WiFi tethering EOS 70D using EOS Utility 2.14

EOS Utility and WiFi tethering EOS 70D

EOS Utility is a funny old program, I love it and know it pretty well so when something changes I tend to just work with it and get on. Recently I received a comment from Matt on one of my old blog posts that the process explained to tether an EOS camera with EOS Utility was incorrect. 18 months ago it was working now it’s update time.

The steps to pair a camera with your computer are the same on the camera – be it an EOS 70D or EOS 6D.

  • Go in to the settings menu on the camera and enable the WiFi
  • Go to the WiFi function menu and choose Remote control (EOS Utility)
  • Follow the steps to select your network, and input the WiFi key
  • The camera will prompt you to start the pairing software

Launch EOS Utility

Launch EOS Utility

This will display this new screen if no camera is detected on USB. This is what you need to pair the camera now. Click on the Pairing over WiFi/LAN button

EOS Utility 2.14 pairing screen

EOS Utility 2.14 pairing screen

  • The camera will be detected on the network, then select it 
camera found on network

Camera found on network

Camera pairing completed

Camera pairing completed

  • Follow the steps on the camera to save the settings and then press the Menu button to finish.
  • EOS Utility will start and the rest of the process from the old post will work fine… 🙂

Thanks Matt for the reminder. Though the old EOS 6D post was updated to be show how to do wifi tethering with Lightroom 5 and EOS 70D earlier this year too.

EOS Utility 3.0

Earlier this week Canon announced EOS Utility 3.0 and Digital Photo Professional 4.0. At the moment these only work with the latest full-frame EOS cameras, the EOS 6D, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS-1D X and EOS-1D C. I’m working on some new posts about these software versions, however for the time being EOS Utility 2.14 and DPP 3.14 are still being used for all the older cameras including the EOS 70D. I hope that Canon soon aligns the software to work with one version for all the cameras.