In this research, we proposed and implemented a finger pointing detection system with a short-range type depth camera. The most widely used pointing device for a computer interface is a mouse, and as an alternative there is a depth sensor to detect hand and finger movement. However, in the present literature, since the user must operate the cursor at a relatively large distance from the detection device, the user needs to raise his arm and make wide movements, which is inconvenient over long periods of time. To solve such usability problem, we proposed a comfortable and easy to use method by narrowing the distance between the keyboard and the pointing device. Next, we compared various depth sensors and selected one that can recognize even small movements Additionally, we proposed a mapping method between the users perceived cursor position and the real one pointed by the index finger direction. Furthermore, we compared our pointing method with a mouse and touch pad for the usability, accuracy and working speed. The results showed that it has users have better performance on continuous operation of character input from the keyboard and cursor pointing.