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How can i use the camera as a webcam?

Hello, i've read the instruction book for my canon powerrshot A430 thoroughly..........three's nothing as to whether I can conect the camera to my pc and use it as a webcam. is this possible, and if so what do you do please?


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Re: how can i use the camera as a webcam?

I heavily researched this myself, and came to the conclusion that it's not easily done, it's overkill, and it's not really worth the effort. Instead went on Amazon and got the following very nice webcam for 8 bucks including S&H. If you do the same, make sure you follow the advice given in the user reviews to install downloaded/driver software for the camera.
The reason the camera is so cheap is that it is open-package store returns due to defective driver software. The camera is actually high quality, and just needs updated drivers which you can easily download as the reviews state and show how.

Posted on Nov 16, 2007

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