Canon always makes headlines for planning new releases from time to time. The company continues to experiment with imaging products to achieve something unique. If not, the Japanese camera manufacturer is keeping tabs on the latest trends. Immediately following the release of Nikon’s webcam software for Mac and Windows on November 4th, Canon did the same.
In a recent announcement, Canon USA launched the full production version of the EOS Webcam Utility software for both macOS and Windows. As reported by Canon Rumors, the company “today announced the full production version 1.0 of the EOS Webcam Utility software for macOS and version 1.1 for Windows”. The software is officially out of beta and both macOS and Windows users can access it.
Canon EOS Webcam Utility converts compatible Canon EOS Interchangeable Lens (ILC) and PowerShot cameras to webcams. The software will essentially help users with high quality video conferencing or streaming. The latest EOS Webcam Utility software is compatible with 43 EOS and PowerShot cameras and 14 video conferencing services.
The complete list of 43 compatible Canon EOS and PowerShot cameras includes: EOS-1D X Mark I, II and III, EOS 5D cameras, a wide range of EOS Rebel cameras, EOS R series cameras with the latest EOS R6 and R5 , EOS M camera series and also 3 PowerShot cameras such as PowerShot G5X Mark II, PowerShot G7X Mark III, PowerShot SX70 HS among others. See the image below:
As mentioned, the EOS Webcam Utility software also supports 14 video conferencing services, namely Cisco Webex, Facebook Messenger, Streamlabs OBS, Discord, Microsoft Teams, YouTube Live, Facebook Live, Open Broadcaster Software, ZOOM, Hangouts, Skype, Apple FaceTime, Hangouts Meet and Slack.
Canon Rumors also claims that users can now record the video file to the camera’s memory card when video conferencing or streaming. Camera users will need to press the record button on the device and do nothing with the software. Although there are some limitations as this function also depends on the camera specifications such as the maximum video recording time.
Regarding software availability, the Canon EOS Webcam Utility is available worldwide. The software can be downloaded directly from the official Canon website in each region.
EOS Webcam Utility software converts compatible Canon EOS Interchangeable Lens (ILC) and PowerShot cameras to webcams.
- Canon launches EOS Webcam Utility Software for macOS users and Windows users.
- The software converts compatible Canon EOS Interchangeable Lens (ILC) and PowerShot cameras to webcam.
- The latest software is compatible with 43 EOS and PowerShot cameras.