When I was 14 years old, I have had always wondered why you can’t use a cell phone as web camera. Back then I didn’t had an internet connection to Google this. I have a small software here and I’ll show you how to use your cell phone as webcam or convert your mobile phone into a practical webcam.
The number one reason I would want to use my phone as a webcam is because I own a Sony Ericsson Satio. This phone is a beast with 12 Megapixel camera and xenon flash. Much better than my 1.2 megapixel dim led webcam right?
There is one cool software called SmartCam. This application can turn any of your mobile phone running on Symbian S60, Samsung Bada, Android OS into a webcam.
Now, if you have a any smartphone with a camera and Bluetooth or wifi for wireless communication, you can use the same as your webcam using SmartCam and the best thing is works even for applications like Skype, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger etc.
This is a freeware application that can help you connect with your phone via bluetooth and work in real time to capture pictures, as needed. Since this tool requires no cable connection, you can charge your phone anywhere within a short time and take photos with the mobile wireless webcam.
For those who down have a webcam and those who are just curious to try this out, head over to the SmartCam Website to download the application along with documentation to set it up.