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Canon’s new camera kits to enable you to turn DLSR and mirrorless camera into webcams

The new kit will help you achieve a high-quality streaming and video calls. Here are the details.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused organisations across the globe to carry out online meetings. Canon, a leading camera brand, recently announced to release a webcam accessory kit to allow users to easily set up Canon camera as a webcam.

Who would require the webcam accessory kit?

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The webcam installed in most of the laptops doesn’t provide crystal clear video capture. People who wish to achieve optimum video clarity through a new Canon DSLR should go for buying the Canon webcam accessory kit. This kit is essentially useful for those who already own a Canon DSLR and want to get the best out of that.

Which cameras will be compatible with the accessory kit?

Canon has decided to launch webcam accessory kits for a few of its DSLRs and mirrorless cameras that are listed below:

  • M50
  • M50 Mark II
  • M200
  • Rebel T3/EOS1100D
  • Rebel T5/EOS 1200D
  • Rebel T6/EOS 1300D
  • Rebel T7/ EOS 2000D
  • EOS RP

What are the components of the webcam accessory kit?

Canon revealed three kinds of webcam accessory kits that are available for preorder on Amazon (Buy Here). The two kits are compatible with the EOS M range of Canon cameras while the third kit is compatible with the EOS Rebel range of Canon cameras. Although each of the above kits consists of different components, they all include a USB cable and a battery insert and a power cord. The USB cable shall connect your camera to your PC. The battery insert along with the power cord will allow you to power your camera with a wall socket.

What are the components of the webcam accessory kit?
What are the components of the webcam accessory kit? (Image Credit: Canon)

What can the EOS Webcam Utility Software do with the kit?

With the Canon webcam accessory kit and EOS Webcam Utility Software, you can achieve the following.

1) Turn your EOS camera into a webcam: Using Canon’s EOS Webcam Utility Software, you can connect your EOS M series camera as a webcam to get high-quality video calls.

2) Live-Streaming like a pro: The EOS Webcam Utility Software and the kit accessories allow you to use your camera to stream live content and vlog. The kit along with the utility software provides a professional output at your home.

How much does the Canon webcam accessory kit cost? Is it worth the price?

The Canon webcam accessory kits will be sold at two price points. The two kits are quite affordable and will be available at $89.99 each (approx Rs 6,512.32). The third kit is comparatively expensive and will be sold at $159.99 (approx. Rs 11,578.01). When compared to buying individual components, the Canon kit is saving you around $12 (Rs 900 roughly). This amount may not seem significant at a glance but the company aims to provide everything in one package.

How much does the Canon webcam accessory kit cost? Is it worth the price?
How much does the Canon webcam accessory kit cost? Is it worth the price? (Image Credit: Canon)

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