In addition to its new lens and updated roadmap, Olympus has also released OM-D Webcam Beta, a utility program for Windows 10 computers that turns compatible Olympus OM-D cameras into webcams.

Following in the footsteps of Canon and Fujifilm, this new utility works on Windows 10 computers (both 32 bit and 64 bit) and is compatible with five Olympus OM-D cameras: the E-M1X, E-M1, E-M1 Mark II, E-M1 Mark III and the E-M5 Mark II. As with similar utilities, the process is as simple as downloading the free software, plugging in an OM-D camera via the appropriate USB cable and turning the camera on.

Once all of this is finished, the plugged-in camera should be available as an image input option in video conferencing software such as Skype and Zoom.

This is a beta, so keep that in mind if you come across any bugs or issues. You can find the download link and further instructions on Olympus’ support page.