It only took a pandemic for major camera manufacturers to start offering webcam software for its cameras, but nonetheless, we've finally reached a pinnacle. Nikon has officially released its Webcam Utility that enables Nikon mirrorless and DSLR cameras to be used as high-quality webcams when connected via a USB to a computer.
Available for macOS and PC, Nikon users can pair their camera with various platforms like Zoom, YouTube, Twitch, and Skype. Nikon also added support for the Z7 II, Z6 II, D5, D810, D750, and other DSLRs. It's worth noting PC users must be running at least Windows 10 and macOS version 10.13 or higher.
With the Nikon release, it puts Canon, Sony, Panasonic, and Sigma all in the webstream game. The only thing left now is for those companies to continue to offer support and update the software to include future (and more) cameras as new models are announced. At least then we'll be ready for the next pandemic.
You can download the beta software below:
More info can be found via the Nikon support page.