How to Use a Camera as a Webcam

The examples in this article specifically use a Canon Eos Rebel T6, Canon’s webcam software, and an HDMI capture device with open broadcaster software (OBS).

You can use a standard digital camera as a webcam, but not all cameras are suitable for this use. To use a camera as a webcam, it needs to either have a USB port and webcam software from the camera’s manufacturer or an HDMI port that outputs clean video without any on-screen display (OSD) elements.

If your camera fits one of those categories, then you can use it as a webcam. Some cameras have both a USB port and an HDMI output, which allows you to choose the method of output you'd like to use.

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