How to use your Canon camera as a webcam by this brilliant FREE software

Turn over 35+ Canon cameras into a webcam with this free software for Windows and Macs

Canon has released free webcam software, EOS Webcam Utility , that will turn many of its EOS and PowerShot cameras into high-quality USB webcams without the need to purchase any additional hardware.

The Windows version of the software was available as a Beta earlier this year, but now the full and final version is here to download – and now offers support for a much wider range of Canon cameras. The software doesn’t just work with current Canon camera models – as the list of compatible models shows it will even use some old Canon classics, such as the 12-year aged EOS 5D Mark II DSLR.
Use this link for full instructions on how to download the software to your computer

A Mac version of the software is available – but is still currently in Beta form. Once you’ve downloaded EOS Webcam Utility, simply connect your digital camera to a Windows or Mac computer with a USB cable. Then just configure the camera with your video conferencing software program of choice and you’re ready to go!
The applications that the free of charge software is said to be compatible include: Cisco Webex, Messenger, Streamlabs, Discord, Microsoft Teams, YouTube Live, Facebook Live, Open Broadcaster Software, Zoom, Hangouts, Hangouts Meet, Skype and Slack.

A number of manufacturers have hurried to produce webcam software for its cameras – following the Covid lockdown that forced so many people to work and socialize from their own homes (see How to use your camera as a webcam).

“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 Kano, executive VP of Canon USA’s Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, when the Beta was first introduced. “Our goal is that the EOS Webcam Utility software can help reduce some of the remote workday stress for employees who are tasked with video conferencing and virtual meetings.”

List 35+ Compatible Canon Camera

  1. Canon EOS-1D X Mark III
  2. Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  3. Canon EOS-1D X
  4. EOS-1D C
  5. Canon EOS 5DS R
  6. Canon EOS 5DS
  7. Canon EOS 5D Mk IV
  8. Canon EOS 5D Mk III
  9. Canon EOS 5D Mk II
  10. Canon EOS R
  11. Canon EOS Ra
  12. Canon EOS R5
  13. Canon EOS R6
  14. Canon EOS RP
  15. Canon EOS 6D
  16. Canon EOS 6D Mk II
  17. Canon EOS 7D
  18. Canon EOS 7D Mk II
  19. Canon EOS 90D
  20. Canon EOS 80D
  21. Canon EOS 77D
  22. Canon EOS 70D
  23. Canon EOS 60D
  24. Canon EOS 850D
  25. Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D
  26. Canon EOS Rebel T6i / EOS 750D
  27. Canon EOS Rebel T7 / Canon EOS 2000D
  28. Canon EOS Rebel T6 / EOS 1300D
  29. Canon EOS Rebel SL3 / EOS 250D
  30. Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D
  31. Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D
  32. Canon EOS Rebel T100 / EOS 4000D
  33. Canon EOS M6 Mark II
  34. Canon EOS M50
  35. Canon EOS M200
  36. Canon PowerShot G5X Mk II
  37. Canon PowerShot G7X Mk III
  38. Canon PowerShot SX70 HS