How to turn your Canon camera into a webcam for free

How to turn your Canon camera into a webcam for freeMost of us are using Zoom a lot for business these days but have you tried to buy a webcam recently? It’s impossible. Since the start of the pandemic they are sold out which is bad news if you want a good quality webcam. I have been speaking to quite a few coaches, yoga instructors etc who are moving their sessions to online Zoom sessions and the topic of getting a good webcam has come up a lot.
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You really don’t want to use the inbuilt webcam because quite often the quality isn’t good enough and also it’s not a great angle. What you need is an external webcam which you can position 3-4 feet away just above eye level.
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However, I discovered last week that Canon have released an amazing bit of software that turns your Canon Camera into a high quality webcam. You just download the software to your PC, connect your camera to your PC and when you then open Zoom or any other streaming service it’s there as a webcam for you. I own a Canon camera so this was great timing and the quality is brilliant. If you have a canon camera (or perhaps a friend or relative has one) you could also turn it into an amazing webcam.
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However, you will also need to buy a power source for your camera (Around €20) so you can plug it into the mains or else your battery will run out. If you search online for “Canon Power Adapter” and your camera model number you’ll find them.
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Hope this helps those looking for a brilliant webcam for their online business or meetings
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All the best
Evan

 

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June 9, 2020