To use a camera as your webcam, you need to have one that allows you to do so. Below is a list of cameras that can also function as a web camera:
1. Canon Cameras
If you already have an existing Canon camera at home, then lucky you because you can use that as a replacement for your sub-par quality video cam. Canon has recently released a free web camera software called EOS Webcam Utility Beta, which allows the use of the majority of Canon camera models into a webcam.
Once you’ve downloaded the software, you simply have to connect your Canon camera to your Mac or Windows computer through a USB cable.
2. Fujifilm Cameras
Fujifilm now allows the use of most of their camera models as a webcam through a software. All you need to do is download and install the software into your PC and use a USB cable to connect your Fujifilm camera.
3. Panasonic Lumix Cameras
The Panasonic Lumix cameras can now be used as webcams as well. Panasonic has released a free streaming software that enables the use of Lumix cameras as web cameras. However, this software currently doesn’t support macOS.
It is always handy to have your camera as a substitute, especially if you want to have the sharpest looking video during your online meetings or conference calls.