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How to use your digital camera(canon only) as a regular pc webcam

video How to use your digital camera(canon only) as a regular pc webcam
The impossible is now possible now with your canon digicam. It can be used for chatting and video conferencing. The below CANON models are "some" models that support the feature:

Digital IXUS 400
Digital IXUS II
Digital IXUS v
Digital IXUS v2
Digital IXUS v3
EOS 10D
EOS 1D
EOS 1Ds
EOS 300D DIGITAL
EOS D30
EOS D60
PowerShot A10
PowerShot A100
PowerShot A20
PowerShot A200
PowerShot A30
PowerShot A300
PowerShot A40
PowerShot A400
PowerShot A60
PowerShot A70
PowerShot G1
PowerShot G2
PowerShot G3
PowerShot G5
PowerShot Pro90 IS
PowerShot S30
PowerShot S40
PowerShot S45
PowerShot S50
Canon EOS D30
Canon PowerShot G1
Canon PowerShot Pro90 IS
Canon IXY DIGITAL 300
Canon PowerShot S300
Canon DIGITAL IXUS 300
Canon PowerShot A20
Canon PowerShot A10
Canon IXY DIGITAL 200
Canon PowerShot S110
Canon DIGITAL IXUS v
Canon PowerShot G2
Canon PowerShot S40
Canon PowerShot S30
Canon EOS-1D
Canon PowerShot A40
Canon PowerShot A30
Canon EOS D60
Canon PowerShot A100
Canon IXY DIGITAL 200a
Canon PowerShot S200
Canon DIGITAL IXUS v2
Canon IXY DIGITAL 300a
Canon PowerShot S330
Canon DIGITAL IXUS 330
Canon PowerShot A200
Canon PowerShot S45
Canon PowerShot G3
Canon IXY DIGITAL 320
Canon PowerShot S230
Canon DIGITAL IXUS v3
Canon EOS-1Ds
Canon IXY DIGITAL 30
Canon PowerShot SD100
Canon DIGITAL IXUS II
Canon PowerShot A70
Canon PowerShot A60
Canon PowerShot A300
Canon IXY DIGITAL 400
Canon PowerShot S400
Canon DIGITAL IXUS 400
Canon PowerShot S50
Canon EOS 10D
Canon PowerShot G5

Remote capture:
http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/downloads/CanonWebcam_53296_p/
or
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/RemoteCapture-Download-53229.html

It works with most cameras that allows remote shooting(Taking a picture using your computer-The photo/ video infront of the camera must be seen on your pc's screen). The software Zoom browser EX(containing remote capture) is available with the camera. Then you can use live output available with Camtasia recorder(Camtasia studio application) to record the camera video from the screen. Use a webcam to detect the camtasia live output and you're done. Might be a little complex though. Just 4 steps, 2 steps more than using a normal webcam. 1)Connect camera 2)Use remote shooting 3)Use Camtasia live output 4)Enable webcam in messenger. Done!!!
sparkosoft1 year ago
Using SparkoCam from http://sparkosoft.com you can use Canon Powershots and EOS cameras as webcam under Windows.
yea, I am using that, it is easy to set up
with my eos 40d
AndyGadget5 years ago
The remote capture software doesn't work for the Canon Powershot S5 IS (which isn't in the list, but I thought it was worth a try.) Pity, I've been after something like this.
jacobspeeds (author)  AndyGadget5 years ago
maybe it doesn't work for that model
Nope, apparently not. What DOES work is Breeze PSRemote which gives full control over all aspects of the camera and allows you to set up a static camera completely driven by the PC which is really excellent for making Instructables - look out for 'Curious Encounters of the Minty Kind' to see how good it gets. PSRemote does cost though. BTW, most digital cameras have a webcam mode which allows you to use it as a standard image capture device via Windows to any of the free (or paid for) webcam proggies.
PtpCamGui also works with the S5 quite well, and doesn't cost a cent.
must_narto3 years ago
how with ixus 105 ?
does it work with canon powershot sx210is?
will a powershot SD500 work?
will the cannon powershot g9 work?
jacobspeeds (author)  james.mcglashan5 years ago
yeah it'll work with the g9
Wesley15 years ago
is there something like this for Kodak camera?
jacobspeeds (author)  Wesley15 years ago
nope