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.
iOS 14.8 / 15.5
iPadOS 14.8 / 15.5
-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.
Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
I generally don’t leave bad reviews, but unfortunately with this I feel like I have no choice. I’ll start by saying I have decided to give two stars instead of one, as the app DOES do what it is designed to do… sometimes.
The interface and accessibility is fine, easy to understand and use - but that’s about it. It’s pretty much a lottery on whether you’re actually going to be able to connect, and/or how long it’s going to take. It genuinely might be the slowest app I’ve ever used. Find myself constantly having to switch my camera on/off to try and reset the connection, and even then it can take 5+ minutes to connect to my device less than a metre away from the camera. Even then it will sometimes just randomly disconnect, and the whole process starts over again.
Same story for previewing images, they often take an age to load, and even longer to import. I would recommend using this app only if you have no other alternative, and say that your best bet is to just stick to transferring directly from memory card to PC. It’s a shame because the app has so much potential, just doesn’t seem to be cared for enough by those in charge. Hopefully we will see a change at some point.
All in all, a disappointing app for a wonderful company whose products are so great.
Does exactly what I need
I got rid of my iPhone 11 Pro as I was fed up carrying a brick around in my pocket. Instead I bought an iPhone SE 2020 and a lovely Canon G9x Mk2. The way it works, you sync the time between the phone and the camera, switch on location logging and off you go, snapping away. When your done, connect the phone to the WiFi on the camera and it updates the location information on the photos you’ve taken. From there you can copy the photos from the camera to the camera roll on the phone and share them etc as you would normally. There are some other features such as using the app to control the camera, which seems to work well, but I’ve no real need for it. Once you get the hang of it it’s really easy. So for less than the price of an iPhone 11 Pro, I’ve a great camera and a phone that’s light and I don’t mind carrying around. Really happy with the app and the functionality.
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!
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- Canon Inc.
- 50.7 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
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- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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