The Fire-i Digital Camera seems often to be referred to as a camera of choice for Jitter work in this forum. I understand the benefits of the firewire 400, uncompressed video and a CCD, but I'm having difficulty understanding why it's still desirable when the picture is said to be so bad - soft focus, noisy and washed out.
Why would I choose to buy one over a used apple isight ?
Is there anything else < $400 that will produce a better picture, comparable or better than the firewire feed from a camcorder?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. THANKS!