San Diego, CA—Sony Electronics Inc. released a new desktop application called Sony Imaging Edge Webcam. The software allows users to transform Sony digital cameras into webcams by connecting them to a PC via USB. What’s more, the application is free of cost.
Consumers may refer to the Sony website for a full list of compatible camera models. Moreover, firmware must be updated on cameras to ensure compatibility.
Sony Imaging Edge Webcam
The new webcam program enables users to connect a Sony camera to a PC to livestream and videoconference in one step. In doing so, they can also taking full advantage of Sony’s imaging technologies, such as fast autofocus; high-resolution picture quality; and additional unique features of each compatible camera.
“We will continue to adapt and evolve to meet the needs of our customers. Their voice is critical to everything that we do in this industry,” said Neal Manowitz, deputy president of Sony Imaging Products and Solutions Americas. “Given the growing demand for livestreaming and video communication, we’re excited to share a new application that will give so many loyal Sony customers the ability to quickly and easily transform their camera into a highly effective webcam for livestreaming, video calls and so much more.”
Furthermore, up until this software release, anyone looking to use their Sony camera as a webcam needed an expensive HDMI converter box. What’s more, they can be cumbersome and increasingly hard to find. Now, this software allows the supported Sony cameras to function as a cam directly over a USB connection.
At launch, Imaging Edge Webcam is compatible with 35 Sony camera models. They include the Alpha 9 II, Alpha 9, Alpha 7R IV, Alpha 7R III, Alpha 7R II, Alpha 7S II, Alpha 7S, Alpha 7 III, Alpha 7 II, Alpha 6600, Alpha 6400, Alpha 6100, RX100 VII, RX100 VI, RX0 II, RX0 as well as the ZV-1. In addition, the newly announced Alpha 7S III is also compatible with the application.
The Sony Imaging Edge Webcam desktop application is available to download here.