Connect a Canon Camera to AWS S3

Connect a Canon Camera to AWS S3.


RAW format images produced by Canon cameras are very large - 67MB per picture for dual pixel mode in fact. Because of this, Amazon S3 is the perfect place to store your library, with unlimited storage space and low cost per GB.

Unfortunately, Canon cameras are unable to connect to S3 natively. However, they can utilise FTP - and this is where BucketBridge comes in. With BucketBridge, you can utilise wifi to upload all images to S3, with no risk of ever filling up your FTP server.

Supported Cameras

Canon cameras supporting WiFi:

  • Canon 5D mark IV
  • Canon 6D
  • Canon 6D mark II
  • Canon 70D
  • Canon 80D
  • Canon T7i
  • Canon 77D
  • Canon SL2
  • Canon 750D
  • Canon 760D
  • All cameras supporting W-E1 WiFi SD card

Setting up your camera

Before setting up your camera, you should set up a BucketBridge instance. View our quickstart guide for more details.

First, enter the camera SET UP4 menu and select Communication Settings

Next, select Wi-Fi Function and choose Transfer images to FTP server.

Now you must provide configuration details for accessing the BucketBridge instance.

  • Choose your WiFi network and enter the password to connect.
  • Select FTP for the ftp server type.
  • Enter the IP of the BucketBridge instance
  • Enter the username and password (see Adding Users for details on how to configure users in BucketBridge)