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Lifecam Cinema vs Studio Which Webcam Is Better??


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#1 DJboutit

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 06:42 PM

I currently have a Logitech c615 it sucks low light sucks color is off in a room at night when a light it on anything further than 4ft to 6ft looks really blurry and outside with a decent amount of sun light it is really white on the screen.  I am looking for something better for inside a room with a light on at night and outside with a decent amount of sun pointed at objects that are 10ft to 20ft away.  Which of these 2 webcams is better Microsoft Lifecam Cinema or Studio??

Edit: Moved topic from General Chat to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 07:10 PM

I don't own a "Cinema". I DO own a "Studio", and it works well. My problem with all of these cameras is the rubber mount intended as a laptop or monitor clip. They have a 1/4-20 socket at the very end that, when mounted on a tripod, allows the camera to flop all over the place (See photo at link below). Definitely not good for documentation. I use my LifeCam to take stills for documentation purposes because it's handy and connected directly to the confuser.

 

My solution, and I'd LOVE to see Microsoft do this as a product, is to remove the rubber mount and replace it with a standard 1/4-20 brad hole t-nut (available from Ace Hardware for $0.70 under part number 2711L. Turns out the brad hole pattern exactly matches the camera mounting plate spacing. The tripod is available from Amazon here:

 

http://www.amazon.com/LimoStudio-Camcorder-Digital-Cameras-Camcorders/dp/B005CRKX3K?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&ref_=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_0

 

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https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxmJYBWrgaIcS0IwZmYtM3JNdXc&usp=sharing

 

The other bone I have to pick with M$ is the lens cover. It DON'T usually. It just falls off, which is why the frosty tape on the cover, to hold it in place. Common, M$, you can do a LOT better than that.

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Edited by davnel, 13 May 2016 - 01:36 AM.


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Posted 14 May 2016 - 06:23 AM

~Animal:

Would you please see that Microsoft's webcam division sees this?

As for the lens cap, a small ridge on the outside of each tab with a machined groove on the inside of the shell will go a long way toward making this work right.

Thank you,

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 10:37 AM

~Animal:

Would you please see that Microsoft's webcam division sees this?

How would Animal do that?



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Posted 14 May 2016 - 10:50 AM

The Studio is higher resolution

 

The Studio is more expensive

 

Specs for both are available on the Microsoft web site.

 

Whether either of them are better than your Logitech I don't know - my LifeCam Cinema seems OK to me & I'm not convinced that you need anything better for use as a webcam.


Edited by rqt, 14 May 2016 - 10:51 AM.


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Posted 14 May 2016 - 11:04 AM

~Animal:

My apologies. I thought you folks were in contact with them. I'll find another route.

 

As for the camera, as I said, I use mine for documentation purposes and need the clarity and resolution of the Studio. See photo #3 in the collection. That was done by hand, no tripod or stand. Very jittery at my age. That's why the mods to the mount, which work well, BTW.






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