Fujifilm has released new software that allows you to use certain X-series and GFX-series mirrorless cameras as high-quality webcams. The app is called Fujifilm X Webcam and works via USB. So you benefit from much sharper lenses and larger image sensors than the potato camera of your laptop. You can even use Fujifilm's well-known film simulation modes.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented demand for webcams due to the shift to remote work, with extreme shortages and high prices. Canon has already released a similar webcam utility for many of its digital cameras. With some additional hardware, cameras from other companies can be used as webcams.
We released a guide earlier this month. This is how Dan Seifert compares laptop webcam with his mirrorless Fujifilm camera:
On the left you can see a picture of the integrated 720p webcam from Dan's laptop. On the right you can see a picture with Dan's mirrorless Fujifilm camera connected to his computer.
The Fujifilm X webcam works with the cameras X-H1, X-Pro2, X-Pro3, X-T2, X-T3, X-T4 and all GFX cameras. The app is free and is currently only available for Windows computers. Here is a tutorial on how to use it: