06-03-2019 08:47 PM
My boyfriend bought me my first camera, which is the Canon Rebel T7, as a kit on Amazon about two months ago for my birthday. I didn't realize until today that I need a USB to mini USB cord to connect it to my MacBook so that I can see myself through my screen when recording a video.
Seeing as how my "kit" didn't come with one, I went to my local store and picked one up. Now that I'm home and plugged it up, it's not connecting.
Is there something that I need to do in order to get it to work, or does it SPECIFICALLY have to be a USB to mini USB cord from Canon?
06-04-2019 11:05 AM - edited 06-04-2019 10:37 PM
Any will work, but you have to make sure it is not a charging cable and that WIFI is off on the camera.
And by "charging cable" he means a cheap USB cable that can be used to charge a phone but lacks the strands that are used to transmit data. Such cables are sometimes not clearly identified as such.
06-07-2019 01:15 AM - edited 06-07-2019 01:16 AM
Just checking the T7 on the Canon website and a review I had a quick look at, you should be able to connect to your apple via WiFi with the Canon Connect software, thus allowing you more location options and no cable required.