Bluetooth Connection Setup on the Canon EOS SL3

Article ID: ART174827 | Date published: 07/05/2019 | Date last updated: 07/05/2019


Here are instructions that will help you pair the camera with a smartphone compatible with Bluetooth low energy technology (thereafter, "Bluetooth").


You can do the following after pairing the camera with a smartphone compatible with Bluetooth low energy technology (hereafter, "Bluetooth").
  • Establish a Wi-Fi connection using only the smartphone.
  • Establish a Wi-Fi connection with the camera even when it is off.
  • Geotag images with GPS information acquired by the smartphone.
  • Control the camera remotely from a smartphone.


Turning on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on a Smartphone

Turn on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi from the smartphone settings screen. Note that pairing with the camera is not possible from the smartphone's Bluetooth settings screen.

Installing Camera Connect on a Smartphone

The dedicated app Camera Connect (free of charge) must be installed on the smartphone on which Android or iOS is installed.
  • Use the latest version of the smartphone OS.
  • Camera Connect can be installed from Google Play or App Store.
    ​Google Play or App Store can also be accessed using the QR codes that appear when the camera is paired or connected via Wi-Fi to a smartphone.
  • For the operating system versions supported by Camera Connect, refer to the download site of Camera Connect.
  • Sample screens and other details in this guide may not match the actual user interface elements after camera firmware updates or updates to Camera Connect, Android, or iOS.

Connecting to a Bluetooth-compatible Smartphone via Wi-Fi

Steps on the Camera (1)


Select [Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connection].
  • Under the  tab, select [Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connection], then press <SET>.


Select [  Connect to smartphone].


Select [Add a device to connect to].


Select an item.
  • If Camera Connect is already installed, select [Do not display].
  • If Camera Connect is not installed, select [Android] or [iOS], scan the displayed QR code with the smartphone to access Google Play or App Store and install Camera Connect.


Select [Pair via Bluetooth].
  • Press <SET> to start pairing.


  • To pair with a different smartphone after pairing with one initially, select [OK] on the screen at left, then press <SET>.

Steps on the Smartphone (1)


Start Camera Connect.


Touch the camera for pairing.
→ If you are using an Android smartphone, go to step 9.


Tap on [Pair] (iOS only).

Steps on the Camera (2)


Select [OK], then press <SET>.


Press <SET>.
  • Pairing is now complete, and the camera is connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth.
    A Bluetooth icon appears on the main Camera Connect screen.
  • The camera cannot be connected to two or more devices at the same time via Bluetooth.
  • Bluetooth connection consumes battery power even after the camera's auto power off is activated. Therefore, the battery level may be low when you use the camera.
Troubleshooting Pairing
  • Keeping pairing records for previously paired cameras on your smartphone will prevent it from pairing with this camera. Before you try pairing again, remove pairing records for previously paired cameras from your smartphone's Bluetooth settings screen.

Steps on the Smartphone (2)


Select and tap on a Camera Connect function.
  • In iOS, tap [Join] when a message is displayed to confirm camera connection.
  • When a Wi-Fi connection is established, the screen for the selected function will appear.
  •  Wi-Fi on] is displayed on the camera's LCD monitor.
  • The Bluetooth and Wi-Fi icons are lit on the main Camera Connect screen.

The Wi-Fi connection to a Bluetooth-compatible smartphone is now complete.


 Wi-Fi on] Screen

Disconnect, exit

  • Terminates the Wi-Fi connection.
Confirm set.
  • You can check the settings.
Error details
  • When a Wi-Fi connection error occurs, you can check the details of the error.​

Camera Connect Functions

Images on camera
  • Images can be browsed, deleted, or rated.
  • Images can be saved on a smartphone.
Remote live view shooting
  • Enables remote shooting as you view a live image on the smartphone.
Auto transfer
  • Enables camera and app setting adjustment to send shots to a smartphone automatically as they are captured.
Bluetooth remote controller
  • Enables remote control of the camera from a smartphone paired via Bluetooth. (Not available when connected via Wi-Fi.)
  • Before using a Bluetooth remote control, consider setting a longer auto power off time.
Location information
  • Not supported on this camera.
Camera settings
  • Camera settings can be changed.

Cancelling the Pairing

Cancel pairing with a smartphone as follows.


Select [Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connection].
  • Under the  tab, select [Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connection], then press <SET>.


Select [  Connect to smartphone].
  • If the history is displayed, switch the screen with the  keys.


Select [Edit/delete device].


Select the smartphone to cancel pairing with.
  • Smartphones currently paired with the camera are labeled .


Select [Delete conection information].


Select [OK], then press <SET>.


Clear the camera information on the smartphone.
  • In the smartphone's Bluetooth setting menu, clear the camera information registered on the smartphone.

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