Canon is now charging for its EOS Webcam Utility Software

Nov 10, 2022

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Canon is now charging for its EOS Webcam Utility Software

Nov 10, 2022

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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When the COVID-19 pandemic took over the world, we all switched to living our lives online. And during this switch, Canon introduced its EOS Webcam Utility Software – a free tool that lets you use your Canon camera as a webcam.

Two years later, the free software gets some new features in the Canon EOS Webcam Utility Pro. But there’s a catch – if you want to use them, you’re going to have to pay.

The Pro version contains everything the free version does, plus some extra features only available to paying users. When you subscribe to Pro, you get multiple camera connections, wireless connectivity, greater camera and content control, high-res upscaling in full HD mode, a maximum frame rate up to 60fps, and the ability to output to multiple channels simultaneously. You can choose between different layout options, scene transitions, and even add your watermark.

It’s worth noting that you can use the basic features of the Pro software for free. This option still allows you to utilize several Canon EOS cameras as high-quality webcams. However, the paid subscriptions to EOS Webcam Utility Pro unlock many additional special features, including the ones mentioned above. You can choose between a monthly subscription for $4.99 per month and an annual subscription for $49.99 per year. Whichever you choose, Canon also offers a 30-day trial period. One limitation, though, is that the software is only available to customers in the U.S. So, if you’re a U.S.-based Canon user, head over to Canon’s website to learn more about the EOS Webcam Utility Pro software.

[via Canon Watch]

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7 responses to “Canon is now charging for its EOS Webcam Utility Software”

  1. Kaouthia Avatar
    Kaouthia

    Or… get some USB HDMI capture dongles for $20 each on eBay/Amazon and use whatever camera you want with OBS with no recurring subscription costs!

    This seems really silly. It feels more and more lately like Canon is trying to insult and alienate customers rather than embrace them and look after them.

  2. Kay O. Sweaver Avatar
    Kay O. Sweaver

    Subscription, subscription, subscription. I’m so tired of this trend.

  3. DIYP community member Avatar
    DIYP community member

    Now I am based in Romania, this driver only works in USA, because I have installed but I can not open , i have Canon 5dsr

  4. DIYP community member Avatar
    DIYP community member

    It sounds like they trialed the software and were nice and left that version free but made a better paid version

  5. DIYP community member Avatar
    DIYP community member

    As long as they don’t make it so 3rd party software bricks your camera I think it’s fair game.

  6. DIYP community member Avatar
    DIYP community member

    Everybody has to take their first step. New territory for manufacturers…

  7. John Beatty Avatar
    John Beatty

    So, Canon will not let any third party manufactures make RF lenses…Oh wait, that is another topic…