Mac users can now use their newer Sony cameras as high-quality webcams

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Mac users who own a Sony camera can now use it as a webcam, thanks to newly released macOS software.

Sony has released a macOS version of its Imaging Edge Webcam software, which turns a compatible Sony camera into a high-quality webcam.

According to Sony, the software, which can be downloaded here, works with 36 of Sony's cameras. The software is compatible with macOS 10.13 through macOS 10.15, and Sony suggests that all users make sure their operating system and drivers are updated to the most current versions.

E-Mount (ILCE-)

  • ILCE-7M2
  • ILCE-7M3
  • ILCE-7C
  • ILCE-7RM2
  • ILCE-7RM3
  • ILCE-7RM4
  • ILCE-7S
  • ILCE-7SM2
  • ILCE-7SM3
  • ILCE-9
  • ILCE-9M2
  • ILCE-5100
  • ILCE-6100
  • ILCE-6300
  • ILCE-6400
  • ILCE-6500
  • ILCE-6600

A-mount (ILCA-)

  • ILCA-77M2
  • ILCA-99M2
  • ILCA-68

Digital Still Camera (DSC-)/Vlog Camera

  • DSC-HX95
  • DSC-HX99
  • DSC-RX0
  • DSC-RX0M2
  • DSC-RX100M4
  • DSC-RX100M5
  • DSC-RX100M5A
  • DSC-RX100M6
  • DSC-RX100M7
  • DSC-RX10M2
  • DSC-RX10M3
  • DSC-RX10M4
  • DSC-RX1RM2
  • DSC-WX700
  • DSC-WX800
  • ZV-1

The Verge points out that older devices, such as the A7 or the A6000 aren't supported, but newer cameras such as the A9 II and A7S III are.

Several major camera manufacturers have begun allowing users to utilize their devices for webcams, a move especially welcomed by consumers as the coronavirus continues to keep many office workers at home. Many companies now list webcam capabilities on their products' spec sheets, as GoPro did with their HERO9 Black camera.