Owners of Sony cameras, including the Alpha range, i.e. A7iii, can now use their cameras in place of laptop or PC webcams to get a high-quality webcam experience using Sony software via a desktop application.
Ideal for those presenting webinars and hosting meetings, using your Sony camera you’ll be able to take advantage in a number of ways, including better overall image, eye-priority auto-focus and blurred backgrounds using a wide open aperture.
Set up is easy, simply install the app on your computer, works fine on my iMac, and also on Windows, then connect your camera, adjust the settings and then switch on Zoom or Teams. Disconnect from the Sony app, so that Zoom can take over. In Zoom, you just need to select the camera name from the video options dropdown box.
Recently launched, this is going to make life much easier for those who are regularly presenting, or doing media responses from home, including journalists and interviewees, most of whom will be getting to grips with working remotely under Covid-19 lockdowns.
More details about the app and the download file are available on the Sony website.