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How to Use Your Canon Camera as a Webcam

As video calls and virtual meetings take on greater importance for staying in touch with others, you will want to make sure you look your best. One way to help with that is to improve your webcam’s video quality. Canon has come through with the EOS Webcam Utility Beta to make it so you can use a powerful EOS DSLR/mirrorless camera or even select PowerShot cameras as a webcam using just a USB cable.

Why Use a Canon Camera Instead of a Webcam?

Obviously, the answer to the above is that a dedicated Canon camera will provide significantly better image quality than a standard webcam. There are many reasons for this, none of which I want to get too deeply into, but suffice it to say that a DSLR, mirrorless, or even point-and-shoot designed for capturing stunning images will beat the tiny imaging unit built into your laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

Recommended Cameras and Equipment

You’ll need to first check and see if you have a camera supported by the Canon EOS Webcam Utility Beta. Fortunately, the app supports both Windows and Mac computers and the list of supported cameras is quite expansive.

EOS DSLR Cameras

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