Web Cam problem

  Alf58 21:40 26 Jun 07

My daughter has recently got a Microsoft Webcam, she's had it three days. This evening she noticed that when pointed at a dark object lots of tiny blue dots appear on the image a bit like stars on a clear evening. She says she has not messed with any settings. anyone got any ideas? She's got XP home edition and plenty of memory and processing power.

  woodchip 21:49 26 Jun 07

Yes it's no good in low light. CMOS camera

  Stuartli 00:33 27 Jun 07

Tiny lens, tiny sensor = necessity for good lighting conditions.

  Stuartli 00:36 27 Jun 07

I've just replaced a D-Link NetEasy 350 Pro webcam, which had breathed its last with a new webcam.

The D-Link, despite its low cost (about £17.50) had a proper CCD sensor and provided pretty good pictures even in poorish light.

The new webcam offers a blank screen unless the room light is turned on in other than daylight.

  Alf58 21:29 27 Jun 07

Interesting replies. Thanks to all.

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