The Canon EOS R is an exciting camera that opens up the world of 4K video capture to photographers. But one of the most common questions I get about it: how do you connect a Canon EOS R camera to your computer monitor? You can use either HDMI or USB-C and here's how:
In order to connect your camera to your monitor, you will need a HDMI cable.
Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI output on your monitor.
Connect one end of the other end of the HDMI cable to an available port on your camera (usually port 1) and tighten it with screws or clamps. If you don't have screws or clamps, use tape or rubber bands instead.
Turn on the camera.
Select “Set Up” from the menu options and press OK or select it again if you change your mind.
Now that you've connected your camera to the Camera Monitor, it's time to make sure it's set up properly. To do this, press the menu button on your camera and scroll down under Playback and Camera Tabs until you see HDMI Output Resolution. This is where you will be able to choose what resolution you want for viewing purposes (it doesn't affect recording).
There are three options here: 720p50/60, 1080i50/60 and 480p60/1080p24. These settings will dictate how clear each image looks on your monitor screen when connected via HDMI cable. If there isn't a specific resolution listed in this area of settings then something is wrong with your setup or adapter cable — either way it should be easy enough to fix!
Select Full HD 1080p from the options listed.
Press the menu button to save.
Exit the menu.
Press Menu again to save and exit.
If you don't see the option, you may need to update your camera's firmware.
If your monitor doesn't have an HDMI port, you'll need an HDMI cable to connect it. This type of cable can be bought at any camera store or computer store. You can also find them at many department stores and discount retailers. If you want to save money and don't mind ordering online, there are lots of options available there as well!
But now you should be able to connect your Canon camera to a monitor and view your footage. This is useful for viewing photos, videos, or even live-streaming from your DSLR camera!