I’ve had a number of comments left on this site asking how to connect an EOS 760D, EOS 750D or EOS 1300D to a computer using the wifi connection, and use EOS Utility to shoot tethered. So here’s the answer…

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EOS 760D (Rebel T6s), EOS 750D (Rebel T6i) and EOS 1300D (Rebel T6) all have built-in wifi, but it is NOT possible to use the Canon EOS Utility software and connect the cameras to a Windows or Mac computer using wifi.

The first page of the EOS 760D wifi manual has a diagram that shows the possible connection types, you can see there is no mention of connecting to a computer with EOS Utility. For some reason – Canon has chosen not to enable this feature on these three cameras.

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EOS 760D wifi instruction manual

 

Canon must have seen the error of their ways, as the newer EOS 800D and EOS 77D – replacements for the 750D & 760D do allow connection to EOS utility with wifi.

Thanks to everyone that asked, hope this clear it all up.

You can use EyeFi cards in these cameras, and the TetherTools Case Air will also work if you need to connect the camera to your computer with a wifi link.


Mirrorless EOS…

Update: As soon as I shared this post on Facebook I received another question, does this also apply to the EOS M5. Sorry to say that yes all the current mirrorless M-series cameras, M, M3, M10, M5, and M6 also cannot connect with WiFi to EOS Utility.

The rules of rules are that there has to be exceptions to the rule. For mirrorless cameras, the EOS M50 can connect to a computer using WiFi and work with EOS Utility. It is the exception to the rule.

EOS 2000D and EOS 4000D

Update2: EOS 2000D and EOS 4000D share the technology platform with the EOS 1300D, as such they also don’t connect to a computer with their built-in WiFi.