Posted: 7. January 2019 at 15:52 CET

By: Louis

Canon updates Remote SDK to support SX70 HS

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Zoom

Late last week, Canon updated their remote control SDK to support the recently introduced superzoom SX70 HS. The EDSDK allows developers on Windows and Mac to control supported Canon cameras remotely via USB; typical applications include timelapses, focus sequences and photogrammetry.

Canon also introduces the all new Camera Control API (CCAPI) that will permit true cross-platform operation to wirelessly control compatible Canon cameras. This new API will work on all current platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS.

Canon says:

“We are delighted to be expanding our EOS Digital SDK to the PowerShot series 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 new CCAPI will be released in March and will likely require firmware updates for the majority of targeted cameras. Incidentally, rumor has it that a major firmware update for the EOS R is already in the making.

Source: Canon

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