Olympus launches app that turns your cameras into webcams

Olympus launches app that turns your cameras into webcams

Olympus is about to sell its camera division, but for the brand it does not mean that the job is over. The Japanese company has launched a new computer application that is capable of transforming their machines into real webcams.

AOM-D Webcam is still in beta, but the existing features are enough to turn a camera into a webcam capable of making livestreaming and video calls. To do this, just have the software installed on the PC and the machine connected via USB.

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Note that not all Olympus cameras support this new application, nor does it work on computers that do not have a Windows operating system. As far as the models are concerned, only theOM-D E-M1X, OM-D E-M1, OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M1 Mark III and OM-D E-M5 Mark II are compatible.

Although you can use the camera to transmit an image, you cannot use your microphone to transmit audio. Instead, having to use a USB device or the computer's internal microphone.

This is not the first brand in the photographic market to launch such an application. In April, Canon announced similar software, and in June, it was Panasonic's turn.