What is it?

Magic Lantern is a free software add-on that runs from the SD/CF card and adds a host of new features to Canon EOS cameras that weren't included from the factory by Canon.

EOS M

What is it?

Magic Lantern is a free software add-on that runs from the SD/CF card and adds a host of new features to Canon EOS cameras that weren't included from the factory by Canon.

EOS M

Revolutionary

Revolutionary

Get the most out of your camera with the latest Magic Lantern features.

Open Source

Open Source

Download the source code and help develop the code.

Refined

Refined

Fully documented developer's API. Scripting support extends API to every day users.


Video Features

Video

Tools like on-screen overlays and headphone monitoring allow you to capture footage with confidence.


Photo

While most popularly known for video features, Magic Lantern provides a broad array of features for photographers as well.

Photo Features
Photo Features

Photo

While most popularly known for video features, Magic Lantern provides a broad array of features for photographers as well.


Main Features

  • Analog / digital gain adjustments.
  • Selectable input source.
  • Toggle wind filter.
  • Live audio monitoring through with headphones.
  • WAV recording.
  • Beep / test tones.
  • Custom Kelvin whitebalance.
  • Auto ETTR (Expose To The Right).
  • Exposure Lock for manual mode.
  • Quickly switch between two exposure presets.
  • Manually override exposure settings (movie mode).
  • Toggle exposure simulation on/off (Liveview).
  • Zebras for under/over exposed areas.
  • Focus peaking for quickly checking focus.
  • Magic Zoom window to fine-tune focus.
  • Cropmark overlays for 16x9 bars or any custom shape.
  • Overlay a ghost image in live view.
  • Spotmeter in live view.
  • False color for precise exposure control.
  • RGB histogram with RAW support.
  • Waveform for perfect green screen lighting.
  • Vectorscope for color tones.
  • Full control over H264 bitrate.
  • Full control of recording framerate.
  • Record HDR video.
  • Custom vignetting for lens correction.
  • Record 14-bit uncompressed RAW video to your CF/SD card.
  • Bracketing for exposure, flash, or depth-of-field.
  • In-camera intervalometer.
  • Custom bulb timer for extra-long exposures.
  • Motion detection.
  • Silent pictures.
  • Record voice tags for photos / videos.
  • Trap focus.
  • Follow focus.
  • Rack focus.
  • Custom AF patterns.
  • Automatic auto-focus microadjustment (DotTune AFMA).

Supported Cameras:

5D2, 5D3, 6D, 7D, 50D, 60D, 500D (T1i), 550D (T2i), 600D (T3i), 650D (T4i), 700D (T5i), 1100D (T3), EOS M

Inactive ports (help welcome):

5Dc, 40D, 100D (SL1), 70D

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