Canon and Fujifilm Release Updated Webcam Utilities

Canon and Fujifilm have both released updates to their respective webcam utilities, which allow their customers to use their still photography cameras as webcams for online video conference calls.

Canon Out of Beta

Canon’s EOS Webcam Utility was first released for Windows back in April, but now Canon has brought that version of the software out of beta. Along with the official launch comes an increased range of supported programs and cameras.

Here is a list of programs now supported on Windows:

  • Cisco Webex
  • Messenger
  • Streamlabs
  • Discord
  • Microsoft Teams
  • YouTube Live
  • LIVE Facebook Live
  • Open Broadcaster Software
  • ZOOM
  • Hangouts
  • Skype
  • Hangouts Meet
  • Slack

Here are the over 40 Canon cameras now supported by the software (the ones marked with * are the recently added ones):

  • EOS-1D C *
  • EOS-1D X *
  • EOS-1D X Mark II
  • EOS-1D X Mark III
  • EOS 5D Mark III *
  • EOS 5D Mark IV
  • EOS 5DS
  • EOS 5DS R
  • EOS 6D *
  • EOS 6D Mark II
  • EOS 60D *
  • EOS 7D *
  • EOS 7D Mark I1
  • EOS 70D *
  • EOS 77D
  • EOS 80D
  • EOS 90D
  • EOS M200 *
  • EOS M50
  • EOS M6 Mark II
  • EOS R
  • EOS R5 *
  • EOS R6 *
  • EOS Ra *
  • EOS Rebel SL1 *
  • EOS Rebel SL2
  • EOS Rebel SL3
  • EOS Rebel T3 *
  • EOS Rebel T3i *
  • EOS Rebel T5 *
  • EOS Rebel T5i *
  • EOS Rebel T6
  • EOS Rebel T6i
  • EOS Rebel T6s *
  • EOS Rebel T7
  • EOS Rebel T7i
  • EOS Rebel T8i *
  • EOS Rebel T100
  • EOS RP
  • PowerShot G5X Mark II
  • PowerShot G7X Mark Ill
  • PowerShot SX70 HS

Here’s a video tutorial on how to get started with using your Canon camera as a webcam on your favorite app:

You can download the Canon EOS Webcam Utility here to get started.

Fujifilm Software Gets Version 2.0

Fujifilm has updated its free FUJIFILM X Webcam software to version 2.0 on both Windows and Mac. Version 1 was originally released back in May. It’s a minor update that brings a new Settings window that lets users do things like choose a Film Simulation mode and adjust settings.

  1. Instant AF: Click this button to activate the Instant AF.
  2. AE Lock: Click this button to lock AE settings. Click again to unlock the settings.
  3. Digital Zoom: Choose the magnification for digital zoom.
  4. Exposure compensation: Click the +/- button or move the Exposure Compensation slider up and down to determine the level of exposure compensation.
  5. Film Simulation: Select a Film Simulation mode to be applied.
  6. White Balance: Select a White Balance setting.
  7. Color Temperature: Adjust color temperature when [Color Temperature] is selected in [White Balance].
  8. Boot option: The setting mode will be booted automatically when you connect to the camera if you check the box.

Fuji cameras currently compatible with the software are the GFX100, GFX 50S, GFX 50R, X-H1, X-Pro2, X-Pro3, X-T2, X-T3, and X-T4.

You can download FUJIFILM X Webcam version 2.0 here to get started.

Image credits: Header photo by Canon

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