CANON U.S.A.,Inc. MAKES NO GUARANTEES OF ANY KIND WITH REGARD TO ANY PROGRAMS, FILES, DRIVERS OR ANY OTHER MATERIALS CONTAINED ON OR DOWNLOADED FROM THIS, OR ANY OTHER, CANON SOFTWARE SITE. ALL SUCH PROGRAMS, FILES, DRIVERS AND OTHER MATERIALS ARE SUPPLIED "AS IS." CANON DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
CANON U.S.A.,Inc. SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ERRORS CONTAINED HEREIN, OR FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST OPPORTUNITIES, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES INCURRED AS A RESULT OF ACTING ON INFORMATION, OR THE OPERATION OF ANY SOFTWARE, INCLUDED IN THIS SOFTWARE SITE.
I have read and understand the information above, and wish to download the designated software.
EOS 5D Mark II
Drivers & Downloads
EOS DIGITAL CAMERA LIMITED WARRANTY
For The U.S.A. And Canada Only
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. (Canon U.S.A.) in the United States or Canon Canada Inc., (Canon Canada) in Canada with respect to the Canon brand EOS Digital Camera (the “Product”) *, when purchased and used in the United States or Canada. The Product purchased with this limited warranty is the only EOS Digital Camera to which this limited warranty applies.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. and Canon Canada Inc. (collectively "Canon") warrant to the original end-user purchaser, when delivered in new condition in its original container, that the Product will be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. Product returned to a Canon repair facility and proven to be defective upon inspection will, at Canon’s sole discretion and without charge, be (a) repaired utilizing new, remanufactured, repaired and/or recycled parts; (b) exchanged for a new Product or; (c) exchanged for a refurbished Product, as determined by the Canon repair facility. Warranty exchange or replacement does not extend the original warranty period of the Product.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER ANY ACCESSORIES. This limited warranty shall only apply if the Product is used in conjunction with compatible computer equipment and compatible software, as to which items Canon U.S.A. or Canon Canada, shall have no responsibility. Non-Canon brand equipment and software that may be distributed with the Product are sold "as is" and without warranty of any kind by Canon U.S.A. or Canon Canada, including any implied warranty regarding merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, and all such warranties are disclaimed. The sole warranty, if any, with the respect to such non-Canon brand items is given by the manufacturer or producer thereof.
This limited warranty covers all defects encountered in normal use of the Product, and does not apply in the following cases:
- Loss of or damage to the Product due to abuse, mishandling, improper packaging by you, alteration, accident, electrical current fluctuations, failure to follow operating, maintenance or environmental instructions prescribed in Canon U.S.A.'s or Canon Canada's user's manual or services performed by someone other than Canon U.S.A. or Canon Canada, or a Canon authorized service provider for the Product. Without limiting the foregoing, water damage, sand/corrosion damage, battery leakage, dropping the Product, scratches, abrasions or damage to the body, lenses or LCD display or damage to the any of the accessories mentioned in the first paragraph above will be presumed to have resulted from misuse, abuse or failure to operate the Product as set forth in the operating instructions
- Use of parts or supplies (other than those sold by Canon U.S.A. or Canon Canada) that cause damage to the Product or cause abnormally frequent service calls or service problems
- If the Product has had its serial number or dating altered or removed.
NO IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, APPLIES TO THE PRODUCT AFTER THE APPLICABLE PERIOD OF THE EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTY STATED ABOVE, AND NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY OR GUARANTY, EXCEPT AS MENTIONED ABOVE, GIVEN BY ANY PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT SHALL BIND CANON U.S.A. OR CANON CANADA (SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU)..NEITHER CANON U.S.A. NOR CANON CANADA SHALL BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF REVENUES OR PROFITS, INCONVENIENCE, EXPENSE FOR SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT OR SERVICE, STORAGE CHARGES, LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE USE OR MISUSE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE EOS DIGITAL CAMERA, REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED, AND EVEN IF CANON U.S.A. OR CANON CANADA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL RECOVERY OF ANY KIND AGAINST CANON USA OR CANON CANADA BE GREATER IN AMOUNT THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT SOLD BY CANON USA OR CANON CANADA AND CAUSING THE ALLEGED DAMAGE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU ASSUME ALL RISK AND LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY TO YOU AND YOUR PROPERTY AND TO OTHERS AND THEIR PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF USE OR MISUSE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE PRODUCT NOT CAUSED DIRECTLY BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF CANON USA OR CANON CANADA (SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU). THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL NOT EXTEND TO ANYONE OTHER THAN THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER OF THE PRODUCT, OR THE PERSON FOR WHOM IT WAS PURCHASED AS A GIFT, AND STATES YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.
You may obtain technical support** for your Product as follows:
E-mail support via our Web site at www.canontechsupport.com
Telephone assistance from a Canon U.S.A. Customer Care representative free of charge during regular business hours at 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666)
You may obtain technical support* for your Product as follows:
Telephone assistance from a Canon Canada Customer Care representative free of charge during regular business hours at 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666)
When you call, have your Product serial number and your date of purchase available to expedite service. A Canon Customer Care representative will attempt to diagnose the nature of the problem and correct it over the telephone. If the problem cannot be corrected over the telephone, you will be asked to follow the applicable procedures for MAIL-IN SERVICE. Note that a dated proof of purchase is required at the time of service. This requirement will be satisfied by providing a copy of your dated bill of sale.
** Technical support program specifics subject to change without notice.
MAIL-IN SERVICE is a program under which your Product is repaired by a Canon U.S.A. or a Canon Canada authorized service center for the Product. Authorized service center information can be obtained by visiting www.canontechsupport.com (US customers only) or by contacting the Canon U.S.A., Customer Care Center or Canon Canada Customer Information Centre at 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666). You will be given the name, address and phone number of an authorized service center.
It is your responsibility to properly package and send the defective Product, together with a copy of your dated proof of purchase, a complete explanation of the problem and a return address to the authorized service center at your expense. Do not include any other items with the defective Product. The Product covered by this limited warranty and proven to be defective upon inspection will be repaired and returned to you without charge by the authorized service center. Any Product received by the authorized service center that is not covered by the limited warranty will be returned unrepaired, or at the discretion of the authorized service provider, you may receive a written estimate of repair at such cost as the service center may establish from time to time.
This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state (or province to province in Canada).
*The battery pack packaged with the Product carries a separate ninety (90) day limited warranty.
Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera
CF Card Type I and II, UDMA-compliant CF cards, via external media (USBv.2.0 hard drive, via optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4A)
36.0mm x 24.0mm (35mm Full-frame)
Canon EF lenses
Canon EF mount
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Effective pixels: Approx. 21.1 megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 22.0 megapixels
3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Low Pass Filter
Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Dust Deletion Feature
(1) Automatic sensor cleaning
(2) Manual cleaning of sensor
(3) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image
Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
Still: JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), sRAW1, sRAW2, RAW+JPEG
(1) Large/Fine: Approx. 6.1MB (5616 x 3744 pixels)
(2) Large/Nomal: Approx. 3.0MB (5616 x 3744 pixels)
(3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 3.6MB (4080 x 2720 pixels)
(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.9MB (4080 x 2720 pixels)
(5) Small/Fine: Approx. 2.1MB (2784 x 1856 pixels)
(6) Small/Normal: Approx. 1.0MB (2784 x 1856 pixels)
(7) RAW: Approx. 25.8MB (5616 x 3744 pixels)
(8) sRAW 1: Approx. 14.8MB (3861 x 2574 pixels)
(9) sRAW 2: Approx. 10.8MB (2784 x 1856 pixels)
Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
With the WFT-E4A attached, image recording to the CF card and to the USB external media connected to the WFT-E4A will be possible as follows:
(2) Automatic switching of recording media
(3) Separate recordings according to image-recording quality
(4) Recording images having the same size
Enabled with WFT-E4A attached
Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset.
Possible to create new folders and select folders in the CF card
RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording
Provided (RAW/sRAW+JPEG also possible)
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting
Auto White Balance
Auto white balance with the image sensor
Color Temperature Compensation
White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments
White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments
Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible
Color Temperature Information Transmission
Vertical/Horizontal approx. 98%
Approx. 0.71x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Dioptric Adjustment Correction
-3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Interchangeable (Eg-D: Grid lines, Eg-S [point of Focus], Eg-A standard focusing screen provided
Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cutoffwith EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)
AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure information(shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level, spot meteringcircle), Flash information (flash ready, flash exposure compensation, High-speedsync, FE lock), Image information (Highlight tone priority, monochromeshooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, CF card information),battery information
Depth Of Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
9 AF Points (1 Cross Type) + 6 AF Assist Points
AF Working Range
EV -0.5-18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
Auto, One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF Point Selection
Automatic selection, manual selection
Selected AF Point Display
Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel
AF Assist Beam
When an external EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached to the camera, the AF-assist beam from the Speedlite will be emitted when necessary.
35-zone TTL full-aperture meteringEvaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)Partial metering (approx. 8% of viewfinder at center)Spot metering (approx. 3.5% of viewfinder at center)Center-weighted average metering
EV 1-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
ISO Speed Range
ISO 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or 1-stop increments)
ISO 100-3200 set automatically
Extension settable (with C.Fn.I-3-1): ISO 50 (L), 12800 (H1), 25600 (H2)
High Tone Priority settable: ISO 200-6400
Manual: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus isachieved
Manual: By AE lock button
Vertical-travel, mechanical, Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter 1/8000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec.
1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode) Soft-touch electromagnetic release 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay Remote control with N3-type terminal. (Wireless remote controller RC-1/RC-5 can also be used.)
Vertical-travel, mechanical, Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
1/8000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec.
1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
Remote control with N3-type terminal. (Wireless remote controller RC-1/RC-5 can also be used.)
Zooming to Match Focal Length
E-TTL II autoflash
Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
External Flash Settings
Flash function settings, Flash C.Fn settings
Single, Continuous, and Self-timer (10-sec. or 2-sec. delay)
Continuous Shooting Speed
Max. 3.9 shots/sec.
JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 78 (CF)/approx. 310 (UDMA CF)
RAW: approx. 13/approx. 14 (UDMA CF)
RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 8 (CF/UDMA CF)
Based on Canon's testing standards with a 2GB CF card, continuous shooting, ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style
Varies depending on the subject, CF card brand, image-recording quality,ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, etc.
Still photo shooting and video shooting
Quick mode (Phase-difference detection)
Live mode/Face Detection Live mode (Contrast detection)
Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible)
Evaluative metering with the image sensor (still photos)
Center-weighted average metering (video)
EV 0-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Provided (Two-type grid displays)
Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Approx. 920,000 (VGA)
Approx. 100% (viewing angle: approx. 170°)
Auto, 7 levels provided
25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian,Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese,Korean, Japanese)
Single image, Single image + Image-recording quality/shooting information,histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x-10x), rotatedimage (auto/manual), image jump (by 10/100 images, index screen, byshooting date, by folder), slide show (all images/selected by date/folder)
Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)
Single images can be erase-protected or not
Single image, check-marked images or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images)
JPEG images compliant to Design rule for Camera File System (DPOF printing possible) and RAW/sRAW images captured with the EOS 5D Mark II
Easy Print feature
Version 1.1 compatible
JPEG and RAW images
Only JPEG images can be transferred as wallpaper on the personal computer screen
Camera User Settings
Register under Mode Dial's C1, C2 and C3 positions
My Menu Registration
One Battery Pack LP-E6
AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6 with Battery Grip BG-E6 attached.
Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 min.
One CR1616 lithium-ion battery
Approx. 0.1 sec.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 6.0 x 4.5 x 3.0 in./152.0 x 113.5 x 75.0mm
Approx. 28.6 oz./810g (body only)
Working Temperature Range
Working Humidity Range
85% or less
Product Advisories for EOS 5D Mark II
|Service Notice: Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4A: Firmware Update Version 1.0.1||Service Notice||Aug 22, 2011|
|Safety Notice: Counterfeit Lithium-ion Battery Packs and Chargers (updated)||Safety Notice||Jan 24, 2012|
|Service Notice: EOS 5D Mark II: Firmware Update Version 2.1.2||Service Notice||Feb 27, 2012|
|Service Notice: Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4IIA: Firmware Update Version 1.0.3||Service Notice||Aug 22, 2011|
|Service Notice: EOS 5D MarkII and EOS 7D: Locking mode dial modification||Service Notice||Dec 1, 2010|
|Service Notice: Charging the Canon Battery Pack LP-E6||Service Notice||Oct 7, 2013|
Compatible Supplies & Accessories
Canon offers a wide range of compatible supplies and accessories that can enhance your user experience with you EOS 5D Mark II that you can purchase direct. Scroll down to easily select items to add to your shopping cart for a faster, easier checkout. Visit the Canon Online Store
AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6
Provides AC power to the camera.
Battery Charger LC-E6
Battery Charger for NP-E6 Li-ion Batteries.
Battery Grip BG-E6
Battery Magazine BGM-E6
Battery Magazine for Canon 5D Mark II Digital SLR.
Battery Pack LP-E6
Compatible with Canon LC-E6 battery charger.
Battery Pack LP-E6
Compatible with Canon LC-E6 battery charger.
Battery Pack LP-E6N
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Compatible with Canon LC-E6 and Canon LC-E6E battery chargers.
Car Battery Charger CBC-E6
Car battery charger for Canon 5D Mark II Digital SLR LP-E6 battery.
DC Coupler DR-E6
When shooting indoors, in a studio or on a tabletop, use this DC coupler to provide uninterrupted power to your Canon 5D Mark II Digital SLR.
Deluxe Back Pack 200EG
Backpack with carry handle and detachable strap. Holds 1-2 Cameras bodies, 3-4 lenses and accessories. Inside measurements (W x H x D): 10 x 14.75 x 5 inches. Rugged nylon, water-repellent, urethane coated for extra durability. Well-arranged divider system for secure storage and easy access. Lightweight construction, padded shoulder straps and back for comfort. Front webbing ideal for storing a light jacket. Tripod carrying straps. Color: Black with Olive.
Deluxe Gadget Bag 100EG
Waterproof bag holds 1-2 cameras and 3-4 lenses with room for accessories. Front and Rear zippered pouchs. Zippered full-length mesh pouch inside top cover. Divider system for secure storage and easy access. Size: 9" (W) x 7" (H) x 5.5" (D)
Deluxe Gadget Bag 10EG
This gadget bag is an excellent value, with all the quality material of the Professional 1, at a slightly smaller size. It is designed to hold two 35mm SLR bodies, 5 - 8 lenses, plus film and accessories. It features full padding and interior partitions, leather reinforcing, high strength quick-release buckles, padded exterior pockets, leather snap handle and shoulder strap. Size: 10.5" (W) x 8"(H) x 7.5" (D)
Deluxe Tripod 200
This lightweight, high quality tripod is designed for easy portability and maximum stability. It features a 3-way pan head for precise control and smooth movement. The 3-section tubular leg construction allows for exceptional stability indoors or out.
Deluxe Tripod 300
The Canon Deluxe Tripod 300 was designed for ease of portability when traveling and maximum stability when used in any situation with a compatible Canon digital camera. The Deluxe Tripod 300 features a 3 way pan head for precise control while the 3 section tubular leg construction allows enhanced stability indoors and outdoors. The three-section Deluxe Tripod 300 reaches a maximum height of 62" and folds down to 23" and has a maximum load capacity is 4.4 lb.
Digital Gadget Bag 100DG
Designed especially for digital SLRs. Can hold your cameras, lenses, accessories and even a laptop computer. Durable, water-repellent nylon exterior. Padded interior dividers and easy-access storage pockets.
Digital Gadget Bag 200DG
Size 10.5"(W) x 7.5"(H) x 7"(D)
Focusing Screen (Grid) EG-D
The Canon Eg-D Precision Matte Focusing Screen with Grid is an interchangeable focusing screen compatible with the Canon EOS 5D-Mark II camera. This grid screen provides a 3-line (horizontal) by 5-line (vertical) etched grid which facilitates easier composition and horizon alignment.
Focusing Screen (Standard) EG-A
The Canon Eg-A Focusing Screen is an interchangeable focusing screen compatible with the Canon EOS 5D-Mark II camera. This Standard Precision Matte screen is the original screen that comes supplied with the camera. It is designed to maximize viewfinder brightness, and works with all AF lenses.
Focusing Screen (Super Precision) EG-S
The Canon Monopod 500 is a compact, lightweight 5-section monopod that comes with a mini-ballhead. It features a foam grip on the top leg section, a hand strap, flip lock leg sections, and rubber leg tip. Maximum height of 64.5" extended and folded length of 21.9". Load capacity of 8.5 pounds. Weight of 1.1 pounds.
Professional Gadget Bag 1EG
Large gadget bag for the traveling professional. Size: 14.2" (W) x 8.7"(H) x 8.3"(D). This bag is designed to hold two 35mm SLR camera bodies, seven to ten lenses, flash, film, accessories, etc. It features full padding and interior dividers for came
Strap EW-5DMK II
Neck strap for the EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera.
Wide Strap EW-100DB IV
Wide strap for EOS Cameras.
Wide Strap EW-100DB V
Wide strap for EOS Rebel T6S
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4 II A
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g wireless communication device for the EOS 5D Mark II Compatibility with FTP and Wi-Fi Protected Setups (WPS) Supports new Camera Linking feature as either a Master or Slave unit USB Host connection to GPS unit or external HD
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4A
Software Developers Kit General Information
Current SDK Versions as of November 13, 2014
EDSDK 2.15 for EOS digital cameras
- What are the Canon Digital Camera SDKs?
- Do the Canon Digital Camera SDKs replace the software supplied with my Canon digital camera?
- Who is eligible to apply for a Canon Digital Camera SDK?
- Canon Digital Camera SDK Application Procedures & License Agreement
- Canon Digital Camera SDK Distribution Methods
- Canon Digital Camera SDK Technical Support, Bug Reports & Feature Requests
- Canon Digital Camera SDK Compatibility Charts
- Canon Digital Camera SDK Compatibility Charts, System Requirements & Support Applications
1. What are the Canon Digital Camera SDKs?
SDK stands for Software Development Kit. The SDKs for EOS Digital SLRs and PowerShot compact digital cameras are separate. There are two (2) current Canon Digital Camera SDK versions:
- EDSDK 2.15 Windows version for select EOS Digital SLRs
- EDSDK 2.15 Macintosh version for select EOS Digital SLRs
The Canon Digital Camera SDKs comprise a set of APIs, DLLs, and static link libraries that provide an interface for accessing Canon digital cameras and data generated by Canon digital cameras.
EDSDK 2.15 Windows and Macintosh version support remote control for some EOS cameras, RAW image conversion and downloading from select EOS Digital SLRs with DIGIC 4, DIGIC III or DIGIC II processors released over the past five years, starting with the EOS-1D Mark III and continuing through to the EOS-1D X.
All Canon Digital Camera SDK versions are written in C. There are no current ActiveX versions. The ONLY supported Operating Systems are Windows 7, 8, 8.1,Mac OS X 10.8 - 10.9.
PLEASE NOTE: EDSK is not 64-bit compatible. A 64-bit library is provided as part of the EDSDK, limited to the camera connect functions, as a beta version on a trial basis.
Furthermore, there is no explicit support for other operating systems or development environments including but not limited to: Windows 2000, Windows XP X64 Edition, Windows CE, Windows Mobile Edition, Windows Media Center, Linux, Sun, Unix, HP-Unix, OS/2, Free BSD, Java, Cocoa, etc. Canon Inc. has indicated no plans to develop SDKs for any of these operating systems or development environments.
Additional Notes on this release:
- 1.1 Built-in Wi-Fi transmitter of EOS 6D is not supported.
- 1.2 In the case of EOS M, remote shooting function is not supported.
- 1.3 From the previous version, it allows only to start/stop movie shooting. When using a 64-bit library, however, some low-end cameras do not display the live view image during movie shooting. Incidentally, the 64-bit library is available only on a trial basis same as the previous version.
2. Do the Canon Digital Camera SDKs replace the software supplied with my Canon digital camera?
The Digital Camera SDKs do not replace the software that was supplied with your Canon digital camera. If you have reached this page in error while looking for Canon digital camera software, please go to the following web page:
This page links to support pages for specific Canon digital cameras. On each digital camera support page, we provide a link to all Canon digital camera software available online for that model, including free updates for ZoomBrowser EX and ImageBrowser for customers who have installed earlier versions of these applications.
If you are a resident of the U.S. and you have misplaced or damaged your original software CD and wish to replace it, you may purchase the latest Canon Digital Camera Software Solutions disc for your camera through Canon USA's Customer Support Center at 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666). Residents of other countries should contact their regional Canon customer support center for further assistance.
Software developers residing in North, Central and South America are eligible to apply for Canon Digital Camera SDKs through the Canon U.S.A., Inc. web site, i.e., this web site.
PLEASE NOTE: We are prohibited by Canon Inc. from distributing Digital Camera SDKs to developers residing outside our sales area. SDK applications received from developers residing outside our sales areas will be rejected.
European, African and Middle East-based developers are requested to register with Canon Europa at:
Australian and New Zealand-based developers are requested to contact Canon Australia at the following e-mail address:
Developers based in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand are requested to register with Canon Asia at:
Developers residing in countries other than those listed above are directed to contact their regional Canon office for information regarding SDK availability in their area.
The SDK application form is available to you after you read and agree to the terms of the Canon Digital Camera SDK License Agreement. Please be sure to fill out all required fields in the online application form with complete and accurate data if you wish to receive the SDK.
When you submit an SDK application, you get a registration confirmation screen informing you that your SDK application has been received and that it will be reviewed as soon as possible. Upon approval, you will receive downloading instructions via e-mail. Typically, approvals are issued within 1 to 2 business days after receipt. If the SDK application is not approved, we will attempt to send you an explanation by e-mail. If your SDK application is approved, you will be asked to accept the terms of the Canon Digital Camera SDK License Agreement before being permitted to download the SDK. Additionally, each time a new SDK is released, it is necessary to resubmit the SDK application online in order to receive the latest version of the Canon Digital Camera SDK. This new application also enables us to notify you of new versions of the SDK as they are released.
Current Canon Digital Camera SDKs are available for download to approved developers at our password-protected web site. If you have any difficulty accessing our web page or downloading the SDK after your approval, please let us know and we will be happy to send you a copy on CD-ROM.
Occasionally, there have been instances where our SDK approval notifications have not been received because they were blocked by the recipient's e-mail spam filter. In such cases, we don't know about it unless it's reported. To ensure reception of your SDK approval notification, please register the following e-mail address in your e-mail system's list of approved contacts:
Developers who've experienced difficulties downloading the SDKs on the Windows platform through Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser have reported successful results with Firefox and Safari browsers.
Please note that as per the current SDK License Agreement, the Canon Digital Camera SDKs are offered as is, without technical support. However, the current SDKs are provided with written documentation as well as several tutorials and sample files.
Bug reports or new feature requests for the Canon Digital Camera SDKs should be submitted via e-mail to:
Only the following cameras are supported:
- EOS-1D C / EOS 6D / EOS M / EOS M2 / EOS 7D Mark II(*)
- EOS-1D X / 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV
- EOS 40D / 50D / 5D Mark II / 5D Mark III / 7D / 60D / 60Da / 70D
- EOS Rebel XSi / 450D
- EOS Rebel XS / 1000D
- EOS Rebel T1i / 500D
- EOS Rebel T2i / 550D
- EOS Rebel T3i / 600D
- EOS Rebel T4i / 650D
- EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D
- EOS Rebel T5i / 700D, EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D
- EOS Rebel T5 / 1200D / Hi
(*) Newly supported models
SDK's Name: Canon EOS Digital SDK (EDSDK) v2.14 for Windows
System Requirements: Windows:
Pentium 1.3GHz or higher Pentium processor
At least 1GB RAM
OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1
OS: Mac OS X 10.8 - 10.9
Change from the previous version: Change from v2.14 To support EOS 7D Mark II