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Sony adds PC webcam feature for 35 different cameras

ZV 1 SGR1 ON Tripod w screenfill

Today Sony announced the availability of Imaging Edge Webcam, software that will allow Windows10 64bit PC-users to connect 35 different Sony models to their computers and turn them into a webcam. Unfortunately no OSX support at this time. You need to be running with the most current firmware on the compatible camera.

The new Imaging Edge Webcam software allows the supported Sony cameras to function as a webcam directly over a USB connection. The Sony cameras that support charging via USB will also charge the camera while it’s connected. The cameras that support face and eye detection also work when in the webcam mode.

Note:

  • The aspect ratio is automatically set to 16:9. It will remain set to 16:9 after using Imaging Edge Webcam, so set it to the previous value if necessary also the resolution is 1,024 × 576 pixels.
    Imaging Edge Webcam does not handle audio so you will need to use the computer’s built-in microphone or an external microphone.

α: E-mount(ILCE-)

  • ILCE-7M2
  • ILCE-7M3
  • ILCE-7RM2
  • ILCE-7RM3
  • ILCE-7RM4
  • ILCE-7S
  • ILCE-7SM2
  • ILCE-7SM3
  • ILCE-9
  • ILCE-9M2
  • ILCE-5100
  • ILCE-6100
  • ILCE-6300
  • ILCE-6400
  • ILCE-6500
  • ILCE-6600

α: A-mount(ILCA-)

  • ILCA-77M2
  • ILCA-99M2
  • ILCA-68

Digital Still Camera(DSC-)/ Vlog camera

  • DSC-HX95
  • DSC-HX99
  • DSC-RX0
  • DSC-RX0M2
  • DSC-RX100M4
  • DSC-RX100M5
  • DSC-RX100M5A
  • DSC-RX100M6
  • DSC-RX100M7
  • DSC-RX10M2
  • DSC-RX10M3
  • DSC-RX10M4
  • DSC-RX1RM2
  • DSC-WX700
  • DSC-WX800
  • ZV-1

Instructions on how to use the new webcam feature can be found HERE

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