EOS webcam software beta

Canon USA has announced a beta software tool for Windows that will allow you to use your EOS camera as a webcam in many video conferencing apps.

Eos Webcam Utility is a beta software tool for Windows 10 (x64) computers to enable your EOS camera to be used as a high quality webcam. You download and install the software then connect the camera with a USB cable to work with the software.

Supported Cameras

  • EOS-1D X Mark II
  • EOS-1D X Mark III
  • EOS 5D Mark IV
  • EOS 5DS
  • EOS 5DS R
  • EOS 6D Mark II
  • EOS 7D Mark II
  • EOS 77D
  • EOS 80D
  • EOS 90D
  • EOS R
  • EOS RP
  • EOS Rebel SL2
  • EOS Rebel SL3
  • EOS Rebel T6
  • EOS Rebel T6i
  • EOS Rebel T7
  • EOS Rebel T7i
  • EOS Rebel T100
  • EOS M6 Mark II
  • EOS M50
  • EOS M200
  • PowerShot G5X Mark II
  • PowerShot G7X Mark III
  • PowerShot SX70 HS

More details and to find the download check these links below.


EOS Webcam Utility Beta

Formum page – Canon.us/forum-eoswebcamutility

A couple of caveats – the software is for the US market, and Canon USA has this disclaimer on their site…

* This Software is for use in the U.S. and will not be supported outside that area.

I’m a little stuck here as I’m running Macs, and so I can’t check the software or determine if it is restricted to US models for cameras. I’d like to know if we can use EOS 200D instead of the EOS SL2 for example?

Please note some EOS cameras already have a clean HDMI output that you can use as a webcam, but these also need a suitable HDMI capture solution. I’ve successfully used my Blackmagic Intensity Extreme for this with my EOS R.




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