Nikon Has Released New Software That Turns Its Cameras Into Webcams

Owners of fancy DSLR and mirrorless cameras can now use them as high-end webcams with the help of the new software that Nikon has just released. Many big camera makers have already rolled out similar software during the past several months, especially with the rise of video calls during the past year. Nikon’s new Webcam Utility Software can easily be used via USB, and the developers say it is ideal for people seeking to create a high-quality video stream.

Nikon Says the New Software Requires No Additional Hardware

Nikon D810
The setup for Nikon’s new software is simple and requires no other hardware. It is ideal for both video conference calls and live-streaming, making it perfect for aspiring Twitch superstars. To help its clients enhance the experience, Nikon recommends using a tripod or a clamp as a mount. Also, people can add a constant light source to their setup for better lighting, as well as an external microphone. With a high-quality camera working as a webcam, an aspiring streamer should only worry about creating good, engaging content.

The Webcam Utility Software Is Available for Both Windows 10 and macOS

Nikon Pairs Great with The Webcam Utility Software
Nikon offers its new software for free, at least while it is still in its beta. While a few months ago it only supported Windows devices, the software has now expanded and is compatible with both Windows 10 and macOS. The setup is as complicated as plugging in the USB cable, and once the camera is connected, it can be used for any compatible video conferencing software, including Zoom, Google Meet, Facebook Messenger, Microsoft Teams, and Skype.

Unlike existing third-party software, the Webcam Utility Software allows a wider range of Nikon cameras to be turned into webcams. It currently supports many models, including Z 7, Z 7II, Z 6, Z 6II, Z 50, Z 5, D5, D6, D500, D750, D780, D810, D850, D3500, D5300 D5500, D5600, D7200, and D7500. Nikon has also stated that the new utility will work with the company’s upcoming models