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Subject: Using Digital Cameras as Webcams
Category: Computers > Hardware
Asked by: knickers-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 13 Nov 2006 04:39 PST
Expires: 13 Dec 2006 04:39 PST
Question ID: 782313
I have a couple of Nikon Coolpix cameras that are frequently used for
just picture taking. I want to know if it is possible to connect them
to the PC as Webcams and how I do this. The Nikon website states that
coolpix do not have the necessary connections. However, it states the
same thing for all cameras. If this is true what is the connection
that you need? I am currently connecting the camera via the digital in
out port. Any help greatly appreciated.

Request for Question Clarification by sublime1-ga on 13 Nov 2006 11:00 PST
knickers...

You need a digital camera with a USB-out port which connects
to your PC's USB-in port, and software from the camera company
that allows the camera to function as a webcam.

One such camera was the Fuji A310.

In this review from Imaging Resource, you can see where the
USB mode can be changed under the 'Setup Menu' section:
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/A310/A31A.HTM

You can download and read the PDF owners manual here:
http://www.fujifilm.co.uk/technical/download/FX%20A310_OM.pdf

If your Nikon was not designed to function as a webcam,
with supporting software, then you won't be able to get
it to work as one.


Let me know if this satisfies your interests...

sublime1-ga
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Comments  
Subject: Re: Using Digital Cameras as Webcams
From: hzim0rt4l-ga on 19 Nov 2006 09:05 PST
 
You need a proper webcam with the appropriate driver - very few
digital cameras can provide this without extreme modification (only
for camera geeks with fancy SLR cameras)

Either go buy yourself a 5/$10 webcam or ask me about connecting an
Eyetoy for PS2 to function as a webcam (it can easily be done)

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