Canon EOS Webcam Utility Pro lets you use over 40 cameras as professional webcams
Canon has introduced new webcam software that allows you to use over 40 different camera models from the manufacturer as a webcam. Canon EOS Webcam Utility Pro offers a whole range of professional features.
Canon EOS Webcam Utility Pro unveiled
Owners of a Canon camera like the EOS R5, EOS M50 or the PowerShot G5X Mark II, G7X Mark III and PowerShot SX70 HS models can now use their camera as a webcam.
This is made possible by the new Canon EOS Webcam Utility Pro software, which the manufacturer has just introduced. Although this has already been possible for years with the free version, many interesting features are added in the new edition that has just been presented.
However, the biggest and most exciting new features are limited to the paid Pro subscription, which costs $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year and is currently only available in the United States.
This makes it possible, for example, to integrate up to five cameras at the same time and use them as a webcam matrix – which should of course be particularly exciting for content creators. Unfortunately, a wireless connection option is also reserved for the paid model, as is Full HD support and 60fps support.
Those who want to use their Canon camera as a webcam, but don’t want to spend money on software, will have to settle for 720p resolution and 30 frames per second. However, the manufacturer has extended app support in the Canon EOS Webcam Utility Pro software, so that you can now use the corresponding cameras in Discord, Facebook Live, Microsoft Teams, OBS or Twitch, for example.
A list of all compatible Canon cameras is available on the manufacturer’s website.
Not listed, however, is the Canon EOS R6 Mark II, which they just presented on November 2. The full-frame DSLM camera is the manufacturer’s fastest camera to date. It relies on a 24.2 megapixel sensor and allows series of images up to 40 frames per second with an electronic shutter, while 12 frames per second are always possible with the mechanical shutter.
And if you prefer a pure, dedicated webcam with high resolution, then the new Elgato Facecam Pro worth a look. The webcam with a new large-area sensor from Sony allows recordings in 4K resolution with 60 frames per second.