Olympus joins Canon, Fujifilm (here and here) and Panasonic in providing software to enable compatible cameras to be used as a webcam for video streaming. It has released the OM-D Webcam Beta software to allow you to connect compatible Olympus mirrorless cameras to a computer to enable webcam functionality. This software allows you to use the high quality video from OM-D cameras for web conferencing when using a third party web conferencing application. The software is currently compatible with Windows 10 PCs only.
Whether you’re connecting with loved ones or collaborating with colleagues from home, video streaming is now more important than ever. We’re excited to introduce Olympus’ OM-D Webcam Beta software! This free beta software allows you to use select OM-D cameras in conjunction with video conferencing applications.
The following video by Olympus Guru Lewis Speight will guide you through setting up OM-D Webcam Beta, as well as a few more common applications such as OBS, Zoom, and Teams.
OM-D Webcam Beta is compatible with the following camera models:
- E-M1 Mark II
- E-M1 Mark III
- E-M5 Mark II
Note that the OM-D Webcam Beta software does not output sound from the camera, so you’ll need to use an external recorder such as the Olympus LS-P4 recorder as a USB microphone attached to your computer.
Download the OM-D Webcam Beta software
In the following video, Olympus Visionary Robin Wong shows how to install and use the OM-D Webcam Beta software: