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Hercules HD Sunset
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Hercules HD Sunset Webcam

5MP 30fps Jul 2011
Megapixel Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Face Tracking Release Date
Impeccable HD 720p quality for your video chat sessions, and photos!- Guaranteed HD 720p quality, even in low-light conditions- Video resolution: 1280 x 720- Photo resolution: 5 megapixels... More
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5 Reasons For

Features Face Tracking

Unlike most of the other webcams of this age and spec which do not feature face tracking, the HD Sunset features face tracking.

Alternative webcams which feature face tracking currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the C310, the C170, or the C615 all from Logitech.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Hercules HD Sunset has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other webcams of this age and spec.

Other webcams with a built-in microphone currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Logitech C270, the Trust Ceptor, or the Gembird A4-PK-920H.

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USB Interface

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

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Hercules Has Good Webcam Reviews

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

Fairly Long Cable Length

At 1.8 meters, the HD Sunset has a quite long cable length compared to most of the other webcams of this type and age. Medium megapixel webcams that were released around the same time as the HD Sunset have cable lengths of between 1m and 1.9m, and the average cable length is 1.6m.

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8 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This medium megapixel webcam received an expert rating of 50 out of 100 from diskidee.nl. The expert review sites aren't convinced by this Hercules webcam.

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The Hercules HD Sunset does not have a motion detector. Most of the other webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the HD Sunset also do not have a motion detector.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a motion detector and we think the C270, the C170, or the C615 all from Logitech is also worth considering.

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Not USB Powered

Like most of the other webcams of this spec and age, the Hercules HD Sunset is not USB powered.

Webcams which are USB powered that might be worth considering include the C270, or the C170 both from Logitech or the Labtec C270.

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Not Mac Compatibility

The HD Sunset is not mac compatibility, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec webcams that are a similar age to the HD Sunset are also not mac compatibility.

If you want a webcam that is mac compatibility then you might want to consider the Logitech C615, the Genius FaceCam 321, or the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD ($276.00) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

Like most of the other webcams that have been available for more than two years, the HD Sunset does not have a zoom capability.

It is worth also looking at alternative webcams which also have a zoom capability including the C170, or the C615 both from Logitech or the Hercules HD Exchange which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

The HD Sunset does not have a snapshot button. Most of the other webcams that have been around for a similar time to the HD Sunset also do not have a snapshot button.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a snapshot button and we think the HD-3100, or the HD 3110 both from HP or the Logitech C310 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other webcams of a similar type and age to the HD Sunset, the Hercules HD Sunset is not full HD.

Webcams which are full HD that might be worth looking at include the Logitech C615, the A4Tech PK-910H, or the Cisco PrecisionHD which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other webcams of a comparable age and type to the HD Sunset, the Hercules HD Sunset 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 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Hercules HD Sunset

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the Hercules HD Sunset has a pretty standard maximum frame rate compared to most of the other comparable spec webcams that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of other 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available that you might also want to consider including the C270, or the B910 both from Logitech or the Samsung VG-STC3000 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a webcam with a higher maximum frame rate then you might want to consider the Cisco PrecisionHD (60fps and higher rated).

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Hercules released the HD Sunset.

1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec webcams that came out around the same time as it.

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Specification

Performance
Megapixel
Maximum Frame Rate
Face Tracking
Maximum Video Resolution
Full HD
Noise Reduction
Digital Zoom
Multi Burst Mode
Normal Focusing Range
Maximum Interpolated Image Resolution
Design
Built-In Microphone
Colour of Product
Interface
LED Indicators
Cable Length
Sensor Type
Other Features
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

Expert Reviews

(1)
23 December 2011

Ui­ter­lijk is de Her­cu­les HD Sunset bijna iden­tiek aan de eerder be­spro­ken Her­cu­les Dualpix HD720p Emotion. De in­stal­la­tie van de mee­ge­le­ver­de soft­wa­re verliep...

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