The Snappy Smart Webcam is a budget offering from Speedlink, providing a portable webcam capable of capturing images, videos and audio. It’s only a few quid so I don’t expect the world, but does it cover the basics well enough?
Read on to see how the Speedlink Snappy Smart Webcam fares.Features:USB webcam high VGA resolution of 640×480 pixels take photos at up to 8 megapixels (interpolated) integrated microphone 4× digital zoom face tracking record videos at up to 30fps desk stand and fold-out monitor mount practical snapshot button rotates 360 degrees manual focus from 30mm to infinity 1.2m cable
There has been quite a few instances in recent years in the UK and US where police and other officials claim that they arn’t allowed to be filmed doing their jobs. This has resulted in people getting arrested, molested and harassed by law enforcement; often merely for having a camera out. Now though, US courts have legislated that the act of filming government employees is protected by first ammendment free speech. This was laid down by the First Circuit Court of Appeals, New England’s highest federal court.
The prosecution in the case was working on behalf of two individuals, both harassed and arrested by the police for filming what they considered to be police [...]