FUJIFILM has released a free software solution that will instantly allow their X Series APS-C mirrorless cameras and GFX System medium-format mirrorless cameras to be used as a webcam for web-conferencing (under certain conditions: see further below).
The solution promises image quality much higher than can be delivered by dedicated webcams. You should be able to use the Film SImulation modes and attach a preferred lens. Unfortunately, the software is currently only PC-based (requires Windows 10), with no indication whether a macOS version is in the works.
You just need to download and install the “FUJIFILM X Webcam” software onto your PC. Then simply connect your PC to your camera via a USB cable, and you can now use your Fujifilm GFX100, GFX 50S, GFX 50R, X-H1, X-Pro2, X-Pro3, X-T2, X-T3 or X-T4 mirrorless camera for web conferencing.
Fujifilm launches a new solution for turning X Series and GFX System cameras into webcams
May 27, 2020
To our customers,
FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) will start offering a solution that can turn X Series and GFX System digital cameras into webcams. This will help cater for the growing need for web-conferencing products.
“FUJIFILM X Webcam,” software for Windows computers, will be released on May 27, 2020. Users will be able to install the software on any PC, and using a USB cable, connect a supported camera, to create a web-conferencing environment with much higher image quality. The enhanced quality of our digital cameras compared to built in webcams will improve your web conference with help from advanced functions such as the Film Simulation modes, which delivers Fujifilm’s unique color profiles.
About “FUJIFILM X Webcam”
Models compatible with the FUJIFILM X Webcam:
GFX100, GFX 50S, GFX 50R, X-H1, X-Pro2, X-Pro3, X-T2, X-T3, X-T4
NOTES FROM THE FUJI GUYS
Note: This software is not compatible with all video conferencing software and is not available for MacOS. The FILM SIMULATION modes are dependant on the camera model.
After using the camera as a webcam, It is recommended to switch the CONNECTION MODE in the setup menu back to USB CARD READER or USB RAW./BACKUP RESTORE. The camera may not work as intended if it is set to USB TETHER SHOOTING while connected via USB to a device other than a computer.