Digital Camera as Webcam?

  • tas_515

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    Feb 19, 2009 5:46 PM GMT
    I've been trying to figure out how to use my Nikon digital camera as a webcam. I found this eHow article: http://www.ehow.com/how_2066824_use-digital-camera-as-webcam.html

    Has anybody tried this? Thanks, guys,

    Tim
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    Feb 20, 2009 12:20 AM GMT
    tas_515 saidI've been trying to figure out how to use my Nikon digital camera as a webcam. I found this eHow article: http://www.ehow.com/how_2066824_use-digital-camera-as-webcam.html

    Has anybody tried this? Thanks, guys,

    Tim


    I tried it many moons ago, it should work fine. Problem was, my camera had a "sleep" function that I couldn't turn off so it kept shutting down after a few minutes. The lens on a digital cam is much better than on a webcam.
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    Feb 20, 2009 4:11 AM GMT
    This only works if your digital camera has the capability to function has a webcam, and comes with the appropriate software.

    Plus, most digital cameras operate on battery power only. Your webcam sessions will probably be very short. Or you have to buy a special AC adapter.

    If you're heavy into webcamming, then buy a good webcam. Some of the higher end webcams have autofocus and decent optics.