In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, videoconferencing services have become more widely used by quarantined people worldwide. In addition to the security concern, another point that started to be considered is the improvement in image quality.
To improve this type of use, Canon made available a beta version of the “EOS Webcam Utility”, a program intended for the use of the brand’s camera portfolio in computer video calls. However, currently, the software is available only for use in the US.
The software is available for Windows 10 and recognizes compatible devices by plugging into the USB port on the PC or notebook. According to the company, the use of Canon Cameras as a webcam will allow a high-quality image in conversations.
“In unprecedented times, it’s imperative for Canon to provide our customers with useful, simple, and accessible solutions to assist them in whatever imaging needs they have,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, executive vice president of the Canon U.S.A., Inc. Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “Our goal is that the EOS Webcam Utility Beta software can help reduce some of the remote workday stress for employees who are tasked with video conferencing and virtual meetings.”
Canon EOS Webcam Utility Software Download Instructions
- Select your model below. Once you arrive at the product support page follow these instructions.
- Select the “Drivers & Downloads” tab
- Select the “Software” tab
- Select Windows 10 (x64), if not already detected, from the Operating System list.
- Find “EOS Webcam Utility Beta” and click the “SELECT” button.
- Click the download button to start downloading.
Altogether, there are 15 Canon cameras compatible with the utility. They belong to three lines: EOS DSLR, EOS Mirrorless, and PowerShot. The complete list of models can be seen below:
EOS-1D X Mark II
EOS-1D X Mark III
EOS 5D Mark IV
EOS 5DS R
EOS 6D Mark II
EOS 7D Mark II
EOS Rebel SL3
EOS Rebel T6
EOS Rebel T6i
EOS Rebel T7
EOS Rebel T7i
EOS Rebel T100
EOS M6 Mark II
PowerShot G5X Mark II
PowerShot G7X Mark III
PowerShot SX70 HS