How Do I Select Another Video Camera in Zoom?

If you’re using Zoom for video conferencing, you may want to switch to a different camera at some point. Perhaps you have a better camera than the one built into your laptop, or maybe you’re using a different device altogether.

Whatever the reason, it’s easy to select another camera in Zoom. Here’s how:

Step 1: Open Zoom

First, open the Zoom app on your computer or mobile device. If you haven’t already downloaded Zoom, go to to download and install it.

Step 2: Join or Start a Meeting

Once you have opened Zoom, either join a meeting that is already in progress or start a new meeting.

Step 3: Click on the Video Icon

In the bottom left corner of the screen, you’ll see an icon that looks like a video camera. Click on this icon to access your video settings.

Step 4: Select Video Settings

A menu will appear with several options. Select “Video Settings” from this menu.

Step 5: Choose Your Camera

Under “Select a Camera,” you’ll see a drop-down menu with all available cameras listed. Choose the camera that you want to use.


If your chosen camera is not showing up in the list, make sure it is properly connected and installed on your device.

Step 6: Test Your Camera

Once you have selected your new camera, click on “Test Video” to make sure everything is working properly. You should be able to see yourself on the screen with your new camera selected.

  • Troubleshooting Tips:
  • If your new camera is not working correctly or if there are any issues with sound or video quality, try restarting the Zoom app and your device.
  • If you are still having problems, check your camera settings to make sure they are properly configured for use with Zoom.


Switching to a different camera in Zoom is a quick and easy process. Simply follow the steps outlined above to select the camera you want to use. With these simple instructions, you can ensure that your video conferences are always running smoothly and that you’re using the best camera available for your needs.