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Nikon Webcam Utility

Nikon Webcam Utility

  -  53.5 MB  -  Freeware
  • Latest Version

    Nikon Webcam Utility 1.1.1 LATEST

  • Review by

    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    Windows 10 (64-bit) / Windows 11

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  • Author / Product

    Nikon Corporation / External Link

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Nikon Webcam Utility is a lightweight application that can supercharge the ways Nikon digital camera owners can take advantage of their hardware to access professional-grade photo and video capture feeds at home, school, and work. This simple driver utility transforms Nikon digital camera into a Windows-compatible webcam!

Main features

With just a few clicks, Nikon Webcam Utility can transform a wide variety of compatible Nikon cameras into the highest-grade web cameras that can be instantly detected in a wide variety of Windows PC apps for local video capture, video production, conference calls, and of course live streaming of videos on the web

Instead of accepting compromised audio/visual quality often found in generic webcams, users of all knowledge levels can dramatically elevate their production values with the use of mirrorless or DSLR cameras that have completely mastered the process of capturing the highest quality of audio and video content.

To extract maximum value from the Nikon cameras when used in webcam mode, users are highly advised to switch cameras into video mode and set their standby time to “No Limit” to prevent cameras from shutting down by themselves after a period of inactivity. Cameras can be set up any way user desires, with complete access to Full-Manual mode, auto-ISO feature, and much more. Audio recording can be handled with any compatible external microphone that is connected to the camera, ensuring clear and defined audio for all types of video productions.


Nikon Webcam Utility is distributed online as an automated installer that will deploy to all modern versions of Windows OS (including Windows 11) with a set of system drivers that will allow PC users to easily establish a plug-and-play USB connection with their Nikon digital cameras. Since this utility is only intended to deliver all the necessary system files for reliable detection, connection, and transfer of data between PC and Nikon cameras, the app does not feature any user interface or user-accessible dashboard.

Once the installer is finished, users are only tasked with restarting their PC once, and testing if their Nikon cameras are properly detected when plugged with a USB cable.

Quick & Easy

This is ideal for those seeking a high quality video stream with the simplest setup and no additional hardware.
  • Download and install the Nikon Webcam Utility.
  • Connect your Nikon camera to your computer using the USB cable that was included with your camera.
  • If you’re using an external mic such as the Nikon ME-1, etc., plug it into the computer’s mic port.
  • Open any one of the compatible video conferencing software (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Facebook Messenger, and Skype)

Compatible cameras include a wide variety of Z (The Z 9, Z 7II, Z 7, Z 6II, Z 6, Z 5, Z 50, and Z fc) and D models (D6, D5, D850, D810, D780, D750, D500, D7500, D7200, D5600, D5500, D5300, and D3500). Fully charged camera battery or AC power adapter and USB cable (provided with your Nikon camera).

Officially tested video conferencing apps include Microsoft Teams, Skype, Zoom, Facebook Messenger, and Google Meet, but it should also fully work with all modern Windows apps that can properly interface with webcams.

Optional Accessories
  • Mount (tripod, clamp, etc.)
  • Constant light source (small LED light panels, Nikon SB-500 AF Speedlight, etc.)
  • External microphone (RØDE VideoMicro Mic, Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone, etc.)
  • High-quality video output
  • User-friendly interface
  • Compatible with various Nikon cameras
  • Multiple output formats
  • Customizable camera settings
  • Limited camera compatibility
  • Requires USB connection
  • May cause camera overheating

Nikon Webcam Utility is 100% FREE and optimized only for use on 64-bit versions of Windows 10 and Windows 11.

What's new in this version:

- Added support for Windows 11.
- Added support for Z 9 firmware version 2.00.
- Added support for the Z 30.