Having problems with your Canon Digital Cameras ?

Want to use digital cam as web cam and want use hard disk directy

\015 I am using cannon powershot A470, i wanna use it as a web cam in my PC will you please guide me how i can?Secondly i want to connect my camera to pc such a way that the recording content may directly save to my hard disk.\015

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Unfortunately, you're going to have to buy one or two more cameras.

The A470 was not designed to stream images and videos to a computer, but to record them onto a memory card. It cannot be used as a webcam. Nor cannot it be connected to a computer to save images directly to your hard disk.

Canon's digital SLRs can store images directly to your computer using dedicated software, but they cannot be used as webcams.

So, if you want a webcam, you need to acquire one. Likewise, if you want to save images directly to your computer, you need a camera that can do that. Some webcams can record and store still images, but they tend to be rather low-res, often only 640x480 (0.3 megapixels). Even HD video is only 2 megapixels. Webcams and cameras are two completely different things.
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