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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Canon Unveils Free EOS Webcam Utility Beta – Use Your Camera As A Webcam

EOS Webcam Utility Beta

Canon released a free software that turns your Canon camera in an USB-connected webcam: EOS Webcam Utility Beta.

With Canon’s Webcam Utility Beta “select EOS Interchangeable Lens Cameras (ILC) and PowerShot cameras” can be used as a webcam. You an download the beta version of the software here. Help can be found in the Canon support forum. These Canon cameras are supported:

The video below tells you all you need to kow.

Canon press release:

New Canon U.S.A., Inc. Software Solution Allows Select EOS Interchangeable Lens Cameras to Function as High-Quality USB Webcam

MELVILLE, NY, April 28, 2020As 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 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 Webcam Utility Beta software, visit canon.us/livestream.

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