OT? High Res WebCam needed


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BeeJ

I need a USB webcam for Win XP or later that must have
1) highest NATIVE resolution (at least 5M Pixels native)
2) auto-focus.
3) best color image (no stinky native images please)

Unfortunately some WebCam manufacturers do not give the native res but
only the interpolated res. That is useless info for me.
Do not care too much about video or audio.
 
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David H. Lipman

From: "BeeJ said:
I need a USB webcam for Win XP or later that must have
1) highest NATIVE resolution (at least 5M Pixels native)
2) auto-focus.
3) best color image (no stinky native images please)

Unfortunately some WebCam manufacturers do not give the native res but
only the interpolated res. That is useless info for me.
Do not care too much about video or audio.
You could not get the full specs from Logitech ?
 
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Zaidy036

I need a USB webcam for Win XP or later that must have
1) highest NATIVE resolution (at least 5M Pixels native)
2) auto-focus.
3) best color image (no stinky native images please)

Unfortunately some WebCam manufacturers do not give the native res but
only the interpolated res. That is useless info for me.
Do not care too much about video or audio.
look at MS Web Cam Studio USB. One source:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?Q=&O=&A=details&is=REG&sku=744940
 
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pjp

I need a USB webcam for Win XP or later that must have
1) highest NATIVE resolution (at least 5M Pixels native)
2) auto-focus.
3) best color image (no stinky native images please)

Unfortunately some WebCam manufacturers do not give the native res but
only the interpolated res. That is useless info for me.
Do not care too much about video or audio.
Might want to checkout actual cameras also as almost all of them can
also be a webcam. My really old Fuji 602Z makes an excellent webcam
except can't control much when it's used that way. I believe at least
older Canon's give pretty good control over settings even in webcam
mode. One note - I'd not expect a 15 meg webcam pic from a 15 meg camera
but I'd think at least a few might go as high as 1280x960 or so now.
 
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David H. Lipman

From: "BeeJ said:
David H. Lipman explained on 7/18/2012 :

Logitech dealer B&H Photo could not get.
You couldn't get that straight from Logitech ?

B&H is just a reseller. Contact the manufacturer.
 
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BeeJ

Has anyone had recent experience using a point and shoot camera as a
webcam? Or is it only the expensive cameras with additional overpriced
software that are capable?
 
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(PeteCresswell)

Per BeeJ:
Has anyone had recent experience using a point and shoot camera as a
webcam? Or is it only the expensive cameras with additional overpriced
software that are capable?
Define "Capable".

I've got an eighty-dollar EdiMax electrical-taped all to
hell-and-back with an old photographic skylight filter stuck over
the lens with bathtub caulk. The whole enchilada stuffed/taped
in a plastic bag here:
http://ExtremeSurfcam.DynDNS.org:8080 (click on "Extreme Beach")

It's mounted in a cupola atop a gazebo behind a hotel. It's been
through at least three major storms and it's till ticking.

The pitiful motion (or lack thereof...) is due to a 45 kB/s DSL
connection, not the camera.

OTOH, here's a $1,000 Sony aimed across the bay at the same hotel
(leftmost large building): same link, click on "Toledo Ave".

You may see a little more motion here bc it's on a Comcast Cable
connection but, again, any lack of motion is not the camera,
strictly bandwidth.

I'm thinking about replacing the Sony with one that has a longer
lens, fewer features, and lower cost - the idea being to be able
to see how well windsurfers are planing across the bay, and this
one's field is a bit wide for that.

Yeah, the muy-expensivo one has a better pic and yeah, the POS
cam is probably gonna bite the big one over the winter.... but
these things are getting cheaper/better almost by the month so
there's something tb said for getting the most el-cheapo one that
will do the job.
 
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BeeJ

Zaidy036 pretended :
Bought a Logitech that is 1080P and that is the still resolution too.
They state much higher res but that is all interpolated and useless.
Shame on all the mfrs that spec that way.

I just bought a SLR Canon EOS Rebel T3 12Mpixels IS. It has direct USB
connect to my laptop and full control of the camera and full live image
preview and snap on the laptop. Totally remote including focus and
everything. Wow, nice. Tomorrow I'll see if it shows up as a webcam
too. If not, it is still fun. camera with IS lens was $499. seems a
good value for all its features. Does movies and has built in flash
and flash shoe.

Now I can shoot that beautiful gal that keeps asking me to take
pictures of her (used to be a photographer in another life).
 

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