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Hercules HD Sunset Webcam

5MP 30fps Jul 2011
Megapixel Count Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Face Tracking Release Date
Impeccable HD 720p quality for your video chat sessions, and photos!- Guaranteed HD 720p quality, even in low-light conditions- Video resolution: 1280 x 720- Photo resolution: 5 megapixels... More
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3 Reasons For

Features Face Tracking

The HD Sunset features face tracking, which is unusual. Most of the other webcams that were launched more than two years ago do not feature face tracking.

There are a number of other webcams which feature face tracking currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the C270, the C310, or the C910 all from Logitech.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

Like most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that have been on the market for more than two years, the Hercules HD Sunset has a built-in microphone.

Alternative webcams with a built-in microphone currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Logitech C270, the Trust Ceptor, or the Advent AWC113.

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is typical of many webcams of a comparable age and spec to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This Hercules webcam received a score of 50 out of 100 from webcam expert review website diskidee.nl. Experts aren't convinced by this webcam.

Unexceptional Brand

Hercules has ok reviews for its medium megapixel count webcams, however it has unexceptional average reviews when measured across its entire webcam range.

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The HD Sunset does not have a motion detector. Most of the other comparable spec webcams that were released around the same time as the HD Sunset also do not have a motion detector.

We think you might also be interested in other webcams which also have a motion detector including the C270, the C170 ($13.79), or the C615 all from Logitech.

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Not USB Powered

Like most of the other webcams of this age and type, the HD Sunset is not USB powered.

If you would prefer a webcam that is USB powered then you might also want to look at the C270, or the C615 both from Logitech or the Genius FaceCam 322 which also has a higher rating.

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Not Mac Compatible

The HD Sunset is not Mac compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other webcams that are a comparable age to the HD Sunset are also not Mac compatible.

If you would prefer a webcam that is Mac compatible then you might also want to look at the C910, or the C615 both from Logitech or the Creative Labs inPerson Live Connect HD which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Like most of the other webcams of a similar type and age to the HD Sunset, the HD Sunset does not have a snapshot button.

We compared all the other webcams which also have a snapshot button to this webcam and we think the C270, or the C310 both from Logitech or the HP HD 3110 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Full HD

Most medium megapixel count webcams that have been on the market for more than two years are not Full HD. The Hercules HD Sunset is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

If you are looking for a webcam that is Full HD then you might also want to consider the C270, the C910, or the C615 all from Logitech which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The HD Sunset does not have a zoom capability. Most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that are a similar age to the HD Sunset also do not have a zoom capability.

We think you might also be interested in alternative webcams which also have a zoom capability including the C270, the C170 ($13.79), or the C615 all from Logitech which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HD Sunset does not have a night mode. Most of the other webcams of a comparable type and age to the HD Sunset also do not have a night mode.

We compared all the other webcams which also have a night mode to this webcam and we think the Atlantis Land MagicView 350 Chat Pack which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Minimum Hard Disk Space

At 300 megabytes, the Hercules HD Sunset has a quite big minimum hard disk space compared to most of the other webcams that have been around for around the same time as the HD Sunset. The average minimum hard disk space of webcams of a comparable spec and age to the HD Sunset is 280MB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Hercules HD Sunset

Average Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of 30 frames per second, the HD Sunset has a relatively standard maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams of a similar age and type to the HD Sunset.

Alternative 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available which you might want to consider include the C270, or the B990 both from Logitech or the Samsung VG-STC3000 which has better reviews.

If this Hercules webcam maximum frame rate is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Cisco PrecisionHD ($339.95) (60fps) which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this medium megapixel count webcam was released.

1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on webcams of a comparable age and type to it.

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Expert Reviews

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23 December 2011

Ui­ter­lijk is de Her­cu­les HD Sunset bijna iden­tiek aan de eerder be­spro­ken Her­cu­les Dualpix HD720p Emotion. De in­stal­la­tie van de mee­ge­le­ver­de soft­wa­re verliep...

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