Canon CameraWindow (Canon CW) is a free application which enables users to transfer images shot with Canon compact digital cameras (see below for compatible models) to iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch via Wi-Fi* and share these images in simple steps.
*You can either connect the camera directly to the device (set the camera as a simplified access point) or join an existing Wi-Fi network (using a Wi-Fi access point).
-This application provides the following features:
1) Browse and playback images stored in your camera using your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
2) Save one or multiple images to iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (You can also save images using the camera’s interface)
3) Acquire location information and add it to images on the camera (Only compatible camera)
4) Remote shooting with iPhone, iPad or iPod touch operation (Only compatible camera)
[Canon Compact Digital Cameras supporting features: 1, 2, 3, 4]
PowerShot G7 X, PowerShot SX60 HS, PowerShot N2, PowerShot G1 X Mark II, PowerShot SX700 HS, PowerShot SX600 HS, PowerShot N100, PowerShot ELPH 340 HS/IXUS 265 HS
[Canon Compact Digital Cameras supporting features: 1, 2, 3]
PowerShot G16, PowerShot S120, PowerShot S200, PowerShot SX510 HS, PowerShot SX280 HS, PowerShot N, PowerShot ELPH 330 HS/IXUS 255 HS, PowerShot ELPH 130 IS/IXUS 140, PowerShot ELPH 120 IS/IXUS 135, PowerShot A3500 IS/PowerShot A3550 IS, PowerShot S110, IXUS 245 HS
[Canon Compact Digital Cameras supporting features: 1, 2]
PowerShot ELPH 530 HS/IXUS 510 HS, PowerShot ELPH 320 HS/IXUS 240 HS
*It is possible to connect by Ad-hoc (directly camera to device) or by infrastructure mode (using a Wi-Fi access point).
iPhone 4/4S/5/5s/5c, iPad 2/(3rd)/(4th)/mini/mini Retina/Air, iPod touch(4th)/(5th)
*Devices without GPS such as the iPod touch and iPad Wi-Fi model cannot use the location information tagging function.
Compatible File Types
-JPEG (photos), MP4 (video) and MOV (video) files shot with the above compatible models.
[Add location information]
-JPEG (photos), CR2, MP4(video) and MOV (video) files shot with the above compatible models.
-[Information to customers using the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS/IXUS 510 HS and PowerShot ELPH 320 HS/IXUS 240 HS] You may not be able to connect by Ad-hoc, if the configuration does not allow it. Please connect by infrastructure mode in this case.
-If CameraWindow cannot be connected properly with the camera, try again after once shutting down the application.
-Up to 500 thumbnails can be displayed in one screen. Flick the screen right to display the rest of the images.
-Face ID function will record registered people's names to the images. Therefore be careful when posting images online where many others can view them.
*Visit your local Canon Web pages for more details.
"CameraWindow" might not be able to be used depending on the operating environment.
For customers currently using "CameraWindow", please replace it with "Camera Connect" to connect to your Canon digital camera.
Ratings and Reviews
Canon update needed
I LOVE LOVE my powershot camera! I’ve taken thousands of pictures with it and LOVE it! I downloaded the apps to use my iPhone to view pictures right from the phone. Now the iPhone has updated to a newer version and it’s not supported anymore. So I have to physically insert the memory card into my desktop to transfer pictures to my photo apps there. This is not cool. Also I never figured out how to use the camera/phone link anywhere else but my Home WiFi. Without the necessary update I don’t use my camera quite as much now. I just use my iPhone. Sad. Could you please catch this app up to the newer iPhone iOS? Please and thank you.
Betty Jo Harmon
Canon = failed apps
Previously it was sometimes a challenge to connect the camera through this app, but when the connection was made the app worked. Now it is more difficult to connect through the app, and then the connection is lost after one or two pictures or often before any download.
However, the new version of the app Canon wants you to use is more consistent; it has NEVER worked at all.
Why does a company as big as Canon generate such poor apps and not do anything to fix them? I like the pictures my camera takes, but these failed apps prevent it from being a wi-fi camera. Until these apps are fixed Canon does not have any wi-fi cameras.
East to use
This app is a simple way to interact with the pictures on your Canon camera and import them to your iPhone or iPad. I haven't been able to use the location tracker feature correctly yet, but I also haven't bothered to read the instructions.
You can only import 25 pictures at a time; I'd like to see a "select next 25" button to make importing large numbers of pictures go much faster.
- Canon Inc.
- 10.3 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Copyright CANON INC. 2014 All Rights Reserved.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.