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
・RAW (CR3) images can be imported as RAW (CR3) format by selecting [RAW image save format] > [RAW format] from the [Images on camera] setting while connected to a CR3 compatible model (iOS 12.1 or later).
・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.
・Importing original RAW(CR2) files is not supported (RAW files are resized to JPEG).
・MOV files shot with EOS 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.
Added support for new Canon cameras
Ratings and Reviews
Needs better handling of RAW images
The app itself is fine and provides a handy way of previewing your images on a bigger screen which can be useful when you’re out on a shoot and need to quickly check if what you’re capturing is suitable. This said, it’s one (fairly major) downside is that it cannot download RAW images to a device (it significantly reduces the resolution and converts them to jpeg first). This is a major oversight - pretty much every photographer I’ve ever met shoots in this format to retain maximum data in the image and many (like me) would love a way to wirelessly transfer full quality images to a device such as the iPad Pro to complete post production work on the go. As it is we no need to buy an additional adapter to transfer from the card the old fashioned way.
I have only just uploaded the app after purchasing a new Canon PowerShot 620 and to be honest I’m not sure what all the negative feedback is about? I followed the instructions (not something I normally do) and connected to my IPad and in the blink of an eye transferred a couple of photos from the Camera with ease and the quality is excellent. To test this further I took the same photo with my iPad and compared it with the one I transferred from the camera, it it as good, if not better!
But I had to go into settings and set the transfer to same size, if you don’t then I suspect the quality of the photo will be reduced, hence I think is where the negative feedback has come from. When your connected to your device you can point the camera and leave it in position and use your device to snap the photo, brilliant for wildlife shots. But I would recommend the App!
Won’t Transfer Videos in Full Resolution
For some reason, when transferring the files to my phone, the app reduces the resolution from 1080p to 720. I backed up several days worth of footage (and deleted it from my camera), before moving it to my computer and realizing. I checked, double checked, and triple checked on later footage..the option to “save original size” is checked, which apparently doesn’t apply to video.
I had this app with a different camera years ago, and it always saved in 1080p. Why not even give the option to keep the original resolution?
This renders the app almost useless to me, and the lost footage certainly pisses me off enough to leave a bad review. I’m sure you all know that iOS devices don’t show you the resolution. Certainly, someone at some point, must have thought that “not warning consumers” that their videos would be compressed was a bad idea.
- Canon Inc.
- 63.9 MB
- Photo & Video
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Copyright CANON INC. 2019 All Rights Reserved.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.