Using EOS Utility 3.x to Send Images to a Computer (Wi-Fi Function) (EOS R)

Article ID: ART171773 | Date published: 09/11/2018 | Date last updated: 09/13/2018


Using EOS Utility 3.x to Send Images to a Computer (Wi-Fi Function) (EOS R)


You can save images from the camera to a computer via Wi-Fi using EOS Utility (EOS software).
This page describes how to connect the camera and a computer directly via Wi-Fi.
To connect to a computer via Wi-Fi using a Wi-Fi access point, see the camera's Wi-Fi (Wireless Communication) Function Instruction Manual. The Instruction Manuals can be downloaded from the Canon Web site.

Preparing the Camera

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

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

3. Press the < INFO > button to select the [ ] tab.

4. Turn the < > dial to select the [ ] tab.

5. Turn the < > dial to select dial to select [ Wireless communication settings ] , then press < SET >.

6. Turn the < > dial to select [ Wi-Fi settings ] , then press < SET >.

7. Turn the < > dial to select [ Wi-Fi ] , then press < SET >.

8. Turn the < > dial to select [ Enable ] , then press < SET >.

  • After the [Wi-Fi settings] screen appears, press the < MENU > button to return to the [Wireless communication settings] screen.

9. Turn the < > dial to select [Wi-Fi function], then press < SET >.

  • When the following screen appears, press the < SET >.
  • To use the nickname displayed, press the < MENU > button.
  • You can change the nickname using the virtual keyboard. For more information on using the keyboard, please refer to ''The Virtual Keyboard Operation''
  • Turn the < > dial to select [ OK ] , then press < SET >.

Connect the Camera and the Computer

1. Turn the < > dial to select [ ] (Remote control (EOS Utilty)) then press < SET >.

2. Turn the < > dial to select [Register a device for connection], then press < SET >.

3. Check the SSID (network name) ( ) and password ( ).

''_Canon0A'' is displayed at the end of the SSID.

4. On the computer’s network setting screen, select the SSID ( ) checked in step 3.
For the password, enter the password ( ) checked in step 3.

5. After password authentication on the computer, [Start pairing devices] is displayed on the camera.
Turn the < > dial to select [OK], then press < SET >.

6. The following message is displayed.
''******'' represents the last six digits of the MAC address of the camera to be connected.

7. Start EOS Utility.
  • For Windows 7, click the [Start] button and select [All Programs] ->[Canon Utilities] ->[EOS Utility] ->[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, then click [All Apps] and then click [EOS Utility].
  • For Mac OS X, click the [EOS Utility] icon in the Dock.

8. In EOS Utility, click [Pairing over Wi-Fi/LAN].

If a firewall-related message is displayed, select [Yes].

9. The EOS Pairing Software window is displayed.
Choose the camera to connect to and click [Connect].

  • If a camera is already connected, it is not displayed in the list.
  • If multiple cameras are displayed, identify the camera to connect to by its MAC address displayed on the camera's LCD monitor.

10. Turn the < > dial to select [OK], then press < SET >.

[Wi-Fi on] is displayed on the camera.

The camera and computer are now connected via Wi-Fi.

Send Images to the Computer

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

2. When the following window appears, click either ( ) to [ Start automatic download] or ( ) to [ Select and download ] images.

By default, downloaded images are saved in [ Pictures ] . You can change the save destination for images to download in [ Preferences ].

3. If you have selected [Select and download] images in step 2, the viewer window appears and the images in the memory card are displayed in a list.
In the displayed list of images, checkmark the images to download and click [Download] (here, 4 images are selected).
  • If you have selected [Start automatic download], proceed to step 5.

  • You can click the [ ] button to change the thumbnail order.
  • For movie files, the [ ] icon appears on the top left of the image.
  • You can click [ ] in the upper right of the window to sort the images with various conditions and choose images you want to download.

4. The [Download image] dialog box appears. To change the save destination, click [Destination Folder] and in the dialog box that appears, change the destination. Click [OK].
: Displays the save destination on the computer
: Specify the save destination

5. The images are downloaded to your computer.

6. When images have been downloaded, click [ Quit ] and close EOS Utility.

The Virtual Keyboard Operation

Use the virtual keyboard operation to enter information. Note that the length and type of information you can enter varies depending on the function you are using.

Input area, for entering text Space
Cursor keys, for moving in the input area Delete a character in the input area
Current no. of characters/no. available Change the type of keyboard
Keyboard Finish the text entry
Switch input modes

  • Press the < > < > < > < > keys to move within and to .
  • Press < > to confirm input or when switching input modes.



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