Camera manufacturer Canon today announced that its EOS Webcam Utility Beta software is now available for macOS users in addition to PC users.
The software is designed to allow some EOS Interchangeable Lens Cameras and PowerShot cameras to be converted into a webcam through a USB connection.
The macOS-compatible software solution requires a single USB plug to connect the compatible camera to the computer. After the software is downloaded and the camera is configured in a video conferencing app, the user will be able to use the camera for video conferencing and virtual meetings.
Compatible cameras include everything from the EOS-1D X Mark III to the PowerShot SX70 HS, with a list of cameras that work with the feature available on Canon's website.
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So, I have to give Canon kudos for delivering something that can alleviate the strain on the webcam market while also providing an alternative option for individuals that need webcam-like functionality. If you already have a DSLR or Mirrorless camera, this is a great option. If not, you'll probably not drop that kind of money unless you want to take photography up as a hobby or really care about how you look virtually. That's ok. It's good to have options.