Sankalp sharma
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can we use ordinary usb camera on raspberry pi zero w?

Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:15 pm

I was just wondering that can we ORDINARY webcam (usb) with raspberry pi zero w for surveillance . please answer me as as soon as possible.

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Re: can we use ordinary usb camera on raspberry pi zero w?

Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:49 pm

With a USB adapter , yes.

As for asking for an imediate answer, this is a forum run mostly by volunteers, answers wil arrive when they arrive, and not before.
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Re: can we use ordinary usb camera on raspberry pi zero w?

Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:10 pm

Thank u , but can you suggest me a better one .

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Re: can we use ordinary usb camera on raspberry pi zero w?

Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:17 pm

Sankalp sharma wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:10 pm
Thank u , but can you suggest me a better one .

A better what ?? Camera ??? The Official one is compatible with the Raspberry Pi Zero's with the CSi Camera Connector:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/camera-module-v2/
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Re: can we use ordinary usb camera on raspberry pi zero w?

Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:20 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:17 pm
Sankalp sharma wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:10 pm
Thank u , but can you suggest me a better one .

A better what ?? Camera ??? The Official one is compatible with the Raspberry Pi Zero's with the CSi Camera Connector:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/camera-module-v2/
I was asking for camera with better picture quality

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Re: can we use ordinary usb camera on raspberry pi zero w?

Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:29 pm

Sankalp sharma wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:20 pm
fruitoftheloom wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:17 pm
Sankalp sharma wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:10 pm
Thank u , but can you suggest me a better one .

A better what ?? Camera ??? The Official one is compatible with the Raspberry Pi Zero's with the CSi Camera Connector:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/camera-module-v2/
I was asking for camera with better picture quality

Yes quite but better than what camera ??

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Re: can we use ordinary usb camera on raspberry pi zero w?

Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:32 pm

Sankalp sharma wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:20 pm
fruitoftheloom wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:17 pm
Sankalp sharma wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:10 pm
Thank u , but can you suggest me a better one .

A better what ?? Camera ??? The Official one is compatible with the Raspberry Pi Zero's with the CSi Camera Connector:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/camera-module-v2/
I was asking for camera with better picture quality
Than what? The official camera? some arbitrary USB camera? Do you want good low light performance, or higher resolution or something else?
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