Canon’s EOS Webcam Utility Software turns Cameras into High-quality Webcams
Compatible with 42 Canon cameras, the EOS Webcam Utility software promises to boost users’ online meeting experiences.
SINGAPORE, 17 September 2020 — Canon announced today the full production version of the EOS Webcam Utility software for Windows, which helps people boost their online meeting experiences by transforming Canon cameras into high-quality webcams.
Earlier this year, Canon announced a beta version1 of the EOS Webcam Utility software, which was compatible with 25 models of cameras. Today, there are 42 cameras in the Mirrorless, DSLR and PowerShot range that can be utilised as a high-quality webcam for online meetings on a Windows computer. This includes the newly launched mirrorless cameras, Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6.
While online meeting has quickly become the norm over the past few months, not many people working from home had access to a high-quality webcam, or let alone, a standard webcam. This hindered the meeting participants from connecting with one another through high image quality video communication. Canon’s EOS Webcam Utility software addressed this key issue directly by allowing users to turn their cameras into high-quality webcams.
Transforming the Camera into a High-quality Webcam
Users only need to take three key steps to transform their Canon cameras into high-quality webcams.
- Download and install the Canon EOS Webcam Utility software.
- Connect the camera to the computer via a USB cable.
- Under the video settings of the web conferencing app, switch the camera to the Canon camera.
A full video guide for the Canon EOS Webcam Utility software for Windows can be found here.
The 42 Canon cameras that can be turned into high-quality webcams
|EOS R5||EOS 5D Mark III||EOS 100D||PowerShot SX70 HS|
|EOS R6||EOS 5D Mark IV||EOS 200D||PowerShot G7 X Mark III|
|EOS M200||EOS 5DS||EOS 200D II||PowerShot G5 X Mark II|
|EOS M50||EOS 5DS R||EOS 600D|
|EOS M6 Mark II||EOS 6D||EOS 700D|
|EOS R||EOS 6D Mark II||EOS 750D|
|EOS RP||EOS 7D||EOS 760D|
|EOS Ra||EOS 7D Mark II||EOS 800D|
|EOS-1D X||EOS 60D||EOS 850D|
|EOS-1D X Mark II||EOS 70D||EOS 1100D|
|EOS-1D X Mark III||EOS 77D||EOS 1200D|
|EOS-1D C||EOS 80D||EOS 1300D|
|EOS 90D||EOS 1500D|
The new production version of the software will work with the tested2 video conferencing applications as well as streaming applications including:
|Google Meet||Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)|
Moreover, users who desire to record a high quality video file onto the memory card in their camera while video conferencing or streaming can now do so3 by simply pressing the record button on their camera instead of through the software.
To download the full production version of the EOS Webcam Utility software for Windows and learn how to use it, visit https://sg.canon/eos-webcam-utility.
While the current version of the software only supports Windows 10, a full production version for macOS is underway.
About Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. is the headquarters for South & Southeast Asia driving sales, marketing and service strategies. Besides handling the domestic market, the company covers 22 other countries and regions including subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The parent company Canon Inc. has a global network of more than 300 companies and employs close to 200,000 people worldwide. Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.
More information is available at https://sg.canon.
1 This beta version was officially released in USA.
2 Tested if the EOS Webcam Utility is selectable as a video source and the video feed is displayed properly.
3 Restrictions may apply depending on camera specifications such as maximum video recording time up to 29 minutes 59 seconds.