Connecting Canon 5D Mark iii To Macbook Pro
If you own a Canon 5D Mark iii and face issues regarding ‘How to connect the Canon 5D Mark iii to the MacBook Pro, this guide will help you.
Now, before going any further, make sure you have the following:
- A high-quality Mac-compatible USB cable (to avoid any data loss during the data transfer process)
- A good AC Adapter kit (to avoid the disconnection of the devices due to low camera battery)
- High-speed WiFi network to ensure effective communication between both devices
Afterward, check if your devices are functioning properly without any random lags. Once done, you can proceed with the rest of the process down below.
Please note that you can connect your Canon 5D Mark iii to a MacBook Pro via WiFi or USB. Here, we have created separate steps and guidelines for both case scenarios.
Steps regarding How to connect Canon 5D Mark iii to MacBook Pro (via USB)
Step 1. Restart the devices
Restart both devices to close down any active connections. Do remember that the camera or the MacBook pro may not respond accordingly if they are already connected to an external device.
Both the Camera and MacBook Pro have their power buttons placed right on the front panel. After restarting the devices, you can proceed with the next step in the process.
Once both devices have been restarted, you now need to enter the Camera’s main menu by selecting the provided options on the left panel of the camera.
The LCD screen will prompt all the required menu options and this will take us to the
As you sneak into the main menu, gently disable the auto-power-off function. By doing this, you can avoid any disconnection between the devices due to the given feature.
Step 3. Establish connection via USB cable
Connect the high-quality USB cable to the available ports in both devices. Once through, do check for any prompt or message on both devices regarding the connection establishment.
Disconnect and reconnect the USB cable in case you don’t find any such prompt.
Step 4. Download Canon EOS Utility Software
Canon EOS Utility Software makes the transfer of random video or image files between devices easier. So, you need to download it from Canon’s official website.
As the connection has been created between both devices, you can transfer your favorite video or image files.
Steps regarding how to connect Canon 5d Mark iii to MacBook Pro (via Wi-Fi)
Step 1. Activate the Camera’s Wi-Fi feature
Given the download of the Canon EOS Utility software, gently activate the wifi feature of Canon 5D mark iii. Refer to the below-mentioned process in case you face any issues:
WIFI settings>Enable>Wifi Function>Remote Control (EOS Utility)>Register a device for connection
Afterward, the camera’s LCD screen will show SSID and Password information. The same information then needs to be keyed into the MacBook Pro during the next step.
Step 2. Enable the Wi-Fi connection in MacBook Pro
Once through with enabling the Wi-Fi feature in the Canon 5D Mark iii, you now need to do the same in the MacBook Pro.
To proceed further, check into the WIFI network option and select ‘ SSID WIFI info from above.’
The system will now ask you for the Camera’s SSID and password. Enter the same information ( refer to step 1) and tap on ‘ Join.’ MacBook Pro will now prompt you with a message saying- ‘ I am now on this network’.
Step 3. Connect both devices
The Canon 5D mark iii will now prompt a message saying- ‘Start pairing devices’. Press OK, and it will prompt you with -‘EOS XXXX pairing connection with the computer in progress.’
After receiving this prompt, run the EOS utility software on the MacBook Pro.
The EOS utility software would then ask for the details of Canon 5D Mark iii to initiate the pairing process. Select ‘Canon 5D mark iii’ from the available options and tap on ‘ Connect.’
The MacBook pro would prompt with a pop-up screen saying -‘ Check the camera LCD and complete the network settings.
As you receive this message, the Canon 5D mark iii will also prompt with – ‘ XXXXX found, Connect with the PC. Select ‘OK’ after seeing this prompt.
Both the Canon 5D Mark iii and the MacBook Pro are now connected. So, you need not worry any more while transferring files, images and videos between the devices.
The steps mentioned above are quite useful regarding your efforts to connect Canon 5D Mark iii to MacBook Pro.
As mentioned earlier, ensure the use of a high-speed Wi-Fi network and a high-quality USB cable for best results.