs, we trust that the EOS Webcam Utility software will help bridge the gap for those who desire higher-quality video communication without wanting to buy extra gear.”
Today’s official release of the Canon EOS Webcam Utility software for Windows will be followed by a full production version for MacOS which is in development.
To download the full production version of the EOS Webcam Utility software for Windows and learn how to use it, visit https://canon.com.au/services-and-apps/eos-webcam-utility.
1 Compatible for Windows devices with the following specifications: Windows 10 64-bit, Intel Pentium 1.6GHz or faster processor, with 2 GB or greater of RAM, a display screen resolution of 1,024×768 pixels or more and screen colours medium (16-bit)
2 USB cable type is dependent on the user’s compatible Windows operating system hardware. Cables to be purchased separately.
3 Launched in April 2020.
4 Restrictions may apply depending on camera specifications such as maximum video recording time up to 29 minutes 59 seconds.