I'm looking for the most bare-bones video cameras that money can buy. I've been searching among security cameras, but what are some other possible searches? Imagine a security camera without the LED lights. As in, I would prefer an analog as opposed to USB output, but cost is more important than anything. The current cheapest security cameras I can find are $28 or so. Do any exist that are perhaps less than $20? [more inside]
posted by neil pierce
on Oct 13, 2013 -
Recommend me a video camera to use capturing sports action. I'm looking for a USB camera for use outside that can send live capture to a Win7 machine. It should have a wide auto-focus, software to instantly review the feed. I've reviewed previous Mefi posts, and can't decide whether a web cam, stand-alone Hd camcorder, or something like a Flip or helmet cam would be suitable. Right now the Contour or GoPro are considerations, but I'm unsure of the software side. Price is not really important, but I dont' want to spend $500.
posted by TDIpod
on Oct 16, 2011 -
I need to know how to set up a wireless, night-vision enabled, motion detecting camera for the purposes of spying. [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie
on Sep 23, 2011 -
I am putting together a proposal for my English class. It proposes that cameras should be required in meat processing plants all along the "dissemble" line, and broadcast "to the public somehow," (probably via web-feed or something) . Is there such a thing, in any law, in any jurisdiction (even outside of the U.S.)? [more inside]
posted by Monkey0nCrack
on Apr 10, 2011 -
What is the lowest priced IP camera with optical zoom for use as webcam to display a mountain to the public? [more inside]
posted by fenwaydirtdog
on Sep 16, 2009 -
Using a webcam (instead of a camera) for recording changes in facial appearance over time - good or bad idea?
posted by anonymous
on Aug 27, 2009 -
Is there some sort of adapter, like a small prism that I could clip on my laptop's built-in webcam so that I can record video behind the laptop (in front of me) of what I am looking at? [more inside]
posted by It's Austin, TX!
on Jun 2, 2009 -
Sending stuff back to the manufacturer.... does it work?
I got this top of the line Logitech webcam
as a gift a couple of years ago and never used it. Now the opportunity to use it presented itself, I tried to install it and... nothing. It is very likely broken. [more inside]
posted by falameufilho
on May 6, 2008 -
I want to attach a small (and waterproof) wireless camera to my mischief-seeking dog's collar and have it send images via the internet every 30 seconds so I can keep an eye on him while at work. He is restricted to an area with a maximum distance of about 200 metres from the wireless router. Ideally I could store and review every photograph over the day. How possible is all of that?
posted by zaebiz
on May 1, 2008 -
I'd like a cheap Weather cam connected to the net, but without a computer attached. I'm looking at wireless web cams. Is this the best approach? Are there other devices which might help? [more inside]
posted by kaydo
on Jan 7, 2008 -
What is going on with my Acer Crystal Eye webcam? It suddenly died and won't revive again. [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Dec 28, 2007 -
What should I do with my webcam? What software should I download? [more inside]
posted by bd
on Jul 13, 2006 -
What's the cheapest iChat-compatible camera available for OS X?
posted by blueshammer
on Dec 5, 2004 -