Best WebCam?

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  1. Parrot Hosting

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    I need a webcam, two probably and want at least 30fps capability and autofocus as well as easy to use software.

    I am going on a European business expedition for 3 months and need to keep in touch with family and clients in the UK so I will probably be using skype.

    Any recommendations anyone please?
     
    Posted: Jul 5, 2011 By: Parrot Hosting Member since: Jan 7, 2011
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  2. RemoteTechs

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    We use the Logitech Pro 9000 30 fps 720p and works well with Skype.
    Good sound and good image, can't really fault it. :)
     
    Posted: Jul 5, 2011 By: RemoteTechs Member since: Mar 13, 2010
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  3. sitandstay

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    I use the built in one on my mac, Its great. Sorry I cant help you any more :(
     
    Posted: Jul 6, 2011 By: sitandstay Member since: Feb 17, 2011
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  4. sitandstay

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    Yes, I have checked the spec of this one online and its quite good.
     
    Posted: Jul 6, 2011 By: sitandstay Member since: Feb 17, 2011
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  5. BoxLimited

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    depends on how mad you want to go..

    the Creative Live! Cam Socialize HD 1080 Webcam will give you terrific HD quality at 30fps, but that come with a price! at £68

    Microsoft LifeCam Cinema Webcam will give you 720p HD not bad for £33

    There are dozens to chose from, what you HAVE to remember is that if you are in Europe - DONT use your 3G Mobile Broadband dongle to do this, it will cost you a fortune. Find a WiFi hotspot; and hope that the bandwidth is not throttled as it wont matter how good your webcam is, if your internet connection is rubbish then your video call experience will be rubbish too!.

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    Posted: Jul 6, 2011 By: BoxLimited Member since: Jun 2, 2011
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  6. Parrot Hosting

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  7. Bruvver

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    I bought a webcam in Asda for a tenner, seems to do the job OK.
     
    Posted: Jul 6, 2011 By: Bruvver Member since: Jun 6, 2009
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  8. BoxLimited

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    I guess that's the point I am trying to make.

    You can get a decent enough webcam for not so very much, that will do 30fps at VGA resolution, which is fine if you are on a half decent home broadband connection.

    Its the connection speed over a WiFi hotspot that will make or break the performance, not the web cam itself...
     
    Posted: Jul 6, 2011 By: BoxLimited Member since: Jun 2, 2011
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  9. RemoteTechs

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    All valid points but what happens when you get back after the trip and use your steady line with a decent connection, you'll be limited by the camera!
    We tested loads before we settled on the Logitech HD9000, and there was a huge difference in the image quality between the cameras we tried.
    I would highly recommend it.
    I have no affiliation with Logitech, just like this camera a lot!! ;)
     
    Posted: Jul 6, 2011 By: RemoteTechs Member since: Mar 13, 2010
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  10. cloudware

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    I also recommend the Logitech 9000 as it is one of the widest field of views around, you can get more image in and super quality..

    They have them fairly cheaply, around £30 for the business version at Misco I believe, although I don't think it's the very latest version it's otherwise perfect!
     
    Posted: Jul 6, 2011 By: cloudware Member since: Mar 29, 2011
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