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Genius FaceCam 321
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Genius FaceCam 321 Webcam

8MP 30fps 640 X 480 Aug 2012
Megapixel Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
Genius presents a new plug and play VGA webcam, FaceCam 321, providing clear, crisp videos perfect for personal video calling. With 8MP image quality and 3X digital zoom, you get bright, sharp... More
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

Genius has poor ratings for its medium megapixel webcams, however it has good average ratings when measured across its entire webcam range.

Mac Compatibility

The Genius FaceCam 321 is mac compatibility, unlike most of the other webcams of this spec and age which are not mac compatibility.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Genius FaceCam 321 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been available for a similar time to the FaceCam 321 also have a built-in microphone.

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USB Interface

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

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Has a Zoom Capability

Unlike most of the other webcams of a similar age and type to the FaceCam 321 which do not have a zoom capability, the FaceCam 321 has a zoom capability.

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Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Mac Operating Systems Supported

The FaceCam 321 supports a newer Mac operating systems support than most medium megapixel webcams that have been on the market for more than two years. This webcam supports a Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion mac operating systems supported, whereas most similar spec webcams that are a comparable age to it support a Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard mac operating systems supported. This webcam also support Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion mac operating systems supporteds. The worst Mac operating systems support of all medium megapixel webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the FaceCam 321 is Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and the best is Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

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Very Small Minimum Hard Disk Space

Across all the medium megapixel webcams that have been on the market for a similar time to the FaceCam 321 the minimum hard disk spaces range from 200MB to 1.5GB, and the average minimum hard disk space is 410MB. The FaceCam 321 has one of the smaller minimum hard disk spaces (only 200 megabytes) amongst webcams of this age.

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Very Light

Webcams of a comparable type and age to the FaceCam 321 have weights of between 26g and 1.5kg. The FaceCam 321 is fairly light (only 50 grams) compared to most of the other webcams of a comparable spec and age to the FaceCam 321.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The Genius FaceCam 321 does not have a motion detector. Most of the other medium megapixel webcams that were launched around the same time as the FaceCam 321 also do not have a motion detector.

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Not USB Powered

The Genius FaceCam 321 is not USB powered. Most of the other medium megapixel webcams that came out around the same time as the FaceCam 321 are also not USB powered.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Most webcams that are a similar age to the FaceCam 321 do not feature face tracking. The FaceCam 321 is no exception to this as it too does not feature face tracking.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The FaceCam 321 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This webcam's video resolution (640 x 480 pixels) is actually the worst video resolution amongst all medium megapixel webcams that were launched more than two years ago.

The best video resolution across comparable types of webcam is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

The Genius FaceCam 321 does not have a snapshot button, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium megapixel webcams that have been around for a similar time to the FaceCam 321 also do not have a snapshot button.

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Not Full HD

Most webcams of a similar spec and age to the FaceCam 321 are not full HD. The Genius FaceCam 321 is no exception to this as it too is not full HD.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The FaceCam 321 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium megapixel webcams that have been available for around the same time as the FaceCam 321 also do not have a night mode.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Genius FaceCam 321

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the FaceCam 321 has a relatively typical maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams of a similar type and age to the FaceCam 321.

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Specification

Performance
Megapixel
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Zoom Capability
Full HD
Plug and Play
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Linux Operating Systems Supported
Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Maximum Interpolated Image Resolution
Photo Feature
Video Formats Supported
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mounting Type
Colour of Product
Interface
Sensor Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Mac Compatibility
Manual Focus
Optical Drive Required
CD/DVD-ROM Drive Requirement
USB Required
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM
Minimum Processor
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
Packaging Data
Manual
Bundled Software

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00091163240693, 04710268240693, 05053118727593, 05055146642503
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