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Is Logitech 5000 as usable as the 4000?


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No.

Logitech 4000/3000 are your options for CCD. Read that some people use the 210, but again I don't think its as sensitive as the logitech nor can it be LX modded.

If you have a couple of quid spare, you can get decent results with the xbox camera

https://uk.webuy.com/product.php?sku=882224035453

And I've read that the sony ps3 camera can do 60fps and exposures up to 14s so I've ordered one for £6.50.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-PlayStation-Eye-Camera-EyeCreate/dp/B000W3YQ1Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420641786&sr=8-1&keywords=ps3+eye+cam

And just noticed its dropped 70p since this morning!

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A quick bit of google research suggests the 5000 has a 640x480 CMOS sensor.

Looks similar build to the 4000, so it will probably be ok to mod and put in a 1.25" adapter.

Whether it's worth it is up to you - heavily dependent on you much you can get it for. Look for a 2nd hand Philips SPC880 or SPC900 on eBay/AstroBuySell, or buy an Xbox Live Vision webcam for a few quid.

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Pretty much any webcam will take a 1.25 adapter you get from ebay (apart from the tesco webcam I've read), but with a lot of cmos chips they're pretty rubbish for anything other than the moon.

This one has fitted every webcam I've bought, and the built in filter a lot better than the one built in to the webcam

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371229057342?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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