With Nikon, you can use your DSLR or mirrorless camera as a webcam

Nikon has released the full version of its software that allows you to use your compatible DSLR or mirrorless camera as a high-end webcam. The company’s webcam utility software is available free of charge on Windows 10 and macOS. You can 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 only supports Windows devices, but has now been expanded.

The Webcam utility software can be used via USB. According to Nikon, it’s ideal for those looking for a high quality video stream with a simple setup and no additional hardware. In addition to video calls, it can also be used for live streaming.

To do this, download and install the Nikon Webcam Utility. It can be downloaded for Windows and Mac OSThen connect your compatible Nikon camera to the computer with the USB cable. If you are using an external microphone, connect it to the microphone port on the computer. You can then open any compatible video conferencing software (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Facebook Messenger, and Skype).

To use the software, you need a compatible Nikon camera, a USB cable (included with your Nikon camera), the Nikon webcam utility, compatible video conferencing software, and a fully charged camera battery or AC 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 using a tripod or 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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