Livestreaming video and audio (USB Streaming)

still image, movie, slow&quick motion

You can connect a computer, etc. to the camera and use the camera video and audio for livestreaming or web-conferencing services. Select MENU (Setup) → [USB][USB Connection Mode][Sel. When Connect] or [USB Streaming] beforehand.

  1. Connect the camera to a computer or other device with a USB cable.

    [USB Streaming:Standby] will appear on the camera screen, and the camera will switch to the streaming standby state.

    • If [USB Connection Mode] is set to [Sel. When Connect], select [Live Stream(USB Streaming)] on the selection screen for the USB connection mode.
    • Use a cable or adapter that matches the terminal on the device to be connected.
  2. Start streaming from your livestreaming/web-conferencing service.

    [USB Streaming:Output] will appear on the camera screen.

    • To exit [USB Streaming], turn off the power of the camera or disconnect the USB cable.


  • If you assign [Product Showcase Set] or [Background Defocus] to [Custom Key Setting], you can use these functions even during USB streaming.
  • The format of the streaming data is as follows.
    • Video format: MJPEG
    • Resolution: HD720 (1280×720)
    • Frame rate: 30 fps / 25 fps
    • Audio format: PCM, 48 kHz, 16 bit, 2 ch
  • During USB streaming, power is supplied to the camera from the computer. If you want to consume as little computer power as possible, set [USB Power Supply] to [Off].
  • When using an external microphone, you can minimize deviations between your voice and the movements of your mouth by connecting the microphone to the (microphone) terminal of the camera.


  • While USB streaming is in progress, the camera is always set to the movie recording mode regardless of the shooting mode before the start of streaming.
  • You cannot do the following while [USB Streaming] is running.
    • Transition to the playback screen
    • Network functions (PC remote, remote operation from a smartphone, etc.)
  • The following functions are disabled while [USB Streaming] is running.
    • Recording the streaming video
    • Menu-screen operations
    • Capturing a custom white balance
    • Picture Profile
    • Power Save Start Time
    • Auto Monitor OFF
  • Depending on the temperature environment, Wi-Fi connection environment, and usage conditions before the start of streaming, the internal temperature of the camera may rise, and the time available for streaming may become shorter.