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Using Canon PowerShot A530 as a webcam - how?

\015 I have a Canon PowerShot A530, comes with USB cables, twain drivers, etc - Can I use this as a webcam ? I hear many contradictions - a lot say no you can't, while I do-recall reading years ago you could - If the camera allows me to stream video or pictures using the USB cable, why wouldn't it allow to be used as webcam ? Only experienced responses please.Thanks.\015

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Yes it is possible, but nowhere near worth the trouble. If you absolutely MUST use your digicam as a webcam:
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\015\012http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/20922-3-digital-camera-webcam
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