I am writing a program that needs to take (HD) photos from a camera connected to a computer. That camera also needs an integrated flash light. But I don't really know what I need to look for - when I search for something like "camera with flash light usb" I just find some web cams, not what I am looking for.

Do you know any good such camera, or at least what I need to search for online?

PS: It does not have to be connected via USB, that was just my first guess. I am open for other types of PC interfaces/cables as well.

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    Would something like digiCamControl with a USB connected DSLR camera work? If you need something that is durable for factory/industrial environments then you have to give us more information about the durability requirements.
    – Romen
    Sep 18 '19 at 21:15
  • I feel like a DSLR is probably overkill. Unfortunately it doesn't seem like there are really a ton of options outside of DIY; my recommendation would be to snag something like a Pi, stick an LED ring or standard hot-shoe flash on with a camera, and then send it over the network to the main computer.
    – JMY1000
    Sep 23 '19 at 23:32

By 'Camera with flash light', do you mean a webcam with some kind of lighting? If so, I recommend the Razer KIYO. https://www.razer.com/ca-en/gaming-broadcaster/razer-kiyo

  • No that is not what I am looking for. I need an industry-grade camera system, as described.
    – Matthias
    Sep 18 '19 at 13:50
  • That really depends on your understanding of "industry-grade"
    – towe
    Sep 18 '19 at 14:01
  • @towe Well, as said I don't know what I am looking for in particular, that's why I am asking here. Industry-grade = something not for your average desktop PC, but for installation into a factory or so.
    – Matthias
    Sep 18 '19 at 14:04
  • I agree that "industrial grade" is somewhat unclear. My concern would more just be that the light on the Kiyo is more supposed to be a fill light than a flash and won't be bright enough, but besides that, this seems to be a decent solution.
    – JMY1000
    Sep 23 '19 at 23:33

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