upgrading a laptop's webcam?

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by korodic, Nov 25, 2011.

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  1. korodic

    korodic Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hey I'm purchasing a clevo off of Malibal.

    It comes with an integrated 2.0MP webcam. Most laptop webcams aren't that impressive, and I was wondering if it was possible to upgrade it to a 720p version like the one that comes in an msi? I've opened up a laptop before and it doesn't seem like it would be hard to do a swap, but I don't know if it requries different cables or whatever.

    Anyone wanna educate me on this subject? :cool:

    I did a search, found no real relative information.
     
  2. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow

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    Alot of times webcams are part of the display LVDS connector. Also specific drivers are a real pain as many manufacturers use OEM webcams (Lite-On, etc). I would say do some research on the separate cable ones.
     
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    korodic Notebook Enthusiast

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    When i thought of "2.0MP" I immediately thought of my phone's camera, which sucks. :cool:
     
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    newsposter Notebook Virtuoso

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    Full HD is barely 2.5 MP.

    There are loads of factors that go into image quality and there are different factors for still images vs full-motion video. Mega-pix are probably the least among them......
     
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    darkarn Notebook Evangelist

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    So what's the "best" in current standards for webcams (integrated or otherwise)?
     
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