How Do I Change My Default Video Camera in Windows 10?

Are you tired of using the same default video camera on your Windows 10 PC? Do you want to change it to a better one or the one you recently purchased? In this tutorial, we will show you how to change your default video camera in Windows 10 with simple steps.

Step 1: Connect the new video camera to your computer

The first step is to connect your new video camera to your computer. Make sure it is properly connected and turned on. If it’s a USB camera, plug it into a USB port of your PC.

Step 2: Access the Settings menu

Click on the Start menu button which is located at the bottom left corner of your screen and select “Settings” from the list of options. Alternatively, you can press “Windows key + I” on your keyboard to directly access the Settings menu.

Step 3: Open the Camera settings

In the Settings menu, click on “Devices” option and then select “Camera” from the left pane. You will see all connected cameras listed under “Choose which Microsoft apps can access your camera”.

Step 4: Select the desired camera

Under “Choose which Microsoft apps can access your camera”, click on dropdown menu under “Camera” and select the new camera that you want to set as default from the list of available cameras.

Step 5: Test your new default camera

Once you have selected the desired camera, open any application that uses a webcam such as Skype, Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Check if it’s working fine with your new default video camera.


Changing the default video camera in Windows 10 is simple and easy. Just follow these steps and you’ll be able to switch to any compatible webcam that suits your needs. You can also switch back to your old default camera or any other camera whenever you want by following the same steps.