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Logitech QuickCam Messenger Webcam

30fps 640 X 480 USB 2.0 Jun 2010
Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Interface Release Date
- True VGA resolution: Capture high-quality VGA (640 x 480) video and still images.- Echo-free audio with RightSound Technology: Enjoy crystal-clear conversations, free of annoying echo.-... More
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12 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this Logitech webcam on average 83 out of 100.

Easy to Use

Three Logitech QuickCam Messenger reviewers agreed that this webcam was easy to use. Gordon Saunders said on Amazon eight years ago “Takes a good picture (although not as good as a digital camera) and is VERY easy to use” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Kt "kaz" mentioned in their review “This product was so easy to install and very, very easy to use”. Nine years ago Magdalena Alhassan mentioned in her Logitech QuickCam Messenger review on Amazon “Quick Cam user panel is easy to use and has all information needed”.

Several Logitech QuickCam Messenger reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to setup. Magdalena Alhassan gave it a very good review score and she said in her review on Amazon “Logitech WebCam is easy to set up and use, with very clear picture”. Medic wrote on Amazon “It is easy to set up and use and I am so pleased I choose this one”.

One person wrote in their reviews that this webcam had a good experience. Eight years ago Smugly wrote on Amazon “I guess the others have had a good experience” in their Logitech QuickCam Messenger review however they only rated the Logitech QuickCam Messenger 20 out of 100.

One Logitech QuickCam Messenger owner who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Mr Jack D Westrop rated it 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his review “The mic is ps3 compatible, no problems with vista, clear picture with adjustable settings and fits easily onto any lcd monitor at least”.

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Good Product Quality

Some people reckoned that the product was good quality. Amit mentioned in their review of the Logitech QuickCam Messenger “Good picture quality sufficient enough for basic webuse” and rated the Logitech QuickCam Messenger as very good. J. Pyant mentioned eight years ago “It also fits nicely on a monitor and quality is fantastic for the price” . M Hall scored it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon in the same month “The picture quality is superb, really sharp crystal clear images” in their review of the Logitech QuickCam Messenger.

Logitech Has Excellent Webcam Reviews

Webcams built by Logitech have excellent ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all webcams (not just webcams) and found that Logitech also has excellent ratings across its entire range.

Robust

A number of people who bought the Logitech QuickCam Messenger concluded that it was well made. Mr Jack D Westrop he wrote in his review of this webcam “This camera has a decent in built microphone which can also be used on the ps3 as it connects via usb”. Winterholder mentioned in their review “The built in microphone is more than adequate”.

Several customers who purchased it concluded that it was strong and durable. Winterholder mentioned on Amazon “The plastic looks sturdy” in their review of the Logitech QuickCam Messenger and scored it very highly.

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Good Sound Quality

Several Logitech QuickCam Messenger reviewers who bought it thought it had a good microphone. Eight years ago Grimacingreaper mentioned on Amazon “I have only given it four stars as the speed is slighty slow, so lips are never synched with sound” in their Logitech QuickCam Messenger review. Kt "kaz" wrote in their Logitech QuickCam Messenger review “Great clarity of picture and sound and a real bargain!Can't recommend it highly enough!”. Mr. Neil Stretton said in his review of this webcam “The quality of sound and picture is great” and gave this webcam a rating of 5 stars.

Nice Design

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the Logitech QuickCam Messenger was good looking. Eight years ago J. Pyant gave the product a very good review score and mentioned on Amazon “The swivel on this one, however, is pretty stiff so it stays in the position you want” in their review.

Good Picture Quality

A few Logitech QuickCam Messenger owners who reviewed the Logitech QuickCam Messenger reckoned that it produced a sharp image. R Patel wrote in their review of the Logitech QuickCam Messenger “Great product, works extremely well, sharp image and good sound” and scored it 5 stars.

Good Connectivity

One person concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections.

Good Size

One person reckoned that it was compact. Eight years ago Amit mentioned “I purchased this item after looking at the reviews.i would say i am glad to order this compact webcam” in their review of the Logitech QuickCam Messenger and scored the product 5 stars.

Has a Built-In Microphone

Like most of the other webcams that are a comparable age to the QuickCam Messenger, the QuickCam Messenger has a built-in microphone.

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Quite Small Minimum RAM

Across all the comparable spec webcams that came out more than two years ago the minimum RAM range from 120MB to 2.1GB, and the average minimum RAM is 720MB. The Logitech QuickCam Messenger has one of the smaller minimum RAM (only 128 megabytes) amongst webcams of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Like most of the other similar spec webcams that have been on the market for more than two years, the QuickCam Messenger does not have a motion detector.

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Not USB Powered

The QuickCam Messenger is not USB powered, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other webcams that have been on the market for a comparable time to the QuickCam Messenger are also not USB powered.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

The QuickCam Messenger does not feature face tracking, although keep in mind that most of the other webcams that have been available for more than two years also do not feature face tracking.

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Not Mac Compatible

The QuickCam Messenger is not Mac compatible. Most of the other webcams that are a comparable age to the QuickCam Messenger are also not Mac compatible.

Webcams which are Mac compatible that might be worth considering include the Genius FaceCam 320.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The Logitech QuickCam Messenger does not have a zoom capability, although this is within the context that most of the other webcams of this age and type also do not have a zoom capability.

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Not Full HD

The Logitech QuickCam Messenger is not Full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other webcams that came out more than two years ago are also not Full HD.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The QuickCam Messenger does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other webcams that came out more than two years ago 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 PlusCamHD is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Most webcams of a comparable age and spec to the QuickCam Messenger do not have a snapshot button. The QuickCam Messenger is no exception to this as it too does not have a snapshot button.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Logitech QuickCam Messenger

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the QuickCam Messenger has a pretty typical maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams that have been on the market for a comparable time to the QuickCam Messenger.

If you want a higher maximum frame rate then you might want to consider the Cisco PrecisionHD ($339.95) (60fps), or the Sony PlayStation Eye ($139.99) (120fps).

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Released Over Six Years Ago

This Logitech webcam has been on the market for over six years.

USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is the most commonly found interface on webcams of this type and age.

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640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The QuickCam Messenger has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels webcam, which is the most common video resolution.

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Specification

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 5 July 2009 by Medic "UK"

I love this webcam. It sits nicely in its bracket on the top of my screen. It is easy to set up and use and I am so pleased I choose this one. I haven't been disappointed.

Reviewed 11 November 2008 by Smugly

I bought this based on reviews on Amazon. I guess the others have had a good experience but mine has been awful. I have worked in IT and with comp[uters for over ten years and know what to expect.... Read more…

Reviewed 20 September 2008 by Grimacingreaper

Very good camera for the price, I was unsure whether the quality would be good but went ahead and bought it. Very glad i did as the quality is good enough for use on skype which was the main... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2008 by Mr Jack D Westrop

For the price your going to pay, this is a very good webcam, good value for money. It's 100% ideal for making video calls over msn or skype etc. It comes with easily installed software that allows... Read more…

Reviewed 23 July 2008 by C. N. Robinson
(Verified Purchase)

Sadly, whatever this product might claim, and whatever other reviewers might say about it, it is NOT compatible with Windows Vista. The first thing the installation disc does is display a message... Read more…

Reviewed 12 July 2008 by Amit

I purchased this item after looking at the reviews....i would say i am glad to order this compact webcam....good picture quality sufficient enough for basic webuse....very fast delivery by amazon.

Reviewed 1 July 2008 by W. Elliott
(Verified Purchase)

After reading through the reviews I was looking forward to receiving this little webcam. It is small but very fiddly. It wont last long. I am sorry that I did not go for one a bit more robust.... Read more…

Reviewed 22 June 2008 by Winterholder
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this webcam (my first), primarily to make video calls to far flung relatives, using Windows Live Messenger.

After some fiddling about with the messenger, it worked just fine. ... Read more…

Reviewed 21 June 2008 by J. Pyant "JP"

Great value and robustly designed: I had a problem with a Logitech Quick Cam I bought a few years ago in that the stand was loose and it would constantly move. The swivel on this one, however, is... Read more…

Reviewed 18 June 2008 by G. Horsham
(Verified Purchase)

This is my first intruction to a webcam and am mightily impressed. I never really thought I would have the need to use one of these, but on a recent visit to our cousins who had one, I decided to... Read more…

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