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London, UK, Wednesday 2nd January 2019 — Canon Europe, a world leader in digital imaging solutions, announces the release of its new camera API package, offering a range of resources to developers. The combined EOS Digital software development kit (SDK) and all-new Camera Control API (CCAPI) create unique opportunities for developers and software engineers to take advantage of select Canon cameras and lenses, launching with the PowerShot SX70 HS.

Power your enterprising vision with Canon PowerShot SX70 HS, the first product supported in 2019


Many developers have already benefited from Canon SDKs, enabling them to integrate Canon cameras and lenses in their solutions and control them remotely, wired via USB. Such applications include photo booths, robotic / automated units, event photography and recording, mass portrait / passport and photogrammetry systems.

The EDSDK benefits will allow users to control Canon cameras remotely from a Mac or PC and use the same code across all compatible Canon cameras. To take advantage of multi-platform support on select models1 for fast development, the new CCAPI features an agnostic operating system, allowing wireless usage in any environment, such as Windows, Mac, Android, iOS or Linux.

Key EDSDK/CCAPI functions include:

    Detecting, connecting/disconnecting the camera
    Checking and changing camera settings, including time
    Remote shooting
    Downloading/erasing images, formatting cards

“We are delighted to be expanding our EOS Digital SDK to the PowerShot series2 and provide a tool that enables control of the camera and its power zoom remotely”, said Yuko Tanaka, ITCG Product Marketing Director. “In addition, the new Camera Control API is based on Internet Protocol, making it compatible with all operating systems”.

The PowerShot SX70 HS is Canon latest premium bridge camera, that delivers a truly portable and versatile shooting experience. The camera features a powerful 65x optical fixed lens zoom, equivalent to a 21–1365mm focal length. It also has DSLR-style looks and handling, a 7.5cm Vari-Angle LCD screen, 20.3 Megapixel sensor and 4K Ultra High Definition video. The PowerShot SX70 HS is an ideal all-in-one camera, capable of handling all types of shooting scenario, without the need to carry multiple lenses.

Camera API Package Availability

The camera API package is a release driven by business users’ feedback and is part of Canon’s commitment to deliver convenient solutions to developers and integrators. The EOS Digital SDK is available for immediate download at

The Camera Control API will be available from March 2019 via the Canon developer’s website.

For more information on the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS, please visit:

1 Contact Canon Europe for more information on supported models

2 PowerShot SX70 HS is the first model supported, as of January 2019



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IANAP? "I Am Not A Programmer"?  8)

Is this a chance to learn more about stubs that can be used with low risk since it is official API? I would expect the http communication is handled by the main processor, not by the MPU.

So far it seems ony the RP supports it amongst the DSLR/DSLMs.


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