Canon Digital Camera Software Development Kit (CD-SDK)

The Canon Digital Camera SDK (CD-SDK) is a software development kit that provides an interface for accessing Canon digital camera and image data captured with Canon digital cameras. The CD-SDK allows quick integration of Canon digital functions into your software. Such applications may include remote control via the USB interface, time-lapse photography, RAW file conversion, video feed and uploads/ downloads, etc.

The Canon Digital Camera SDK is available to software developers and computer programmers who wish to develop customized software applications for Canon digital cameras and are residing in the South & Southeast Asia region.

Software Development Kits Available

  • ​​​​​​​​ED-SDK v13.10.21
  • ​Camera Control API v1.0.0b
  • PowerShot G7 X Mark II SDK v1.0.1

** Please note that the sample programs provided with all the above SDKs are written in VC++ only.

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Development Environment Requirements

OSWindows: Windows 7,8,8.1,10 (64bit/32bit)
Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.12-10.14 (64bit)
Memory1GB or more
Hard Disk50MB or more available storage
Interface
(Complies with camera specifications and PC USB interface)
SuperSpeed USB (USB3.1 Gen1)
SuperSpeed USB (USB3.0)
Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)

ED-SDK v13.10.21

EOS Digital SDK (ED-SDK) enables software developers to produce dedicated software programs to control EOS/PowerShot cameras for integration in business solution.

ED-SDK provides the functions to configure camera settings, to control camera shooting behaviours and to transfer images from a camera. Every function is provided as Application Programming Interface (API) and is able to be called from a software application running on a host PC which is connected with a camera.

ED-SDK package consists of SDK library modules, API document, program headers and sample applications. The library modules work on Windows and macOS.

Supported Digital Cameras

EOS-1D CEOS 70DEOS 1300D
EOS-1D Mark IIIEOS 77D EOS 1500D
EOS-1Ds Mark IIIEOS 80DEOS 3000D
EOS-1D Mark IVEOS 100DEOS M*1
EOS-1D XEOS 200D​EOS M2*1
EOS-1D X Mark IIEOS 200D IIEOS M3*1
EOS 5DS​EOS 450DEOS M5*1
EOS 5DS REOS 500DEOS M6*1
EOS 5D Mark IIEOS 550D​EOS M10*1
EOS 5D Mark IIIEOS 600DEOS M50
EOS 5D Mark IVEOS 650DEOS M100*1
EOS 6D​EOS 700DEOS R
EOS 6D Mark II​EOS 750DEOS RP
EOS 7DEOS 760DPowerShot G5 X Mark II
EOS 7D Mark IIEOS 800D​PowerShot G7 X Mark III
EOS 40DEOS 1000DPowerShot SX70 HS​
EOS 50DEOS 1100D
EOS 60DEOS 1200D

*1 Remote capture functions are not supported.

Camera Control API v1.0.0b

Camera Control API (CCAPI) is based on HTTP technology and can be communicated on IP protocol via Wi-Fi, so that it allows developers to choose various operating system or platform for business solution.

With CCAPI, a host application can configure camera settings, get live-view image, trigger taking picture and retrieve images from camera as well as with ED-SDK.​

​Any special camera libraries are not required to communicate with CCAPI enabled camera. The camera which is activated CCAPI functionality can respond CCAPI requests from a host application.

Supported Digital Cameras

EOS RP (Firmware 1.1.0 and above is required)
PowerShot SX70 HS (Firmware 1.1.0 and above is required)
PowerShot G5 X Mark II
PowerShot G7 X Mark III

PowerShot G7 X Mark II SDK v1.0.1

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Supported Digital Cameras​​​​​​

PowerShot G7 X Mark II 

Notes: Provides an interface for accessing image data shot using Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II. Allows users to transfer images in a camera to storage media on a host PC and allows remotely connected cameras and the image being shot to be controlled from a host PC.

CD-SDK Application

Eligibility

  • Applications are accepted only from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Maldives and Mongolia.
  • The Applicant must be a legally registered entity, operating under the laws of the country/region in which it is established.
  • Applications from academic institutions or organisations (e.g. a university, college, polytechnic or school) may be considered only if they are made by the academic institution or organisation itself (and not by students or academic personnel in their personal capacity).
  • For all  other applicants, please contact your local Canon Sales Companies for more information.

Application Form & Requirements

  • Applications must be made using  APPLICATION FOR CANON DIGITAL CAMERA SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT (SDK) form.
  • The Applicant must provide a legitimate purpose (business or internal use) for which it intends to use the SDK, and related relevant information.
  • Please complete the forms in type-writing. Handwritten Application Forms will be rejected.
  • Application must be submitted by an authorized representative of the Applicant entity.
  • A separate Form needs to be filled and submitted for each version of SDK being applied for.​​​
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  • The COMPLETED AND SIGNED APPLICATION FORM and annexures (if any) are to be scanned in PDF/JPG file format attached to this application form.
  • Submission of an Application does not guarantee its acceptance.  Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. may reject an Application without providing reasons.
  • A response to the application will typically be provided within 2-4 weeks from date of submission.
  • All communications relating to the Application shall be sent by Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. to the Applicant’s Authorized Representative at the email address provided in the Application Form.
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