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Item#: N82E16826518001

unibrain Fire-i IEEE 1394 Digital Camera

  • 640 x 480 30 fps
  • IEEE 1394
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IEEE 1394
Image Sensor
SONY Wfine 1/4" CCD
Video Capture Resolution
640 x 480
Frame Rate
30 fps
Focus Settings
Manual, from 5 mm to infinite
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista & 64bit XP/Vista or Linux 2.4 kernel or later.


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
30 frames per second
Tripod adaptor with standard photographic screw
(compatible with tripods and wall /ceiling mounting fixations)
Included mini-tripod with telescopic legs

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 0 day
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • jacob s.
  • 4/20/2012 9:21:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: The cardboard box was nice. Even brown all the way around.

Cons: DOA out of the box. No Spin. Had to pay return shipping. The price dropped 30 bucks 3 days after order.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/23/2011 2:14:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUpdate

Pros: Still good web cam for Windows XP

Cons: Has some issues with web cam with my new Windows that had few problems with driver. I did bought other one from local store that has no problem with Windows 7

Other Thoughts: I know it still new OS Windows 7. I hope It will resolved that problem in future. I will come back with my orginal web cam if the problems has been fixed for W7. It still in great shape for over 2 years.

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  • Nathaniel N.
  • 11/27/2009 10:23:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsReliable webcam

Pros: I bought this cam because I needed something that would reliably work with Mac, Linux and Windows and this does easily (though this is mostly thanks to Firewire IIDC). I telecommute cross-country and occasionally need to do video chat.
- Manual focus (for my stationary use this is a definite plus)
- Chainable (I only have 1 - but a plus in my book)

Cons: - No mic - this is the only reason I knock a star/egg.
- I keep the cam and tripod on a slick desk and the (somewhat stiff) firewire cable can skew the tripod.
- No monitor clip ( I could maybe tape/rig the tripod to the back - but it certainly wouldn't be natural )

Other Thoughts: Some apps don't seem to take advantage of the cam's full bandwith (Skype, GTalk) and seem a little laggy. For other apps (Photobooth on Mac) that can - the cam has quite excellent response.

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  • Ricardo C.
  • 8/21/2009 4:38:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFirei webcam

Pros: Good quality of video that the other party is receiving

Cons: expensive and the software that came with the unit does not work have to download another software to make it work and not stall

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/24/2009 10:19:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCool Web Cam

Pros: Working well and dont need a software for that. Windows XP got it by auto.. Did tested with that on It did pretty good. The video was very clear.

Cons: not yet

Other Thoughts: What a neat web cam! Can use that for video chat with ASL Sign Langange

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  • John B.
  • 3/20/2009 8:54:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsCCD vs CMOS

Pros: Wow! Great picture even in lower light levels(light from my LCD monitor is almost sufficient). Slightly better picture than my Logitech camera that is also CCD.

Cons: Can't get a CCD camera for under $100.00 firewire interface almost stopped me but I have one Firewire port in my sound card and that worked with this camera.

Other Thoughts: No matter what the manufacturers tell you CCD sensors are far superior. The only good thing about CMOS is they are cheaper. Mini tripod is a little hard to work with. Wish it was USB and included a monitor grip like my other CCD camera from Logitech. Even with minor inconveniences the picture quality pushes it back up to 5 stars. Newegg was great as always but I wish they had a broader selection of CCD cameras. I did not use the included software so I can't say how good it is.

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