It is now Canon’s turn to release its Webcam Utility (still in beta version) for the macOS (10.13, 10.14 and 10.15) to bring easy-to-use, plug and play, webcam-like functionality to select Canon cameras. (The Windows 10 version was already available back on April 28.) It converts select EOS Interchangeable Lens Cameras (ILC) and PowerShot cameras into a high-quality webcam through a simple USB connection to your computer. Both the EOS R and EOS RP mirrorless cameras are supported. Of course, the reason you may want to use a Canon ILC (with a large sensor) instead of a dedicated webcam (with a tiny sensor) is the improved video appearance while participating in video conferencing and virtual meetings.
You Asked, Canon Delivers: The EOS Webcam Utility Beta Software* Now Available for macOS1 Users
MELVILLE, NY, May 27, 2020 – After tens of thousands of downloads and comments from Canon brand loyalists, the EOS Webcam Utility Beta software* has expanded, and is now available for macOS users. Unveiled today by Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, for select EOS Interchangeable Lens Cameras (ILC) and PowerShot cameras, this beta version solution converts a compatible Canon camera into a webcam through a simple USB connection. Users were heard through multiple Canon social media channels, customer comments and media inquiries.
Similar to the Windows operating system version released April 28, the new macOS compatible software solution requires one single USB plug (which may need to be purchased separately) to connect the compatible camera to the computer. Once the software is downloaded and the camera is configured within a video conferencing application, the user will have improved video appearance while participating in video conferencing and virtual meetings.
To learn more, including whether your Canon EOS ILC or PowerShot camera is compatible, and to download the EOS Webcam Utility Beta software for both macOS and Windows, visit Canon.us/eoswebcamutility.
If you’d like to ask questions or provide feedback pertaining to the EOS Webcam Utility Beta software for macOS, please visit our forum, Canon.us/forum-eoswebcamutilitymac.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
* EOS Webcam Utility Beta software is a Beta version and it may contain errors. This Software is for use in the United States of America only, and will not be supported outside that area.
1 The following macOS versions are supported: macOS 10.15 Catalina, macOS 10.14 Mojave, macOS 10.13 High Sierra