As the COVID-19 pandemic goes on with an increasing demand for video conferences, camera makers have been enabling these devices to function as webcams. Now, Nikon has introduced a new software that turns its DSLR or mirrorless cameras into a webcam for Mac and Windows PCs.
With the Nikon Webcam Utility Software (via Engadget), users can connect some of the Nikon cameras to a computer via USB connection to use them as a real webcam. This is extremely useful for those who don’t have a webcam or for those who only have a low-quality webcam — such as the 480p and 720p front cameras built into Macs.
If you have a compatible camera, all you have to do is install Nikon’s software and then connect the device to your computer. It works with most video conferencing services and other webcams compatible software.