Resolving Canon EOS Utility v/s Yosemite

If you need to update your camera, transfer images, shoot tethered or load camera profiles, the Canon EOS utility is very useful. That is of course if it works with your operating system.

The bad news…

In my post on November first Canon EOS Utility v/s Yosemite, both EOS Utility 3 for Canon 1Dx and 5D Mark III cameras as well as EOS Utility 2 for earlier cameras do not work with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Canon’s website continues to state: “There is no software for the OS version you selected.” True story. There isn’t.


The good news…

Canon has posted a beta of the software that fixes both utilities was posted on November 4, 2014. The issue is that since it is beta software–that is not refined to Canon’s level of perfection–it’s not posted in the OS X 10.10 Yosemite that automatically appears in the Operating System menu. It lives in the OS X 10.9 Mavericks version. Change the menu to Mavericks and the new choices appear.

EOS Utility-001

EOS Utility 3.1.0a for Mac OS X can install either or both EOS Utility 2 and 3. I have tested them and they work under Yosemite. Additionally the EOS Digital Solution Disk Software 29.1A for Mac OS X was posted on November 17th. It contains all of the Canon software including Digital Photo Pro version 4. I have not tested DPP under Yosemite. Note that you will need a twelve digit serial number from either a Canon 1Ds or 5D Mark III to download the solution disc. Updaters for the previous camera models do not require a serial number.

Thanks to the folks at Canon Professional Services for helping me with this update!