EOS Webcam Utility

Started May 3, 2020 | Discussions
pixseal
pixseal Veteran Member • Posts: 4,015
EOS Webcam Utility

In case you haven't read about it, Canon has developed a utility to enable certain Canon EOS and Powershot cameras to be used as webcams. In reading other forums, many people have had success - unfortunately I have not. What Canon says:

  • EOS Utility must disabled in order to use the webcam utility
  • This BETA version only works on Windows 10 computers

Supported Computers:
PC with one of the above OS preinstalled and a USB port as a standard feature (Upgraded machines not supported)

  • This BETA version only works with certain Canon cameras (the download link below lists "supported" cameras)
  • The connection requires USB 2

Please tell me if you have had success using the Webcam Utility with a 200D/SL2. Since this is a DSLR, it must be used in Liveview mode - but when I plug in my camera, liveview is disabled.

If you do try this, please let me know if you have had success with a PC that was upgraded from W7 to W10.

Canon download page

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Oldpanda Forum Member • Posts: 87
Works with my SL2

It works fine with my SL2.

I disable the EOS utility in Task Manager.

Turn on the camera and put in video mode on the power switch. You indicated that you try LiveView, but the instructions state video mode. Then plug it into the USB port.

I plan to use it with Zoom, so I start Zoom, select EOS webcam beta and it works.

I use an external microphone .

I bought a android webcam app for my phone, but I never got it to work like it should. This was painless. The hardest thing was trying to stop the EOS Utility, I tried several ways and then it hit me that Task Manager was the easiest way. That did the trick.

I wish it would work with my PowerShot G11. It is a much smaller camera and I don't use it much anymore.

My computer is a new build with Win 10 Home, so I can't speak about an upgraded Windows.

Glenn

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Ray UK Contributing Member • Posts: 915
Re: EOS Webcam Utility

My PC was upgraded from win 7pro to W10 and the webcam software works with my 7D2. I could only get it working with the Zoom test site though, numerous other webcam test programs wouldn't work.

pixseal
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Re: Works with my SL2

Oldpanda wrote:

It works fine with my SL2.

I disable the EOS utility in Task Manager.

Turn on the camera and put in video mode on the power switch. You indicated that you try LiveView, but the instructions state video mode. Then plug it into the USB port.

Whats the difference between LiveView and Video Mode?

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Oldpanda Forum Member • Posts: 87
Re: Works with my SL2

pixseal wrote:

Oldpanda wrote:

It works fine with my SL2.

I disable the EOS utility in Task Manager.

Turn on the camera and put in video mode on the power switch. You indicated that you try LiveView, but the instructions state video mode. Then plug it into the USB port.

Whats the difference between LiveView and Video Mode?

LiveView takes a still picture with either the shutter button or the touch shutter ( if it is enabled). Video or movie mode shoots videos.  Live view is on page 195 of the SL2 manual, Movies (video) is on page 234.

The Canon video on DPReview clearly says to put the camera in movie (video) mode.

Canon Webcam Utility video

The webcam utility will not work in Live View. I tried

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GBA100 New Member • Posts: 1
Re: EOS Webcam Utility

Well I tried it with Canon 650D [Rebel T4i]  All I can see is the logo - so at the moment it does not work with this model.  I cannot be too disappointed as this is not a supported model on the Canon list.  Look forward to Canon extending the list further.

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