What has 4 Megapixels over USB 2.0
Let me state the question differently. What I am looking for is a camera with the resolution, auto-focus and Windows connectivity of a WEB cam, particularly the Logitech C90 or similar, plus a 10x or so optical zoom lens. I need to focus on objects 10 to 20 feet or so from the camera, and digital zooming drops too many pixels.
The interface (USB, Firewire) to Windows doesn't necessarily matter, as long as the camera is recognized and drivers auto loaded.
Are there any camcorders that can be connected to Windows that will pass "live" video to the computer and bypass its internal recorder? This needs to be a simple connection (USB, Firewire, etc.) and not require any other device such as capture card, etc.
Needs to work with XP3, 7 & 8