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Hercules Optical Glass
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Hercules Optical Glass Webcam

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1.3MP 30fps Jul 2011
Megapixel Count Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Face Tracking Release Date
- GA sensor with glass lens: for the best optical performance, and even clearer images!- 4 lighting diodes for clear, bright images - even in low light- Video resolution: 800*600- Photo... More
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One Industry Award

Hard-h2o.com gave this webcam a "Great Buy" award.

Nice Design

One Hercules Optical Glass reviewer who bought the Hercules Optical Glass considered that it was luxurious.

Robust

One Hercules Optical Glass owner who reviewed it said that it was well made.

Features Face Tracking

Unlike most of the other webcams of this type and age which do not feature face tracking, the Optical Glass features face tracking.

There are a number of alternative webcams which feature face tracking currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000, the LogiLink WC0020, or the Thrustmaster Optical Glass.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

Like most of the other webcams that were released around the same time as the Optical Glass, the Hercules Optical Glass has a built-in microphone.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other webcams with a built-in microphone currently available including because of it's better review score, the Logitech 960-000842-981-000094, the LogiLink UA0161, or the Thrustmaster Link.

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9 Reasons Against

Hercules Webcams Only Have Unexceptional Reviews

We checked the user and expert reviews of hundreds of webcams to determine an average rating for each webcam brand. On average Hercules webcams have unexceptional reviews from experts and users.

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Like most of the other webcams of this age and type, the Optical Glass does not have a motion detector.

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Not USB Powered

The Hercules Optical Glass is not USB powered, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other low megapixel count webcams that are a comparable age to the Optical Glass are also not USB powered.

If you would prefer a webcam that is USB powered then you might also want to look at the HP KQ245AA, the Logitech C250 ($10.00), or the Mediatech MT4023 which is also higher rated.

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Not Mac Compatible

The Optical Glass is not Mac compatible. Most of the other webcams of this spec and age are also not Mac compatible.

Webcams which are Mac compatible that might also be worth considering include the UA0075, or the WC0020 both from LogiLink or the Logitech C300 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Like most of the other webcams of this spec and age, the Optical Glass does not have a snapshot button.

There are a number of alternative webcams which also have a snapshot button which you might want to look at including the C250 ($10.00), or the C600 both from Logitech or the Tracer Gizmo.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The Optical Glass does not have a zoom capability. Most of the other webcams of this age and type 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 Advent AWC213, the iMicro CAM-IMC851, or the HP KQ245AA which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other webcams of this spec and age, the Optical Glass does not have a night mode.

We compared all the other webcams which also have a night mode to this webcam and we think the PLCM37FRV, the PLCM19, or the PLCM21 ($84.99) all from Pyle is also worth considering.

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Not Full HD

The Hercules Optical Glass is not Full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other low megapixel count webcams that have been available for more than two years are also not Full HD.

Webcams which are Full HD that might be worth considering include the Thrustmaster Link, the Logitech TV Cam HD ($339.99), or the Hama Digital Eye II PRO which is also higher rated.

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Fairly Big Minimum Hard Disk Space

At 300 megabytes, the Optical Glass has a fairly big minimum hard disk space compared to most of the other low megapixel count webcams that have been available for around the same time as the Optical Glass. Across all the low megapixel count webcams that were released more than two years ago the minimum hard disk space range from 130MB to 1.6GB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Hercules Optical Glass

Average Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of 30 frames per second, the Hercules Optical Glass has a relatively typical maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams of a comparable type and age to the Optical Glass.

We compared all the other 30fps maximum frame rate webcams to this webcam and we think the LifeCam Cinema ($42.99), and the LifeCam HD-3000 ($21.98) both from Microsoft or the Logitech C600 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a webcam with a higher maximum frame rate then you might want to consider the Gembird CAM0360U-1 (60fps), or the Konig CMP-WEBCAM3D10 (60fps) which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

Hercules released the Optical Glass over five years ago.

USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is typical of many comparable spec webcams that have been available for a similar time to it.

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800 X 600 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Optical Glass has a maximum video resolution of 800 x 600 pixels. That's 56% more video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels.

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1 Award

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Expert Reviews

6 March 2011

The technology may be far from ground-breaking, but Hercules' Webcam Deluxe Optical Glass is a solid budget webcam, particularly suited to low light use. As an entry-level unit, or one for...

5 December 2007

En los últimos tiempos, Hercules ha lanzado una serie de modelos de cámara web con los que ha dejado un estupendo sabor de boca. Así, no nos hemos sentido defraudados con la Deluxe Optical...

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29 August 2011

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12 June 2009

Videotelefonie: früher Domäne teurer Spezialausrüstung ? heute ist es mit DSL-Flatrate, PC und Webcam ein günstiger Spaß für jedermann. Wie gut sich die ?Webcam Deluxe Optical Glass? von... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hercules 4780715, hercules 4780466
Barcodes 00031112757520, 00071030174764, 00079531652743, 00115971259415, 00151903081563, 00160921436477, 00663296412652, 00663296416926, 02000000213002, 03362934737016, 03362934742928, 06213759756812, 06632964169260
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