Sudden thought

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  1. Scurra

    Scurra TPF Noob!

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    I've been thinking about buying a new webcam and have been looking around various online stores to see what is available.

    Then a friend mention something that made me think...

    Could I use my little compact sony digicam as a webcam? It is a 3.2 megapixel DSC-P32.

    Does anyone have any idea if this is possible or if not can anyone suggest an affordable decent quality web cam.. I don't really want to spend over £50 and it would be cool if it had a built in mic.

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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't know about your camera in particular but I have seen quite a few cheapo "3-in-one" cameras. They take digital still photos (poorly), digital video (poorly) and also act as a web cam.

    From what I have seen web cams are cheap like borscht anyway...so it shouldn't set you back too much to try one out.
     
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    Like Big Mike said, it depends on the camera. They usually stick the buzzword 'webcam' on the camera somewhere if it's capable. Otherwise, you can get a cheap webcam for around $20 these days. But be warned, you get what you pay for.
     
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    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    Uhh I generally find that if they take video - you can use them as a webcam.

    One thing to note - if you are sitting it on top of your monitor- you will need something so that you can position it to point at you, as it doesnt have its own little stand...(Being short myself - when I tried it - mine went straight over my head)
     
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    Hehe good tip... thanks guys... I'll see if i can find something that'll turn my cam into a web cam and also keep an eye out for a decent web cam as well....
     

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