Social distancing is bringing out the best in many companies and the latest company to release an update catering to the current needs of people is Canon. So if you have a recent Canon mirrorless, DSLR, or PowerShot camera, you can use it as a webcam and upgrade the quality of your video to super HD.
DPReview stated that Canon released a beta of EOS Webcam Utility for Windows 10 so you can put the device in any of the below-supported cameras with USB and it will serve as your PC’s webcam. It can be used on any service, be it Zoom, MS Teams, BlueJeans, or any other platform.
“Built by Canon software developers, this beta version software helps consumers to improve their video appearance while using popular video conferencing applications in the market, delivering clarity and high-image quality,” Canon wrote in its press release.
However, for those of you who don't have a fairly high-end digital camera made by Canon, we might have a solution. You can plug your device to the computer using an HDMI capture card or stick, assuming that your camera allows for a clean HDMI video output.
Canon’s solution cuts out the need for any extra devices or accessories beyond a single USB cable, so if you’ve got one of the listed cameras, this is definitely worth a try.
Source: The Verge
The news is rather unfortunate for Mac users as there is no EOS Webcam Utility for Apple’s software yet but you can try the HDMI capture card method we have mentioned above.