Sony had presented end of August as the last big manufacturer a webcam solution for some of its cameras - but only for Windows 10. Now finally a version for macOS (10.13 - 10.15) has been released. The free software "Imaging Edge Webcam" allows the use of 35 Sony camera models for live streams and video conferencing via USB on the PC, including the recently introduced Alpha 7S III and many more Alpha models, the new ZV-1 as well as the RX0, RX10 (from version II) and RX100 (from version IV) -- see list of compatible models below.
Sony A7S III - now also usable as webcam
After installing the software, the camera in question is available for live streaming or video conferencing if it is connected to the PC via USB. However, the firmware of the cameras must also be updated beforehand. An image with a resolution of 1,024 × 576 is output, the sound must be recorded via a separate microphone. More detailed operating instructions can be found at this page.
Sony camera models compatible with Imaging Edge Webcam
Digital photo camera / DSC / Vlog camera -DSC-HX95 -DSC-HX99 -DSC-RX0 -DSC-RX0M2 -DSC-RX100M4 -DSC-RX100M5 -DSC-RX100M5A -DSC-RX100M6 -DSC-RX100M7 -DSC-RX10M2 -DSC-RX10M3 -DSC-RX10M4 -DSC-RX1RM2 -DSC-WX700 -DSC-WX800 -ZV-1
Free Webcam Tools of other camera manufacturers Meanwhile, almost all major camera manufacturers have released special software to give some of their models webcam functionality (mostly under Windows and/or macOS). As there are:
-Panasonic with the Webcam Tool for the Lumix models DC-S1H, DC-S1R, DC-S1, DC-S5, DC-GH5S, DC-GH5 and DC-G9 -Canon with the EOS Webcam Utility for compatible Canon EOS or PowerShot cameras such as diwe EOS 5D,6D, 7D as well as R5, R6 and R. - Nikon via Webcam Utility for Nikon Z-series cameras as well as some DSLRs, the models Nikon Z 7, Z 6, Z 5, Z 50, D6, D850, D780, D500, D7500 and D5600. - Olympus via OM-D Webcam Software for the Olympus E-M1X, E-m1, E-M1 Mark II, E-M1 Mark II and E-M5 Mark II. - Fujifilm's Webcam Tool for its GFX and X-series cameras and the X-T2/T3 and T4 models - GoPro for the GoPro Hero 8 Black