Canon Camera USB Cables and the compatible cable you need


USB cables for Canon Cameras

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If you own a Canon DSLR or mirrorless camera it may or may not be supplied with a USB cable, or USB interface cable as Canon prefers to call it. These cables can be extremely useful for several reasons, providing your model is capable.

Please note that your camera’s ability to exploit a USB connection is unrelated to whether a USB cable has been supplied with the camera. Nor is the price of your camera an indicator of whether it comes with a USB interface cable. For instance, the EOS R and R5 both come with a USB cable, but the EOS R6 does not. I find this an odd situation since the R6 sits between the R and R5 in both its capabilities and price.

Here are some reasons why you might need a USB cable for your Canon camera.

  • Transfer of images to a computer
  • Tethering your camera for remote shooting
  • Using your camera as a webcam
  • Charing the battery inside the camera.

Not all Canon cameras are capable of all the above uses. But if your camera has a USB socket, then you should be able to do at least one of the above.

You will find that buying the Canon original cable is more expensive than a generic but just as capable USB cable. For that reason, the following table will tell you what the Canon USB interface cable is for your Canon camera, whether the camera ships with the cable, and what the cable is if you want to buy one on Amazon or eBay.

Camera ModelCanon Suggested USB Interface CableWhat is the cable really?Bundled with camera
EOS-1D X Mark IIIIFC-100U (to USB C)USB 3.1 Type C to Type C cableYes
EOS RIFC-100U (to USB C)USB 3.1 Type C to Type C cableYes
EOS RaIFC-100U (to USB C)USB 3.1 Type C to Type C cableYes
EOS R5IFC-100U (to USB C)USB 3.1 Type C to Type C cableYes
EOS R6IFC-100U (to USB C)USB 3.1 Type C to Type C cableNo
PowerShot G5 X Mark IIIFC-100U (to USB C)USB 3.1 Type C to Type C cableNo
PowerShot G7 X Mark IIIIFC-100U (to USB C)USB 3.1 Type C to Type C cableNo
EOS M6 Mark IIIFC-100U (to USB C)USB 3.1 Type C to Type C cableNo
EOS RPIFC-100U (to USB C)USB 3.1 Type C to Type C cableNo
EOS 70DIFC-130UUSB 3.0 Type A to Micro BYes
EOS Rebel T6iIFC-130UUSB 3.0 Type A to Micro BYes
EOS Rebel T6IFC-130UUSB 3.0 Type A to Micro BYes
EOS 1200D/Rebel T5IFC-130UUSB 3.0 Type A to Micro BYes
EOS 600D/Rebel T3iIFC-130UUSB 3.0 Type A to Micro BYes
EOS 1100D/Rebel T3IFC-130UUSB 3.0 Type A to Micro BYes
EOS-1D X Mark IIIFC-150U IIUSB 2.0 Type A to mini Type BYes
EOS 5DS RIFC-150U IIUSB 2.0 Type A to mini Type BYes
EOS 5DSIFC-150U IIUSB 2.0 Type A to mini Type BYes
EOS 5D Mark IVIFC-150U IIUSB 2.0 Type A to mini Type BYes
EOS 7D Mark IIIFC-150U IIUSB 2.0 Type A to mini Type BYes
EOS 1D XIFC-200U/500UUSB 2.0 Type A to mini Type BYes
EOS 1D CIFC-200U/500UUSB 2.0 Type A to mini Type BYes
EOS 5D Mark IIIIFC-200U/500UUSB 2.0 Type A to mini Type BYes
EOS 7DIFC-200U/500UUSB 2.0 Type A to mini Type BYes
EOS 60DIFC-200U/500UUSB 2.0 Type A to mini Type BYes
EOS 100D/Rebel SL1IFC-200U/500UUSB 2.0 Type A to mini Type BYes
EOS 6DIFC-200U/500UUSB 2.0 Type A to mini Type BYes
EOS 6D Mark IIIFC-400PCUUSB 2.0 Type A to Mini USB Type B cableNo
EOS 80DIFC-400PCUUSB 2.0 Type A to Mini USB Type B cableNo
EOS 77DIFC-400PCUUSB 2.0 Type A to Mini USB Type B cableNo
EOS 700D/Rebel T5iIFC-400PCUUSB 2.0 Type A to Mini USB Type B cableNo
EOS 760D/Rebel T6sIFC-400PCUUSB 2.0 Type A to Mini USB Type B cableYes
EOS 750D/Rebel T6iIFC-400PCUUSB 2.0 Type A to Mini USB Type B cableYes
EOS 850D/Rebel T8iIFC-400PCUUSB 2.0 Type A to Mini USB Type B cableNo
EOS 800D/Rebel T7iIFC-400PCUUSB 2.0 Type A to Mini USB Type B cableNo
EOS 2000D/Rebel T7IFC-400PCUUSB 2.0 Type A to Mini USB Type B cableNo
EOS 1300D/Rebel T6IFC-400PCUUSB 2.0 Type A to Mini USB Type B cableYes
EOS 4000D/Rebel T100IFC-400PCUUSB 2.0 Type A to Mini USB Type B cableNo
EOS 200D/Rebel SL2IFC-400PCUUSB 2.0 Type A to Mini USB Type B cableNo
EOS 90DIFC-600PCUUSB 2.0 Type A to Micro USB Type B cableNo
EOS 250D/Rebel SL3IFC-600PCUUSB 2.0 Type A to Micro USB Type B cableNo
EOS M50IFC-600PCUUSB 2.0 Type-A to Micro USB Type B cableNo
EOS M50 MkIIIFC-600PCUUSB 2.0 Type-A to Micro USB Type B cableNo
EOS M200IFC-600PCUUSB 2.0 Type A to Micro USB Type B cableNo
PowerShot SX70 HSIFC-600PCUUSB 2.0 Type A to Micro USB Type B cableNo
Table od Canon camera USB interface cables and their equivalent

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Tosh Lubek runs an audio and video production business in the UK and has been using the Canon EOS R since it was released in the Autumn of 2018 and the Canon EOS R6 in 2020. He has used both cameras to shoot TV commercials broadcast on Sky TV, promotional business videos, videos of events and functions, and YouTube creator content. He has also won several international awards for his advertising and promotional work. You can meet him by visiting his “video booth” at HashTag Business Events across the country.

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