Canon Digital Camera Photo and Video Recovery & Repair Software

Roxanne updated on Sep 17, 2020 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles


How to recover deleted photos or videos from Canon DSLR or EOS? What to do if the photos and videos get corrupted? Professional Canon digital camera photo recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can recover photos from Canon Digital Camera under any kind of situations. Read what could have gone wrong and how you can repair and recover corrupted videos and JPEG or JPG pictures from Canon.

Part 1: How to Recover Lost Canon Photos/Videos
Part 2: How to Repair Corrupted Videos/JPG/JPEG from Canon

Each shot records the past scene. Every detail expresses the mood of the bit. Each expression leaves the emotion at that time. People like photos, which leave the happiness and beauty at that time! But accidents may occur at any time. One day, you find the pictures from Canon have gone forever and some of them are corrupted.

What's wrong? How to get back lost Canon photo? How to repair the JPEG or JPG pictures from Canon EOS or other digital cameras? Here are the solutions to recover and repair corrupted pictures.

Part 1: How to Recover Lost Canon Photos/Videos

Canon digital camera photo recovery software is the solution to restore lost pictures and videos on a Canon digital camera. This easy-to-use software can recover data from various data loss situations:

Photo recovery software can help you resolve these troubles. And the most cost-effective way is to use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. It has a wizard-style interface and allows you to easily recover files from a micro SD memory card. It supports all brands including SanDisk, Kingston, PNY, Lexar, Transcend, PQI and more.

How to Make Canon Photo Recovery Easily

It only takes a few steps to bring back lost Canon photos. To avoid recognition problem, you are advised to take out the SD card and connect it to your computer. Use a card reader if necessary. Follow the detailed guide for the camera photo recovery.

To avoid data overwriting, be sure not to take more pictures on the same memory card before you recover them. If you have done that, try EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and it may still be able to recover the remainder pictures in most cases, but the overwritten pictures are unrecoverable.

Step 1. Connect the SD card and start scanning.

Take out the SD card from the camera and connect it to the computer via a card reader. Then launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, hover on the SD card, and click "Scan".

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Select the photos you want to recover.

Wait until the scanning completes. Afterward, choose the photos you want to recover. To check the picture, double-click the item to preview its content.

Choose files to recover

Step 3. Recover photos.

Click "Recover" and choose a location, not on the SD card, to save the photos.

Recover lost data

Part 2: How to Repair Corrupted Videos/JPG/JPEG from Canon

Though Canon cameras are enticing, but not free from corruption issues in its pictures. like any other camera. There could be several reasons for the corruption in the photos you shot from the camera such as:

1. File system corrupted

2. The photo or video itself is corrupted

3. Misoperations or SD card problems

In fact, it is possible to repair corrupted Canon photos. To fix this issue, there are three ways:

Option 1: Repair Canon Photos or Videos Using Photo Repair Software

If your Canon pictures or videos not opening, corrupted or damaged after lost, EaseUS Repair software for the photo and video can easily repair all kinds of JPEG/JPG corruptions. It fixes corrupted, broken or damaged JPEG/JPG & other image files and restore them with easy and simple steps.

  • Offers a preview of repaired JPEG/JPG pictures
  • Fix corrupt photos recovered from corrupt storage media or other devices
  • Supports Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista and Windows Server.

Follow the steps to repair corrupt photos from Canon:

Step 1: Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Connect Canon memory card to the computer.

Step 2: Select the location where your photos were corrupted or damaged, and click "Scan".

Step 3: Locate and double-click to preview the corrupted photos.

Step 4: Save Repaired Photos to A Secure Location.

Option 2: Repair Corrupted JPEG with Hex Editor (Only Repair Pictures)

This method is suggested only for technically proficient users. Hex Editor software displays the image data in binary form, i.e., 0 and 1. You can change this data and repair JPEG corrupt files. Follow the steps below to repair photos.

Step 1: Open the file in a hex editor (like HxD). Verify there is actually data in the file. 

If the file only consists of zeros or a byte pattern (like FF FF FF FF etc.) then the file is beyond repair.

repair photo with hxd

Step 2: Use Search > Find, search for FF DA using HEX data type. If not found the file is beyond repair.

If you find many FF DA byte combinations then you’re probably not looking at JPEG data but random binary data. The file then is probably beyond repair.

Step 3: Search for FF D9. Once found, select the entire block from the last FF DA to FF D9. Then right-click and copy them.

Step 4: Copy the image data to a new file. Open a new file > Paste the data > Save as "image.jpg". 

Step 5: Open a known good file that was shot with the same camera, using the same resolution and orientation (portrait/landscape).Search for FF DA using the HEX data type.

It is possible multiple instances of FF DA are found, you need the LAST one.

Step 6: Select the block preceding the FF DA bytes all the way to the start of the file (FF D8)

Step 7: Switch to your image.jpg file TAB containing the image data, make sure you’re at offset 0 (zero) > Paste Insert > Save the file. Open and save it using your picture editor to update the file thumbnail.


Be careful if you lost photos from a digital camera. Once you lost photos, use EaseUS data recovery software to get them back as soon as possible. Also, if the photos are corrupted, choose the popularly used EaseUS data recovery software. It assures repair and recovery of corrupt JPEG and JPG files from Canon or other digital cameras.

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1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

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2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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