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Setting up Digital Camera as web cam

I have a pentax optio 50 digital camera. And I know it can be set up as a web cam to but I can not seem to figure out how to do it. I have windows xp. I can get it connected to download the pictures I take off of it. But I can not seem to get it to work for a web cam. Any help would be greatfully appriciated. Thanks in advance

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Re: Setting up Digital Camera as web cam

I can't get mine to run as web cam either, but run it from mains power with an adapter I got.

Its a small transformer with variable voltage and I set it to 3volts or whatever and then plug in the appropriate connection out of the range of connectors that came with the transformer (its thin and long).
Even then the connection is not very good and I need to make sure the camera stays still or it looses power.

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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