Webcam

News and information about webcams, or video cameras that stream photos and videos in real time, typically across the Internet. There are standalone webcams and built-in ones, and photographers can also convert certain still photography cameras into high-quality webcams as well. Webcams are particularly useful for online video conferencing, especially as remote work as become ubiquitous in the world.

Ricoh Launches the WG-7, a Rugged, Waterproof, 20MP Camera

Ricoh has announced the WG-7 waterproof compact camera that it touts as capable of continuously recording for two hours underwater at a depth of up to 20 meters (65 feet). Ricoh also positions it as a webcam and it even comes equipped with a built-in ring light. Unfortunately, it appears exclusive to Japan.

How to Turn Any Camera into a Webcam, No App Required

This past year has seen pretty much every major camera manufacturer release software that allows for a set of cameras to work as a webcam for your computer. But what if your camera isn't supported? Luckily, there is a cheap, easy solution to that.

Panasonic Releases Proper Webcam Software for LUMIX Cameras

In an announcement that flew under the radar a little bit, Panasonic has released some proper webcam software that lets you use your LUMIX camera as a webcam on both Mac and Windows. This replaces the slightly hacky tethering software work-around unveiled back in June.

FiLMiC Pro Update Adds Clean HDMI Output to iOS and Android Devices

The latest release of the popular FiLMiC Pro video app for both iOS and Android comes with a much-requested feature: the ability to output a clean HDMI signal. With this update, iOS and Android users can easily turn their phone into a "broadcast" camera for livestreaming or even use it as a webcam.

This Guy Turned His Game Boy Camera Into a Functional Webcam

A couple of days ago a user on r/Gameboy asked the community if there was any way to turn his Game Boy Camera into a functioning webcam so that (in his words) "I can be an a** to people I don't respect." Well, someone came through and showed that it is actually possible to do this.

Olympus Releases Free OM-D Webcam Software for Mac Users

Olympus has just announced the release of its OM-D Webcam Beta software for Mac. Almost two months after releasing the software for Windows, Mac users can now turn select OM-D cameras into ultra-high-quality webcams for livestreaming or video conferencing without using a capture card.

Covering Your MacBook Camera Can Crack Your Screen, Apple Warns

If you're super conscious about protecting your privacy, one thing you can do is cover up the camera on your laptop when it's not being used -- there are even commercial covers you can buy for this purpose. But beware: Apple is now warning that using a camera cover could permanently damage your MacBook display.

You Can Now Use Fujifilm X and GFX Cameras as Webcams on Mac

Following in Canon's footsteps, Fujifilm has just released a Mac version of its Fujifilm X Webcam software. The original version of the software—which allows you to use various X-Series and GFX cameras as webcams for streaming and video conferencing over USB, without the need for a capture card—was only available for Windows 10.