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Panasonic Releases LUMIX Webcam Software for Windows and Mac

Turn your Panasonic S1H or S5 into full-frame Webcams!

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Panasonic releases a new and updated LUMIX Webcam Software (Beta) for Windows and Mac allowing users to use various Panasonic full-frame and MFT mirrorless cameras as webcams. Compatible models include the latest Lumix S5 and also the Lumix S1 full-frame cameras among others. You can see a full list of compatible cameras below.

In today’s unprecedented environment, having access to a good quality imaging devices can instantly transform your virtual meetings and video conferences.

A few months ago, Panasonic had released a modified version of their Tethered app, which allowed streaming. 

Use Your Full-Frame Lumix or Panasonic GH5 as a Webcam

Much like other streaming software from other manufacturers, the Lumix Webcam uses a USB connection and supports 1280 x 960 or 1280 x 720 resolution depending on your live streaming or video conferencing app. You don’t need any other devices except for a USB cable and your compatible Lumix camera.

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In addition, the new and upgraded Webcam Software works with the following:

Compatible Panasonic/Lumix cameras:

  • Lumix S1H, S1R, S1,
  • the newly announced Lumix S5
  • and the legendary Panasonic GH5S, GH5, and the Lumix G9
  • The Lumix DC-G100/G110 will also be compatible in the future.

It should be noted that this Webcam Software is a beta release, and as any pre-release version, it is still under development. 

Compatible Web Conferencing Software:

  • Facebook Messenger (Rooms)
  • Microsoft Skype
  • OBS
  • Zoom

You can see all compatible conferencing software listed here.

How to Setup LUMIX Webcam Software for Windows:

Learn how to setup LUMIX Webcam Software for MacOS:

You can download LUMIX Webcam Software (Beta) for either Windows 10 or MacOS from Panasonic via this link here.

Explore the Panasonic Webcam Software in more detail here.

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