A few things, mostly technical notes...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Microsoft LifeCam Cinema


So far this has been the best webcam I've ever used. It's an HD webcam, 720p HD widescreen, even works on ubuntu (lucid) linux right away under uvcvideo. It also has a microphone, and the audio quality is very clear.

[ 26.861845] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Microsoft® LifeCam Cinema(TM) (045e:075d)
[ 26.911241] input: Microsoft® LifeCam Cinema(TM) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:0b.1/usb1/1-3/1-3:1.0/input/input6

$ lsusb |grep -i microsoft
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 045e:075d Microsoft Corp.

Above all, it is priced reasonably.

vital specs:
  • 720p HD Widescreen Video
  • Auto Focus
  • High-precision glass element lens
  • ClearFrame Technology for smooth, detailed video
  • Digital, noise-canceling microphone
more here..

tl;dr: here's a good HD webcam for almost all operating systems. works with skype and other IMs.

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