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LG AN-VC500 Webcam

30fps 1920 X 1080 Apr 2013
Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Full HD Release Date
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12 Reasons For

Good Product Quality

Several customers agreed that the product was good quality. Two years ago Ciara wrote “Speakers are also very good quality” in her LG AN-VC500 review. Eamon Byrne wrote in their review of this webcams “Excellent value and superb quality, easy to install, very happy overall”. John Shine mentioned on Amazon “Brilliant addition to my television couldn't be happier does what it's meant to and the picture quality is really good.” in his review of the LG AN-VC500.

Easy to Use

Several customers who reviewed the LG AN-VC500 said that it was easy to setup. In August this year Amazon Customer said “Relatively easy to setup though Velcro isn't the greatest for a” in their review of the LG AN-VC500. Amazon Customer also wrote “The Cam looks good and is easy to set up”. Andrew Toomer wrote three years ago “Easy to set up picture and sound A1+”.

Some people considered that this webcams was easy to use. Amber-Lady wrote two years ago “Great for my hubby to use as he always has the tv on, whilst he may not switch on the laptop” in their review of the LG AN-VC500. Julie Bell wrote in her LG AN-VC500 review “So handy”. M-Newland wrote “Its a good camera - allows you to use skype and makes gesture controls available on your TV” however despite that scored the product 60 out of 100.

One LG AN-VC500 reviewer who purchased the product thought it performed as expected. Nigel Sutton mentioned “Does what it says on the tin fab bit of kit” in his LG AN-VC500 review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. One customer who purchased the product wrote that it had a good experience. Mr Kenneth Rossington wrote on Amazon last year “All round a good experience” and scored the product 99 out of 100.

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Good Sound Quality

Some LG AN-VC500 owners who bought it considered that it had a good microphone. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “Picks up great audio for skipping them fam!” in their review of this webcams and rated the LG AN-VC500 5 stars. Amit said on Amazon “Clear Sound, Video” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Amit also mentioned “Skype works perfectly with clear sound”.

Robust

A number of people thought it was well made. John Nord mentioned “The built in magnet does not attach very well to plastic! Apart from that” in his LG AN-VC500 review. Last year William Potts mentioned “Well built and easy to set up”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the LG AN-VC500 was reliable. Dingo mentioned “Brilliant camera for my son in Australia very reliable”.

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Good Connectivity

One LG AN-VC500 reviewer reckoned that the product had email functionality. Last year Mr Kenneth Rossington wrote in his review of this webcams on Amazon “Good communication by email so was able to be in for delivery”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. Amit said on Amazon “You are better using an Hdmi stick like Intel on your TV”.

Nice Design

One LG AN-VC500 owner mentioned in their reviews that this webcams was good looking. Riddence said “Pretty good”.

Good Technical Features

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the LG AN-VC500 had good features. Two years ago Mr. John E. Sleight wrote on Amazon “It's all good and no negative features so that's why I award it top rating” in his LG AN-VC500 review.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The AN-VC500 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other webcams that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in microphone.

There are a number of other webcams with a built-in microphone currently available that you might want to consider including a cheaper webcam such as the Logitech C920[plb_363535_price] or you might consider a higher scoring webcam such as the Foscam FI8918W[plb_1716234_price], or the HP 1300[plb_1396769_price].

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the AN-VC500 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all webcams that have been on the market for a similar time to the AN-VC500.

Across comparable types of webcam the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Full HD

The AN-VC500 is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other webcams that came out around the same time as the AN-VC500 are not Full HD.

We compared this webcam to all the other Full HD webcams and we think cheaper webcams such as the Logitech C920[plb_363535_price] is also worth considering.

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Shallow

The average depth of webcams that were launched around the same time as the AN-VC500 is 76mm, and the depths range from 20mm to 350mm. With a depth of only 20 millimeters, the LG AN-VC500 is very shallow compared to most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been around for around the same time as the AN-VC500.

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Very Short

The shortest webcam that has been around for around the same time as the AN-VC500 is 14mm tall and the tallest is 230mm. At only 17 millimeters, the AN-VC500 is fairly short compared to most of the other webcams that came out around the same time as the AN-VC500.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One LG AN-VC500 owner reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. Vic Chaszczewski mentioned in their review of this webcams “I have followed the rather meagre instructions and the camera is not being recognised by my LG Smart TV” and gave this webcams a rating of 20 out of 100.

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The LG AN-VC500 does not have a motion detector. Most of the other webcams of this age and type also do not have a motion detector.

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Not USB Powered

Most webcams of a similar type and age to the AN-VC500 are not USB powered. The AN-VC500 is no exception to this as it too is not USB powered.

If you would prefer a webcam that is USB powered then you might also want to look at the Logitech C920[plb_363535_price] or the HP 1300[plb_1396769_price].

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

The AN-VC500 does not feature face tracking. Most of the other webcams of this age and spec also do not feature face tracking.

Alternative webcams which also feature face tracking that you might also want to look at include the Logitech C920[plb_363535_price].

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Not Mac Compatible

Like most of the other webcams that have been around for around the same time as the AN-VC500, the LG AN-VC500 is not Mac compatible.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

Most webcams that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a zoom capability. The AN-VC500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a zoom capability.

We compared all the other webcams which also have a zoom capability to this webcam and we think the Logitech C920[plb_363535_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most webcams of a comparable spec and age to the AN-VC500 do not have a night mode. The LG AN-VC500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

The AN-VC500 does not have a snapshot button, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec webcams that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a snapshot button.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG AN-VC500

Released Over Three Years Ago

This webcam was released over three years ago.

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the AN-VC500 has a fairly standard maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams of a comparable age and spec to the AN-VC500.

There are a number of alternative 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available which you might want to look at including the Foscam FI8918W[plb_1716234_price], or the Polycom VVX[plb_2600687_price] which has better reviews; or the Logitech C920[plb_363535_price] which is cheaper.

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USB Interface

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

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Specification

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00719192590540, 05053731840730, 05054484465058, 05054533465053, 05712505020715, 08806084142788, 08806084144515, 08806084144522, 08809435077838, 08809435077845

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