Looking for recommendations: Fedora-friendly 1080p webcam?


#1

Hi all, I want to look for a new 1080p webcam for my Fedora desktop under $50 USD. I want easy Linux compatibility and was using the Linux UVC supported devices list as a reference, but I’m finding a lot of pre-2010 hardware on that list. My use case is only for video conference calls. I have an external microphone already, so a microphone is not required.

I was hoping to find a good steal for Black Friday or Cyber Monday here in the US, but before shopping, I wanted to make sure I can buy something I will actually get to use. :slightly_smiling_face:

Any recommendations? And if you have a recommendation, why that webcam over another?


#2

Considering “Black Friday/Cyber Monday” are over, did you decide for one device? If so, did it work? Why (not)?


#3

Nope. Since I was going in sort of blind without knowing about Linux support (and since return policies are usually not great), I decided to wait. I’m still open for suggestions though. :slightly_smiling_face:


#4

[quote=“rugk, post:2, topic:724, full:true”]
Considering “Black Friday/Cyber Monday” are over, did you decide for one
device? If so, did it work? Why (not)?
[/quote]

Nope. Since I was going in sort of blind without knowing about Linux support
(and since return policies are usually not great), I decided to wait. I’m
still open for suggestions though. :slightly_smiling_face:


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Almost anything is fine, I personally use a “Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920”.


#5

One of the issues I have with webcams on Linux is for the first few minutes the webcam is activated, the video is distorted and different colored lines / noise run through my video feed. Additionally, some tools don’t recognize my webcam unless I restart them enough times. I’m hoping to find something where this won’t be an issue.


#6

As I’ve never run into these issues before, I have to ask, what cameras have
you run into those issues with?


#7

For the USB ones I’ve used, I don’t remember since it was a while ago. I also have this issue with my Toshiba laptop webcam. :woman_shrugging:


#8

What’s the camera in your laptop?