If you’ve got an action camera, particularly an SJCAM, you can even use it as a web camera for video chat. Here, we’ll use SJCAM 4000 as a web camera. Connect your camera to your laptop or PC using a USB cable. You should now see the message on your action camera’s display prompting you to choose either ‘Mass Storage’ or ‘PC Camera’. Choose ‘PC Camera’ option.

Using Camera as PC Camera

Using Camera as PC Camera

Configuring Skype

Now, say, you’re using Skype. For Skype, go to Tools > Options > Video Settings, and select your action camera which should now appear in video settings for Skype, like in the following image.

Skype Settings

Skype Settings for webcam

Configuring Hangouts

To set up SJCAM as your web camera for Hangouts, simply go to Settings for Hangouts,  and under the General tab, select your SJCAM as the primary camera.

Hangouts Settings

Hangouts Settings

You now have your action camera functioning as a web camera. Enjoy a wider angle webcam.