Canon EOS Webcam Utility turns your Canon DSLR into a webcam

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Canon has officially released EOS Webcam Utility software that allows you to use compatible Canon DSLR or PowerShot cameras as a high quality, live streaming “webcam” via a USB connection.

September 21, 2020 Updated: Canon EOS Webcam Utility now out of Beta. See below for more details.

Canon EOS Webcam Utility Update – September 18, 2020

After 4 months in Beta, the EOS Webcam Utility for Windows has been officially give a worldwide release with support for additional camera, more streaming services and real-time, in-camera recording of stream or video conference.

Sadly for MacOS users, the Mac version still remains in Beta.

This update brings the following changes/updates:

  • Works with Additional Steaming Services
  • Support for 42 Canon EOS Cameras with a mix of newer and older cameras (Beta supported 25 cameras)
  • Worldwide Availability (Beta was limited to North America)
  • Record internally to memory card while streaming

Added Camera Support

EOS DSLR Cameras

  • EOS-1D C
  • EOS-1D X
  • EOS 5D Mark III
  • EOS 6D
  • EOS 60D

EOS Rebel Cameras

  • EOS Rebel SL1
  • EOS Rebel T3
  • EOS Rebel T3i
  • EOS Rebel T5

The webcam utility supports the following streaming applications:

  • Cisco Webex
  • Messenger (Facebook)
  • Streamlabs
  • Discord
  • Microsoft Teams
  • YouTube Live
  • Facebook Live
  • Open Broadcast Software (OBS)
  • ZOOM
  • Hangouts (Now Google Meet)
  • Skype
  • Slack

Download the official release (for Windows) of Canon’s EOS Webcam Utility here


Canon EOS Webcam Utility Beta – Original post April 2020

Canon EOS 90DHere are a few important things you need to know before you try the EOS Webcam Utility Beta.

  • While it states on the Canon USA website “supported ONLY in the USA”, the driver will work in Canada. Note: It is beta software, if there are issues or troubles there is no Canon support in Canada, only in the United States. You can use it in Canada, but if you have troubles then unfortunately you won’t be able to receive support while it is in beta.
  • It works on Windows or MacOS systems
  • After installation be sure to REBOOT your computer for it to work
  • You have to ensure the camera has a media card inserted
  • There is no audio via the Canon Camera only video

Link to the Canon USA site from which you can download the software.

Windows Based Systems

New MacOS Version

Here is the list of compatible cameras.

EOS DSLR Cameras

EOS Rebel Cameras

EOS Mirrorless Cameras

PowerShot Cameras

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