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HP HD-3100
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HP HD-3100 Webcam

5MP 30fps 1280 X 720 Oct 2010
Megapixel Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
- With the HP Webcam HD-3100 you can enjoy a premium webcam with a suite of fun effects and communications software, great HD video resolution and so much more.- Get superb performance in 720P at... More
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average webcams from HP are rated 86%, which is in the top 14% of all webcam manufacturers that we have assessed.

Easy to Use

Several HP HD-3100 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Three years ago R a Hargreaves wrote “The software is fun to use” in their review of this webcams. R Peter wrote in their review “I bought this to use its - pan”.

Good Product Quality

One HP HD-3100 reviewer who bought the product thought it was good quality. R a Hargreaves said on Amazon “Quality is amazing even in low light conditions the Image still looks well lit”.

Good Size

One HP HD-3100 owner said in their reviews that it was compact. R a Hargreaves wrote in their review of the HP HD-3100 three years ago “Small and compact”.

USB Powered

The HD-3100 is USB powered, unlike most of the other webcams of a similar age and type to the HD-3100 which are not USB powered.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HP HD-3100 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel webcams that were released more than two years ago.

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is typical of many medium megapixel webcams that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Snapshot Button

Unlike most of the other webcams of this age and type which do not have a snapshot button, the HP HD-3100 has a snapshot button.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative webcams with a snapshot button currently available including the Logitech C310, or the HP HD 3110 which has better reviews.

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Quite Long Cable Length

The cable lengths of webcams of this spec and age range from 1m to 1.9m. At 1.8 meters, the HD-3100 has a fairly long cable length compared to most of the other webcams that were launched around the same time as the HD-3100.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Most webcams of a similar type and age to the HD-3100 do not have a motion detector. The HD-3100 is no exception to this as it too does not have a motion detector.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Like most of the other webcams of a similar spec and age to the HD-3100, the HD-3100 does not feature face tracking.

We compared all the other webcams which also feature face tracking to this webcam and we think the Logitech C310 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Mac Compatibility

Like most of the other webcams of this spec and age, the HP HD-3100 is not mac compatibility.

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

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

Most comparable spec webcams that have been available for more than two years do not have a zoom capability. The HD-3100 is no exception to this as it too does not have a zoom capability.

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Not Full HD

Most webcams of a comparable age and spec to the HD-3100 are not full HD. The HP HD-3100 is no exception to this as it too is not full HD.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HD-3100 does not have a night mode. Most of the other webcams that were launched around the same time as the HD-3100 also do not have a night mode.

We think you might also be interested in alternative webcams which also have a night mode including the Atlantis Land MagicView 350 Chat Pack.

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Very Big Minimum RAM

When compared to other webcams of this age and spec that we have assessed the minimum RAM of, the HD-3100's minimum RAM of 1,024 megabyte is one of the biggest. The average minimum RAM of medium megapixel webcams that have been available for around the same time as the HD-3100 is 600MB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP HD-3100

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the HP HD-3100 has a pretty average maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams of a similar age and spec to the HD-3100.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available including because of it's better review score, the Logitech B910.

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Released Over Six Years Ago

It was over six years ago when this medium megapixel webcam was released.

1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many medium megapixel webcams that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

Performance
Megapixel
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Snapshot Button
Full HD
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Photo Feature
Supported Video Modes
Image Formats Supported
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mounting Type
Colour of Product
Interface
LED Indicators
Cable Length
Pan Range
Tilt Angle
Sensor Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
USB Powered
Optical Drive Required
CD/DVD-ROM Drive Requirement
Internet Connection Required
USB Required
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM
Minimum Processor
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
Packaging Data
Package Weight

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp bk356, hp bk356a, hp bk356aa, hp bk356aaa, hp bk356aaab, hp bk356aaaba
Barcodes 00763615884266, 00885631000786, 00885631000793, 00885631000809, 00885631000823, 05052584534810, 05711045331565
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