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Logitech QuickCam

$75.00
Yes Yes 1.3MP No Jan 2011
Full HD Built-In Microphone Megapixel Mac Compatibility Release Date
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Logitech QuickCam Review

Our Verdict:
A Great Value for Money Full HD Built-In Microphone Webcam
Representing excellent value for money and with excellent reviews, we have ranked the Logitech QuickCam number 24 across all webcams.
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378 Reviews + 20 Awards
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Excellent
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1 Great Feature
20
6 Years Old
Overall Score
56
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 56?

It has very good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 90%. This webcam has received 20 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from CNET.com and four other sites and a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews and three other sites.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer webcams with better features are available. However this Logitech webcam has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest webcams 2017.
The QuickCam is missing some features:
Very low megapixel

Logitech QuickCam In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

20 Industry Awards

Expert review sites really like this webcam and have given it 20 awards.

The authors at five expert review sites all concluded that this Logitech webcam was brilliant and gave it their highest award. This webcam received an "Editor's Choice" award from CNET.com, Futurelooks.com, Computershopper.com, CNET.com.au and Rwlabs.com.

The editors of websites Trusted Reviews, Thinkcomputers.org, M3.idg.se and Itpro.no all decided that concluded that they would endorse this full HD webcam and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This Logitech webcam was given a "Best Buy" award by both websites Expert Reviews and Howstuffworks.com, both of which concluded that this webcam was a sensible purchase.

Websites Overclockersclub.com and Gamezoom.net both concluded that this webcam was fantastic and gave it their "Gold" award.

This full HD webcam was given a "Bronze" award by website Hwt.dk who decided that this Logitech webcam was very good.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 48 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar this Logitech webcam has an overall expert rating of 81 out of 100.

Average Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this Logitech webcam rated it as 79%. 117 reviewers (71% of all reviewers) gave this webcam either 4 or 5 stars.

Not an Acceptable Size

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it was heavy and bulky.

Easy to Use

19 owners who reviewed the Logitech QuickCam thought it was easy to use, four owners who bought the product agreed that it was easy to setup and three customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus.

Unacceptable Noise Level

Two people considered that it was noisy.

  • 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…
    Cnet.com March 2006
  • The sound is also very clean and natural, no hiss or noise…

Logitech Has Excellent Reviews for Its Webcams

We checked 7,517 expert and owner reviews (including 938 verified purchases) for Logitech webcams and found that on average Logitech has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Logitech has excellent ratings specifically within its full HD webcams range. 95% of those that bought a Logitech webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Good Sound Quality

13 customers said in their reviews that this webcam had a good microphone.

Superior Technical Features

Five customers said that the product had good features.

Helpful Technical Guidance

Three people who bought this webcam reckoned that it had good technical guidance.

  • Just be wary of the headset and follow installation instructions for proper usage…
  • Just bought this, got it today and up and running out of the box in 10 minutes (simple instructions…
  • Very good quality, well made, easy to understand instructions and good to look at too…
    "rayo2u" (Amazon) - February 2006

Excellent Design

Eight people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking.

Fairly Priced

16 people who bought it agreed that it was good value for money.

Robust

Seven owners wrote that it was well made and two customers who bought it reckoned that it was reliable.

  • A sturdy, stable stand…
    Cnet.com November 2007
  • Less fragile then the Sphere's motorised design especially when you have young children around…
    Nad (Amazon) - September 2005
  • Less fragile then the Sphere's motorised design especially when they are young children around…
    Nad (Amazon) - September 2005
  • There are two tripods one for the laptop and one for the desk which is a little fragile so be careful…
    Nad (Amazon) - September 2005
  • Spent hours getting the camera and built in microphone to work…
  • So many extras and so well built!
    (Amazon) - March 2006
  • Very good quality, well made, easy to understand instructions…
    "rayo2u" (Amazon) - February 2006
  • The visual is fairly sharp, setup was easy and reliability has been spot on so far…
    Janie U (Amazon) - January 2007
  • Solid piece of kit, delivers on its promises…
  • Very reliable…

Superior Product Quality

35 owners said that it was good quality.

Good Picture Quality

Three customers said in their reviews that the Logitech QuickCam produced a sharp image.

  • You do have full control over colour saturation, brightness and gamma…
  • Even without it the image quality is very good…
  • Does exactly what it says on the box, doesn't continually fall off its stand and has crisp quality pictures…
    Gadget Girl (Amazon) - January 2006
  • The visual is fairly sharp, setup was easy…
    Janie U (Amazon) - January 2007
  • The image quality is horrible and the color quality is even worse…
    (Amazon) - December 2001
  • The image quality is so bad that it is nearly impossible to make out any details on anything…
    (Amazon) - December 2001
  • The colour is good (and adjustable) and the pictures are sharp…
    (Amazon) - February 2005

Features

Very Low Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of new full HD webcams is 0.3MP and the highest is 16MP. With a megapixel of only 1.3 megapixels, the QuickCam has a quite low megapixel compared to most of the other full HD webcams that have been on the market for a similar time to this webcam.

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Full HD

This webcam is full HD.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The QuickCam has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other latest full HD webcams.

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Age

Released Over Six Years Ago

It was January 2011 when Logitech released the QuickCam.


Logitech QuickCam Review Sources

To prepare this Logitech QuickCam review we compared this webcam to 100 other models. For each webcam that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 41,320 product attributes, 15,718 webcam reviews and 688,100 historical webcam prices from 0 webcam retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this webcam compared to the other models as well as any areas where this webcam is lacking.

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