How do I use a USB cable to connect the camera to a computer to save images? (EOS 80D)

Article ID: ART164566 | Date published: 02/08/2016 | Date last updated: 03/14/2016


How do I use a USB cable to connect the camera to a computer to save images? (EOS 80D)


Prepare to save images to computer (software installation)

You can use the software on the "EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD-ROM)" included with your camera to save your images to a computer.
For details on each software application, refer to the related information.

  • Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. The software will not be installed correctly. Also, refer to the software instruction manual to make sure that your computer satisfies the software system requirements specified in the manual.
  • Use the procedure below to install the software even when an older version of the software is installed. The installation will overwrite the previous installation, so you do not have to uninstall it manually.
  • If an error occurs during installation, refer to the related information shown below.
With EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Ver.25 or later, you can download and install additional software that is compatible with your camera model automatically over the Internet.
  • To use this function, you need to be able to connect to the Internet (contract with a provider, installation of browser software, successful completion of various network connections).
  • As with when you use the Internet in a standard way, connection fees or communication fees from your provider may apply depending on your environment.

1. Turn on your computer.

2. Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD-ROM) into the computer.
When the following screen is shown, click [Run SETUP.EXE].
Here, instructions are given using Windows 7 as an example.
  • For Windows 8 or Windows 10, follow the installation instructions displayed on the screen after inserting the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk in the computer.
  • For Macintosh, double-click the CD-ROM icon displayed on the desktop to open it, and double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer].

3. Select the area in which you live.

4. Select the country where you live, and then click [Next].

5. If a language setting screen appears, select the desired language from the options displayed.

6. Click [Easy Installation] (to install all applications included on the Solution Disk).
  • For Macintosh, click [Install].

To select the software to be installed, click [Custom Installation]. For details, refer to "How to install only the necessary software" in How to Install from the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Download Software).

7. Close any other applications, and then click [OK].

8. Click [Install].

9. If you accept the license agreement, click [Yes].

10. With EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Ver.25 or later, when connected to the Internet, the following screen will appear. If you agree to the disclaimers, click [Yes].

  • Depending on your device model, [User Account Control] may appear. In this case, click [Yes] to proceed to the next step.
  • For Windows 7, [Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5] must have been installed for operation. If this software is not installed on your computer, [Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 License Agreement] is displayed. Click [Yes] to continue the procedure.

11. The following window appears, and installation starts.

12. Click [Next].

13. The following screen is displayed. Select [No, I will register later. ] here, and then click [Next].
To register your camera on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, click [Yes, I would. ].

14. Click [OK].

15. Click [Finish].

16. When you are prompted to restart the computer, click [Restart]. After the computer restarts, eject the CD-ROM.
If you are unable to install the software, check the following.

Connect the camera and the computer

1. Check that the camera and computer are not connected, and then set the camera's power switch to <ON>.

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

3. Change the Auto power off settings.
3-1. Press the < > < > keys and select the [ ] tab.
3-2. Press the < [ > <[ > keys to select [Auto power off], and then press < >.
3-3. Press the < [ > < [ > keys to select [Disable], and then press < >.

4. Press the <MENU> button to close the display on the LCD monitor, and then set the camera's power switch to <OFF>.

5. Insert the plug of the interface cable IFC-200U / IFC-400PCU / IFC-500U (sold separately) into a USB terminal on the computer.
The location of USB terminals will be different for each computer. For details, refer to your computer's user manual.

6. Insert the other plug on the interface cable so that the <> is aligned with the front of the camera.

If you are unable to connect the camera and computer after following this procedure, check the following.

Save images to the computer

1. Set the camera's power switch to <ON>.

2. EOS Utility Ver.3.x starts.
If EOS Utility does not start automatically, click the [Start] button and select [All Programs], [Canon Utilities], [EOS Utility], and [EOS Utility].
For Windows 8, right-click the [Start] screen, then click [All Apps] on the bottom right side of the screen. On the [Apps] screen that is displayed, click [EOS Utility].
For Windows 8.1, click [ ] on the bottom left side of the [Start] screen. On the [Apps] screen that is displayed, click [EOS Utility].
For Windows 10, click the [Start] button and select [All apps], [Canon Utilities] and [EOS Utility].
For Mac OS X, click the [EOS Utility] icon in the Dock.
If EOS Utility Ver. 3.x starts before the camera and computer are connected, the [EOS Utility Launcher] screen shown below will appear. In this case, click [Close] to close the screen, and then connect the camera and computer.

3. After the main window of EOS Utility appears, click [Download Images to Computer].

4. To save all of the images stored on the memory card, click [Start automatic download].
By default, downloaded images are sorted into folders by date and saved in [Picture]. To change the save destination for images, click [Preference] and set the desired destination in the dialog box that appears.
You can click [Lets you select and download images] to choose images you want to download. For details, refer to "Downloading selected images" in Downloading still images and movies to a computer using (EOS Utility Ver.3.x).

5. The images are downloaded to your computer.

6. When images have been downloaded, Digital Photo Professional starts up and the downloaded images are displayed.

Check the images saved to the computer

The images saved to the computer are displayed as a list of thumbnails on the main screen.
By default, folders are created by the dates the images were shot. If you select a folder you want to check ( ), a list of the images stored in the folder will be displayed ( ).

  • Images with a [ ] mark are movie files. These files cannot be played back in Digital Photo Professional.
  • If the message [Insufficient memory] appears, there are too many images in a folder. Reduce the number of images in the folder, such as by dividing them into multiple folders.

You can double-click an image to view the image enlarged in the edit screen.

Composition of the supplied software (Digital Single-Lens Reflex Camera)



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