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How to Use a Sony DSC-W5 as a webcam?

I have a Sony DSC-W5, and I love it. However, I don't want to spend extra on a webcam, when I have an awesome camera. Is is possible to use it as a webcam, and if so, how?

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Look at the supplied software.

In reply to: How to Use a Sony DSC-W5 as a webcam?

And try the Yahoo/etc software but beware that most cameras are not built to run as a webcam. The designs are for size and wieght so the cameras tend to overheat and expire. If they don't tout the webcam feature, then you know why.

Bob

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I still need help

In reply to: Look at the supplied software.

Thanks, but no thanks, I can't find a trace of info in the supplied software, but i need a webcam. Plz. help!!!

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Webcam

In reply to: I still need help

The last time I was in Staples, they had three different webcams for under $20

Most major camera makers have abandoned the webcam ability. You have to have special drivers and the camera firmware must be able to handle webcam duties.
Very few camera manufacturers bother to write that type of firmware anymore.

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