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Sony CMU-BR100

Sony CMU-BR100 Webcam

Stand USB 2.0 Jul 2011
Built-In Microphone Mount Interface USB Powered Release Date
Sony's Skype camera and microphone for audio and video chat enables crisp and clear picture quality with HD signal. Four integrated microphones capture pristine audio, while the simple plug and... More
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5 Reasons For

Robust

One Sony CMU-BR100 owner who purchased the Sony CMU-BR100 reckoned that it was well made.

Good Product Quality

One person thought this webcam was good quality. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com wrote “Camera unit just didn't produce great quality visuals for the near” in their review of this webcam however they only rated the Sony CMU-BR100 60 out of 100.

USB Powered

The CMU-BR100 is USB powered, unlike most of the other webcams that came out around the same time as the CMU-BR100 which are not USB powered.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

Like most of the other similar spec webcams that came out more than two years ago, the CMU-BR100 has a built-in microphone.

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Very Shallow

Across all the webcams that have been around for a similar time to the CMU-BR100 the depths range from 20mm to 350mm, and the average depth is 76mm. With a depth of only 32 millimeters, the Sony CMU-BR100 is quite shallow compared to most of the other webcams that were released more than two years ago.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This webcam received a score of 60 out of 100 from expert review website Pocket Lint. If all the webcams of this age and spec are ranked by average expert review score then this Sony webcam is in the bottom 20%.

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The CMU-BR100 does not have a motion detector. Most of the other webcams that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a motion detector.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

The CMU-BR100 does not feature face tracking, 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 CMU-BR100 also do not feature face tracking.

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Not Mac Compatible

Like most of the other webcams of a comparable age and spec to the CMU-BR100, the Sony CMU-BR100 is not Mac compatible.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The CMU-BR100 does not have a zoom capability. Most of the other webcams that have been around for more than two years also do not have a zoom capability.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The CMU-BR100 does not have a night mode. Most of the other webcams that are a similar age to the CMU-BR100 also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Most webcams that have been available for a similar time to the CMU-BR100 do not have a snapshot button. The CMU-BR100 is no exception to this as it too does not have a snapshot button.

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Not Full HD

The CMU-BR100 is not Full HD. Most of the other webcams that have been available for a similar time to the CMU-BR100 are also not Full HD.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony CMU-BR100

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Sony released the CMU-BR100.

USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is typical of many webcams that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Expert Reviews

(1)
25 January 2013

One of those "does the job" devices. The CMU-BR100 sits well against the Bravia HX853's design, sound is picked up well and it's super easy to install. But the combination of TV app and camera...

True plug-and-play install, adjustable position, needn't remain on TV at all times, sound picks up well from distance, design integrates well with Bravia series
HD footage and 16 9 ratio not possible via H 853 Skype app
HD limited to 22fps according to specs, rather wide-angle for solo video calls, no zoom, pricey for what it is, no third-party webcams will work with Bravia models (ie, you have to buy this un

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 27 March 2013 by George Smart
(Verified Purchase)

While rather expensive, this product works well and provides good intergration with the TV. It is extremely easy to install but has limited functionality, as adjustment is minimal. It has no zoom... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony cmubr100
Barcodes 00027242822603, 07330381325717

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