Canon Announced Webcam Starter Kits For EOS RP And Some EOS M And Rebels

Webcam Starter

Canon released webcam starter kits for the Canon EOS RP, and selected EOS M and Rebel DSLR cameras.

The webcam starter kits are to be used with Canon’s free Webcam Utility software. The kits sell at $159.99 for the EOS RP and at $89.99 for the others. The kits contain adapters, couplers and interface cables. Preorders open at B&H Photo. More information about Canon’s free Webcam Utility software is listed here.

Webcam starter kit for the Canon EOS RP:

Turn your EOS RP Mirrorless Digital Camera into a high-performance webcam and enhance the quality of your content with the EOS Webcam Accessories Starter Kit from Canon. Simply download the freely available EOS Webcam Utility software, connect the camera to a compatible laptop or desktop computer with the provided IFC-100U Interface Cable, power it with the included AC-E6N AC Adapter and the supplied DR-E18 DC Coupler using a standard home outlet, and you’ll be on your way to longer continuous shooting and outstanding clarity. Whether you’re working, teaching, livestreaming, or just reaching out to friends and family, your audience will be able to clearly see you. This kit gives you everything you need in one convenient package, and lets you put yourself out there with the quality and ease you desire.

  • Turns your camera into a high-performance webcam and enhances the quality of your content
  • Provides superb clarity and continuous shooting
  • Powers the EOS RP Mirrorless Digital Camera via a household outlet for longer shooting sessions
  • Provides power wherever a convenient outlet is located, including indoors, outdoors, or in a studio

Canon Released Full Version Of EOS Webcam Utility For Mac OS

Eos Webcam Utility

Canon’s EOS Webcam Utility for Mac OS is out of beta and has released as full version. With this software you can use a Canon camera as a webcam for video conferences, meetings, and whatnot.

You can download Canon EOS Webcam Utility here. Support can be found in the forum or at Canon’s. The new software will be available worldwide and available for download directly from the Canon website in each region. Canon’s Webcam Utility is compatible with these Canon cameras:

eos webcam utility

Watch as Canon Senior Pro Market Specialist Genaro takes you through the steps to install and set up your camera on your Macintosh operating system, as well as enable the software to be used within your favorite video conferencing or streaming app for high quality video.

DPReview reviewed the beta version for Windows.

New Canon EOS Webcam Utility Released, Windows Version Now Out Of Beta

Eos Webcam Utility

Canon released a new version of their EOS Webcam Utility. The EOS Webcam Utillity allows you to use your Canon DSLR or MILC as a webcam.

To download the full production version of the EOS Webcam Utility software for Windows and learn how to use it, visit https://www.usa.canon.com/support/eoswebcamutility. If you have previously downloaded the EOS Webcam Utility Beta version, please make sure to uninstall it prior to installation of the full production version.

Canon press release:

Direct from Canon Customers, The Next Chapter in the EOS Webcam Utility Software Story has Arrived with the Launch of the Full Production Version for Windows

New Version Adds More Compatible Canon EOS Cameras to the Solution and Expands to Global Usage

MELVILLE, NY, September 16, 2020It has been a whirlwind the last few months in the world of EOS Webcam Utility software. With over 700,000 downloads after launching the beta version of the software in April, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has helped people stay connected with high quality video for communication with ease of use. And today, the company unveils the full production version of the EOS Webcam Utility software for Windows. The full production version expands to include additional compatible EOS Interchangeable Lens Cameras (ILC) such as the new EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras. In addition, the new software will be available worldwide and available for download directly from the Canon website in each region.

A common thread and conversation throughout the beta software forums was the compatibility of camera models. Many customers were excited to experience the beta version of EOS Webcam Utility software and wanted the list of 25 cameras that were compatible to be more extensive. In true Canon fashion – those voices have been heard loud and clear – now, a total of 42 EOS ILC and PowerShot cameras are compatible with the full production software, including the new EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras. The complete list of compatible cameras includes:

EOS-1D X
Mark III
EOS 6DEOS Rebel T7iEOS Rebel T6EOS M6 Mark II
EOS-1D X
Mark II
EOS 7D Mark IIEOS Rebel T6sEOS Rebel T5EOS M50
EOS-1D XEOS 7DEOS Rebel T6iEOS Rebel T3EOS M200
EOS-1D CEOS 90DEOS Rebel T5iEOS Rebel T100PowerShot G5X Mark II
EOS 5DS REOS 80DEOS Rebel T3iEOS R5PowerShot G7X Mark III
EOS 5DSEOS 77DEOS Rebel SL3EOS R6PowerShot SX70 HS
EOS 5D Mark IVEOS 70DEOS Rebel SL2EOS Ra 
EOS 5D Mark IIIEOS 60DEOS Rebel SL1EOS R 
EOS 6D Mark IIEOS Rebel T8iEOS Rebel T7EOS RP


Another common conversation theme within the beta software forums was compatibility with third-party applications. As of announcement day, the new production version of the software has been tested* with various video conferencing applications** as well as streaming applications including:

Cisco Webex®MessengerStreamlabs
DiscordMicrosoft TeamsYouTube Live
Facebook LiveOpen Broadcaster Software®️Zoom
Hangouts™Skype 
Hangouts Meet™Slack 

Moreover, customers have desired to record a high-quality video file onto the memory card in their camera while video conferencing or streaming, and we listened. This can now be achieved*** by simply pressing the record button on the camera and not through the software.

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Canon Released EOS Webcam Utility Beta For Mac OS

EOS Webcam Utility Beta

Canon first released EOS Webcam Utility Beta for Windows, now a Mac OS version is also available. EOS Webcam Utility Beta is a free software that turns your Canon camera in an USB-connected webcam.

Press release:

You Asked, Canon Delivers: The EOS Webcam Utility Beta Software* Now Available for macOS1 Users

MELVILLE, NY, May 27, 2020After tens of thousands of downloads and comments from Canon brand loyalists, the EOS Webcam Utility Beta software* has expanded, and is now available for macOS users. Unveiled today by Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, for select EOS Interchangeable Lens Cameras (ILC) and PowerShot cameras, this beta version solution converts a compatible Canon camera into a webcam through a simple USB connection. Users were heard through multiple Canon social media channels, customer comments and media inquiries.

Similar to the Windows operating system version released April 28, the new macOS compatible software solution requires one single USB plug (which may need to be purchased separately) to connect the compatible camera to the computer. Once the software is downloaded and the camera is configured within a video conferencing application, the user will have improved video appearance while participating in 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 for both macOS and Windows, visit Canon.us/eoswebcamutility.

If you’d like to ask questions or provide feedback pertaining to the EOS Webcam Utility Beta software for macOS, please visit our forum, Canon.us/forum-eoswebcamutilitymac.

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How To Use A Canon EOS R As Webcam On A Mac Computer (and use it with Zoom)

Professional Canon EOS R Mirrorless

Why use a Canon EOS R as a webcam? Canon recently released a pretty cool free software, Canon EOS Webcam Utility Beta. Unfortunately, for the time being it’s available only for Windows computer.

However, Marius Masalar published a short and easy to follow tutorial about how to use an EOS R as an external webcam on a Mac OS X system. Following Marius how-to you’ll be able to use your EOS R as a high-quality webcam, even in the latest versions of Zoom that has disabled virtual webcams.

You need only three things:

  1. A Canon EOS R, and an USB cable to connect it to your computer
  2. Camera Live: Download the latest version from GitHub
  3. CamTwist: Download it from their website

If you have these, then follow Marius Masalar’s easy instructions to set up your EOS R as a webcam on Mac OS X.

Thanks Marius!

Canon EOS Webcam Utility Beta Review (free and valuable, DPReview)

Canon Rumor Canon EOS Webcam Utility

In an unexpected and really nice move, a few weeks ago Canon released the free EOS Webcam Utility Beta software to help homeworkers and others who needed a webcam because of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Kudos Canon!

DPReview published a short review of the EOS Webcam Utility Beta. They write:

In the end, I have to applaud Canon for making the effort to create this software quickly enough to allow locked-down workers to take advantage of it. It’s free, it’s valuable, and it could really benefit a ton of people out there with minimal effort. It may not be the best solution for everyone, but for at-home workers that still need to keep up professional appearances, this is a fantastic option. We find ourselves hopeful that more videoconferencing software will be supported in the near future.

You an download the beta version of the software here. Help can be found in the Canon support forum. These Canon gear is supported:

Canon EOS Webcam Utility
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