Is it possible to turn a canon Powershot 620 into a webcam ?

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reyalp Regular Member • Posts: 187
Re: Is it possible to turn a canon Powershot 620 into a webcam ?

Vadim72 wrote:

Hi, Randy! Thanks for the prompt reply and willingness to help. I have omitted unwittingly the letter 'A' in the model name. The full name reads as follows:Canon PowerShot A620 it was reviewed at https://www.dpreview.com/products/canon/compacts/canon_a620 in 2005.

Thanks once again, regards Vadim.

There are a few options, though depending on your needs, just getting a cheap USB webcam from amazon or similar might be the best one.

1) As Randy mentioned, you could use the TV out capability (with cable AVC-DC300) a USB capture device (search easycap for a cheap one)

2) Using CHDK (https://chdk.fandom.com/wiki/CHDK) and chdkptp (https://app.assembla.com/spaces/chdkptp/wiki) you can control and display live view on your computer, but you cannot use it directly as a webcam in other software (like zoom, skype etc). You could use something like OBS to capture the live view window.

3) The camera supported the old Canon PSRec SDK (https://web.archive.org/web/20100726001131/https://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/standard_display/sdk_homepage) so it's possible some other software will let you use it as a webcam, (see http://www.gphoto.org/doc/remote/ for example)

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