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    I’ve been thinking about getting a “real camera” for video calls and this was a nice peek into that world! What’s the actual risk of burning out the sensor? Are there cameras where that’s less likely?

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      (Author here!) I’m a little worried about that too, so I try to turn it off when I’m not using it. At the same time, mine is a relatively old midrange camera that I’ve photographing with using for the past few years. I’m at the point where I’m thinking about upgrading, and I’m not taking as many “big camera” pictures during covid, so it feels reasonable to use it as a webcam in the meantime.

      If this camera stops working, I’ll go back to my logitech webcam and will finally have an excuse to upgrade my photography kit :P

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        I got an elgato facecam this past year, and it was a huge improvement for my setup for video calls.