Difference between revisions of "Hammer Webcam"

From eLinux.org
Jump to: navigation, search
(Add category)
 
(One intermediate revision by one other user not shown)
Line 12: Line 12:
  
 
Disclaimer: Many inexpensive webcams change internal chipset often. So, while todays bargin webcam may be supported, by the time you buy one its guts may have changed, and you may be SOL.
 
Disclaimer: Many inexpensive webcams change internal chipset often. So, while todays bargin webcam may be supported, by the time you buy one its guts may have changed, and you may be SOL.
 +
 +
The Future:
 +
 +
More and more webcams seem to support the USB Video Class.
 +
Both on the cheap end and the high end. This will alleviate the above issue, as if the innards change, as long as it still does UVC, it still works.
 +
 +
These usually advertise the fact by stating 'plug and play' or 'no driver' on the packaging somewhere.
 +
 +
For example the [http://www.ebuyer.com/product/128205 Creative Live! Cam Optia AF] has [http://lists.berlios.de/pipermail/linux-uvc-devel/2007-June/001825.html been reported] on the [https://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/linux-uvc-devel UVC-linux] mailing list as working well with linux, providing 2MP images.
 +
 +
And [http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2887 this cheap webcam also works] at 640*480.
 +
 +
[[Category:Hardware]]

Latest revision as of 08:25, 28 October 2011

Working webcams:

Driver

Non-Working webcams:

Disclaimer: Many inexpensive webcams change internal chipset often. So, while todays bargin webcam may be supported, by the time you buy one its guts may have changed, and you may be SOL.

The Future:

More and more webcams seem to support the USB Video Class. Both on the cheap end and the high end. This will alleviate the above issue, as if the innards change, as long as it still does UVC, it still works.

These usually advertise the fact by stating 'plug and play' or 'no driver' on the packaging somewhere.

For example the Creative Live! Cam Optia AF has been reported on the UVC-linux mailing list as working well with linux, providing 2MP images.

And this cheap webcam also works at 640*480.