Lenovo Camera Driver for Windows 11

Using Windows 11 on a laptop can be great, assuming everything is working. And if you want to use your Lenovo laptop for video chat or video conferencing, you need the audio features and camera to be working. To make sure the Lenovo Integrated Camera is working, the right Lenovo camera driver needs to be installed.

Download and install the Lenovo camera driver

Since Lenovo uses different camera components in its laptops (Sonix, Realtek, and others), it is important to get the right driver for your device. The first place to look for the right Lenovo camera driver is the Lenovo support website.

  1. Open an Internet browser and visit the Lenovo support website.
  2. The website will automatically direct you to your local support site (region and language). If not, make sure to disable any VPN software you might be using.
  3. On the webpage, click the SUPPORT menu and then click PC.
    Lenovo PC support
  4. On the next page, enter the serial number or the model name of your Lenovo laptop and press Enter.
    Find Lenovo Laptop
    Tip: If you do not know either, you can use the Browse Product option, although that will also require you to know the model name/number.
  5. Once you selected your product, you will see the Product Home page for your Lenovo laptop. Click the View Product Details link to show the extra options.
    Lenovo Product Details
  6. Next, click the Drivers and Software link.
    Lenovo manual driver update
  7. On the Drivers & Software page, select the option Manual Update.
  8. Then click the option Camera and Card Reader.
  9. On the Camera and Card Reader page, click the downward pointing arrow to the right of the first entry of the Integrated Camera Driver for your Windows version.
    Note: If no Windows 11 driver is available, try the Windows 10 driver since they are compatible. The entries in the list are sorted by date, newest on top, so you want the first entry for the newest Lenovo camera driver.
    Download Lenovo Integrated Camera Driver
  10. Now click the download icon next to the Integrated Camera driver to start the download.
  11. Once the download completes, run the downloaded file to install the driver and follow the on-screen instructions.
    Install Lenovo Camera Driver

 

Update the Lenovo Camera Driver from the Device Manager

If a camera device is already recognized by Windows 11, it will show up in the Device Manager. In that case, updating the integrated camera driver directly from within Windows 11 is also possible.

  1. Press the Windows + R keys and type “devmgmt.msc” in the Run box. Press Enter to confirm, or click OK. This will start the Device Manager.
    Windows 11 Start Device Manager
  2. In the Device Manager, expand the category Cameras or Imaging devices.
  3. Right-click the webcam device that is present, and then select Update driver in the popup menu.
    Update Integrated Camera Driver
  4. Next, click the option Search automatically for drivers to let Windows 11 use the Microsoft update catalog for finding and updating the Lenovo camera driver.
  5. Click the Close button and then close the Device Manager window.

If no new version of the integrated camera driver is found, Windows 11 will show a message stating that “The best drivers for your device are already installed”. Windows 11 depends on manufacturers providing the latest drivers for their devices to Microsoft for inclusion in the Update Catalog. Depending on the age of your laptop and support for Windows 11 for it, this method may or may not find an updated driver.

Using a Driver Update Program

As mentioned earlier in this article, Lenovo and other laptop manufacturers use third-party components for their integrated webcams. A common component these days is the Realtek webcam device, but other webcam components are also used. Sonix, Sunplus, and Ricoh are other common choices.

This means that if no camera driver for Windows 11 is available from Lenovo for your integrated camera, another manufacturer may have a driver available for Windows 11. The easiest way to find the right driver, in that case, is to use our driver finder program. The software will automatically scan for all devices on your computer, including webcams, and find any suitable driver for your device matching your Windows version.

If your Lenovo webcam is still not working, maybe this guide to solving webcam problems is of help.

Lenovo Webcam Driver for Windows

Most Lenovo notebooks and laptops come with integrated webcams. As such, it’s important to install the correct Lenovo webcam driver for Windows.

Different Lenovo devices use different webcams. This means they require require different drivers too. Depending on the Windows version installed on your device, drivers may be included with Windows itself – or require a separate download and install.

Lenovo uses multiple hardware vendors for integrated webcams. So depending on your device model, you might need a Realtek, SunPlus, LiteOn, Chicony, Vimicro, or Ricoh camera driver. Lenovo itself will refer to the camera as an Integrated Camera driver, Easy Camera driver, or even just USB Camera driver.

Manual: Download Lenovo Webcam Drivers from Lenovo PC Support

To download drivers for your Lenovo ThinkPad, IdeaPad, Yoga, or other portable device from the Lenovo Support site, follow these steps.

  1. Open a web browser.
  2. In the URL, type “pcsupport.lenovo.com” and press Enter.
  3. Wait for the support site to load. The URL should redirect to your localized version of the Lenovo support website. If not, you can change the country and language in the top-right corner of the website.
    Lenovo PC Support site
  4. Next, enter the device model in the search box, or click the Detect Product or Browse Product to locate the support page for your Lenovo device model.
  5. On the device support page, select the Windows version.
    Lenovo Select Windows Version
  6. On the updated page, click the Drivers and Software link (1) on the left-hand side, then select Manual Update (2) and pick the driver category.
  7. Click the symbol (3) to show the files, and then click the download button (4).
    Download Lenovo Webcam Driver
  8. Once the download is complete, execute the downloaded file to install the Lenovo webcam driver.

Automated: Find and Download Lenovo Webcam Drivers Using DriverFinder

If you cannot find the webcam driver for your Lenovo device, you can use DriverFinder to find the driver for you. DriverFinder automatically scans your computer devices (working or not working) and finds the right driver for your device and Windows version.

Using a third-party application can be very useful, especially when Lenovo doesn’t support your device anymore nor the Windows version you have installed your device.

Simply download the DriverFinder program installer and execute the downloaded file to install the program. Activate the program after installation, and then run a scan (click the Start Scan button).

DriverFinder Start Scan

DriverFinder will show a list of devices found in (or connected to) your computer and a list of suitable drivers for download.

Click the Download button for the Lenovo Webcam and install the driver.

Troubleshooting: Lenovo Webcam Problems

If your webcam still not working after you’ve downloaded and installed the appropriate driver?

Here are some quick troubleshooting tips to get your Lenovo webcam to work.

  • Make sure nothing is blocking the device. Some devices have a protection/privacy slider. (It’s also possible that someone put a protection sticker on it for privacy reasons.) Remove it.
  • Use the Fn key on your keyboard to turn on the webcam device. This is not applicable to all devices. Just check your keyboard for a camera symbol (in most cases it is F8).
  • Both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 have Privacy Settings that can prevent access to the webcam. Settings -> Privacy -> Camera: Let Apps use my camera should be On.
  • After installing the driver, the device should automatically start using the driver. If not, it can help to run a Scan for hardware changes in the Device Manager (in the Action menu). This option is not available in all Windows versions.
  • In Device Manager, right-click the camera device and in the popup menu, select Uninstall. Reboot the device and the camera should get reinstalled. This resets the driver configuration, and can help fix the issue.

 

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