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#1   — Edited
The EZ-Robot camera is designed to connect only to an EZ-B v4 or Iotiny. It will not connect to USB (at least not without significant modifications).

ARC is compatible with any USB camera. Because there are millions of options for USB cameras, you can choose one that suits your requirements. However, you may be looking for one that fits the form factor (or is similar) to the EZ-Robot camera. The link you posted would work.

Alternatively, I like this camera because it has a 110-degree viewing angle. This is good for tracking: https://www.amazon.ca/Camera-Module-OV3660-USB2-0-Support/dp/B0878Z4MMB

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#2  
I'll buy the one you recommend. Should work well.
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#3  
Yeah, you'll like it. It is far superior to the ez-robot camera because of the 110degree view. You can see more of the world so it can detect objects easier. You don't get that "tunnel vision" from other cameras - where everything seems further than it is.
#4  
Awh, it's a Canadian Amazon item. I tried to buy this camera and they say they can't ship to my location in Florida, USA. I tried to find it on the US Amazon site but can't find it. Drat. 

However, Walmart seems to have it available here in the US with free shipping. Looks like two weeks ship time though. Look here:

Walmart USB camera

Maybe there's something out there just as good as good that has faster delivery. Don't know. USB cameras are out of my wheelhouse.
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#5  
Dave - just search Amazon for a 110 angle usb camera. See if something similar shows up
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Australia
#7  
I was planning to connect this camera and the EZB to the USB hub of a Microsoft Surface Go2. I am concerned there might be a conflict or power issue with this arrangement. Has anyone done this successfully?
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#8  
I do it all the time. I have a Microsoft Surface, and my test robots have a USB hub. The USB hub has lidar, Arduino, intel real sense, and a camera. The cable connecting to my PC is a USB 3 extension cable. I do that, so I can control the robot over USB rather than wifi because wifi is finicky and causes latency issues for my tests.
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#9  
That's good to know. When I get my Surface Go 2 or 3, I will try and get everything working (for my Pepper robot).
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#10  
@afcorson, if you'd like to use the EZ-Robot camera over USB check out this thread:

https://synthiam.com/Community/Questions/USB-connection-to-EZB-V4-21014

You just need to specifically find a PL2303HXD UART-TTL adapter. It is important that you find the "D" version, as you'll see on the thread.

If you'd like to change the Lens of the EZ-Robot camera to any angle you'd like, you can replace it with any M7 lens with 0.35 pitch.