Japanese camera giant, Canon has released a new EOS Webcam Utility that gives its users the flexibility to convert their high-end camera into a master webcam.
With the quarantine a part of our lives – hopefully temporarily – Canon’s update is giving its users a reason to swap out their built-in laptop or external webcams that run on lower resolutions.
Particularly when meetings and even conferences have entirely moved online, you might be searching for webcam options that show off your best angle, and with most Canon cameras shooting video in 4K, it’s an option that’s hard to beat. Plus, Canon’s utility launches at an opportune time when most non-essential businesses are now operating remotely, sparking a sudden surge in demand for webcams.
The free utility at launch will be compatible with a wide range of Canon models including the pro-grade EOS1D X Mark II and III cameras. In addition, compact consumer models including the EOS M50 and several PowerShot models will be supported by the EOS Webcam Utility.
To activate the webcam feature, download and install the webcam utility, switch your camera to video mode and connect it via a USB cable to your Windows PC.
From there, you’ll be given multiple compatibility options including Skype, Zoom, or the newly free-to-use Google Meet.
In case you’re wondering if you device is compatible with the update, the list of supported devices are as follows.