Nikon is starting to roll out a new firmware update to over a dozen of its modern DSLR and mirrorless cameras that will see all of those enhanced with the addition of official support for webcam functionality.

The company has been ignoring countless pleas for this feature to be added for years, but has quickly reversed course after Canon broke precedent on its own, perhaps in an effort to revitalize some of its commercial momentum killed during this overall tragedy of a year. So, as of today, both of the world’s most popular dedicated camera brands are allowing you to indulge into some sacrilege by temporarily repurposing your expensive photography gear into the most overkill Zoom setup money will ever be able to buy.

Well, your money, at least, based on the observation you’re using your DSLR as a webcam instead of just… you know, buying a webcam.

The average is probably cheaper than your current protective filter or perhaps even the last five lens caps you’ve bought. Plus, a horrible resolution paired with an impossibly small sensor are pretty much a feature for such a product, not a flaw.

As nobody wants their coworkers to be looking at a 4K close-up of their mug at 8:30 in the morning. Or 3:20 in the afternoon. Or ever.

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