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digital cameras as webcams?

by izzi16 / November 8, 2004 3:24 PM PST

i know of the capabilities of certain video cameras doubling as webcams, but is this feature available on any digital cameras out there? specifically, canon digital ixus i? digital elph?

thanks for your help,

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Re: digital cameras as webcams?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2004 10:29 PM PST

I have the digital Elph and it has a view mode but the heat buildup would destroy the camera if they supplied a webcam option. So that is why they don't do that.

To get the cameras smaller they forego 24x7 operation so a good small camera will unlikely be a webcam.

Why this need?


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Re: digital cameras as webcams?
by izzi16 / November 9, 2004 12:34 AM PST

to save myself the search of a webcam for my desktop, and another for my laptop. was worth a try. now, i'll begin my search.

thanks for the reply.


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webcams don't require a desktop...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 9, 2004 1:30 AM PST
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Sorry but...
by Meryl Arbing / November 12, 2004 11:16 PM PST

don't do it. It is a dumb idea!

Go out and buy a dedicated webcam. They are cheap and they work with the software on your PC. There are NO webcam applications that will work with a dedicated digital cameras jerry-rigged as a webcam!

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