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Old 03-01-2010, 07:49 PM   #1
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Looking for WebCam advice


Hi all, I'm looking for a webcam for a laptop.

What I don't need is help with a compatible camera. I can scour the HCL and other sources to see what will work well and what cameras are compatible for myself.

What I do need is real user experience with different pieces of hardware, i.e. is it bulky, is it easy to clip on and off, does it move well while clipped in place, etc. I can't really put my hands on a lot of different cameras to see which ones really function well in the areas I mentioned above.

My biggest areas of concern are, how easy is it to clip on and off, does it move well while clipped in place (Range of motion), and is it "sturdy" while mounted.

Looking forward to all user experiences. Thanks in advance.

Good luck. ;-)

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Old 03-01-2010, 10:48 PM   #2
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Hya,

The one I have is not bulky, is not easy of clip on, is easy to clip off, does not move well while clipped in place and is not sturdy while mounted.

The one built in Acer Aspire AOA 150 laptop is not bulky, not easy to clip on/off, does not move at all and sturdy lol.

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Old 03-02-2010, 03:07 AM   #3
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What I would do is go to the store and look at cameras that you might want, then write them down and check to see if they are supported:

http://linux-uvc.berlios.de/
http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html

If they are, buy it. You may also want to check some reviews.
 
Old 03-02-2010, 08:28 PM   #4
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kaz2100, Thanks for the description. I'll mark that one off the list. ;-)

H_TeXMeX_H, I'm not really concerned with compatibility at this point. What I'm really concerned with is functional use of the camera. I'm looking for something that clips/mounts on and off easily, has a decent range of motion while mounted, and will stay in place when mounted. I need some users who have had their hands on the devices to gather this info. Thank you for the suggestion though.
 
Old 03-02-2010, 08:32 PM   #5
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Does anyone have any experience with the Logitech QuickCam Deluxe for Notebooks?

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/no.../2988&cl=us,en

Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 03-03-2010, 03:57 AM   #6
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I prefer cameras that have a stand so you can put them on a table, those clip-on ones are difficult to clip on and don't stay in place. There are also hybrids that aren't very good at either.
 
Old 03-03-2010, 03:43 PM   #7
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I use one of the logitech ones. It as kind of expensive but seems to work with all the distro's I have tried. It doesn't clip on though.
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/we.../6333&cl=us,en
 
  


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