Use Canon SX420 As a Webcam

by Steve Weatherill
(Yorkshire)

Canon SX 420 IS Camera

Canon SX 420 IS Camera

"How can I use my Canon SX420 is as a webcam?"

Hi Steve,

You're not the first to ask about using a Canon digital camera as a webcam. It makes sense to have a camera that can do double duty. This is a popular idea in these times of social distancing because of the pandemic. Many people are turning to connecting with each other through video and are looking for ways to use a webcam. The explosion of Zoom has increased the desire to use a regular digital camera as a webcam.

The best place to look first is to try one of the utilities that Canon has for exactly this purpose. You can find the Canon digital camera-webcam software download here on Canon's website: Webcam Utility.

The last time I checked the SX420 IS was NOT listed as one of the Canon cameras that this works for, but you could also call Canon directly and see if there is a workaround. You can also sign up to be notified of future Canon EOS webcam utility software updates and releases.

Help Using Canon Camera As a Webcam

The USA Canon phone number is (800) 652-2666. If you're in the UK the phone number will be different. Others, like myself, would rather use one of the small USB clip-on-top type of webcams. That way it's conveniently attached to the top of my computer monitor and ready to go whenever I want to use it. I got mine on Amazon, but you can get them anywhere and they're very affordable. CHECK PRICES

Steve, please let us know what solution you use. It's a help all the Canon Geek readers.
Best Regards,

Bruce


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