Looking for an USB digital video camera

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Daniel Charles, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. Hello,

    I´m looking for a couple of USB digital video cameras. After reading
    some posts on this group I found out that firewire is kind of a
    standard for camera pluging in. Because of hardware restrictions I do
    need to find a digital video camera but the interface to the computer
    should be USB.

    I would appreciate if someone knows where I can look for such a thing
    like this.


    Daniel Charles, Feb 10, 2005
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  2. Daniel Charles

    Owamanga Guest

    Beware, some video cameras have both firewire and USB. But the USB is
    actually only capable of downloading any stills of the camera,
    Firewire is the chosen standard for video - real-time video transfer
    bandwidth requirements are quite demanding and firewire can handle
    I suggest you spend $15 and buy a firewire card for your PC (if it's a
    laptop, a little more for a PCMCIA version). Even if you did find a
    USB camera, you'd probably be making many compromises by choosing to
    buy it.

    Of course, if you just want a web-cam, not a video camcorder, then
    there are plenty of USB ones to choose from.

    BTW, this is OT for this newsgroup. Please try rec.video.*
    Owamanga, Feb 10, 2005
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