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  #2474096 30-Apr-2020 14:19
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I got mine from Aliexpress

 

Came in about 7 days, even with the world in meltdown.


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  #2474225 30-Apr-2020 18:19
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The world is coming up with solutions for the webcam shortage!

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/29/21241305/canon-cameras-dslr-eos-webcam-utility-released

Beta software to allow you to use your Canon camera as a webcam.

 
 
 
 


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  #2474234 30-Apr-2020 18:37
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Regular HDMI out and an elgato camlink is a solution that a couple of people I know are now using because the one on their laptop was so bad.

 

If you have an old laptop with a webcam that is otherwise scrap, the camera module is just a USB device so with a little bit of soldering you can get a webcam out of it. A terrible quality small sensored 720p one most likly, but still a camera.





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  #2474238 30-Apr-2020 18:53
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yeah, I modified an Xbox One Kinect camera with an external power supply and it works great, even supports Windows hello login.


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  #2474304 30-Apr-2020 20:57
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1eStar: The world is coming up with solutions for the webcam shortage!

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/29/21241305/canon-cameras-dslr-eos-webcam-utility-released

Beta software to allow you to use your Canon camera as a webcam.

 

Thanks for that - looks like I didn't need to buy the Sparkocam licence after all, although I suppose I can use it on my Windows 7 machine as this is Windows 10 only.

 

Works very well with Zoom/Google Meet etc with my 200D/SL2 and a 24mm pancake lens, and has face-tracking autofocus etc. I have an external USB-converter camera battery replacement so there's no problem with power, and I was already using an external mic so that isn't an issue either. Much better quality than my Logitech c920, so looks like the 200D is on webcam duties for the duration.


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  #2474306 30-Apr-2020 21:00
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The knock-off Canon DSLR usb charger I use is this one.


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  #2476050 3-May-2020 20:43
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tieke:

 

Works very well with Zoom/Google Meet etc with my 200D/SL2 and a 24mm pancake lens, and has face-tracking autofocus etc. I have an external USB-converter camera battery replacement so there's no problem with power, and I was already using an external mic so that isn't an issue either. Much better quality than my Logitech c920, so looks like the 200D is on webcam duties for the duration.

 

 

Alas my 200D is apparently way to old for sparkocam - it's OK as I don't need another webcam.


 
 
 
 


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  #2476054 3-May-2020 20:56
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dklong:

 

OfficeMax 'claim' to be able to supply the Logitech C930E Webcam as 'Available Mid-End April' and currently showing 'Delivery 3-5 working Days'... 'shipped from supplier'.

 

I ordered one last weekend  when delivery time was 1-2 weeks and am yet to see it but if it turns up before the end of April I'll be fairly happy. I can see I am going to have a house full of people working from home, schooling from home and University'ing from home for a while!

 

https://www.officemax.co.nz/Technology/Computer-Accessories/Web-Cameras-USB-Hubs/Logitech-C930E-Webcam-3668975

 

Good Luck! :-)

 

 

Yeah, I ordered a Logitech 325 on 17 March, when their website said that they had them.  For my zooming wife. Unseen as yet, they say 20 May for new stock.  Hate it that they take my money like that, without actually having stock.

 

I also, then, ordered a C270 from AliExpress on 6 April, and according to their tracking it has been in NZ for a few days now, and I'm hoping to see it soon. Replacement for my ?20 year old USRobotics, which is actually still doing a great job, even under Win10. 

 

It's a race to the finish, then.





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  #2500232 7-Jun-2020 21:54
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mdav056:

 

dklong:

 

OfficeMax 'claim' to be able to supply the Logitech C930E Webcam as 'Available Mid-End April' and currently showing 'Delivery 3-5 working Days'... 'shipped from supplier'.

 

I ordered one last weekend  when delivery time was 1-2 weeks and am yet to see it but if it turns up before the end of April I'll be fairly happy. I can see I am going to have a house full of people working from home, schooling from home and University'ing from home for a while!

 

https://www.officemax.co.nz/Technology/Computer-Accessories/Web-Cameras-USB-Hubs/Logitech-C930E-Webcam-3668975

 

Good Luck! :-)

 

 

Yeah, I ordered a Logitech 325 on 17 March, when their website said that they had them.  For my zooming wife. Unseen as yet, they say 20 May for new stock.  Hate it that they take my money like that, without actually having stock.

 

I also, then, ordered a C270 from AliExpress on 6 April, and according to their tracking it has been in NZ for a few days now, and I'm hoping to see it soon. Replacement for my ?20 year old USRobotics, which is actually still doing a great job, even under Win10. 

 

It's a race to the finish, then.

 

 

AliExpress webcam arrived a couple of weeks ago, and it is great.  As for OfficeMax, nothing, and they are not answering emails, gone completely dark on me. I'll not be buying anything from them again, ever.





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  #2500316 8-Jun-2020 08:51
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Sounddude:

 

I got mine from Aliexpress

 

Came in about 7 days, even with the world in meltdown.

 

 

Can you provide a link to which one you ordered?  Seven day delivery is pretty good.


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