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Webcam Devices supported by Generic Linux Drivers

Many recent, as well as currently available, webcam models are supported, or likely can be supported, by one of the two generic Linux drivers:

  • See gspca devices for a list of supported devices under this framework

Other Webcam Devices supported by Specific Drivers

(alphabetized by driver)

Some of the kernel device driver modules listed below are included within the Linux kernel, but many of these are out-of-tree kernel drivers.

  • cpia -- first generation of STM's Color Processor Interface (ASIC) Cpia
    • Included in mainline kernel
    • Supports a large number of USB devices by Aiptek, Creative, Digicom, Dynalink, Ezonics, Intel, Microtek, Pace, SuperCam, TCE, Terracom, Trust, Utobia, ZoomCam
    • Supports some parallel port devices by Creative, CVideo, CU-SeeMe, Digicom, and ZoomCam
  • cpia2 -- second generation of STM's Color Processor Interface (ASIC)
    • Included in mainline kernel from 2.6.18
    • Supports the QX5 USB microscope, the Swann Versacam MINI webcam, and other devices using the second generation of STM's Color Processor Interface (ASIC)
  • em28xx devices
    • Supports the Videology 20K14XUSB webcam and cameras using Micron mt9v011 and mt9m001 sensors.
    • Included in mainline kernel from 2.6.18 (em28xx)
  • et61x251
    • Supports Etoms ET61X151 or ET61X251-based USB cameras
    • Included in mainline kernel
  • icm532
  • m560x -- ALi M560(2/3) driver with various sensors attached
    • No properly working driver yet
  • meye -- the Sony Vaio PictureBook Motion Eye Camera Driver
    • Included in 2.4 and 2.6 kernels -- see documentation
    • Supports the second version of the MotionEye camera (PCI vendor/device 0x136b/0xff01)
    • A driver for the third version is being written, see r-engine below
  • nw802
  • ov511
    • setov511 -- a configuration utility for ov511 based webcams
  • pwc -- the new driver
  • qce-ga/qc-usb
    • Kernel module package available in
    • Supports Logitech Quickcam Express, LegoCam, Dexxa Webcam, Labtec Webcam (old model), Logitech QuickCam Notebook (some models)
  • quickcam
  • r-engine
    • Aims to support Sony Vaio Picturebooks (model PCG-C1M* and newer, PCI vendor/device 0x10cf/0x2011)
  • r5u870
    • Supports webcams of the Ricoh family, fails to control brightness, gamma and contrast
    • Maybe to be substituted by r5u87x
  • se401
  • sqcam
    • Supports webcams based on the sq905 chip, such as Volcano DG640E, Nexxtech Micro Digital Camera, Umax (Yamada) Astranugget; may work with Mito DG640E, Mitek CD10, Mitek 30P, GTW Electronics/ ShuoYing, Industrial(ShenZhen)Co.,Ltd SY-2102, Condord Eye-Q Easy / Eye Q Easy Too, Che-ez Snap, Hercules DualPix, Argus DC-1512, DC-1510, Gear to go, Magpix B350, Jenoptik JD 350, Concord Eye-Q Easy, PockCam
  • Sonix SN9C10x
    • Available in the latest kernels as sn9c102
    • Supports webcams based on the sn9c102 chip, such as the Genius VideoCam NB
    • Another driver was in development here sonix
    • sn9c101 -- patch for Trust Spacec@m
  • SN9C* open source Microdia drivers under development
    • Shall be equivalent to SN9CXXX below
  • SN9CXXX (non-open source)
    • Driver for SN9C101, SN9C102, SN9C102P, SN9C103, SN9C105, SN9C110, SN9C120, SN9C201, SN9C202
    • for example 0c45:624f from Microdia
  • stk11xx
    • Aims to support Syntek DC-1125/1135 cams
  • stv680 -- SANE backend
  • sty0680
  • tv8532
  • w9968cf -- included in the kernel
  • zr364xx
    • Supports the webcam mode of cameras based on the ZR364xx chips from wendors like Aiptek, Concord, Creative, Genius, Maxell, Fujifilm, Ricoh, Pentacon, Mustek, Konica, Umax etc.
  • zc0301 -- included in the kernel
    • Supports Z-Start/Vimicro ZC0301-based USB cameras
  • zc0302

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