Re: Which Cam Should I Purchase?

Ask (jkl@gte.net)
Thu, 08 Jan 1998 07:35:29 -0600


Howard Herman wrote:

> Si wrote:
> >
> > At 08:33 PM 1/6/98 -0500, you wrote:
> > > I am brand new (or newer) to CU-See-Me. I have decided that although I
> > >own a pretty good video cam, I would rather purchase a digital cam than buy
> > >a capture card ( I will most likely buy a card later for other purposes).
> > >If anyone has a strong opinion that this is the wrong course of action, I
> > >would like to hear what you have to say. I am the considering purchasing
> > >the 'Connectix Color QuickCam 2', but I am uncertain. I know there are
> > >many different cams available and I would greatly appreciate and and all
> > >feedback regarding which camera offers the best quality audio and video.
> > >Naturally, I want the best performance.
> > >
> >
> > If you are interested in the quickcam 2, you might want to check the video
> > conference section at:
> >
> > http://www.onsale.com/category/Multimedia.htm
> >
> > They have 60 of them on auction tonight with bids starting at $89 (I doubt
> > they will all be sold, so you can probably get one for that plus about $10
> > for shipping).
>
> I visited the Connectix page, and they seem to be pushing their newer
> model, the
> QuickCamVC. Here is a quote from the page:
>
> "QuickCam VC - A videoconferencing camera that helps you
> to look
> good." c|net's computers.com Quote: "Using the latest
> version of
> CUSeeMe, the VC captured roughly three times as many
> frames per
> second as the QuickCam 2; the video is clean and smooth,
> without any of
> the pixelation or graininess you get with the Color
> QuickCam 2. The
> QuickCam VC's improved performance doubtless owes a large
> debt to
> the camera's USB connection, an interface that's nearly
> ten times as fast as
> the serial port."
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One drawback I see is that the VC is color only, sure would rather
have option for a nice clean sharp "grayscale" image....