Sony released today a new version of its digital camera webcam software that allows customers to use its cameras as webcams on macOS. The software tool was previously made available to Windows PCs in August.
The Imaging Edge Webcam solution is now available to download on macOS versions 10.13 to 10.15. It brings support for a wide range of Sony's recent digital camera models. It lets users connect a Sony camera to their MacBooks for use in videoconferencing, for example, with high-quality video calls.
Supported camera models include Sony's E-mount cameras such as the ILCE-7M2, 7RM2, 7S, 7SM2, 6100, 6500, and more. It also works with the A-mount series like the ILCA-77M2, ILCA-99M2, and ILCA-68. As for vlog cameras, the software tool supports the ZV-1, DSC-HX95, DSC-RX0M2, DSC-RX100M5A, DSC-RX10M2, DSC-RX1RM2, and more camera models. Overall, 36 models are compatible with the tool.
You can download the software solution here and follow Sony's guide on how to connect your camera to your MacBook. The download page also contains the list of supported models. Sony is not among the first camera manufacturers to offer a software tool designed to turn its cameras into webcams. Canon, Fujifilm, and other companies have already offered a similar tool for their respective cameras.