Nikon releases webcam software for macOS, Windows 10

This week, Nikon moved its Webcam Utility Software out of beta. This software allows Nikon Z series and DSLR cameras to be used as webcams on either macOS or Windows 10 computers.

To use the software, all you need is a compatible Nikon camera, a USB cable and your computer. After that, with the software, you can use Nikon Z series and DSLR cameras as webcams on popular video conferencing platforms. Those include Zoom, Google Meet, Facebook Messenger, OBS and Skype. You can also use them as webcams for livestreaming and gaming. The software was announced back in July and in August it released a beta version of the software for Windows 10 users.

Video courtesy: Nikon

“With an increasing demand to livestream, connect remotely and participate in online meetings, the Nikon Webcam Utility Software will allow Nikon Z series and DSLR owners to use their cameras as high-quality webcams,” Nikon claims in its press release. “By installing the Webcam Utility and connecting a compatible camera to a computer, users can enjoy superior image quality and flattering depth of field when streaming live, teleconferencing or gaming.”

What cameras are supported by the Canon webcam software?

For the software to work, you need to use a compatible Nikon camera. Here are the compatible cameras so far:

  • Z7
  • Z6
  • Z5
  • Z50
  • D6
  • D850
  • D780
  • D500
  • D7500
  • D5600


You can download the Nikon Webcam Utility Software version 1.0.0 for macOS and Windows 10 computers on Nikon’s website.

Image courtesy: Nikon

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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