Pros Execellent picture, best res for consumer cams, superb mic, face tracking is excellent
Cons Would like a better mounting solution, does not pivot side to side
Summary Most of the bad reviews have basically equated to people either a) not taking the time to properly configure it b) expecting too much from a consumer webcam (they are still pretty poor overall), and c) perhaps had a bad unit (or dirty lens in the case of the blurry picture).
Pros Good quality image at 100% zoom (i.e. no zoom-in at all)
Cons Unacceptably blurry when zoom used
Summary One reviewer here commented that the focus ring was stuck. It isn't stuck. There just isn't one. Too bad, too, the cam really needs help when you use the zoom (i.e zoom greater than 100%). The auto focus does what it can, but when CNET says one of the CONS is slightly blurry, I think they are being kind. Many far less expensive cameras have a much sharper image.
I suppose one could use this camera at 100% all the time, but the lens has such a wide angle, you need to be very close to it to have any size in the pic. Simply sitting 2 or 3 feet away from it makes you small in the frame unless you zoom..and then you are blurry.
"JAYESHPARMAR"on by JayeshParmar
Pros nice glossy packaging
Cons pathetic content - i.e. the webcam
Summary Let me begin my stating why I bough this webcam. There has ben so much hype over the new range of Logitech webcams which are supposed to have some RIGHT color technology BS. I used my old webcam - the logitech quickcam pro for notebooks as a benchmark to compare this product.
1. For a start, Logitech are not being open about the specs of this webcam - the sensor is CMOS - the sensor on my Logitech Quick Cam Pro for Notebook is CCD. The difference between the two is dramatic - CCD lenses capture colors in a much more truer way than any CMOS sensor can capture - SO PLEASE DONT BE FOOLED BY LOGITECH'S CRAPPY CLAIM OF THEIR TRUE COLOR TECHNOLOGY. As a test - I suggest you buy both the webcams i have mentioned above and you will see that the Logitech webcam pro for notebook OLDER model is much much much better.
2. When you connect your webcam to msn messenger - you are in for another disappointment - the frame rate is the WORST i have seen on any webcam - its just so jerky - the colors are NO WAY even close to being accurate - lots of pink hues - makes a real nasty webcam pic - The older webcam, i.e. Logitech quickcam pro for notebooks(please do not confuse it with the newly released one with true color bs - im talking about the model prior to the ones which have just been released) had a much much better frame rate -despite logitech claiming this new webcam is usb 2.0 - who are these clowns trying to kid.
3. You will notice on previous logitechs with ccd sensors you have this option to set the ligthing to DAYLIGHT, FLORESCENT, etc these options are now out of the new driver - what for i wonder - thus its almost impossible to get a good color on the new webcam despite tweaking with the settings.
4. THe focus ring on my webcam cam stuck - and this is supposed to be brand new piece of kit.
If you own a previous high quality logitech ccd type of webcam which you bought 6 months earlier DONT EVEN BOTHER UPGRADING - take my advice on this subjust go to amazon.com and see the reviews on the old QUickcam Pro for notebooks webcam or even on CNET people raved over it for a good reason - it was out of this world and still is.
I agree with the previous owner - the intel webcam he is using produces beautiful colors - and i can understand why he feels he got a raw deal. DONT BELIEVE THE HYPE.
Oh yeah one more thing Logitech is raving about the use of avaters for the new series of webcams - well guess what they arent at all easy to setup - its a REAL GIMMICK without the type of fun you would expect -
I really hope Logitech does the right thing by recalling any of these new webcams they have sold and sending their esteemed customers an apology letter saying they messed up - preferably with a box of chocolates and candy.
YOURS GOD I WISH I DIDNT BY THIS
oh i sent the new webcam back by the way
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Pros great microphone quality, modest price, software facial tracking is adequate
Cons possible problem attaching cam to a CRT monitor.
Summary I bought this camera for use with the Skype voice/video-over-IP service. I was very pleased, or rather my calling party was pleased, with the video quality of the camera.
The microphone sensitivity is particularly good. I am able to speak at least 3 to 4 feet away from the camera mic and keep good sound quality.
Face tracking by the camera is also adequate. It does tend to move around a little bit more than one would like, but not to the point that it's distracting.
The only issue I see with this camera is in regard to camera positioning. The camera fits best on an LCD flatscreen. Placement on CRT monitors may be awkward (particularly monitors that do not have a 90 degree fall off from the top of the monitor to the screen.)
Pros Is a great looking non-working cam
Cons Doesn't work with MCE XP
Summary When I purchased this webcam, there was nothing on Logitech's site which said the cam would not work on the Media Center Edition of XP. When it failed to install after multiple attempts, I contacted Logitech and they apoligized, and they let me know that none of their webcams work with MCE XP.