Canon, the camera company, has just launched new software to help users manage the global webcam deficit as a result of the increasing demand in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
During the lockdown, our reliance on video calls via platforms like Zoom, Skype, or Google Hangouts has risen and for those who are already webcam owners, the video quality might not give us the quality we desire, especially in low light. Even if setting up a camera you own to also function like webcam is a possibility, more hardware would be needed and 3rd-party software might be costly.
To rectify this problem, according to Tech Radar, Canon just launched EOS Webcam Utility Beta to serve as a simple-to-use, plug-and-play, free option. As the name hints, the software is currently in beta and it will only function on computers running the 64-bit version of Windows 10. It can also convert some Canon cameras like DSLRs, mirrorless and PowerShot compacts into webcams for those who are into videoconferencing.
The software can be downloaded here.