Sony Releases Imaging Edge Webcam for macOS and Update for Windows

Sony Electronics Announces a New Solution for Easy, High-quality Live Streaming and Video Calls, Compatible with 35 Sony Camera Models at Launch

SAN DIEGO – August 20, 2020 – Sony Electronics Inc. today announced the release of a new Desktop application called Imaging Edge Webcam that allows users to easily transform their Sony digital camera[i] into a high-quality webcam by simply connecting it to a PC[ii] via USB[iii], free of cost.

Imaging Edge Webcam allows users to connect a Sony camerai to a PCii to live stream and video conference in one easy step while also taking full advantage of Sony’s advanced imaging technology such as industry-leading autofocus, high resolution picture quality and additional unique features of each compatible camera.

“We will continue to adapt and evolve to meet the needs of our customers. Their voice is critical to everything that we do in this industry,” said Neal Manowitz, deputy president of Sony Imaging Products and Solutions Americas. “Given the growing demand for live streaming and video communication, we’re excited to share a new application that will give so many loyal Sony customers the ability to quickly and easily transform their camera into a highly effective webcam for live streaming, video calls and so much more.”

At launch, Imaging Edge Webcam is compatible with 35 Sony camera models including: a9 II, a9, a7R IV, a7R III, a7R II, a7S II, a7S, a7 III, a7 II, a6600, a6400, a6100, RX100 VII, RX100 VI, RX0 II, RX0, Digital Camera ZV-1, the newly announced a7S III and more.

The new Imaging Edge Webcam desktop application is available to download HERE.

Supported Cameras

E-mount Cameras: a7 II, a7III, a7C, a7R II, a7R III, a7R IV, a7S, a7S II, a7SIII, a9, a9 II, a5100, a6100, a6300, a6400, a6500, a6600

A-mount Cameras: a77 II, a99 II, a68

Digital Still & Vlog Cameras: HX95, HX99, RX0, RX0M II, RX100 IV, RX100 V, RX100 VA, RX100 VI, RX100 VII, RX10 II, RX10 III, RX10 IV, RX1R II, WX700, WX800, ZV-1

Notes:

[i] Please refer to the website for a full list of compatible models. Firmware must be updated on cameras to ensure compatibility.
[ii] Windows® 10 64bit required
[ii] Charges select Sony Camera models while connected via USB. Please refer to the website for a full list of compatible models.

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5 thoughts on “Sony Releases Imaging Edge Webcam for macOS and Update for Windows”

  1. It would be great if you could point us to some material explaining how to actually use Sony camera as a webcam. I am trying to do it and it does not work. Also, sadly, the experience is feels like it’s 1990’s.

  2. As per their website: “The resolution is 1,024 × 576 pixels.”

    So not very “High-quality”.

    Why can the Sigma FP output 4K video for webcam and my Sony a7RIV and a7SIII can’t even handle 1080P output via their USB-C ports?

    1. Sony’s HDMI port provides the full 4K signal (on 4K cameras) and that’s certainly your best option, but it requres used of a HDMI Video Capture Adapter.

      Keep in mind that video conferencing services like Zoom and Microsoft Teams don’t actually allow you to stream 4K. They downscale it to 1080 to preserve bandwidth.

      1. Yup. Been using a cheap $35 1080P converter via HDMI.

        But it would be nice to be able to use a cleaner digital USB-C signal straight from camera.

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