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EOS Webcam Utility software

Canon has developed EOS Webcam Utility software to bring easy-to-use, plug and play, webcam-like functionality to selected Canon cameras (see below for full list of compatible EOS models). This allows you to use your camera as a high-quality webcam for personal or business video calls.

The free software is currently Beta, which means that Canon welcomes feedback about bugs and suggestions for additional features. Also, it can only be used with Windows 10 64-bit at present, though compatibility with other computer operating systems is likely in the future.
UPDATE 28 May 2020
EOS Webcam Utility Beta is now also available for Mac OS – 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.14 (Mojave) and 10.15 (Catalina).

Details about compatible cameras and download instructions are available at:
https://shop.usa.canon.com/estore/marketing/ebook/Canon-WebCam-Utility-Instructions-with-USB.pdf

The software download can be access here:
https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support/self-help-center/eos-webcam-ut…

Another EOS R5 teaser announcement from Canon

Canon Inc. has taken the unprecedented step to announce further specifications for the EOS R5 – a full frame mirrorless camera currently in development.

This teaser confirms the video recording capabilities of the EOS R5, including internal 8K RAW up to 29.97fps (full sensor width) and suitability with high-end production workflows.

Of the as-yet unreleased EOS R5, Canon says that on the set of high-end productions such as commercials, dramas and documentaries, the EOS R5 is the perfect shooting partner to the likes of its brand-new EOS C300 Mark III – a next generation modular Cinema EOS System camera also launched today. In addition to the EOS R5’s still photography specifications, its video capabilities include:
• 8K RAW – non-cropped, internal recording up to 29.97fps
• Non-cropped internal recording 8K video capture – up to 29.97fps in 4:2:2 10-bit in Canon Log (H.265) or 4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265)
• Non-cropped internal recording 4K video capture – up to 119.88fps in 4:2:2 10-bit…

EOS 850D delayed

There are reports that the availability of the EOS 850D (Rebel T8i in North America; Kiss X10i in Japan) will be delayed. It was due for release in April 2020, but the Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted supply and production chains.

June 2020 has been suggested as a new release date.

Canon picks up five awards from TIPA

Canon has been awarded five accolades from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), highlighting Canon’s commitment to innovation across its DSLR, mirrorless and compact line- up – from the world-class EOS-1DX Mark III, to the RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS lens.

2020 marks Canon’s 26th year of recognition from TIPA and this year’s awards showcase Canon’s continued expertise in the photography industry. Representing 26 industry magazines from 14 countries across five continents, the TIPA World Awards is one of the most coveted photo and imaging awards globally.

The following products have been recognised:

Best DSLR Advanced Camera: Canon EOS 90D
Best DSLR Professional Camera: Canon EOS-1DX Mark III
Best Mirrorless Telephoto Zoom Lens:
Canon RF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM
Best Professional Portrait Lens: Canon RF 85mm f1.2L USM / Canon RF 85mm f1.2 L USM DS
Best Vlogging Camera: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III

Susie Donaldson, ITCG Marketing Director at Canon Europe, commented: “We are delighted to have b…

Firmware update v1.1.0 for EOS-1D X Mark III released

Canon has released a firmware update for its flagship camera, the EOS-1D X Mark III. First announced two weeks ago, firmware v1.1.0 incorporates the following enhancement and fixes:

1. The option to capture full HD movies and 4K UHD movies in 23.98p frame rate has been added.
2. The communication speed has been improved when connected via wired LAN.
3. The 'Browser Remote' function has been added.
4. The function to transfer only protected images has been added.
5. Corrects the phenomenon in which, when the electronic level is set to 'Show' in the viewfinder display, in rare cases, the camera may freeze when operating the AF-ON button or shutter button.
6. Corrects the phenomenon in which the Custom Shooting Mode settings may change when the shooting mode is switched.

Firmware version 1.1.0 is for cameras with firmware on the original version 1.0.0. If the camera's firmware is already v1.1.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

When updating the fir…

Firmware update 1.1.0 for EOS M6 Mark II

Canon has released firmware version 1.1.0 for the EOS M6 Mark II camera which incorporates the following enhancement and fixes:

1. The option to capture movies in the frame rate of 23.98p has been added.
2. Fixes the phenomenon where the focus position of the lens returns to the home position if the camera powers off due to the "Auto Power Off" setting during Interval Timing shooting.
3. Fixes the phenomenon in which, in rare cases, the camera may not autofocus at the edges of the image area.

You can download the firmware update from the Canon UK website.

The download also contains detailed instructions which should be followed to ensure successful updating.