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So I'm looking at web cams and the crap load of options what to get. I don't like wasting my money on crap that doesn't work as good as advertised which is why Im asking because if I find out that it's sending the video pixelated I may end up throwing it out the window lol.

I don't want go spending 100 bucks for a webcam, I'll be using it for skype btw, but I want it to be a good one.

I know logitech makes good stuff and I saw this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826105321 which kinda peaked my interest.

So my fellow OCN nuts. Hurt my wallet!
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post #2 of 9
How about this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826105359

EDIT: and sending pixelated video. That has to deal with internet connection. Not camera.
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i looked at that one too, do you have any personal experience with it?
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Well, if you wanted true HD you could rig a DSLR ($600-700) through a HD PVR ($200).

Otherwise, webcams aren't exactly always true HD, most of them do the same things that bad digital cameras do: Upscaling, then downscaling to make it "20 megapixel" or whatever. To my knowledge, Microsoft also does upscaling on their models, so watch out for that.

Don't spend more than $60, you'll regret it otherwise, cause these things get limited use anyway in most cases.
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ya I didn't want HD, I just want something that's going to send a good clear video. I don't usually follow the HD marketing.

I'm just using this to video chat a girl I'm seeing
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ya I didn't want HD, I just want something that's going to send a good clear video. I don't usually follow the HD marketing.

I'm just using this to video chat a girl I'm seeing
In that case, check out the Logitech 'pro' series webcams. They have decent reviews.

But mostly you want to be checking youtube or similar for quality tests.
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cheapest I saw was 80 bucks
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Originally Posted by SpykeZ View Post
So I'm looking at web cams and the crap load of options what to get. I don't like wasting my money on crap that doesn't work as good as advertised which is why Im asking because if I find out that it's sending the video pixelated I may end up throwing it out the window lol.

I don't want go spending 100 bucks for a webcam, I'll be using it for skype btw, but I want it to be a good one.

I know logitech makes good stuff and I saw this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826105321 which kinda peaked my interest.

So my fellow OCN nuts. Hurt my wallet!
I am using the one you indicated - mainly for skype. My friends and relatives report the picture and sound are very good.

As mbudden stated, end quality is totally up to your internet connection quality.
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^ I have that exact same model (MS LifeCam HD) and would definitely recommend it. Great vid at most of lighting situation.. very good lens. I bought it for less tho (work-related discount).
Edited by reaper~ - 1/9/11 at 9:13pm
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