How Do I Use a Sony Cybershot as a Webcam?

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How Do I Use a Sony Cybershot as a Webcam?
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Any model of a Sony Cybershot digital camera can be used as a functional webcam. This process takes a little longer than simple choosing settings on the camera, but provides a high-quality webcam feed.

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Plug In DC Adapter

Plug in the Sony Cybershot using a DC adaptor. The process will not work with batteries and they would quickly drain and die if used as a webcam.

Connect RCA Cable

Use the supplied RCA cable connection and plug it into the "Video Out" port of the Cybershot. You cannot use a USB or FireWire drive to connect your camera.


Plug the yellow RCA cable into a video-in port on your computer. Press the "Power" button on the camera and wait for the computer to recognise the camera connection.

Webcam Application

Use almost any webcam application to load the camera. In the "device" selection, look for your camera model or the "Video-In" port for selection.


Use a mini-tripod to keep your webcam mounted. Use the camera's different functions like zoom and focus to customise the webcam view.

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