How to connect the camera to a computer using a USB cable (EOS M)

Article ID: ART137328 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


How to connect the camera to a computer using a USB cable (EOS M)


This section describes how to connect the camera to a computer when importing images to the computer or specifying the camera settings from the computer.

Use the supplied Interface cable to connect the camera to the computer.
Start the computer before making the connection.
We recommend using the AC adapter kit ACK-E12(Sold separately) as the camera's power supply while connecting the camera to the computer.

1. Confirm that the camera is not connected to the computer, and then set the camera's power to <ON>.

2. Press the <MENU> button to display the menu.

3. Change the camera's Auto power off settings.
3-1. Under the [ ] tub, select [Power saving] and then press </SET> button.

3-2. Select [Camera auto off] and then press </SET> button.

3-3. Select [Disable], and then press </SET> button.

Please refer to the Instruction manual supplied with your camera for more information about the Auto power off settings.

4. Set the power to <OFF>.

5. Plug the supplied Interface cable into the USB port on your computer. The port's location differs between computers. Please refer to the documentation provided with your computer for more information.

6. Connect the other end of the Interface cable to the <DIGITAL> terminal on the camera.

7. Set the power to <ON>.

8. Communication between the camera and the computer begins.

  • If using windows Click [ ] in the task bar to display the following screen.
Click [EOS Utility] to start EOS Utility.

  • If using Macintosh
When the camera and computer are able to communicate with each other, EOS Utility will start.
If EOS Utility is not displayed, click the [EOS Utility] icon in the Dock.

The message that appears on the screen differs depending on the computer's operating system or software installed in the computer, and also depending on whether the camera is being connected to the computer for the first time or has been connected previously.
If a window to select a program (application) appears, select [Downloads images from EOS camera / using Canon EOS Utility], and then click [OK].

For information about operations after connecting the camera to the computer, please refer to the Instruction manual that was supplied with your camera.

This completes the process of connecting the camera to the computer.



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