Windows 7 webcam not shown in Scanners and Cameras
Posted on 2012-04-11
I am trying to install a Logitech C270 webcam on a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit system. I have used the latest download from Logitech and it basically installs correctly. That is, it shows up in Device Manager under Imaging Devices with no errors and shows up under Devices in Devices and Printers and it works with Logitech's software.
The problem that I have is that programs cannot access it as a simple camera. For example, if I run Microsoft Word 2003 and click on Insert, Picture, From Scanner or Camera it tells me that it is "Unable to connect to camera or scanner".
If I look in Scanners and Cameras, nothing is shown there.
I spoke with Logitech support and was told (after 20 minutes!) that the camera is a "webcam" and will not work as a "camera" in Windows 7 and that there are no cameras from Logitech that will do that.
My questions are:
1) Is it correct that Logitech webcams are not supported as cameras in Win 7?
2) Is there something I am missing about the installation here?
3) Can anyone recommend a different camera/webcam ($20-40 preferred) that will work in this application?