Pentax Optio A40

Announced Oct 1, 2007 •
12 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 37 – 111 mm (3×)
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This is the first post of mine in this forum. My question is, can Canon A400 be used as a webcam? I know webcams are dirt cheap, but unfortuantely I'm in a village where no webcams are available. All I have with me is a Nikon DSLR and this Powershot camera. I really need to turn it into a webcam, as the laptop's webcam died this morning. By the way, I'm using Windows 7 Professional 32 bit.
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The first digital camera I owned was a Canon Powershot A40 and at that time was a pretty good camera at the time.  For a good number of years now I have owned a Canon SD880 which is a great camera.  Picture quality was solid and I love the panorama feature.However now I am looking to obtain professional looking shots from a new camera.  Is there any way to obtain that kind of image from a non SLR?  I wanted to try to avoid having to purchase expensive lenses and all.  Would the Canon SX40 or...
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Does anybody know if it is possible to use tethered shooting with a Powershot A4000IS and a Mac? I'm guessing it's not but I'll ask here just in case. I would like to set up my camera to take pictures every 30 seconds for about 8 hours, but it looks like that functionality isn't built into the camera, nor does it seem possible to use a 3rd party capture program with the mac. I had an old Powershot that I used to be able to do this with (connect and shoot) but it looks like that functionality...
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