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Cisco PrecisionHD

Cisco PrecisionHD Webcam

2.7MP 60fps 1920 X 1080 Apr 2012
Megapixel Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
The Cisco TelePresence PrecisioHD Camera enables users to fully realize the high-definition experience and provides superior video quality at any bandwidth. Designed specifically for... More
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9 Reasons For

Very High Maximum Frame Rate

When compared to other comparable spec webcams that are a similar age to the PrecisionHD that we have checked the maximum frame rate of, the PrecisionHD's maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second is one of the highest. The maximum frame rates of medium megapixel webcams that were released more than two years ago range from 30fps to 60fps.

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USB Powered

The PrecisionHD is USB powered, which is unusual. Most of the other webcams of this spec and age are not USB powered.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The PrecisionHD has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other webcams of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Cisco PrecisionHD 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 were launched more than two years ago.

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of webcam is 640 x 480 pixels.

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CCD Sensor Type

This webcam has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on similar spec webcams that came out around the same time as it.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The PrecisionHD has a zoom capability. Most of the other webcams of a similar spec and age to the PrecisionHD do not have a zoom capability.

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Full HD

The Cisco PrecisionHD is full HD, unlike most of the other similar spec webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the PrecisionHD which are not full HD.

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1/3" Optical Sensor Size

The PrecisionHD has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/3". That's over two times the optical sensor size of the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/6". 4.80 x 3.60mm. The best optical sensor size of all similar spec webcams that have been around for a comparable time to the PrecisionHD is 1/2" and the worst is 1/7".

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1080p Supported Video Modes

The Cisco PrecisionHD supports a 1080p supported video modes which is better than the 720p supported video modes supported by most webcams that have been around for more than two years. In addition, this Cisco webcam supports a 1080i supported video modes.

This webcam's supported video mode (1080p) is in fact the best supported supported video mode across all medium megapixel webcams that are a comparable age to the PrecisionHD.

A 720p supported video modes is the worst supported supported video mode across similar types of webcam.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Most medium megapixel webcams that were released more than two years ago do not have a motion detector. The PrecisionHD is no exception to this as it too does not have a motion detector.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

The Cisco PrecisionHD does not feature face tracking, although this is within the context that most of the other webcams of this age and type also do not feature face tracking.

We think you might also be interested in other webcams which also feature face tracking including the Logitech C310 which also has a higher rating.

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Not Mac Compatibility

The Cisco PrecisionHD is not mac compatibility. Most of the other webcams that have been available for a similar time to the PrecisionHD are also not mac compatibility.

Webcams which are mac compatibility that might be worth looking at include the Creative Labs Live! Cam Connect HD which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Most webcams that have been available for more than two years do not have a snapshot button. The Cisco PrecisionHD is no exception to this as it too does not have a snapshot button.

It is worth considering other webcams which also have a snapshot button including the Logitech C310, or the HP HD 3110.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The PrecisionHD does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other webcams that have been around for more than two years also do not have a night mode.

There are a number of alternative webcams which also have a night mode which you might also want to look at including the Atlantis Land MagicView 350 Chat Pack.

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Very Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The average viewing angle, horizontal of webcams that have been around for around the same time as the PrecisionHD is 98°, and the viewing angle, horizontals range from 72° to 130°. At only 72 degrees, the PrecisionHD has a fairly narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other medium megapixel webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the PrecisionHD.

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Very Heavy

The weights of webcams of a similar spec and age to the PrecisionHD range from 26g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 170g. When compared to other webcams of this spec and age, the PrecisionHD's weight of 1.4 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Cisco PrecisionHD

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Cisco released the PrecisionHD.

HDMI Interface

This webcam has an HDMI interface, which is the most commonly found interface on similar spec webcams that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

Performance
Megapixel
Maximum Frame Rate
Face Tracking
Maximum Video Resolution
Night Mode
Zoom Capability
Full HD
Plug and Play
Windows Operating Systems Supported
White Balance
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Focus Adjustment
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Firmware Upgradeable
Photo Feature
Supported Video Modes
Optical Zoom
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mounting Type
Colour of Product
Interface
Tilt Speed
Pan Range
Pan Speed
Tilt Angle
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Built-In Flash
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
USB Powered
Mac Compatibility
Manual Focus
Focus
Internet Connection Required
USB Required
Colour
Number of Products Included
Compatibility
Wi-Fi
Power Supply Type
Connector(s)
On/off Switch
Power Source
Night Vision
Video Out
Microphone Included
Packaging Data
Desktop Stand
Headset Included

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cab2hdmi6, cab2hdmi6m, cisco p180333, cisco p180353, cisco p180333p, cisco p180353p, cisco cab2hdmi6, cisco cab2hdmi6m, cisco ctsphd1080, cisco ctsphd1080p, cisco ctsphd1080pk, cisco ctsphd1080pki, cisco ctsphd1080pkit
Barcodes 00735029211242, 00882658387777, 00882658411342, 00882658411700, 00882658492488, 04056572672578, 05052916548522, 05712505139981, 05712505466148

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