Get the most out of your Canon IVY REC Outdoor Camera with the Canon Mini Cam app. When paired with a compatible mobile device such as a smartphone, you can use the app as a live viewfinder to capture photos and videos, and even use it as a remote shutter with a timer. It also keeps you informed about important settings including battery life of the IVY REC camera, remaining image capacity for the MicroSD card, video recording resolution (720p or 1080p), and image size. To view and share photos and videos, the app lets you wirelessly transfer them to your compatible mobile device to print, share and edit. Additional features will be provided in future updates.

What’s New

Version 1.0.4

Service Notice: Mini Cam App Version 1.0.4 includes several performance enhancements:
1. Improves thumbnail loading speed.
2. Support for selecting multiple files to download or delete has been added.

Ratings and Reviews

1.7 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

HP_16_ ,

Let down completely

After a long summer waiting for a cool new product to make it’s way into the market I am let down completely after recovering the camera in the mail and subsequently downloading this app yesterday. The app has no instructions, disconnects from the camera as soon as you try to view photos, use your phone as a viewfinder, or do basically anything that has to do with the two devices communicating. Hopefully an update that is SO DESPERATELY NEEDED will be released soon so myself, and the hundreds of others that backed this project from the start can enjoy the product we saw a reason for and took a chance on.

UnrepentantHarlequin ,


When they say “some images may be simulated” they mean Live View. Apparently that major feature—what I bought the camera for—doesn’t actually exist yet.

I can live with the disconnection issue; it reconnects quickly. But a camera that’s dependent on a feature that IT DOESN’T HAVE? If I wanted something I have to look through to take a picture, I’ve got a DSLR for that. If I wanted something smaller that still needs looking at, I have my phone for that.

I seriously do not understand who the customer base for this is—people with smartphones who want to keep their phones in their pockets and carry a second device with none of the capabilities of the phone cameras that they necessarily have? I don’t think those people exist.

I am not a happy puppy. Thankfully, I bought this retail, because it’s going back tonight.

Update: Returned the camera. Deleted the app.

JakeGLewis ,


I’m so disappointed. My wife and I were so excited to get these cameras only to find the app completely useless and dysfunctional. I suppose we can remove the SD card from the camera and get access to the pictures on our desktop computer but that is not what we wanted or how the camera was advertised. I would understand a startup company having issues like this, but not Canon. Please PLEASE fix this app and give us the product we paid for!


Canon U.S.A., Inc.
28.9 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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