Canon Camera Connect is an application to transfer images shot with compatible Canon cameras to smartphone/tablet.
By connecting to a camera with Wi-Fi (direct connection or via wireless router), this application provides the following features:
・Transfer and save camera images to a smartphone.
・Remote shoot with live view imaging of the camera from a smartphone.
This application also provides the following features for compatible cameras.
・Acquire location information from a smartphone and add it to the images on the camera.
・Switch to a Wi-Fi connection from pairing status with a Bluetooth enabled camera.
・Remote release of the camera shutter with a Bluetooth connection.
*For compatible models and features, please refer to the following website.
-Bluetooth System Requirement
For Bluetooth connection, the camera needs to have a Bluetooth function, and your device needs to have Bluetooth 4.0 or later (supports Bluetooth Low energy technology).
-Compatible File Types
JPEG, MP4, MOV, CR3, CR2
・RAW (CR3/CR2) images can be imported as RAW format by selecting [RAW image save format] > [RAW format] from the [Images on camera] setting while connected to a compatible model (iOS 12.1 or later for CR3).
・ Importing RAW (.CR2) format is possible with wireless compatible EOS models and some PowerShot models (G1 X Mark III / G9 X Mark II / G7 X Mark II).
・RAW (CR2/CR3) images are resized and imported into JPEG by selecting [RAW image save format] > [JPEG format].
・RAW burst files cannot be imported to smart devices. Extract the CR3 images from the RAW burst file in advance on the camera side, and then import them to the smart device.
・HEIF (10 bit) files shot with compatible cameras and RAW images shot with [HDR PQ settings] enabled cannot be imported. (They can be saved between apps using the linked mode with the Canon image editing app Canon DPP Express.)
・MOV files and 8K movie files shot with EOS cameras cannot be saved.
・RAW movie files shot with compatible cameras cannot be saved.
・AVCHD files shot with Camcorder cannot be saved.
・If application does not operate properly, try again after shutting down the application.
・Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
・In the case of using Power Zoom Adapter, please set the Live View function to ON.
・The images may include your personal information such as GPS data. Be careful when posting images online where many others can view them.
・Visit your local Canon Web pages for more details.
Now compatible with EOS R5 (Firmware Version 1.4.0).
Ratings and Reviews
Good but not perfect
I’ve been using the app for a couple months now and overall I’m happy with its functionality when it works. As others have mentioned the camera seems to connect and drop randomly. I found turning off the camera and waiting about 2 seconds and then turning it back on seems to fix that issue and it connects right away.
I’m currently using this on an iPhone 7+ with a canon 80D. I’m not sure if anyone else has noticed this but when I download my photos from the camera they’re in JPEG even though I’m shooting in raw. When I open the app to view photos I see that they are raw files. I select the pictures I want and download them but when I move them from iPhoto to Lightroom mobile they are all JPEG. Not sure if this is an iPhone optimizing issue or not. I did test my theory using a third party camera app for iPhone that lets you shoot raw photos using the phones camera and imported those into Lightroom mobile and those remained in their raw format. I wish I could download the files to a folder vs only having the option to download to iPhoto to get around this issue.
Other than that everything else seems fine. I like using the app as a remote shutter when shooting at night.
You’re better than this, Canon
I rarely write reviews, but I have to echo the other reviews as of late. This app is just too difficult to navigate. Even for the expert it’s far too many steps. I came to the App Store to see if I maybe missed an update or if maybe this app was retired. Then I ended up looking for a replacement app. I used to love using remote live view. It came in extremely helpful on many occasions. Unfortunately, I’ve not even been able to maintain a solid WiFi connection to the camera from 3 feet away. The app tells me I should move closer. If I were any closer I could release the shutter myself. I have small trigger remotes for that sort of thing. That’s not the point of the app. The point of the app is to allow usage of the technology in a way that makes it more convenient to catch a great shot of landscape without freezing near to death. Or getting the shot of a certain bird if you’re a bird watcher. Great feature for nature photography. If it would work. I’ve kind of just given up on it.
Very Useful, but don’t expect perfection
This app is great if you don’t expect great things out of it. It is great at allowing you to quickly access and manage your photos through connecting with the camera. This feature helps me frequently when I want to quickly access the pictures I took at that time. You can download your pictures, even raw pictures, to your device and do with them as you please. I found that videos are typically unable to be played in this app which can be upsetting, but remember, keep expectations modest. Lastly, the live view photo feature is useful and can be nice as a remote trigger for tripod use and pictures that require stability. Not great for fast tracking or professional use though as it is finicky and not perfect in some ways. Overall, the app is great for light to moderate use and for those who like to immediately or conveniently access their pictures on their device without needing to take out the card from the camera. I’d give the app 4 to 4.5 stars, but it’s current ratings aren’t accurate so 5 it is. :)
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- Canon Inc.
- 64.8 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
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- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.