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Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Mahnoor_Wani_2F » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:49 pm

I have been looking up prices for webcam on amazon but all of them are above $35 and my budge is around $25. Anybody know where I can find a webcam for cheap price? if you purchased one, can you drop the link for the website below



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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:36 am

Hopefully students are finding low cost Webcams.

Did the above links I posted help?

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:29 am

This $16 webcam looks good:
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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:17 am

Make sure to read this link posted on my class website:

https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/wp-conten ... equest.pdf

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Natalie Do 3F » Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:34 pm

My TA said we can just set up our phone and join zoom a second time, but it might be different for your section. The quiz ran smoothly for us and I just propped my phone up on a mug so she could see my desk.

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Melanie Lin 3B » Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:49 pm

Natalie Do 3F wrote:My TA said we can just set up our phone and join zoom a second time, but it might be different for your section. The quiz ran smoothly for us and I just propped my phone up on a mug so she could see my desk.

I think Lavelle said somewhere that if the TA has a way of seeing our workspace through zoom on your computer/laptop camera, you won't need another webcam.

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Brandon Carris » Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:43 pm

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Myriann-1080 ... lEQAvD_BwE

This one is 16.99 and it should be good for all your zooming needs!

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby LeanneBagood_2E » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:32 pm

So is the consensus that if we are able to use a second device (ie a phone or another laptop) to show our workspace for the duration of a test/exam we do NOT need to buy a webcam?

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Emam Healy 2K » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:53 am

Yes, that was what my TA said today! We can just use a phone, laptop, iPad, or second device to login to the zoom meeting so that they can see our hands.

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Megan Hulsy 1D » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:47 am

Awesome, thank you!

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby apples » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:46 am

If you have a phone with a camera and can download zoom on it you do not need to purchase an additional webcam. On the day of the exam, you can login onto your zoom via your phone and set it up to face your workspace while taking the test on your laptop. Also my TA said they make it so that you can keep zoom open while taking the test on your laptop and if your laptop has a camera then no extra devices would be needed.

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Javier Perez M 2J » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:24 pm

If you go the route of buying a webcam I would recommend Fry's or Amazon. Possibly B&H as well. Hope this opens your options.

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby noelle_lipschutz_3F » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:59 pm

Amazon! Also Dr. Lavelle emailed us a link to good webcams!

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Brianna Chen 1I » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:20 pm

Amazon is probably your best option, especially with quick shipping and the ability to read customer reviews to determine which webcam is the best. Depending on the quality of the webcam, they usually range from about $15 to $30!

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Jeffrey Fenn 1G » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:02 pm

I just got one on Amazon today for $18!

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Jeffrey Fenn 1G » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:02 pm

I just got one on Amazon today for $18!

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Callan Howard » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:41 pm

I also recommend Amazon, that is where I got mine. I looked for an affordable HD webcam and amazon usually has the recommended ones at the top broken up into best budget or best quality, etc.

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Jenaye Brelland 2L » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:06 am

Hey! I have quite a big laptop so when I tilted the screen and put the laptop to the right or left of me, I was able to see my questions with only turning my head. So if you have a large enough laptop screen and you do no have the spare money for a webcam or the ability to set up a second device, try just using your internal webcam and determine if taking the test in that is too uncomfortable for you. Have a nice day!

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Joshua Chung 2D » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:22 am

There's a ton on Amazon, just have to make sure you get one that's compatible with your computer.

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby AJForte-2C » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:59 am

I ended up getting one on amazon for like $20. My TA also said that you can just join the zoom with another device instead of having a webcam.

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby 505598869 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:07 pm

You should try to find one on amazon.

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Arnav Saud 3K » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:52 pm

I think there is a sale going on in amazon right now so it's good to head over there and check them out.

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Mari Williams 2k » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:15 pm

The ROSEBEAR 480P USB Webcam is $10 on amazon right now!

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby idella 1F » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:25 pm

Is there any computers/laptops that allow zoom to run while taking a quiz? I have a Mac, and I'm debating whether I should get a webcam, use my phone, or figure out if I should just use my computer...

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Emilie_Paltrinieri_1K » Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:33 pm

You can also use a second device you have! That would avoid spending extra money.

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Sean Wang 1J » Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:36 pm

I just bought this webcam ($22) on amazon that came with a 10% off coupon code.
https://www.amazon.com/Webcam-Microphon ... 509&sr=8-4

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Sachi Sengupta 3B » Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:56 pm

You can find plenty on amazon for cheap but be sure to look carefully through the reviews especially the lower ones. I also think there are a lot with 5-10% coupons on amazon.

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Muskaan Abdul-Sattar » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:41 pm

Is a webcam actually required for our exams???

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Claudia_Danysh_2C » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:08 pm

Hey, my TA sent out an email this week saying that we can use our phone camera instead of having to use a separate webcam! I would probably reach out to your TA first though to make sure!

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby miguel zatarain 2B » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:22 pm

My TA mentioned that there is not going to be a need for a webcam and you can instead use your phone camera. However, if you are still interested in purchasing a webcam then Amazon has some really nice ones for cheap prices.

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Algernon Jackson 2l » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:42 pm

Amazon has reasonably priced webcam's.

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Jamie2002 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:43 pm

You can check ebay for a decently priced one! Or you can just use zoom on your phone while taking the exam on your laptop.

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Lillian » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:13 pm

Mahnoor_Wani_2F wrote:I have been looking up prices for webcam on amazon but all of them are above $35 and my budge is around $25. Anybody know where I can find a webcam for cheap price? if you purchased one, can you drop the link for the website below


This is a 1080 HD camera you can get off of Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Webcam-Camera-Mi ... 2011&psc=1

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Osiris De LeonR 1g » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:15 pm

This has been a topic of discussion in the group chats for this class. Honestly if you really want to invest in a camera there are cheap ones on Amazon you could get. But our TA’s and Professor Lavelle’s email say that we are allowed to use our phones to record just in case you want to save the money. Good luck :)

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Jacob Schwarz » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:21 pm

Amazon has some great ones for $14.99 or even cheaper. I also saw some on Instagram ads for $10.

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Nick P 3D » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:26 pm

Osiris De LeonR 1g wrote:This has been a topic of discussion in the group chats for this class. Honestly if you really want to invest in a camera there are cheap ones on Amazon you could get. But our TA’s and Professor Lavelle’s email say that we are allowed to use our phones to record just in case you want to save the money. Good luck :)

Agreed. If you don't have a webcam sitting around your best bet would probably be your phone. I heard from students in other sections that it worked fine and there was no need to spend money if you don't want to.

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Charlie Russell 3F » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:56 pm

I would check eBay bc everything on Amazon is bound to be more expensive, OR you could use you phone cam (and prop it up around workspace and/or your computer cam for tests. Hope this clears it up!

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby ColmConnolly1E » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:13 pm

My TA told us that using our phone would not be acceptable but that seems to contradict what others are saying in this thread. In any case, I got this webcam https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B089NWSGDR/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 used off of amazon for dirt cheap (<$10). I'm not sure if any are still available used, but it is freestanding which should make zooming during the test a cinch. It arrived today and also has good picture quality, a long cord, and even has its own lights. which is helpful as my room doesn't have great lighting. I hope this is a good review focused on our needs but if anyone has further questions don't hesitate to let me know!

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Andy Hernandez » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:28 pm

I believe we can use our phones instead so maybe you can pursue that option instead of buying one.

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Eric Tam 2D » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:33 pm

Is it technically possible to take the test beside a mirror to get a similar effect to having an external webcam? If positioned correctly, most angles would be covered.

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Sheryl Ocampo 1D » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:37 pm

amazon

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby DMaya_3C » Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:54 pm

I bought a Webcam from Amazon that has to be connected to your laptop. I would get a webcam that's bluetooth instead.

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Massimo_Capozza_1H » Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:35 pm

I think Amazon has the best prices for webcams. I was able to buy a decent webcam for about $17.48 after tax with free shipping 2-day shipping through Amazon Prime. I will attach a link to the webcam below.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B087C7C17P/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Tikva Cohen 2I » Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:39 pm

Prof Lavelle in his email said Amazon, but I also don't think it's necessary if you have another device to use!

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby alebenavides » Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:17 pm

I did some research and found some really cheap ones on amazon for like less than $15. Hope this helps :)

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Megan ODonnell 1K » Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:57 pm

Amazon probably has the most variety and most reasonably priced. Plus if you are a prime member, shipping is very fast!

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Madison Wong 1G » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:59 pm

I just got one off amazon for 15$ with free shipping before my discussion next week!

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Ryan_Page_1J » Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:04 pm

I found one on amazon for $15 and free shipping with prime!

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Kevin Pilcher 3E » Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:00 am

You actually don't need one anymore! You can zoom on your phone :)

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Binyu You » Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:20 am

I believe you can always use another device as a camera, or you can buy this webcam on amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=webcam&rh=n ... x_alster_0 (it is 25$, and I believe it has prime)

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby David He » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:25 am

Great question. I did not realize we need a webcam until I see this post. Sadly I don't know where to by a reasonably cheap webcam, but maybe I can sponsor you for $10 if you really like that $35 cam.

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Shana Patel 1C » Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:25 pm

You do not need to buy a webcam anymore, a phone is good enough. Log on to your zoom call through your phone, and access the midterm from your laptop and you should be fine.

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby 805377003 » Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:10 pm

Amazon

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Eric Tam 2D » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:16 pm

Does anyone know what angle the external webcam or phone needs to be pointing from? In discussion sections, I heard that the camera needs to show my workspace. How is this achieved?

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Jacquelyn Challis 1H » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:07 pm

Does anyone have any good study tips for this midterm? I've been going back over the book questions for review but I'm not sure what else I should be studying.

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Tobie Jessup Section 3D » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:06 pm

Is using our phone or another device for the midterm okay instead of a webcam?

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Kainalu Puu-Robinson » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:16 pm

Tobie Jessup Section 3D wrote:Is using our phone or another device for the midterm okay instead of a webcam?


I was told by my TA that using a phone was okay so that's what ill be doing. Make sure to check with your TA just in case.

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby Kainalu Puu-Robinson » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:18 pm

Does anyone know exactly how to use two webcams during the midterm? During the practice midterms I only used one. Do I just join the same zoom as my computer?

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Re: Where can I buy a webcam for a reasonable price?

Postby 305614361 » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:21 pm

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001059 ... lsrc=aw.ds
Check this link out, I hope it helps


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