Is CF-31 webcam really that bad?

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  1. theoak2

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    I can't imagine it being that bad.
    I have one in my CF 19 mk6 and it does fine for what it is.
    It is not my Nikon D300 nor does it claim to be.
    I would bet the details are in whatever software you use.
    I will upload a sample from my CF19 in the near future.

    On later mks, I believe there is something in Dashboard for the camera..
     
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    Shawn, CF-31 has a real webcam (for video calls etc) while your CF-19 has only rear camera. You can call it webcam too, of course, but it is not :)
     
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    BarrMaley, You are correct. That's what I get for typing before I had my morning caffeine

    The CF19 camera is
    3MP camera with auto focus and dual LED light

    The CF31 camera is

    so far unknown specs..I will keep looking
     
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    The short answer... YES... It's REALLY that bad! I used mine a little bit when I got it but covered the lens with tape after a while. If you use lighting to your advantage it's a lot better... But you need to be in an extremely well lit area!
     
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    in other words ...
    grainy
    noisy
    the color and gamma suck
    i think that is why i can't remember much about the one i have .
    maybe i had better fire mine up .

    was there a change in the camera used over time ?
    seems that if the early cameras sucked , they would have changed over to better units .
     
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    Thanks for input. It sounds like I'm better off using external webcam.
     
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    I don't use the web cams so can not comment...please advise
     
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    For $200 it costs to buy Panasonic webcam, it should work at least as good as the $15.00 ones in cheap laptops.

    The little 7-pin connector on back of the CF-31 screen doesn't match any cable I've been able to find. All the 7-pin ones I've ordered so far have been too wide, and wrong spacing.

    So I guess my USB Logitech C615 will have to do.
     
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    And the best webcam for CF-19 is
    Microsoft Lifecam NX-6000.
    Extremely firm mounting, similar colors, short cable. Cool overall construction :)
     
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