At first glance the difference between USB and FireWire cameras does not seem to be very big. However, regarding practical applications in areas such as security, engineering, science and medicine these little differences become a deciding factor:
The cause of these differences lie in their history. USB is the successor of the RS232 interface. FireWire is a user friendly variation of busses such as SCSI, PCI, etc. When only using one camera, the differences are not usually important. But, for more demanding applications the possibilities of USB are very limited.
Post published by TIS Marketing on August 1, 2008.
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