I've seen more than just a couple USB webcams stopped working for no apparent reason, which makes me worry a little when I come to choice a webcam for myself.
Does anyone have good experience or suggestion on which brand/model to buy? I want a webcam just for video conference/capture. I know there are new ones (duel mode?) which can be used as a digital cameras. Are those worth the money?
My budget is under $50.
Hard decisions: Intel or AMD, 100 or 133, Netscape or IE, Baldur's Gate II or Counter-Strike, computers or women
Hard decisions: Intel or AMD, nVidia or ATI, Windows or Linux, Neverwinter Nights or Counter-Strike, computer or woman.
No, don't wait. Webcam's are designed to be used in limited bandwidth applications e.g. web-conferencing. USB 2.0 will rock, undoubtedly, but high-bandwidth static cameras will never come out. There is no market for them that other digital video solutions (e.g. Digital Handicams) cannot service. We may see some digital camcorders migrating to USB 2.0 from Firewire and digital stills cameras adopting USB 2.0 for faster uploads, but expect current webcams to remain more or less the same. The components required to build a camera capable off outputting 60fps, full-screen will bring an accompanying price of *Kerrrchinggggg!!!... my credit card is maxed out, let's' move to Nepal and live life as a goat*.