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1.3MP Webcam | vs. | 2MP Webcam

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by somerandomguy, Jan 8, 2008.

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  1. somerandomguy

    somerandomguy Notebook Geek

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    Of corse i know that the 2MP is better, but is there a realy noticable difference while video chatting on say, msn or yahoo messenger? much of a difference?
     
  2. SmoothTofu

    SmoothTofu Inspiron 1420 Owner

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    Actually, I really don't think a 2MP webcam is much better, because

    a) It can really get laggy when you try to record at this resolution
    b) The picture is usually too grainy to be clear at high resolution

    So personally, I think that a 1.3MP webcam is pretty similar to a 2MP one.
     
  3. PhoenixFx

    PhoenixFx Notebook Virtuoso

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    NO, even a 0.3MP (640x480) is fine for video chatting. Even to chat at 640x480 you need a considerable amount of bandwidth (around 400kbps).
     
  4. powerpack

    powerpack Notebook Prophet

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    ^^agreed. And the lower resolution will give better "fluidity" of motion! So not really a downside to your situation.
     
  5. unknowntt

    unknowntt Notebook Evangelist

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    Yeah I had one of those older HP pavilions (not that old, maybe mid 2007) and they said "1.3 MP camera", but now, I know HP pavilions use 0.3 MP cameras because they use CONSIDERABLY less bandwidth, therefore the video chatting is going to be WAY less choppy, and it's better for low-light situations. It's all the same on video chatting, it's not like you're gonna take landscape photos with your laptop eh?
     
  6. ifti

    ifti Undiscovered

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    ^^^
    ROFL! Imagine me trying to take landscape photos with my XPS!! lol
     
  7. n0elia

    n0elia Come on Haswell...

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    People who buy a webcam to take "serious" photos must be stupid:p
     
  8. allan_huang

    allan_huang Notebook Deity

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    MSN Messenger doesn't transfer all of the PQ over to the other side.
     
  9. n0elia

    n0elia Come on Haswell...

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    Well, it's just a waste of money. just get 0.3 or 1.3! No need for 2.0:)
     
  10. unknowntt

    unknowntt Notebook Evangelist

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    LOL yeah pull out your laptop, put it on a tripod and start taking pics of beautiful landscapes! Lmao I'd start throwing stuff at you cause you'd look sooo stupid LOL.

    Phones on the other hand, don't get me started, cameras on them are going up like crazy. I use an iPhone at the moment (In canada, however) and the camera's okay at 2 MP, but I plan to get a Nokia N95 (5 MP camera) or an LG viewity (also 5 MP). Lol sorry I'm getting a little off topic, I'm just a real pro at phones! Sorry!
     
  11. Ayle

    Ayle Trailblazer

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    The n82 is way better than the n95... Back to the topic, unless you are videoconferencing in full screen, a vga cam is enough.
     
  12. unknowntt

    unknowntt Notebook Evangelist

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    Yeah I've seen the N82, it's all opinion. Yeah that's also one I'm considering.

    ANYWAYS, topic LOL. If you use 2.0 MP it's gonna use up a lot of bandwidth and go real slow. Like I said, no landscape photos and tripods eh?
     
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