View Full Version : using digital camera as webcam?

06-07-2003, 10:47 AM
hi i was wondering if it was possible to use my sony cybershot digital camera as webcam? as i would like to see if it gives out better quality than my logitech quickcam?

the digital camera uses a usb cable to plug into computer...

06-07-2003, 12:34 PM
I havce to agree with you regards the quality of the Logitech. Mine seems to work OK with natural light, but at night its next to useless

I'll be interested in any answers as well!

06-07-2003, 12:51 PM
Some camera's will work fine if they are designed to do both. My Fuji S602 works, but in a special webcam mode.

You need to realise that at full resolution you would never have the bandwidth to transmit the high quality images,unless it was 1 image every 10 seconds or so.

If you want streaming video, and all parties have full jetstream it would be OK. On dial-up, the limiting factor is bandwidth, and you cant have high quality.

06-07-2003, 12:51 PM
Have just had a look on Google

Check out these sites



There are heaps of others on Google - type in "wbcam software"


06-07-2003, 01:07 PM
Thanks, will check those websites out soon, and post back :)

14-07-2003, 11:49 AM
The chillcam link did not work...

Going to download VisionGS, and then hope it will work with my digital camera!!