How to use a mirrorless camera as a webcam

As easy as USB.

I wrote about this previously when answering a question about live streaming a sports game.

But I figured it is worth dedicating a piece specifically to the mirrorless camera question.

One of the best parts of owning a mirrorless camera, aside from the smaller footprint and weight, is that they make for fantastic webcams.

There are two ways to use a mirrorless cameras as a webcam.

The first is to use an HDMI input device, like the Camlink 4k. I wrote about that in an article on how to use your DSLR as a webcam.

How to use a mirrorless camera as a webcam

The best way to use a mirrorless camera as a webcam is to use your camera brand’s webcam utlity

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, and more people were working home than ever before, companies like Sony, Nikon and Canon jumped into building their webcam solutions.

Once the software is installed all you need is to connect your camera to your computer via USB-3 or USB-C, depending on what the camera and computer offer.

Below is a list of all the webcam utilities from the major camera manufacturers, as well as some others along the way.

If you are aware of another utility that’s missing here, please comment to share.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *