So, I wanted to enquire from this community some recommendations for photographic equipment, preferably a budget-concious one. I am an archaeologist and will need to photograph some artifacts for my thesis research that are contained at another university. I don't think I would be allowed to access their photographic equipment because I am not a student there. What I am wondering about is if anyone has used any new photographic equipment that can be connected via usb to a laptop? I was thinking there has to be a good quality camera/web cam of sorts that would allow for easy setup and placement. I was wondering about the quality of such images when used for papers... If anything I think this would be a good way for me to keep my advisor up-to-date or send him a photo if I had a question as he will be over 140 miles away while I do this. If all else fails I feel like my school would let me borrow one of their slr cameras (I hope).