Nikon’s Latest Software Will Let You Use Your DSLR or Mirrorless Camera as a Webcam

Nikon’s Webcam Utility Software will allow you to connect your compatible Nikon camera to a computer via USB and use it as a webcam.

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Nikon’s Latest Software Will Let You Use Your DSLR or Mirrorless Camera as a Webcam

Nikon’s Webcam Utility Software was launched in Beta a few months ago but has now expanded

Highlights
  • Nikon’s mirrorless camera or DLSR can be used as a webcam
  • Nikon’s Webcam Utility Software is available for Windows and macOS
  • It can be used as a webcam for video calls and livestreaming

Nikon has released the full version of its software that will let you use your compatible DSLR or mirrorless camera as a high-end webcam. The company's Webcam Utility Software is available for free on Windows 10 and macOS. It allows you to connect your Nikon camera to a computer via USB and use it as a webcam. Nikon's Webcam Utility Software was launched in Beta a few months ago and was only supporting Windows devices, but has now expanded.

The Webcam Utility Software can be used via USB. Nikon says it is ideal for those seeking a high quality video stream with a simple setup and no additional hardware. Besides video calls, it can also be used for livestreaming.

To use it, download and install the Nikon Webcam Utility. It can be downloaded for Windows and macOS.Then, connect your compatible Nikon camera to the computer using the USB cable. If you're using an external mic, plug that into the computer's mic port. After this, you can open any of the compatible video conferencing software (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Facebook Messenger and Skype work).

To use the software, you'll need a compatible Nikon camera, a USB cable (provided with your Nikon camera), Nikon Webcam Utility, compatible video conferencing software, and a fully charged camera battery or AC power adapter. Supported digital cameras include Z 7II, Z 7, Z 6II, Z 6, Z 5, Z 50, D6, D5, D850, D810, D780, D750, D500, D7500, D7200, D5600, D5500, D5300 and D3500.

To enhance the experience, Nikon recommends that you use a tripod or a clamp as a mount. A constant light source such as small LED light panels and an external microphone can also be used.


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