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Topic # 31737 29-Mar-2009 00:04
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can 'cheap' and 'good' be had in the same sentence for a recommended webcam?

cheers n thanks


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Reply # 203945 29-Mar-2009 09:35
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+1 for the Microsoft Lifecam range. I've also heard good things about Logitech. I would avoid 'cheap' or 'no name brand' webcams, my experience has been that they are usually dissapointing and have poor driver support.

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  Reply # 203978 29-Mar-2009 13:51
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freitasm: The Microsoft Lifecam are the best around.


Especially good for getting brownie (no punt intended) points with your better half - I use mine when I go away to keep in touch with my partner (I bought her one as well) and she loves it.


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  Reply # 203992 29-Mar-2009 15:49
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+1 for the L:ifecams as well.

Also the Logitech 9000 cameras are brilliant quality - ignore the RRP of $200+, can get them for half that if you look around.

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  Reply # 204067 29-Mar-2009 21:35
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I have a VX1000 Lifecam, bottom of the range microsoft one, but awesome,

have had others before, but this was cheap at the warehouse with a Microsoft cash back , it only ended up costs $14.95

cant complain at that and picture quality in different lighting conditions is what makes the difference with this one

only problem is cash back took 3 months ;)

well thats my reccomendation

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