Looking for more out of your built-in webcam? Well, you do have some options if you have or are about to pick up a Sony camera. With just a couple of extra pieces and a very simple process, you can use a Sony Alpha mirrorless camera or Cyber-shot point-and-shoot as a webcam. Read on if you want to learn more.
Why Use a Sony Camera Instead of a Webcam?
The main reason you want to use a Sony camera over a webcam is for the vastly improved image quality. Sony cameras are already being used on film sets and in many independent filmmakers’ gear bags because they are known for stellar video quality. Now you can harness that quality to enjoy better video for your calls and meetings.
Recommended Cameras and Equipment
Most modern Sony cameras should offer a way to get a clean video feed via their HDMI output. Also, Sony announced an upcoming application (scheduled for July 2020) alongside the ZV-1 that will make it possible to use that camera as a webcam via USB. Here are the cameras we recommend for streaming and webcam use.