Buyer's Guide to WebCams
Buyer's Guide to WebCamsby Answers 2000 Limited
What is a WebCam
A WebCam is a digital camera that you attach to your computer. You can use your WebCam (in combination with the right software) to send video and still pictures to the world, or of course, just your friends.
Choosing a WebCam
WebCams can differ greatly in the quality of the images produced. One of the key factors to look at is the maximum "resolution" of the camera. A higher resolution means the camera can capture more detail (or alternatively larger images). However, be aware that if you have a slow dial-up internet connection, that you may find higher resolutions are unusably slow (or give jerky videos) because the images simply can not be sent from your computer fast enough to keep up with the camera.
Another thing that you will want to look at is the software included with the WebCam. Most of the models by two of the leading companies in this area (Logitech and Creative Labs) include some excellent bundled software.
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