Olympus has launched a software to convert the brand’s mirrorless cameras into webcams for those working from home. The OM-D webcam camera software is free-to-use and only works on a select range of mirrorless models from Olympus. The software does not use the audio output from the camera, so the user can place the camera anywhere suitable (and in the range of a USB cable) without worrying about audio quality. Using the software, Olympus cameras can be used with popular video conferencing apps such as Zoom, Teams or OBS.
According to the brand’s official page, the select range of Olympus OM-D models compatible with the software are the E-M1X, E-M1, E-M1 Mark II, E-M1 Mark III and E-M5 Mark II. Huh. Until now, the OM-D Webcam Beta is only compatible with Windows PCs. DSLRs, on the other hand, use an internal reflex mirror to bounce light into the optical viewfinder. This makes mirrorless cameras lighter, and is much faster for video capture.
The software is very easy to install. All you need to do is download and install the OM-D Webcam Beta, connect the camera to the PC using a USB Type-C Tether cable, select the camera icon on the monitor, and use the camera as a webcam Is ready to do.