Sony has released a new version of its Imaging Edge webcam software for Macs that lets you plug in a current Sony camera directly to use it as a high quality webcam for Zoom or Skype calls on your computer.
The company had already released a version of the software for Windows in August. However, with the new version, Mac users can join in with crisp, high-quality video calls.
The new software works with 36 Sony cameras, including newer cameras from the E-mount and A-mount camera series, such as A9 II, A9, A7S III, A7R IV, A7R III, A7R II, A7S II, A7S , A7 III, A7 II, A6600, A6500, A6400, A61
Older devices like the original A7 or A6000 are not supported, although you can still manually plug them in for use as a webcam with an HDMI capture card (this cheap model, which costs between $ 11 and $ 25, will do).
Sony is one of the last camera companies to offer a software solution for using its high-end cameras as a webcam: Canon, Olympus, Panasonic, Fujifilm and GoPro have already offered software for their own devices.