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Canon SDK updated

EOS Digital software development kit and new Camera Control API

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Canon have launched new software for developers wanting to connect to and control their cameras.

Previous versions have been aimed at DSLRs, but the new version expands this to cover the SX70 HS.

There are details of the cameras supported below the press info


Canon press info:

Canon Europe Announces New SDK and API Package for Developers and Integrators

Power your enterprising vision with Canon PowerShot SX70 HS, the first product supported in 2019

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Wednesday 2nd January 2019 — Canon Europe, a world leader in digital imaging solutions, announces the release of its new camera API package, offering a range of resources to developers. The combined EOS Digital software development kit (SDK) and all-new Camera Control API (CCAPI) create unique opportunities for developers and software engineers to take advantage of select Canon cameras and lenses, launching with the PowerShot SX70 HS.

Many developers have already benefited from Canon SDKs, enabling them to integrate Canon cameras and lenses in their solutions and control them remotely, wired via USB. Such applications include photo booths, robotic / automated units, event photography and recording, mass portrait / passport and photogrammetry systems.

The EDSDK benefits will allow users to control Canon cameras remotely from a Mac or PC and use the same code across all compatible Canon cameras. To take advantage of multi-platform support on select models[1] for fast development, the new CCAPI features an agnostic operating system, allowing wireless usage in any environment, such as Windows, Mac, Android, iOS or Linux.

Key EDSDK/CCAPI functions include:

  • Detecting, connecting/disconnecting the camera
  • Checking and changing camera settings, including time
  • Remote shooting
  • Downloading/erasing images, formatting cards

“We are delighted to be expanding our EOS Digital SDK to the PowerShot series[2] and provide a tool that enables control of the camera and its power zoom remotely”, said Yuko Tanaka, ITCG Product Marketing Director. “In addition, the new Camera Control API is based on Internet Protocol, making it compatible with all operating systems”.

The PowerShot SX70 HS is Canon latest premium bridge camera, that delivers a truly portable and versatile shooting experience. The camera features a powerful 65x optical fixed lens zoom, equivalent to a 21–1365mm focal length. It also has DSLR-style looks and handling, a 7.5cm Vari-Angle LCD screen, 20.3 Megapixel sensor and 4K Ultra High Definition video. The PowerShot SX70 HS is an ideal all-in-one camera, capable of handling all types of shooting scenario, without the need to carry multiple lenses.

Camera API Package Availability

The camera API package is a release driven by business users’ feedback and is part of Canon’s commitment to deliver convenient solutions to developers and integrators. The EOS Digital SDK is available for immediate download at

The Camera Control API will be available from March 2019 via the Canon developer’s website.

For more information on the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS, please visit:

More info

System requirements

  • Mac OS X
    OS: 10.11-10.13 (64bit)
    Memory: At least 1GB RAM
    Interface: SuperSpeed USB (USB3.1 Gen1), SuperSpeed USB (USB3.0), Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
  • Windows
    OS: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 (64bit/32bit)
    Memory: At least 1GB RAM
    Interface: SuperSpeed USB (USB3.1 Gen1), SuperSpeed USB (USB3.0), Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)

Supported cameras

  • PowerShot SX70 HS
  • EOS R
  • EOS M50
  • EOS 2000D
  • EOS 4000D *There is further notice about compatibility with AC adapter
  • EOS M100 *remote shooting function are not supported
  • EOS 6D Mark II
  • EOS 200D
  • EOS 77D
  • EOS 800D
  • EOS M6 *remote shooting function are not supported
  • EOS M5 *remote shooting function are not supported
  • EOS 5D Mark IV
  • EOS-1D X Mark II
  • EOS 80D
  • EOS 1300D
  • EOS M10 *remote shooting function are not supported
  • EOS 5DS
  • EOS 5DS R
  • EOS 760D
  • EOS 750D
  • EOS M3 *remote shooting function are not supported
  • EOS 7D Mark II
  • EOS 1200D
  • EOS 70D
  • EOS 700D
  • EOS 100D
  • EOS-1D C
  • EOS 6D
  • EOS M *remote shooting functions are not supported
  • EOS 650D
  • EOS-1D X
  • EOS 5D Mark III
  • EOS 60Da
  • EOS EOS 600D
  • EOS 1100D
  • EOS 60D
  • EOS 550D
  • EOS 1D Mark IV
  • EOS 7D
  • EOS 500D
  • EOS 5D Mark II
  • EOS 50D
  • EOS 1000D
  • EOS 450D
  • EOS 1D Mark III
  • EOS 40D
  • EOS 1Ds Mark III
Software recent history
  • Canon EOS Digital SDK ( EDSDK ) v13.9.10
    : EDSDK Version 13.9.10: PowerShot SX70 HS support
  • Canon EOS Digital SDK ( EDSDK ) v3.9.0
    : EDSDK Version 3.9.0: EOS R support
  • Canon EOS Digital SDK ( EDSDK ) v3.8.0
    : EDSDK Version 3.8.0: EOS M50 / EOS M100 / EOS 2000D / EOS 4000D support. (M100 does not support Remote Capture function.)
  • PowerShot G7 X Mark II SDK ver. 1.0.1
    : SDK update for PowerShot G7 X Mark II now available
  • Canon EOS Digital SDK ( EDSDK ) v3.6.1
    : EDSDK Version 3.6.1: EOS 6D Mark II / EOS 200D support.
  • Canon EOS Digital SDK (EDSDK) Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1 API v1.0
    : EDSDK supplementary information for Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1 support.
  • Canon EOS Digital SDK ( EDSDK ) v3.6
    : EDSDK Version 3.6: EOS 77D / EOS 800D / EOS M6 / EOS M5 (M6 and M5 do not support Remote Capture function) support.
  • Canon EOS Digital SDK ( EDSDK ) v3.5
    : EDSDK Version 3.5: EOS 5D Mark IV support.

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