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Logitech QuickCam Webcam

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1.3MP Jan 2011
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- High quality glass-element lens: Unsurpassed image quality with adjustable focus and up to 1.3 megapixel resolution.- RightLight Technology: Capture fine details, even in dim, side- or back-lit... More
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14 Reasons For

Sixteen Industry Awards

This Logitech webcam has received sixteen awards from webcam experts.

This low megapixel webcam received an "Editor's Choice" from Futurelooks.com, Laptopmag.com, Pocketnow.com and Rwlabs.com all of whom wrote that this webcam was terrific.

This webcam received a "Best Buy" from both Expert Reviews and Howstuffworks.com, both of which wrote that this Logitech webcam was a sensible purchase.

Trusted Reviews and Thinkcomputers.org both concluded that concluded that they would recommend this Logitech webcam and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The editors of Overclockersclub.com and Gamezoom.net both thought that this webcam was outstanding and gave it their "Gold" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Fourty-six experts from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar have rated this webcam on average 79 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 443 user reviews this Logitech webcam has an overall user rating of 81%.

Good Product Quality

A few Logitech QuickCam owners said in their reviews that the product was good quality. One purchaser mentioned “I could not believe quite how bad the quality was - even at very small image sizes” in their review of the Logitech QuickCam but even so they only gave the product a score of 1 stars. One buyer wrote on Amazon “I was amazed at the quality of the pictures” in their Logitech QuickCam review and scored it very highly. One purchaser also said “This web cam was easy to install and works well, picture quality seems fine (haven't used another one so don't have anything to compare it to”.

Good Technical Features

A few customers who reviewed this webcam reckoned that it had good features. One reviewer rated the product 4 stars and said on Amazon “The fact that it has so many automatic features such as face-tracking (where it automatically follows your face around” in their Logitech QuickCam review. "maradasilva" said “The camera features are very good you get face tracking” in their review of this webcam. Twelve years ago A. Jordan said on Amazon “The Logitech 4000 web cam outshines it in quality, features and value for money” in their review and scored the product 5 stars.

Nice Design

Several customers who bought it mentioned that it was good looking. Amazon Customer wrote “Feels pretty solid, good instrutions” and rated the Logitech QuickCam 5 stars. Amit Serper gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote “Pretty good camera”. Amit Serper also wrote “It's a pretty good device if you know how to set the cam's settings”.

A number of Logitech QuickCam owners said in their reviews that it was a good design. Chris of the Ot mentioned on Amazon “The Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX Plus is a superb example of modern design and functionality.I was torn between this STX model” in his Logitech QuickCam review. Dominic said in his review “The slick design enables it to grasp onto the top of any size monitor, stays put even during vigorous monitor moments” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Ichirin wrote on Amazon ten years ago “The webcam design is very decent” in their Logitech QuickCam review.

Some customers who reviewed the product considered that it was luxurious. Cnet.com wrote in their Logitech QuickCam review on CNET.com “Logitechs QuickCam for Notebooks Deluxe offers more image adjustability options than many of its competitors”. Expert website Futurelooks.com said “What is it? Its the Logitech quickcam, for notebooks deluxe” in their Logitech QuickCam review. Bityard.com mentioned eight years ago “Piqu moindre que sur la QuickCam For Notbook Deluxe”.

Several people agreed that it was neat. Creative Writer mentioned “So sits neatly on a flat screen top or on a desk” in their Logitech QuickCam review. Dave G mentioned in his review on Amazon “What I will say, is that this neat piece of kit did exactly what I wanted it do, straight out of the box”. Howstuffworks.com mentioned in their review eleven years ago “Neat video effects software” .

Several customers who purchased the Logitech QuickCam considered that it was smooth. Lewis Hiley wrote on Amazon nine years ago “It works good on Skype and was smooth even when talking to people in the US (Internet connection dependant though” and gave the Logitech QuickCam a rating of 5 stars. Howstuffworks.com said in their review of this webcam “Very smooth video conference”.

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Good Connectivity

A number of customers who bought it concluded that it was able to connect to the internet. Chris Online wrote in his review of the Logitech QuickCam on Amazon “Look good on the internet” and scored it very highly. Claire said in her review “You don't have to switch off other things like the Internet either, which is excellent” and scored the product very highly. Ten years ago Computer Addict mentioned in their review on Amazon “I've never had any problems so as far as I'm concerned it's really good for internet chatting and such”.

A few Logitech QuickCam owners thought this webcam had messaging. Bb999 mentioned “Face accessories are designed to work seamlessly with popular messaging programs for a truly unique experience." Good fun for the kids I guess”. Expert review site Techradar.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Proving a huge success around the world, adding video to instant messaging and internet telephony services is now easier than ever” in their review of the Logitech QuickCam. Computerpoweruser.com wrote in their Logitech QuickCam review twelve years ago “ComDesigned for notebook users who like video with their instant messaging or want to participate in Internet video calls”.

One person who reviewed the Logitech QuickCam concluded that it had email functionality. "maradasilva" mentioned on Amazon “Plus you get logitech's desktop messenger, video calls, video e-mail and quick capture” and scored it 5 stars.

One Logitech QuickCam owner concluded that the product was wifi compatible. Imran scored it very highly and said on Amazon seven years ago “Also the microphone feature is good if you don't have one already or can; t afford a decent wireless headset”.

One Logitech QuickCam owner who reviewed it considered that it was easy to sync. John Garry Bolland wrote on Amazon “Then it has the advantage of syncing your face, lips, eyes to animation characters, known as avatars, great fun for the kids” in his review.

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Robust

A few Logitech QuickCam owners who reviewed the Logitech QuickCam concluded that it was well made. One reviewer mentioned in their review on Amazon “So many extras and so well built!” and rated the product as excellent. "rayo2u" mentioned eleven years ago “Very good quality, well made, easy to understand instructions”. Charlee mentioned “Solid piece of kit, delivers on its promises”.

Six Logitech QuickCam reviewers who bought the Logitech QuickCam thought it was reliable. Ten years ago Chris of the Ot mentioned “The software is more reliable and robust” and scored this webcam 5 stars. Janie U said in the same month “The visual is fairly sharp, setup was easy and reliability has been spot on so far”. Liz Haynes said in her review of this webcam on Amazon “I've had no reliability problems and I would certainly recommend it”.

Some Logitech QuickCam reviewers who reviewed the Logitech QuickCam agreed that it was strong and durable. Two years ago B R Nelson gave it a very good review and said in their review of this webcam “Good product, sturdy and reliable”. Cenk mentioned on Amazon “Great Durable WebCam” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Cenk also mentioned “Great, easy to use and highly durable webcam”.

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Good Support

Several Logitech QuickCam reviewers who purchased the product reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Eleven years ago Amazon Customer said in their Logitech QuickCam review on Amazon “Running out of the box in 10 minutes (simple instructions”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Has anyone managed to do this successfully? Any help would be appreciated”. Ten years ago Claire mentioned “However, my fears were unfounded!It arrived promptly, with a very clear instruction booklet showing what I had to do in 6 steps!You do have to switch off spyware” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Easy to Use

Some customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. "maradasilva" wrote on Amazon “It's just simple and easy to use”. Amazon Customer said in their review of this webcam on Amazon “A quality product, highly recommended! Also downloaded webcam software recommended in earlier review to use with Skype, works well, mic quality good as it eliminates echo from feedback”. Banicos said on Amazon “This webcam is a great choice, good performance and easy to use”.

A number of people who bought the Logitech QuickCam thought it was easy to setup. Bertilak Hautdesert said “Oh and dead easy to set up too!”. Creative Writer said in their review of the Logitech QuickCam “It was quick to set up” but they rated it 60 out of 100. Jjl wrote “Easy to set up and use and quality is good” however despite that they only gave it a score of 3 stars.

A number of Logitech QuickCam owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. One buyer mentioned on Amazon “The automatic adjustment of the settings to produce the best light levels works a treat” in their Logitech QuickCam review. Fiona gave it an excellent review score and she mentioned on Amazon “The picture quality is very good especially with the correct lighting/settings”. G. Edwards said on Amazon “Of course there are a multiplicity of settings for all of the above criteria should they be required” in their review.

Two people concluded that the Logitech QuickCam was comfortable and easy to hold. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “This camera copes brilliantly with low light levels so you can sit in comfortable light and still be visible on the webcam” in their review of the Logitech QuickCam. Eight years ago Hugh Sargent wrote “I am quite comfortable with IT and solving IT issues” in his review of this webcam however he only scored the product 60 out of 100.

One Logitech QuickCam owner wrote that this webcam had a good experience.

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Good Sound Quality

Some people who bought this webcam thought it had a good microphone. One buyer said on Amazon “Huge range and great sound quality!The camera itself is a little blurry” in their review of the Logitech QuickCam. One reviewer mentioned on Amazon “Depending on how busy the net is the pictures are good and the sound excellent, although sometimes you must be patient” in their review of this webcam and scored it 5 stars. Eleven years ago one purchaser rated it as very good and wrote “Easy to install, good video and audio quality” in their review of this webcam.

Good Picture Quality

Several Logitech QuickCam owners wrote in their reviews that this webcam produced a good quality image. A Customer mentioned on Amazon “Image quality is very good”. Alex of London scored it 80 out of 100 and he mentioned eleven years ago “Easy installationGood image quality, depending on lighting conditions though” in his Logitech QuickCam review. Amit Serper gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “Not 5?Lighting and poor image quality on 640x480”.

Fifteen people who purchased the product reckoned that it produced a sharp image. One reviewer wrote “Sharp with no grainyness to the picture at all” in their review of the Logitech QuickCam. One buyer mentioned on Amazon twelve years ago “The pictures are sharp” in their review and scored the Logitech QuickCam 5 stars. A Happy Reader rated it as excellent and wrote on Amazon “The image is good and quite crisp if not somewhat dark, so adequate illumination can be a minor issue”.

Several Logitech QuickCam owners wrote in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. One buyer said “The colours are vivid, unlike the green tinges I have experience using other people's webcams”. Bb999 mentioned in their review on Amazon “The colours aren't bad (though don't expect TV quality pics”. Twelve years ago J. F. Horsfall wrote in their review of this webcam “You do have full control over colour saturation, brightness and gamma”.

A number of Logitech QuickCam reviewers who bought it reckoned that it produced clear images. Eleven years ago Lloydee said in their review of this webcam “It provides a very clear image”. Cnet.com.au mentioned “Excellent image clarity” in their review of this webcam and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Expertreviews.co.uk scored the product very highly and said “A crisp, clear image in all lighting conditions makes this an excellent webcam.”.

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Logitech Has Excellent Webcam Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Logitech webcams and also specifically for Logitech low megapixel webcams and found that in both cases Logitech had excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Size

Four Logitech QuickCam reviewers thought it was compact. Ten years ago Techgage.com gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100 and wrote “Its compact, well-built and has a microphone built-in.” in their Logitech QuickCam review. Cnet.com.au said in their review of this webcam on CNET.com.au “Small, compact, lots of software”. Bityard.com wrote in their review of the Logitech QuickCam “Very light and compact, high resolution, multiple image effects”.

A number of Logitech QuickCam owners who reviewed the Logitech QuickCam agreed that it was lightweight. Cs said “It is lightweight and easily transported”. Expert review site Howstuffworks.com gave it an excellent review and said in their review of the Logitech QuickCam eleven years ago “The Logitech QuickCam Fusion combines impressive video quality with clear audio in a lightweight, compact webcam”.

One customer who purchased the Logitech QuickCam considered that it was tall. Expert review site Gadgetspeak.com said “It is 4.5cm tall and the width”.

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11 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

Several Logitech QuickCam reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was not noisy. Endpoint wrote in their review of the Logitech QuickCam on Amazon “Like one of the other reviewers, I found that there was intermittant problems with severe noise when using the in-built microphone with Skype”. Cnet.com mentioned “Whites are blown out in dim settings; some digital noise in black backgrounds; privacy shield comes off too easily; camera is too easy to remove from stand” in their review although they still gave this webcam a score of 70 out of 100.

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The QuickCam does not have a motion detector. Most of the other low megapixel webcams that are a comparable age to the QuickCam also do not have a motion detector.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

Most of the other low megapixel webcams that have been around for around the same time as the QuickCam have a built-in microphone, however the QuickCam does not have a built-in microphone.

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Not USB Powered

The QuickCam is not USB powered, although it is worth noting that most of the other low megapixel webcams that came out more than two years ago are also not USB powered.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

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

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Not Mac Compatibility

Like most of the other webcams that have been available for a comparable time to the QuickCam, the Logitech QuickCam is not mac compatibility.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Most low megapixel webcams that have been around for a similar time to the QuickCam do not have a snapshot button. The QuickCam is no exception to this as it too does not have a snapshot button.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

Most webcams of a similar type and age to the QuickCam do not have a zoom capability. The QuickCam is no exception to this as it too does not have a zoom capability.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The QuickCam does not have a night mode. Most of the other low megapixel webcams that have been on the market for a similar time to the QuickCam also do not have a night mode.

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Not Full HD

The QuickCam is not full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other low megapixel webcams that are a similar age to the QuickCam are also not full HD.

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Fairly Big Minimum RAM

The QuickCam has one of the bigger minimum RAMs (512 megabytes) amongst low megapixel webcams of this age. The minimum RAMs of webcams of this spec and age range from 32MB to 1.1GB.

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1 Other reason to consider the Logitech QuickCam

Released Over Six Years Ago

This low megapixel webcam was released over six years ago.

Specification

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23 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(96)
24 November 2010

The front of the box sticks with Logitech's colours and shows the main features and a clear view of the product itself.The side of the box tells us exactly what comes included and some of the main... Read more…

Practicalpc.co.uk

2 March 2010

Rwlabs.com

3 October 2009

The best thing with companies like Logitech is not only that you can always expect the best possible result by their products but that you get nothing less than exactly that, at least most of the...

15 August 2009

The Logitech QuickCam E3500 is an entry-level webcam, and at this price, you cant really expect too many features.The focus is manual and the resolution is VGA, just 640 x 480 pixels. ... Read more…

Excellent image quality
Useful stand
Sound well captured
Good picture resolution for asking price, user-friendly interface
Qualit d'image
Not many features
Manual focus
Overexposes too much in a dark room
Blacks are blocked outbut its better than average
Good design
3 August 2009

How many times have you used low resolution 1-megapixels webcam only to be disappointed? Well, dont be anymore. We have found a good camera to fit your family and business needs because it has... Read more…

Very light and compact, high resolution, multiple image effects
Easy to install and configure
Audio headset is supplied
Image quality is impressive
Small Size
No physical pan-and-tilt tracking, some features require Vista or a high-end PC
Expensive
No Apple Support
No Rotate Feature
Clip may not fit thick LCD panels
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 29 October 2007 by Sebastian Fernandez

When I got the package, the first thing that made me happy was the size of this camera. I travel a fair amount on business and have a two-year-old daughter, so I always take a camera with me to... Read more…

Reviewed 5 April 2006 by Amazon Customer

After owning the logitech pro 4000 webcam, I have bought a laptop and wanted a new cam to match. The cam is small size and sits well on my laptop but is happier on a flat screen. The cam came with... Read more…

Reviewed 26 April 2006 by Thislife

Good Points: 1) Good quality image. 2) Good image in very low light. 3) Reasonable mounting system - but still needed to selotape it down for safety! 4) Light weight cord. 5) Mega pixel image... Read more…

Reviewed 11 January 2006 by D. Burkmar
(Verified Purchase)

I was recently given this item as a gift. I wouldn't have chosen this particular model for myself, but I think I may have regretted that decision. The webcam sits nicely on the top of my flat... Read more…

Reviewed 20 June 2008 by Mondo

I got this to use with my Dell Inspiron 1525 notebook and it works very well. However the first thing I noticed that it DOES NOT come with the carry case as shown. Just the stand. The... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

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