Digital Camera Software Development Kit - Developer Resources - Canon South & Southeast Asia

    Canon Digital Camera Software Development Kit

    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.

    Development Environment Requirements

    OS Windows: Windows 7,8,8.1,10 (64bit/32bit)
    Macintosh: Mac OSX 10.13-10.15 (64bit
    Memory 1GB or more
    Hard Disk 50MB or more available storage
    (Complies with camera specifications and PC USB interface)
    SuperSpeed USB (USB3.1 Gen1)
    SuperSpeed USB (USB3.0)
    Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)


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    Available Digital Camera Software Development Kits

    An array of software development kits available for various Canon's digital cameras.  Please note that the sample programs provided with all the above SDKs are written in VC++ only.

    List of Available SDKs

    Software Development Kits Application

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    • 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.

    Important Notes

    • The annexures (if any) is to be scanned in PDF/JPG file format attached to the 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.
    • Terms and Conditions apply.