View Full Version : what are good brands for WEBCAMs??
03-19-2001, 10:50 PM
hi I'm looking for a decent Webcam for online meetings...I'm willing to spend about $50 I guess. Can you tell me what brands have decent quality? I have a cable modem if that matters at all.
03-19-2001, 11:13 PM
Intel and logitech are good
03-20-2001, 08:13 AM
I made the mistake of buying a cheap webcam. Don't be like me.
Logitech has always been a good brand to choose.
03-20-2001, 09:34 AM
cool..then logitech it'll be. Thanks guys. Is there a difference between a USB cam and non-USB kinds? Will a certain kind be smoother?
03-20-2001, 01:11 PM
YES, go for USB. others are too slow so you get choppy frame rates.
Now I don't own one but I seen the 3Com Homeconnect webcam in action and all I have to say is sweet. With a $100 price tag I would pass on it in favor for some other hardware but to each his own. Now as for USB or Non-USB let the figures speek for itself.
Serial Port: 115kbits/s (.115Mbytes/s)
Standard Parallel Port: 115kbits/s (.115MBytes/s)
USB: 12Mbits/s (1.5MBytes/s)
I know which one I would choose....USB all the way
03-25-2001, 04:43 PM
i have a creative labs webcam 3.
its kinda cool i guess, i dont really have anything to compare it to.
the creative labs software kinda pisses me off, it locks up a lot and stuff so i just got some free third party stuff.
i doubt you can really go wrong with any name brand. if you aren't sure just goto yahoo and type "<product> review" without quotes where <product> is the webcam you wanna check out then read a couple reviews.
03-30-2001, 06:52 PM
Originally posted by Razz
Now I don't own one but I seen the 3Com Homeconnect webcam in action and all I have to say is sweet. With a $100 price tag I would pass on it in favor for some other hardware but to each his own.I got this bad boy for $8 from the Wired magazine deal a ways back. One of the best deals ever, although I didn't find it here.
03-31-2001, 09:28 PM
wut ever you do dont get ur self a logitech quick cam. i got it from the verizon dsl special and its a piece of shite. get a kensington. ma friend has one and it looks pretty nice. maybe higher priced logitechs are nice but not mines.
04-01-2001, 04:08 PM
Originally posted by roboo7
wut ever you do dont get ur self a logitech quick cam. i got it from the verizon dsl special and its a piece of shite. get a kensington. ma friend has one and it looks pretty nice. maybe higher priced logitechs are nice but not mines. hey, if it's a piece of shit... can i have it?
04-02-2001, 03:23 AM
I have a Logitech Quickcam and I don't like the low res. at all. The quality of the unit is very good, otherwise. I also have a Kensington SVGA with noticeably better picture quality and it's an all around nicer unit. The tilt works better and it has a hole one the bottom for a tripod (I don't know why someone thought of this, but the hole is there.) But, the Logitech was $40-50 before rebates and the Kensington was $100 before rebates, so what do you expect? The Kensingtons (3 models) are on sale really cheap this week at CompUSA, as noted elsewhere.
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