DSLR Remote Pro for Windows Help
DSLR Remote Pro for Windows allows the Canon EOS digital SLRs to be operated tethered to a PC using a USB cable or via wifi (some models only). All of the camera's controls remain fully operational when connected to the PC and pictures can be taken directly using the camera's shutter release or remotely from the PC.
It is advisable to use a mains DC adaptor when using DSLR Remote Pro for Windows for extended periods or when using the time lapse features. If the camera is located a long way from the PC or is not easily accessible it is essential that there is a way of turning the power to the camera on and off. Then if there is a communication failure between the camera and PC it is possible to turn everything off and to start again.
Photo Booth Mode
Please see the section on photo booth shooting for help on setting up a photo booth.
Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7
Windows Vista: Microsoft ended support for Windows Vista on April 11, 2017 and therefore we no longer test or support our software on Windows Vista.
Running DSLR Remote Pro for Windows on high DPI computers
Some modern laptops and tablet computers have very high DPI screens which can cause problems and confusion when running DSLR Remote Pro in photo booth mode. If an application does not declare itself as DPI aware Windows will scale its output and make it larger so that it is readable on a high DPI screen. This can result in text looking blurry and screen images being a different size than expected e.g. a laptop with 13" screen with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels may scale the screen to 1280x720 pixels when displaying the output an application that is not high DPI aware.
DSLR Remote Pro defaults to being "DPI aware" to ensure that it uses the full display resolution to produce sharp images and text. However this may cause problems with screens created using older versions of DSLR Remote Pro not filling the screen. If this is a problem you can disable "DPI awareness" in the preferences settings (File->Preferences).
DSLR Remote Pro can wirelessly control the Canon EOS 80D, Canon EOS 77D, Canon EOS 70D, Canon EOS 6D Mark II, Canon EOS 6D, Canon EOS 800D/Rebel T7i, Canon EOS 200D/Rebel SL2 and mid to high end Canon DSLRs with the appropriate Canon WFT Wireless File Transmitter. Before running DSLR Remote Pro the connection between the camera and computer needs to be setup by using the wireless settings on the camera and by running Canon's WFT Pairing Utility on the PC (this is supplied on the software CD that comes with the camera or is downloaded from Canon's website). Please see the instructions that came with the camera or WFT Wireless File Transmitter for details.
Recent cameras use Canon's "EOS Utility Launcher" instead of the "WFT Pairing Utility" to pair the camera with the PC. To pair the camera first run "EOS Utility Launcher" and click on the "Pairing over Wi-Fi/LAN" button to open the "EOS Pairing Software" window. Please see the camera instruction manual for information on how to setup the connection.
Once the camera and PC have been paired successfully DSLR Remote Pro will connect to the camera just like a normal wired USB connection. Please make sure no other software (e.g. Canon's EOS Utility) is running as this may prevent DSLR Remote Pro from connecting to the camera.
In operation the wireless connection should work just the same as a normal wired USB connection and give full access to the camera's controls, live view etc. The wireless connection may be slower than a USB connection, particularly as the distance between the camera and computer or wireless access point increases.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, 80D, 77D, 70D, 800D/Rebel T7i, 200D/Rebel SL2, 6D Mark II and 6D: These cameras have WiFi built-in to the camera and this works exactly the same as other camera models with separate WFT Wireless File Transmitter units except that it is not possible to capture video when using the WiFi connection.
Please note: It is not possible to connect to the Canon EOS 1300D/Rebel T6, Canon EOS 750D/Rebel T6i or Canon EOS 760D/Rebel T6s wirelessly from a PC. These camera models can only be controlled wirelessly from a smart phone or tablet.
Important: The camera's USB port is disabled when WiFi is enabled. Please make sure wifi is disabled on the camera before attempting to connect via USB.