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Genius FaceCam 1000
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Genius FaceCam 1000 Webcam

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30fps 1280 X 720 Clip USB 2.0 Jan 2013
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Genius now introduces a high definition quality webcam. FaceCam 1000 supports 720P High Definition resolution up to 30 frame rate. No driver is required for Windows 7, MAC and Linux systems, for... More
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One Industry Award

This webcam was given a "Recommended" award by Hard-h2o.com who said that this Genius webcam was good.

Genius Webcams Have Good Reviews

On average Genius webcams have good ratings compared to other brands as do all webcams manufactured by Genius.

Mac Compatibility

The Genius FaceCam 1000 is mac compatibility, which is unusual. Most of the other webcams that have been available for more than two years are not mac compatibility.

There are a number of other mac compatibility webcams currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the C910[pl_377024_price], or the 960-000856[pl_1478689_price] both from Logitech or the basicXL BXL-WEBCAM2[plb_1362881_price].

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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 typical of many webcams that are a similar age to it.

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Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Mac Operating Systems Supported

The FaceCam 1000 supports a Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion mac operating systems supported which is newer than the Mac OS X 10.7 Lion mac operating systems supported supported by most similar spec webcams that are a comparable age to it. In addition, this Genius webcam support Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard mac operating systems supporteds. Comparable spec webcams that have been on the market for more than two years mac operating systems supporteds range from Mac OS X 10.3 Panther (worst) to Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks (best).

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Very Small Minimum Hard Disk Space

The average minimum hard disk space of webcams that are a comparable age to the FaceCam 1000 is 230MB, and the minimum hard disk spaces range from 60MB to 500MB. The FaceCam 1000 has a fairly small minimum hard disk space (only 100 megabytes) compared to most of the other webcams that have been around for a comparable time to the FaceCam 1000.

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Light

The weights of webcams of a comparable age and spec to the FaceCam 1000 range from 16g to 840g, and the average weight is 180g. With a weight of only 16 grams, the FaceCam 1000's weight is one of the lightest amongst webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the FaceCam 1000.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The FaceCam 1000 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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Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

Most of the other webcams of this age and spec have a built-in microphone, however the Genius FaceCam 1000 does not have a built-in microphone.

Alternative webcams which also have a built-in microphone that you might want to consider include the Media-Tech MT4023[plb_93792_price], the Bluestork BS-CAM-100K-D[plb_1919426_price], or the LG AN-VC500[plb_1625985_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not USB Powered

The Genius FaceCam 1000 is not USB powered. Most of the other similar spec webcams that have been around for a comparable time to the FaceCam 1000 are also not USB powered.

If you would prefer a webcam that is USB powered then you might want to look at the Logitech C930e[plb_363535_price], the HP 1300[plb_1396769_price], or the Bluestork BS-CAM-100K-D[plb_1919426_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Like most of the other webcams that are a similar age to the FaceCam 1000, the Genius FaceCam 1000 does not feature face tracking.

We think you might also be interested in other webcams which also feature face tracking including the Logitech C910[plb_377024_price], the Hercules HD Emotion[plb_1022852_price], or the Thrustmaster HD Emotion[plb_1043510_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

Like most of the other webcams of a comparable spec and age to the FaceCam 1000, the FaceCam 1000 does not have a zoom capability.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a zoom capability and we think the TV Cam[pl_1313579_price], the 960-000856[pl_1478689_price], or the 960-000921[pl_1553757_price] all from Logitech is also worth considering.

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Not Full HD

The Genius FaceCam 1000 is not full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other webcams of this type and age are also not full HD.

Webcams which are full HD that might also be worth considering include the C930e[pl_363535_price], the C910[pl_377024_price], or the TV Cam[pl_1313579_price] all from Logitech which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The FaceCam 1000 does not have a night mode. Most of the other webcams that have been available for around the same time as the FaceCam 1000 also do not have a night mode.

There are a number of alternative webcams which also have a night mode that you might also want to look at including the Tenda C30[plb_2035291_price], the LogiLink WC0022[plb_1373408_price], or the T'nB NIGHTY480[plb_2164931_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Most webcams that have been around for around the same time as the FaceCam 1000 do not have a snapshot button. The FaceCam 1000 is no exception to this as it too does not have a snapshot button.

Alternative webcams which also have a snapshot button that you might also want to look at include the HP HD 4310[plb_1418844_price], the Bluestork BS-CAM-100K-D[plb_1919426_price], or the T'nB PIXY350[plb_2232016_price] which also has a higher rating.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Genius FaceCam 1000

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this webcam was released.

Average Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of 30 frames per second, the Genius FaceCam 1000 has a pretty average maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams that have been on the market for a comparable time to the FaceCam 1000.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available including because of it's better review score, the Media-Tech MT4023[plb_93792_price], the Logitech C930e[plb_363535_price], or the V7 Vantage Webcam 300[plb_386713_price].

If you are looking for a higher maximum frame rate then you might want to look at the Sony PlayStation Eye[plb_1322154_price] (120fps) which also has a higher rating.

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is the most frequently found interface on webcams that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

Performance
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Full HD
Plug and Play
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Focus Adjustment
Auto Focus
Photo Feature
Video Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Design
Mounting Type
Colour of Product
Interface
Sensor Type
Built-In Flash
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Mac Compatibility
USB Required
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM
Minimum Processor
Packaging Data
Manual

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

23 January 2012

Genius es especialista en dispositivos para nuestro equipos, desde ratones, teclados, a webcams y auriculares de todo tipo. Esta FaceCam ofrece una buena calidad de imagen sin necesidad de...

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3 March 2011

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