How to Connect Canon 7D to Computer
Things to remember before connecting Canon 7D to a computer
You can connect your Canon 7D to your computer to easily transfer photos and videos from your camera to your computer.
Before you start with the process, there are a few things that you need to remember:
1. Make sure that you use a USB cable for connecting the camera to your computer to be on the safe side.
High-resolution images may take too long to transfer, so using a USB cable with 480 Mbps speed is strongly recommended (Hey! It’s on Amazon)
2. Do not forget to restart the camera before you connect the camera to it.
3. It is highly recommended that you use the AC adapter kit ACK-E6 as the power supply of the camera when you connect your Canon 7D to your computer (Hey! It’s on Amazon).
This adapter will allow you to power your camera directly from the AC outlet.
This way, you will both be able to protect your battery from constantly charging and avoid an instant interruption if your battery runs out of power.
Follow The Steps Below to Connect Canon 7D to Computer
Firstly, confirm that the camera isn’t already connected to the computer. After that, switch the power switch of the camera “On.”
Press the button which reads “Menu” and you will be displayed on the menu of the camera.
You will have to switch off the auto power settings. This will prevent your Canon 7d from disconnecting during the transfer.
To do so, turn the main dial of the camera and then select the tab which has the mark [ ].
Select the option which reads “Auto power off.” Once you have done it, press the “SET” button. You can also turn the dial, which reads “Quick Control Dial,” and select the option from the menu, which reads “OFF.”
Press the SET button once again.
Then, press the “Menu” button on the camera and turn the display off on the LCD monitor. After that, turn the power of the camera OFF.
You will be provided with a USB cable when you purchase the camera. Plug the USB cable into your computer.
However, the location to insert the port varies from computer to computer. Read the manual before you proceed with the procedure.
The other end of the USB cable has to be inserted into the DIGITAL terminal of the Canon 7D camera.
Switch your Canon 7d camera on.
The EOS Utility will open, and the communication between the computer and the camera will begin.
If the EOS Utility does not start automatically, then you will have to click on the start button and then choose the “All programs” menu.
From there, you will have to choose Canon Utilities and EOS Utilities and click on EOS Utility.
If you follow all the steps mentioned above, you will be able to connect your camera to your computer and transfer pictures and videos easily.
The most important part to pay attention to when transferring photos from a Canon 7d camera to a computer is the power.
You must make sure either your camera is connected to power or you have enough battery to avoid possible data loss in case Canon 7D shuts off during the transfer.