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).
・Bluetooth 4.0 supported devices: iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd gen. or later, iPod touch 5th gen. or later.
-Compatible File Types
JPEG, MP4, MOV
・Importing original RAW 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.
Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
Slow, badly designed and just awful
After picking up a G7X M2 after having been out of the Canon ecosystem for a number of years, I’m shocked at how poorly designed and clunky their iOS app is designed! I love the camera and expected a slick iPad/iPhone app experience, but no - It’s like an app design circa 2010. Working with RAW delivers slow low res previews and options that don’t take advantage of iOS features that have been around for a while now. Heck, the CameraWindow app pushed to me about a hundred times via the manual isn’t even compatible with iOS 11 - After how long??? How do people deal with this? If I can’t find an alternative app, I’m going to send the camera back. Rant over. Shockingly bad Canon - it’s 2018!
- Canon Inc.
- 79.2 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 9.0 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. 2018 All Rights Reserved.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.