Sony announces their new desktop app, Imaging Edge Webcam, that allows you to transform your Sony digital camera into a high-quality webcam.
Video conferencing has become a new norm nowadays as more and more people switch to work from home. Live streaming is also becoming more and more popular. But often, the picture quality of the video is limited because of the poor quality of a webcam. Imaging Edge Webcam allows users to live stream and video conference in one easy step while also taking full advantage of Sony’s advanced imaging technology such as industry-leading 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 Ryo Ochi, General Manager, Digital Imaging Division, Sony Electronics Asia Pacific.
“Given the growing demand for live streaming and video communication, we’re excited to share a new application that give so many loyal Sony’s customers the ability to quickly and easily transform their camera into a highly effective webcam for live streaming, video calls and so much more.”Ryo added.
At launch, the desktop app is compatible with 35 Sony camera models including: 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, ZV-1, and more. The newly announced Alpha 7S III is compatible as well. The app does not handle audio though, so you will need to use the computer’s mic or have an external mic connected to your computer.
As of now, Sony’s new Imaging Edge Webcam desktop application is only available for Windows 10, but Sony may add support for other operating systems in the future.
Update (October 18, 2020):
Sony’s Imaging Edge Webcam app is now available on macOS 10.13-10.15. The desktop app is available for download here: https://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/app/webcam/l/download/index.php