I have a newer computer with Windows 7 on it. Autofocus is the ideal solution, of course, but you don’t get autofocus in cheap webcams. Logitech’s smooth-tracking, comfy mouse keeps carpal tunnel at arm’s length. If you want to get as much of the room in shot as you can, the Pro will do a significantly better job. YouTube monologues or video mail or making sure that your friends get the best picture of you when you cam. In 24 bit mode, at by and by , the Robocam has no problem doing 30 frames per second well,

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Click on the other two lights and point them at the ceiling and the Express does colo noticeably better job, but it’s still grainy. The compensation’s pretty much bang on, too; I left it on when Dool shot the sample pictures later in this review. Image quality Webcam image quality is, typically, dire. The Lifeview camera’s the most primitive of the three here, speaking from an electronic engineering standpoint at least.

USB webcams have to compress the video they capture in some way, because they’ve got less than a megabyte per second of real data transfer bandwidth to play with.

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Like most current webcams, it’s a one-board job, with the lens screwed onto the featureless black-cased sensor unit on one side of the PCB, and a handful of components on the other.

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I have a newer computer with Windows 7 on it. Be there with far-away family and friends in sharp “in person” clarity and detail. Buy the QuickCam Pro and you get a generous 2. The Robocam, bizarrely, suffers from excessively high sensitivity. The contenders Logitech have been a big name in webcams, ever since they bought the camera division of Connectix half way through The mini version of the MX Master, Logitech’s flagship wireless mouse, is almost as feature-rich Dumb webcam software, by the way, may receive compressed video from the camera, but writes uncompressed video to disk.


Webcam comparison: Logitech QuickCam Pro 3000, Logitech QuickCam Express, Lifeview Robocam

Logitech have been a big name in webcams, ever since they bought the camera division of Connectix half way through Just as its still images look better than those from the other two cameras, so do its videos; much better colour rendering, and less grain. The QuickCam Express is the same distance from the target as the Pro was, but its lens isn’t as wide angle.

The picture quality goes from good not great to horrible based, as near as I can tell, on the lighting. There’s a ton of software to let any ordinary person with a Windows PC and even a dial-up modem connection make a regularly updated image of his or her quiccam activities available to anybody who knows the IP address the computer’s been assigned.

The only cheap alternative to a manual focus lens like this, by the way, is a “focus-free” lens, which people who don’t work in pinnk refer to as “fixed focus”.

CNET may get a commission from these offers. With the budget-friendly QuickCam Connect, you can instantly be there with “in-the-same-room” video-calling clarity.


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But since nobody is likely to want to buy a LifeTV once they read my review of itthis isn’t much of a selling point. It sits perfectly on my parent’s LCD just fine and is very small and attractive.

As for the audio quality of the microphone, I’ve been pretty impressed. In 24 bit mode, at by and bythe Robocam has no problem doing 30 frames per second well, But the QuickCam Express can adjust itself properly. As with any Webcam, the quality depends largely on the amount of light that’s available.

How high a frame rate you can manage to capture therefore depends on the resolution you choose, the webcam you have, and the capture software you use. In this modern age of USBat least the connecting-to-the-computer end of things is easy enough.

There was a problem completing your request. There’s also a 3X digital zoom that, like the digital zoom on a standard digital camera, simply magnifies the image, which increases pixelization.

No microphone, no button, no frills. This is an annoying problem for anybody who wants their camera to be truly set-and-forget.

Overall the installation and configuration is quite simple; load in the drivers, plug in the camera and you’re all set.