[Gllug] webcams

Paul Brazier pbrazier at cosmos-uk.co.uk
Wed Apr 10 13:32:04 UTC 2002

> > I have got a Logitech Quickcam Pro 3000 which cost about #50 
> > and works very
> > well under 2.4. The insides are made by Philips, who provide 
> > a proprietary
> > module which you insmod together with the pwc module that 
> > comes with the
> > kernel. These cams are *much* better than the cheaper versions.
> How are they better?

Been looking into this a bit more and the Logitech QuickCam Express uses
a CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor whereas the more
expensive Logitech QuickCam Pro 3000 uses a CCD (Charged-Coupled Device)

Apparently CCD sensors are generally considered to be superior to CMOS


[Sorry for replying to myself (not sure why I should apologise but it
seems customary :)).]

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