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Melonie Tomb Raider
24-01-08, 06:40
Hey everyone :D

My boyfriend and I want to start using webcams since we live far away; however, I want to make sure I get a good one. I have a webcam I bought a couple years ago, but the quality is terrible, and it does not work well with low lighting (bleh, my room has terrible lighting). Does anyone have any good webcam suggestions with decent quality that don't cost a million dollars? :p

Thanks! :jmp:

Edit: This is my current webcam: http://products.howstuffworks.com/creative-webcam-instant-skype-edition-review.htm

george_croft
24-01-08, 06:55
Hiya Melonie. :)

I'd recommend this one:
Pic:
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q9/george_ganno/ctwebcamaf_mx.jpg

Creative Webcam Optia AF

*2 megapixels
*1600 x 1200
*Autofocus
*Built-in mic that eliminates background noise

= perfection ;)

Costs about 122 USD in Sweden, so it should be cheaper in the states. :)

calico25
24-01-08, 08:18
Hiya Melonie. :)

I'd recommend this one:
Pic:
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q9/george_ganno/ctwebcamaf_mx.jpg

Creative Webcam Optia AF

*2 megapixels
*1600 x 1200
*Autofocus
*Built-in mic that eliminates background noise

= perfection ;)

Costs about 122 USD in Sweden, so it should be cheaper in the states. :)


I got the exact webcam today actually. Its cost was $79.99 USD at Best Buy, but i used reward zone points and coupons to get it below $50. Honestly though, any webcam today will be fine. I just replaced one that i bought in 2000 and the difference is obvious.

Web cams cannot be beat if you are in a long distance relationship. They save alot of money on the phone bills.

Punaxe
24-01-08, 16:31
Probably if you just get a Logitech or Creative one, you'll be fine.

Depending on the application you'll be using it with, the one suggested above may even be "too good", as some applications simply don't allow you to use cameras at high resolutions: I think Live Messenger only goes up to 0,3 megapixels!
So unless you want to use it as a standalone photo-/videocamera as well, you may not need to spend too much money.

Melonie Tomb Raider
24-01-08, 16:35
Probably if you just get a Logitech or Creative one, you'll be fine.

Depending on the application you'll be using it with, the one suggested above may even be "too good", as some applications simply don't allow you to use cameras at high resolutions: I think Live Messenger only goes up to 0,3 megapixels!
So unless you want to use it as a standalone photo-/videocamera as well, you may not need to spend too much money.

Never thought of that, thanks. :D

bett
24-01-08, 17:01
I have a Logitech Quickcam that's about two years old. It's pretty good as far as webcams go. The quality isn't bad and it has RightLight Technology so it looks good even in poor light conditions. My bedroom is painted dark purple and has horrible lighting but I can still use it in there. I think it's around 1.3 megapixel and it works perfect with Messenger Live

Rexie
24-01-08, 17:33
I have a Logitech Quickcam that's about two years old. It's pretty good as far as webcams go. The quality isn't bad and it has RightLight Technology so it looks good even in poor light conditions. My bedroom is painted dark purple and has horrible lighting but I can still use it in there. I think it's around 1.3 megapixel and it works perfect with Messenger Live

yup,same here.Its perfect if you arent that person who says "i-m-better-than-you-and-my-webcam-is-teh-best!

touchthesky
24-01-08, 19:38
http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4_1165_1707_1710&products_id=31769

definately

nick-xx
24-01-08, 19:59
I think Webcam is alot different than video cam/recorder, as they don't work really well in dark rooms or places, most of them if not all don't have a brightness compensation, so in dark places is really dark. So you best is have a good light source in your room :).