I was experimenting with a no-name camera that technically worked, but the specs on it left a lot to be desired. Over the weekend I got a new camera from Logitech. This one is a full HD camera so I have a lot more pixels to play with than the 0.3MP camera I was working with last time. The only downside is that it doesn’t focus as close… but even with that limitation I still have roughly 4x the resolution from this camera compared to the other one.

This is also an auto-focus camera… so I guess there’s less of a problem with getting things sharp. It also has way better dynamic range.

The only downside is that it’s 5x the price at around $50. That said, I think that it’s well worth the difference in cost.