Nikon Finally Allows Users To Use Their Cameras As A Webcam

Nikon Finally Allows Users To Use Their Cameras As A Webcam

(No) thanks to the pandemic, a lot of things we do on a normal day are changing in drastic ways. A lot more people are working remotely and studying remotely, and this in turn has created a need for webcams, or rather, better quality webcams, and so to address this need, many camera makers have released software that turns their cameras into webcams.

We’ve seen this offered by the likes of Sony, Canon, Fujifilm, and Olympus, but oddly enough, Nikon was not on the list, at least until now where the company has finally and officially released a software for computers that allows owners of their cameras to use it as a webcam, whether it be for work, study, or streaming.

Nikon Z6 Ii, Z7 Ii Mirrorless Cameras Announced

Nikon Z6 II, Z7 II Mirrorless Cameras Announced

While Nikon has attempted mirrorless cameras in the past, the company’s initial launch was met with a lukewarm response. The company then tried again with their new Z series which proved to be much more popular, and now the company is back with the second-generation of mirrorless cameras based off the first Z series – the Nikon Z6 II and the Z7 II.

Obviously both cameras are different from each other, but they will also share quite a number of similar features. For starters, both cameras feature a magnesium alloy body that has also been weather-sealed to ensure that they do not get damaged by the elements. They will also both feature the use of Nikon’s dual EXPEED 6 processors to process the images taken by the company, and will come with an enhanced focus system, and support for 4K video capture of up to 60p.

Nikon Z6 Ii, Z7 Ii Listed By Online Retailer Ahead Of Official Reveal

Nikon Z6 II, Z7 II Listed By Online Retailer Ahead Of Official Reveal

A couple of years ago, Nikon decided to get serious about its mirrorless efforts and announced both the Nikon Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras to better compete with the likes of Sony. The company has since launched other mirrorless cameras part of its Z-lineup, but what about the originals? Will we be seeing a successor to either model?

It turns out that we might, at least that’s according to a listing on B&H Photo in which the online retailer has listed both the Nikon Z6 II and the Z7 II. The specs of either camera was not mentioned, but the fact that it was listed suggests that these cameras could be on their way. The page also features an event invite to a Nikon announcement which is scheduled for the 14th of October at 12AM ET.

The Nikon Z5 Mirrorless Camera Is Here And Will Cost $1,400

The Nikon Z5 Mirrorless Camera is Here And Will Cost $1,400

When Nikon first got into the mirrorless camera game, their efforts weren’t exactly well-received. The company later turned things around when they launched their new lineup of Z-series mirrorless cameras, and now it looks like they’re back with a new model in the form of the Nikon Z5.

This is the company’s “entry-level” mirrorless camera for its Z-series lineup and is priced starting at $1,400 for the body-only. However, despite it being an entry-level camera, it packs some decent hardware and could be a good gateway for photographers who are looking for a relatively inexpensive way into the full-frame camera segment.