Connect to a Computer With a USB Cable - EOS 70D

Article ID: ART142075 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 02/20/2024


Connect your EOS 70D to a computer with a USB Cable.


Follow the steps below to connect the camera to your computer with a USB Cable.

Before you begin

 Turn on computer before you set up the connection.

  • Connect your camera and computer with the USB interface cable provided with the camera.

  • The AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6 (sold separately) is recommended for the power source.

  • If Wi-Fi® is set to Enable, direct printing is not possible. Set it to Disable, then connect the USB interface cable.

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

USB Connection steps

  1. Confirm that the camera is not connected to the computer, and then turn ON the camera.

  2. Press the MENU button to display the menu.

  3. Change the camera's auto power off settings.

  • Press the directional arrow buttons  to select the yellow setup tab 2  . Select Auto power off, then press Set button  .

  • Press the up and down arrrow buttons  to select Disable from the menu that appears, and then press the Set button  .

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

  1. Press the MENU button to turn off the display on the LCD monitor, and then turn OFF the camera.

  2. Connect the large plug of the supplied USB interface cable into the USB port of your computer.

     For the location and direction of the USB port, refer to the computer user's manual.

  3. Connect the USB cable to the cameras digital terminal.

  4. Turn ON the camera.

  5. Communication between the camera and the computer begins.

     The message that appears on the screen depends on the computer's operating system, software installed, or if its the first time the camera is connected to the computer.

  • Windows connection

    • Select the camera icon    in the task bar to display the screen below.

    • Select EOS Utility to launch it.

    • If a window to select a program or application appears, select Downloads images from EOS camera / using Canon EOS Utility, and then select OK.

  • Macintosh® connection

    • When the camera and computer are able to communicate with each other, EOS Utility will start.

    • If EOS Utility is not displayed, select the EOS Utility icon in the Dock.

If your product issue was not resolved after following the steps above, or if you require additional help, please create or log in to your Canon Account to see your technical support options.

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