The latest to join other big camera brands that are now allowing their DSLRs to function as webcams is none other than Japanese tech giant Sony. The company has announced that it has released a new free PC application which allows users to use their Sony cameras as a webcam via USB 3.0.
The software, known as ‘Imaging Edge Webcam’, enables users to fully utilise the high resolution picture quality, autofocus and unique features of each compatible camera from the brand to be used during video conferencing. “We’re excited to share a new application that give so many loyal Sony customers the ability to quickly and easily transform their camera into a highly effective webcam for live streaming, video calls and so much more,” said Sony Digital Imaging general manager Ryo Ochi in a press statement.
According to the company, a total of 35 Sony cameras will be compatible with the software at launch. These include the Alpha 9 series, Alpha 7R III to IV, Alpha 7S series, Alpha 7 II to III, several Alpha 6000 series, RX100 series, RX0 I to II, ZV-1, and many more.
To download the Sony Imaging Edge Webcam PC application, please refer to the link provided below. The complete list of compatible cameras, as well as the instruction manual for the application can also be found in the same page. The company has not revealed if it is planning to release a Mac version at this time.
(Source: Sony official website)