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I've got an old average point-and-click digital camera that I don't use anymore, but I wonder if I could reuse it as a webcam by plugging it as a USB device into an Ubuntu computer?

Where can I find out about this? What shall I look for to know if the camera can act as a webcam?

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I have done this a few times. (Buying digital cameras from charity shops for a few UK pounds.) Some digital cameras can do this, some can't. You need to look at the manual to see if you camera has this capability. If you don't have a paper copy you might find it online. – arochester Jul 20 '11 at 16:52
I shall try that. What shall I look for to know if the camera can act as a webcam? – 719016 Jul 20 '11 at 22:46
Can you specify which camera you would want to use? – Emilien Aug 25 '11 at 9:24
This question appears to be abandoned and unanswered, could you perhaps add more detail to your question? If you are experiencing a similar issue please ask a new question with details pertaining to your problem. If you feel this question is not abandoned, then please flag explaining that (as well as editing your question with any details you have). – James Jan 29 '12 at 23:19

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