Manufacturer: Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 3331.79Kb
Operating System: Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS, Mac OS X, Linux, OS/400, Unix
Latest Version / Release Date: 3.9.1 / 17 Sep 2003
The driver for the Canon Camera is used to allow data transfer between the device and the host computer system. The software driver makes it possible for various imaging applications to retrieve the images stored either in the memory card or internal memory of the camera device. This process is usually done to apply post processing on the captured images. The Canon Camera software driver is also distributed together with an accompanying image editing program which provides basic features to enhance the digital image. In some instances, the Canon Camera device driver will provide the user access to various configuration settings of the device allowing it to be used as a digital camera of the machine. Essentially, the software driver of the Canon Camera provides the necessary support for TWAIN and WIA technologies which are associated with image capture devices.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The TWAIN protocol supported by the driver is an industry standard which provides the interface for applications to regulate the operation of imaging devices like digital cameras and scanners among others. This standard is open source which means that it can be used with every type of Operating System platform in the computer industry. What this means is that the Canon Camera device can be hosted on virtually every computer system available. On the other hand, the WIA protocol used by the driver is explicit to the Microsoft Windows Operating System platform. This API (Application Programming Interface) is similar to the TWAIN standard but is considered more superior in terms of handling digital devices capable of capturing images. In the context of the Canon Camera, this translates to more flexibility since it is not bundled with specific products. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Canon Camera errors before installing any driver updates.