Software that Turns Canon Cameras into Webcams

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for webcams has increased and it can be difficult to buy them. That’s why Canon has decided to develop software that allows you to use your EOS or PowerShot camera as a tool for video calling with colleagues or loved ones.

If you work from home at this time and need to stay in touch with other members of your team, or if you just want to use the best for video calling with family and friends, a dedicated webcam can help. However, high demand today means that many models are selling out fast and others are rising sharply.

However, for Canon camera owners, there is now a way to set up EOS or PowerShot cameras to act as pseudo webcams. At present, EOS Webcam Utility Beta will only work with computers and laptops connected to the Internet with Windows 10 64-bit installed. There is also a limited selection of Canon camera models, but the only other thing you will need is a free USB port.

Compatible cameras include the full-frame EOS R mirrorless camera, the EOS-1D X Mark III flagship DSLR, the EOS 90D professional DSLR camera, the EOS M200 basic mirrorless camera, and the PowerShot G7 X III and PowerShot G5 X Mark II. Some compatible cameras do not come with a USB cable, so you must purchase your own and go to the download web page for the supported camera to obtain the software.

The software is still in beta development and may contain bugs. However, users can share their experiences with Canon through the forum to help with further development.

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Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for webcams has increased and it can be difficult to buy them. That's why Canon has decided to develop software that allows you to use your EOS or PowerShot camera as a tool for video calling with colleagues or loved ones.

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