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Hercules HD Exchange
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Hercules HD Exchange Webcam

3MP 30fps Jan 2012
Megapixel Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Face Tracking Release Date
- Webcam designed and optimized for the most popular instant messaging applications:(MSN Messenger / Windows LiveTM Messenger, Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, AIM, GoogleTM GmailTM Voice and Video Chat,... More
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7 Reasons For

Good Product Quality

One Hercules HD Exchange owner who purchased it thought it was good quality. Alexandros Kesidis mentioned on Amazon “The picture is of good quality.” in their review of the Hercules HD Exchange.

Features Face Tracking

The HD Exchange features face tracking. Most of the other webcams that were launched around the same time as the HD Exchange do not feature face tracking.

Alternative webcams which feature face tracking currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the C310[pl_265576_price], the C170[pl_824911_price], or the C615[pl_838859_price] all from Logitech.

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USB Powered

The HD Exchange is USB powered, which is unusual. Most of the other medium megapixel webcams that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HD Exchange are not USB powered.

There are a number of alternative USB powered webcams currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the C270[pl_37101_price], or the B990[pl_746748_price] both from Logitech or the Genius FaceCam 322[plb_1902304_price].

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HD Exchange has a built-in microphone. Most of the other webcams of a similar age and type to the HD Exchange also have a built-in microphone.

Alternative webcams with a built-in microphone currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Logitech C270[plb_37101_price], the Samsung VG-STC3000[plb_1496763_price], or the Gembird A4-PK-920H[plb_2788244_price].

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is the most frequently found interface on webcams that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Hercules Webcams Have Good Reviews

We assessed average ratings for each webcam manufacturer and found that whilst Hercules has good average ratings across all webcams, Hercules has unexceptional ratings specifically within its medium megapixel webcams range.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The HD Exchange has a zoom capability, unlike most of the other webcams of this age and type which do not have a zoom capability.

Other webcams with a zoom capability currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the C170[pl_824911_price], or the C615[pl_838859_price] both from Logitech or the NGS SpringCam300[plb_1316472_price].

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The HD Exchange does not have a motion detector. Most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been available for around the same time as the HD Exchange also do not have a motion detector.

There are a number of alternative webcams which also have a motion detector which you might also want to look at including the C270[pl_37101_price], the C170[pl_824911_price], or the C615[pl_838859_price] all from Logitech which also has a higher rating.

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Not Mac Compatibility

Most webcams of this age and spec are not mac compatibility. The Hercules HD Exchange is no exception to this as it too is not mac compatibility.

If you want a webcam that is mac compatibility then you might want to look at the Logitech C615[plb_838859_price], the Genius FaceCam 321[plb_1787710_price], or the Creative Labs Live! Cam Connect HD[plb_1350894_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

The HD Exchange does not have a snapshot button, although it is worth noting that most of the other webcams of this age and type also do not have a snapshot button.

Other webcams which also have a snapshot button that you might also want to consider include the HD-3100[pl_376241_price], or the HD 3110[pl_706617_price] both from HP or the Logitech C310[plb_265576_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Full HD

The Hercules HD Exchange is not full HD. Most of the other webcams of this age and type are also not full HD.

Webcams which are full HD that might also be worth considering include the Logitech C615[plb_838859_price], the Cisco PrecisionHD[plb_1506318_price], or the V7 Professional HD Webcam 720P[plb_1508635_price] which is also higher rated.

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Very Low Maximum Interpolated Image Resolution

The maximum interpolated image resolutions of webcams that are a comparable age to the HD Exchange range from 3MP to 20MP. The HD Exchange has a quite low maximum interpolated image resolution (only 3 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been on the market for a similar time to the HD Exchange.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most similar spec webcams that came out more than two years ago do not have a night mode. The HD Exchange is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

We compared all the other webcams which also have a night mode to this webcam and we think the Atlantis Land MagicView 350 Chat Pack[plb_1796403_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Hercules HD Exchange

Released Over Five Years Ago

This medium megapixel webcam was released over five years ago.

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the HD Exchange has a fairly average maximum frame rate compared to most of the other medium megapixel webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the HD Exchange.

There are a number of other 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Logitech C270[plb_37101_price], the HP HD 3110[plb_706617_price], or the Samsung VG-STC3000[plb_1496763_price].

Webcams with a higher maximum frame rate that might also be worth looking at include the Cisco PrecisionHD[plb_1506318_price] (60fps) which is also higher rated.

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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 have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Specification

Performance
Megapixel
Maximum Frame Rate
Face Tracking
Maximum Video Resolution
Zoom Capability
Full HD
Operating Voltage
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Noise Reduction
Digital Zoom
Multi Burst Mode
Normal Focusing Range
Maximum Interpolated Image Resolution
Photo Feature
Supported Video Modes
Maximum Image Resolution
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mounting Type
Colour of Product
Interface
LED Indicators
Cable Length
Pan Range
Tilt Angle
Sensor Type
Built-In Flash
Other Features
USB Powered
Mac Compatibility
Connection to PC
Manual Focus
Optical Drive Required
Compatible Operating Systems
CD/DVD-ROM Drive Requirement
USB Required
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM
Minimum Processor
Packaging Data
Laptop Clamp
CRT Stand
LCD Clamp
Desktop Stand
Bundled Software
Headset Included

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 27 January 2014 by Alexandros Kesidis
(Verified Purchase)

The picture is of good quality,but sometimes it is unresponsive at the beginning.The clip doesn't hold very well but still does not fall off. Good for skype.

Reviewed 23 August 2013 by Marty
(Verified Purchase)

A great bit of kit. not had much time to put it threw its passes. It looks good on its perch.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hercules 4780708
Barcodes 00663296416667, 03362934742713, 03362934743222, 05053460289671
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