Autodarts supports a wide range of webcams. However, it is not recommended to just buy the cheapest cameras available. Based on the experiences of the community, we have already curated a selection of suitable cameras.
First, here are a few factors to consider when choosing a camera.
- FOV - The field of view should be between 80° and 110°.
- Lens should have no distortion.
- Low power consumption.
- Length of the cable (the shorter the cable, the better).
- Stable framerate around 30 FPS.
- The most common resolutions are between 640x480 and 1280x720 (higher resolutions seem to have no effect on accuracy).
With most cameras, it is relatively easy to exchange the lenses afterwards to achieve the desired field of view.
Many cameras have distortion, but this can be compensated for with the right lenses. We also offer software that can be used to remove the distortion via software.
When considering power consumption, it is important to check the USB standards and the manufacturer’s information for the platform you want to play on. In some cases, using a USB hub with an external power supply could help.
There are even more factors that can play a role when it comes to cameras. However, these are the most important. Here are a few examples from the community that are already being used by our users and delivering good results.
|Stars [0-4]||Scal [1-5]||Picture||Company||Type||Price [EUR]||FOV [°]||Distortion||Overexposure||Settings||Autofocus||Pro||Contra||Info|
|4||1+||ELP||OTG HD 5mp||60||100||None||None||Manual||No||hard + heavy / absolutely high quality / no need for distortion.json / very solid housing / 3m USB 2.0 cable / tiny + small / very high quality CMOS Lense||expensive||purchase recommendation with small problems|
|4||1.5||MOERTEK||MC920 1080P HD||8 - 18||85||Nearly none||No||Auto||Yes||very solid / looks like Logitech C920 / high quality packaging / own homepage / big company in china / very cheap / no need for distortion.json||purchase recommendation|
|3||2.5||Ahnunva C5||HD 2K 1080P||23||130||little||little||Manual||No||tiny + small / solid worked||needs >40cm distance from board / problems with manual focus / needs distortion.json|
|2||3.5||Anke Power||1080P HD||16||110||Yes||No||Auto||Yes||massive + stable||still too mutch distortion / too expensive / needs distortion.json||no purchase recommendation|
|1||4||IRARUCW||2K HD||16||120||Yes||No||Auto||Yes||needs >45cm distance from board|
|1||5||AODE||1080 HD USB 2.0||10||90||Yes||Yes||Auto||Yes||massive + stable||still too mutch distortion / too expensive / USB problems (defect)||no purchase recommendation|