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The webcam in the Thinkpad Z61t is a Sonix sn9c201+OV7660 and it is supported by the gspca module in Kernel 2.6.28. (I didnt tested that myself because I have no Z61t but I saw the sn9c* stuff in the Kernel.
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=== The Integrated camera ===
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Almost all recent ThinkPads have an integrated camera above the display. This camera (typically called a webcam) is USB attached. On some earlier ThinkPads it used a proprietary camera, but later models use a standard UVC camera which is supported by the uvcvideo driver.
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The webcam in the Thinkpad X301 (and i guess in all other Thinkpads in this generation) is supported by uvcvideo. It is a USB standard for Webcams (pretty cool actually. I didn't know something like this existed)
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== ThinkPads which may have a proprietary camera ==
You can take videos (see yourself) with mplayer by using the video4linux 2 driver. The call would look like this.
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'''Sonix sn9c201''' supported by the gspca_sn9c20x driver
  mplayer driver=v4l2:width=640:height=480:outfmt=i420 -vo xv tv://
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* {{Z61t}}
Note that one taking videos you cant go above 640x480. Anyway the quality is pretty good. Even the green led next to the webcam is on.
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== ThinkPads which may have a UVC camera ==
 
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'''1.3MP fixed focus'''
You can take pictures with uvccapture. The call would look something like that:
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* {{T400}}, {{T500}}
  uvccapture -x1280 -y1024 -o002.jpg
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Note that in this case (for a single picture you can go to the maximum resultion of 1280x1024px
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Maybe someone can write a newbie guide on how to find and enable the uvcvideo module (I think it's somewhere in Device-Drivers->Multimedia Devices->V4L->USB capture devices)
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Revision as of 17:40, 17 February 2010

Integrated Camera

The Integrated camera

Almost all recent ThinkPads have an integrated camera above the display. This camera (typically called a webcam) is USB attached. On some earlier ThinkPads it used a proprietary camera, but later models use a standard UVC camera which is supported by the uvcvideo driver.

ThinkPads which may have a proprietary camera

Sonix sn9c201 supported by the gspca_sn9c20x driver

ThinkPads which may have a UVC camera

1.3MP fixed focus