A good webcam please

  sharpe 15:59 12 Jul 06
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Hi my wife has a cheapish webcam on her computer and it is not very good when it goes dark. Even with the light on it is very darkish.
(Comp is 2.8Mhz Pentium 4, 120 Mb H/d)

I would like to get her another one that has a good picture quality and preferably one that will follow facial movement and maybe with a mic. any one got any good suggestions, thought I might spend up to £90, though like to get it for a bit less.
Thanks guys

  Belatucadrus 22:24 12 Jul 06

PCAdvisor & PCPro both recommend the MSI Starcam 370i at about £15 click here

  Stuartli 22:31 12 Jul 06

I have a D-Link NetEasy 350 Pro which costs about £12 to £15.

It has exactly the same specification as a £52 Creative Video Webcam Blaster I used to have and, what's more, a CCD rather than a CMOS sensor.

Resolution is up to 640x480, typical for better webcams, and picture quality is excellent.

It's used for video-conferencing with friends and family, including my daughter who lives in the Caymans.

Incidentally it works just as well with the Creative as well as the D-Link software (the Creative software included motion detection software for security purposes).

  Stuartli 22:34 12 Jul 06

Re the mike. I use a headset or, to be more accurate, a backphone with mike.

Cost was 99p at the local discount store...:-)

Sound quality is good on Skype voice calls despite the price.

The same backphone costs £2.99 from online retailers.

  terryf 23:24 12 Jul 06

I have a Logitech Quickcam Pro 4000 which I can't complain of but I think this is superceded by the 5000 model

  D@ve 00:16 13 Jul 06

This has everything you want - click here

  sharpe 06:43 13 Jul 06

Thanks Guys.

Some excellent suggestions here like the look of yours dave

  premier man 21:48 13 Jul 06

I have the Logitech pro 5000 as recommended by this forum and its brilliant with auto focusing
in dark rooms,got it from Amazon about £40/£50,
Check it out
gordie

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