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Old August 10, 2013, 03:01 PM
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I have never used a webcam before and was wondering if anyone could recommend a sub $50 cam or what to look for in a webcam.
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Old August 10, 2013, 11:07 PM
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You should be able to find MS Studio or Cinema OEM around that price. It's a decent webcam. I'm not too familiar with Logitech. You don't have much choice in brand. I personally have MS webcam and I'm very happy with its quality.

Just don't expect much out of it. You will get best performance with good lighting/angle. If you are using it just for Skype. There are plenty of other webcams that work just as well.
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Old August 13, 2013, 01:33 PM
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I suppose it depends on how much quality and control ability you want with your webcam...
But I have always used Logitech webcams, and you get what you pay for.

A $40 webcam will capture a picture with a 480p display usually. if you just want it for some casual Skype than most webcams under $50 will perform the same.
If you have purpose for wanting a clear picture, with software control to zoom and shift the camera viewing area, I recommend the Logitech C920 (1080p capable!).
It's usually around $100, but I price matched mine at Bestbuy once for $60 on sale. It's freaking fantastic,

Again, I do not know your webcam purposes, but I use mine a LOT for livestreams and really appreciate the specs of the Logitech C920. Just watch for sales. (shopbot.ca)
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Old August 13, 2013, 01:35 PM
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I would stay away from a camera advertised as 1080P since the usb 2.0 cable on them can't handle anything faster than 720P. So save yourself some money in that department.
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Old August 13, 2013, 01:52 PM
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I have a Logitech 9000 Pro that I bought used for about that price, seems to do pretty well even in lower light. I have no other suggestions besides that however.
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Old August 13, 2013, 02:17 PM
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I would stay away from a camera advertised as 1080P since the usb 2.0 cable on them can't handle anything faster than 720P. So save yourself some money in that department.
You are correct about the limitation of USB 2.0 in regard to 1080p.
However, to my knowledge, with my c920, it can record at 1080p @30fps by use of the its h264 encoder. This is how broadcasters stream 1080p content for people without high end connections online too.
So it's not just a bragging right that is written on the box
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