Logitech QuickCam Pro
The QuickCam Pro is a VGA quality colour webcam from Logitech. It is small,
neat and works well. It is well priced at around 70 GBP.
The webcam comes with drivers for Windows 98. XP drivers and software can be
downloaded from Logitech's website. The
Windows software is very good, with facilities to set up webcams, shoot video
clips, stop-motion and more.
Logitech currently do not support Linux, nor it seems do they have any plans to
do so. They are also hanging on to their specs. preventing third-party drivers
being developed. The best way to get Linux support from Logitech is for as many
of us as possible to request (nicely) that they start doing so.
The good news is that there is a Linux driver under development. This is
capable of displaying a live image from the camera, but unlike the Windows
driver, there is no automatic contrast control, so getting an intelligable
picture takes a little fiddling. See the nw802
for more details.