Are digiatal cameras able to act as webcams?

Mr Burns November 7, 2012
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Besides the webcam, can all digital cameras be used as a webcam? I have an older Polaroid that does work nicely, and I wondered if other digital cameras could work as well.

Running Linux Mint 13 and Google Hangout. Polaroid is picked up. But not when I’m running Windows XP.

Any input?

Thanks!

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  1. Abba Jee
    November 25, 2012 at 10:33 am

    yes not all of them but most of them can be used as webcam too, it would be given in user/manual instructions of cam

  2. Rakesh Mishra
    November 15, 2012 at 3:50 am

    yes u can use there are available steps on google so goto google and search

  3. Tebawiha Lelhchhun
    November 13, 2012 at 8:14 am

    I'm not interested about using digital cameras as a webcam but there is some saying that it can be used as a Webcam.

  4. Dimal Chandrasiri
    November 8, 2012 at 10:19 am

    most digital cameras work as webcams. if you are using windows xp, try getting the necessary software to work the camera as a webcam. or else it won't recognize as a webcam!

  5. Junil Maharjan
    November 8, 2012 at 6:16 am

    there are certain softwares that can do the job. but they support limited number and types of cameras.

  6. Jim Chambers
    November 8, 2012 at 4:14 am

    I don't think my digital camera records audio. Isn't this required for a webcam?

    • Drew Butler
      November 8, 2012 at 6:25 am

      no. most people I have helped with this have headsets and just need the webcam to shoot video for services like skype or google hangouts. check the ehow link above or just do a quick google of your specific camera and you should find it... not all cameras have this capability though...

  7. Naveen Kumar
    November 7, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    i think most digital cameras that are available it the market rite now can use any try you luck with following
    http://www.steves-digicams.com/knowledge-center/how-tos/digital-camera-operation/how-to-use-digital-cameras-as-a-webcam.html#b

  8. Douglas Mutay
    November 7, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    As far as I know, no all digital cameras can be used as a webcam. So if you want one that can do the job, check the product manual before you buy!

  9. ha14
    November 7, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Check the manual of your digital camera to see if it can be used as a webcam

    also perhaps your old polaroid is not suitable for webcam because of resolution, audio quality...

    Make Something New with Your Old Digital Camera
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2333218,00.asp

  10. Aditya Roy
    November 7, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Yes most digital cameras can be used as webcam using remote shooting.
    http://ashwinkp.blogspot.in/2006/04/sw-hack-make-any-digital-camera-to-act.html

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