Canon has announced it’s releasing a collection of webcam accessory start kits for select Canon DSLR and mirrorless camera systems. The kits, which are meant to be used alongside Canon’s Webcam Utility software, start at $89.99 and include a selection of adapters and cables for turning your Canon camera into a high-quality webcam.
As it stands, Canon has three separate versions of its webcam kits: One for its EOS RP mirrorless camera; one for its EOS Rebel T3, T5, T6 and T7 DSLR cameras; and one for its EOS M50, M50 Mark II and M200 mirrorless cameras. While the exact components in each kit varies, each of the kits include a USB cable for connecting the camera into the computer, as well as a dummy battery and power adapter for keeping the camera operating off a power outlet.
On the whole, the webcam kits aren’t saving you more than a dozen dollars or so compared to purchasing each of the components individually. But Canon is clearly targeting those who value the convenience of getting it all at once in a single package. If you want to save even more money, the other alternative is to use the appropriate USB cable that came with your camera and just buy a compatible dummy battery to keep it powered via an outlet.
The Canon EOS RP webcam kit retails for $159, while the EOS M and T-series kits retail for $89. All versions are available to pre-order at authorized retailers (B&H).
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