Nikon has released the full version of its software that lets you use your compatible DSLR or mirrorless camera as a high-performance webcam. The company’s webcam utility software is available for free on Windows 10 and macOS. It lets you 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 expanded.
The webcam utility software can be accessed via USB. Nikon says it’s ideal for those looking for a high quality video stream with a simple setup and without any extra hardware. In addition to 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 use an external mic, plug it into the computer’s mic port After that, you can open any compatible video conferencing software (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Facebook Messenger and Skype Works).
To use the software, you need a compatible Nikon camera, a USB cable (supplied 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 Z7II, Z7, Z6II, Z6, Z5, Z50, D6, D5, D850, D810, D780, D750, D500, D7500, D7200, D5600, D5500, D5300 and D5300.
To enhance the experience, Nikon recommends that you use a tripod or clamp as a mount. A constant light source such as a small LED lighting panel and an external microphone can be used.
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