Unibrain Fire-i Digital Camera reviews

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This webcam is a good all rounder.

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Phil, Brighton Music Studio Technician

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
This camera was used as part of a Reactable for which it did the job perfectly well.
Bad points:
You can only buy it from Microwarehouse in the U.K.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Oct 2009


Manufacturer's Description

Fire-i™ Digital Camera is the best FireWire Color Digital Camera available for home/office applications. Its superior VGA picture quality and lightweight housing clearly distinguishes it from other FireWire or USB cameras.

Fire-i™ Digital Camera ships in a unique retail package that includes support and software for PC, Mac and Linux users.
Several cameras can be daisy-chained and viewed simultaneously on a PC, via Unibrain’s Fire-i™ Software and the camera’s two FireWire ports. Fire-i™ Software allows the user to monitor one or multiple cameras locally or remote (Internet). At the touch of a single button, the user can store snapshots or live video-stream, change and adjust all camera settings for each and every camera connected

Fire-i™ Digital Camera is ideal for monitoring applications, video conferencing, and home or office surveillance.

Main Features

-Home/Office Monitoring, locally or remote
-Direct Internet streaming: Web Server included in Fire-i™Software
-Multiple cameras simultaneous operation and display on same PC
-Picture sharing between several PCs
-Still images or video stream captures, while monitoring
-Storage in any encoding format
-Low power consumption
-Bright (F 2.0), glass elements, 4.3 mm focal length, lens.
-Two 400Mbps FireWire ports
-640×480 video resolution
-30 frames per second
-Tripod adaptor with standard photographic screw
-(compatible with tripods and wall /ceiling mounting fixations)
-Included mini-tripod with telescopic legs

Packaging includes:

-One Fire-i™ Digital Camera.
-One 2m (6.6ft) firewire thin cable.
-Tripod attachment and mini-tripod.
-CD with documentation, manual, Drivers & Software for Windows and Linux.
-Natively supported by Mac OS X.


-Windows/Linux computer with 1GHz or faster processor and 512 -MB RAM; Running Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista & 64bit XP/Vista or Linux 2.4 kernel or later.
-Macintosh computer with 1GHz or faster PowerPC G4, G5 or Intel processor; Running Mac OS X 10.2.5 or later.
-Microphone for audio support.
-Internet connection required for web camera use (128Kbps or faster broadband for video).

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