You Can Now Use Your Canon EOS Camera As A Webcam

Canon has released beta software that will let you use a variety of Canon EOS cameras as a webcam, which could be particularly useful if you've been unable to find a webcam.

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Canon has released beta software that will let you use a variety of Canon EOS, and some Powershot cameras as a webcam, which could be particularly useful if you've been unable to find a webcam, due to them mostly being sold out. Prior to this software becoming available, you would have needed to spend money on a capture card to get the live view from your camera onto your computer. The software is currently only available for Windows 10.

The cameras supported:

  • EOS-1D X Mark II
  • EOS-1D X Mark III
  • EOS 5D Mark IV
  • EOS 5DS
  • EOS 5DS R
  • EOS 6D Mark II
  • EOS 7D Mark II
  • EOS 77D
  • EOS 80D
  • EOS 90D
  • EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D
  • EOS Rebel SL3 / EOS 250D
  • EOS Rebel T6 / EOS 1300D
  • EOS Rebel T6i / EOS 750D
  • EOS Rebel T7 / EOS 2000D
  • EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D
  • EOS Rebel T100 / EOS 4000D
  • EOS M6 Mark II
  • EOS M50
  • EOS M200
  • EOS R
  • EOS RP
  • Powershot G5X Mark II
  • Powershot G7X Mark III
  • Powershot SX70 HS


Canon Powershot G5X MarkII (6)

From Canon: MELVILLE, NY, April 28, 2020 – As virtual meetings and gatherings become the new norm, you don’t want to be caught in the dark with a low-quality webcam. Fortunately, a new solution – EOS Webcam Utility Beta software** -- was unveiled today by Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, for select EOS Interchangeable Lens Cameras (ILC) and PowerShot cameras. To help bring you into the light, this beta version solution converts your compatible EOS ILC and PowerShot camera through a simple USB connection into a webcam. Built by Canon software developers, this beta version software helps consumers to improve their video appearance while using popular video conferencing applications in the market, delivering clarity and high-image quality.

The EOS Webcam Utility Beta software solution requires one single USB plug (which may need to be purchased separately) to connect the camera to a Windows* operating systems computer. Once the software is downloaded and the camera is configured within a video conferencing application, the user will be ready to go.

“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.”

To learn more, including whether your Canon EOS ILC or PowerShot camera is compatible, and to download the EOS Webcam Utility Beta software, visit

If you’d like to ask questions or provide feedback pertaining to the EOS Webcam Utility Beta software, please visit our forum,

* EOS Webcam Utility Beta software is compatible for Windows operating system only at this time. Versions for additional operating systems may be available at a later date.

** EOS Webcam Utility Beta software is a Beta version and it may contain errors. This Software is for use in the United States of America only, and will not be supported outside that area.

Via TheVerge.

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