Anyone try any new webcams?
Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:15 PM
Most of the people talk about the Phillips cam, which I guess used a CCD instead of a CMOS chip. Anyone out there using any of the newish Microsoft or Logitech cams that are out now? I'm wondering if the 1080p stuff makes any difference.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:44 AM
Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:54 AM
Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:29 PM
Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:05 PM
I have the old version and it is OK for lunar and planetary work. I assume the NexImage 5 is as well. Just my two cents here, but I would be very leery of relying on Amazon reviews. And I buy a lot of stuff from Amazon. You don't really know who is writing the reviews and sometimes they are written by people who just love to "flame" a product, whether they've ever really used it or not. I've gotten to where I pretty much ignore them. A better source is here on CN. Or there are several other places where you can get reviews of AP and astro equipment.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:42 AM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:01 PM
I would like to check out the Neximage5, as I can't imagine that Celestron would put out something to replace the Neximage that would be worse, but the price seems a little steep. You could get a DFK cam from the Imaging Source for cheaper and they look like better CCD cams.
Still, you can get some pretty awesome shots out of the old Neximage and an IR-Cut filter.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:33 AM