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Samsung VG-STC3000
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Samsung VG-STC3000 Webcam

5MP 30fps 1280 X 720 Mar 2013
Megapixel Count Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
With its dual hinge and 'Plug and Play' connection, this detachable video camera accessory is easy to install. It supports Motion Control5 and allows you to make Skype14 calls in 720p high... More
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4 Reasons For

Has a Built-In Microphone

Like most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that came out more than two years ago, the Samsung VG-STC3000 has a built-in microphone.

There are a number of alternative webcams with a built-in microphone currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Logitech C270.

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USB Interface

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

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Very Shallow Packaging Depth

With a packaging depth of only 35 millimeters, the Samsung VG-STC3000 has one of the shallower packaging depths amongst webcams of this age. Across all the webcams that have been on the market for more than two years the packaging depths range from 35mm to 220mm.

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Very Shallow

Webcams of this age and type have depths of between 12mm and 710mm. At only 12 millimeters, the Samsung VG-STC3000 is quite shallow compared to most of the other webcams of this type and age.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The VG-STC3000 does not have a motion detector. Most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that are a comparable age to the VG-STC3000 also do not have a motion detector.

There are a number of alternative webcams which also have a motion detector that you might want to consider including the Logitech C270.

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Not USB Powered

The VG-STC3000 is not USB powered. Most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the VG-STC3000 are also not USB powered.

If you want a webcam that is USB powered then you might want to consider the Logitech C270 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Like most of the other webcams of a comparable age and type to the VG-STC3000, the VG-STC3000 does not feature face tracking.

Other webcams which also feature face tracking that you might want to look at include the C270, the C310, or the C910 all from Logitech.

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Not Mac Compatible

Most medium megapixel count webcams that have been around for around the same time as the VG-STC3000 are not Mac compatible. The VG-STC3000 is no exception to this as it too is not Mac compatible.

Webcams which are Mac compatible that might also be worth considering include the Logitech C910, or the Creative Labs inPerson Live Connect HD which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of medium megapixel count webcams that have been available for more than two years is 4x, and the digital zoom range from 2x to 10x. With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the Samsung VG-STC3000 has one of the smaller digital zoom amongst webcams of this age.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

The Samsung VG-STC3000 does not have a snapshot button, although this is within the context that most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that were launched around the same time as the VG-STC3000 also do not have a snapshot button.

We think you might also be interested in other webcams which also have a snapshot button including the C270, or the C310 both from Logitech or the HP HD 3110 which also has a higher rating.

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Not Full HD

The VG-STC3000 is not Full HD. Most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that were launched more than two years ago are also not Full HD.

If you want a webcam that is Full HD then you might also want to consider the C270, or the C910 both from Logitech which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The Samsung VG-STC3000 does not have a zoom capability. Most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that are a similar age to the VG-STC3000 also do not have a zoom capability.

It is worth considering other webcams which also have a zoom capability including the Logitech C270 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Samsung VG-STC3000 does not have a night mode. Most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that have been available for around the same time as the VG-STC3000 also do not have a night mode.

Alternative webcams which also have a night mode that you might want to look at include the Atlantis Land MagicView 350 Chat Pack.

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Heavy

With a weight of 113 grams, the VG-STC3000 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other similar spec webcams that were released around the same time as the VG-STC3000. Webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the VG-STC3000 have weights of between 26g and 1.5kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung VG-STC3000

Released Over Three Years Ago

This webcam has been on the market for over three years.

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the VG-STC3000 has a fairly standard maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams of this type and age.

There are a number of other 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available which you might also want to look at including the C270, or the B910 ($25.00) both from Logitech which has better reviews.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on comparable spec webcams that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Performance
Megapixel Count
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Full HD
Digital Zoom
Design
Mount
Colour
Interface
Tilt Angle
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Package Weight
Packaging Height

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung vgstc3000, samsung vgstc3000x, samsung vgstc3000xc
Barcodes 00806085406100, 00887276017853, 08806085406100
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