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Logitech QuickCam Messenger Webcam

30fps 640 X 480 USB 2.0 Jun 2010
Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Interface Release Date
- True VGA resolution: Capture high-quality VGA (640 x 480) video and still images.- Echo-free audio with RightSound Technology: Enjoy crystal-clear conversations, free of annoying echo.-... More
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12 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

QuickCam Messenger owners on average rated this webcam 83 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Eight people who bought it reckoned that it was good quality. Amit mentioned on Amazon “Good picture quality sufficient enough for basic webuse” in their review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. J. Pyant mentioned on Amazon “It also fits nicely on a monitor and quality is fantastic for the price” in their Logitech QuickCam Messenger review. M Hall wrote in their review of this webcam on Amazon “The picture quality is superb, really sharp crystal clear images”.

Easy to Use

Several Logitech QuickCam Messenger reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use. Gordon Saunders gave it a score of 4 stars and he said in his review of the Logitech QuickCam Messenger “Takes a good picture (although not as good as a digital camera) and is VERY easy to use”. Kt "kaz" mentioned on Amazon “This product was so easy to install and very, very easy to use” in their review of this webcam. Magdalena Alhassan rated the product 5 stars and she mentioned in her review of the Logitech QuickCam Messenger “Quick Cam user panel is easy to use and has all information needed”.

Several people who purchased this webcam wrote that it was easy to setup. Magdalena Alhassan said on Amazon “Logitech WebCam is easy to set up and use, with very clear picture”. Medic gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon seven years ago “It is easy to set up and use and I am so pleased I choose this one” in their Logitech QuickCam Messenger review.

One Logitech QuickCam Messenger owner who reviewed the Logitech QuickCam Messenger said that it was easy to use the menus. Mr Jack D Westrop said in his review of this webcam on Amazon “The mic is ps3 compatible, no problems with vista, clear picture with adjustable settings and fits easily onto any lcd monitor at least” and rated the product 4 stars.

One person reckoned that it had a good experience. Smugly mentioned on Amazon “I guess the others have had a good experience” in their Logitech QuickCam Messenger review.

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Excellent Brand

Logitech webcams have excellent ratings on average and across all webcams Logitech is one of the best manufacturers.

Robust

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Eight years ago Winterholder wrote in their review “The plastic looks sturdy”.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this webcam was well made. Mr Jack D Westrop mentioned on Amazon “This camera has a decent in built microphone which can also be used on the ps3 as it connects via usb” in his Logitech QuickCam Messenger review. Winterholder gave the Logitech QuickCam Messenger an excellent review and said in their review on Amazon “The built in microphone is more than adequate”.

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Good Sound Quality

Several Logitech QuickCam Messenger owners who reviewed it considered that it had a good microphone. Grimacingreaper wrote “I have only given it four stars as the speed is slighty slow, so lips are never synched with sound”. Kt "kaz" wrote on Amazon “Great clarity of picture and sound and a real bargain!Can't recommend it highly enough!”. Mr. Neil Stretton mentioned in his review of this webcam “The quality of sound and picture is great” .

Nice Design

A number of people who reviewed this webcam considered that it was good looking. J. Pyant rated the product as excellent and said on Amazon “The swivel on this one, however, is pretty stiff so it stays in the position you want” in their Logitech QuickCam Messenger review.

Good Picture Quality

Two Logitech QuickCam Messenger owners who reviewed it reckoned that it produced a sharp image. R Patel wrote in their review of this webcam on Amazon eight years ago “Great product, works extremely well, sharp image and good sound”.

Good Connectivity

One person wrote in their reviews that this webcam was good in terms of USB connections.

Good Size

One Logitech QuickCam Messenger reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Amit wrote on Amazon “I purchased this item after looking at the reviews.i would say i am glad to order this compact webcam” and gave the Logitech QuickCam Messenger an excellent review score.

Has a Built-In Microphone

Like most of the other webcams of a comparable type and age to the QuickCam Messenger, the Logitech QuickCam Messenger has a built-in microphone.

We compared all the other webcams with a built-in microphone to this webcam and we think the Logitech C930e[plb_363535_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Small Minimum RAM

With a minimum RAM of only 128 megabytes, the QuickCam Messenger has one of the smaller minimum RAMs amongst webcams of this age. The smallest minimum RAM of similar spec webcams that were released more than two years ago is 120MB, the biggest is 2.1GB, and the average minimum RAM is 800MB.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The QuickCam Messenger does not have a motion detector, although it is worth noting that most of the other webcams that have been around for more than two years also do not have a motion detector.

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Not USB Powered

Most webcams that came out more than two years ago are not USB powered. The QuickCam Messenger is no exception to this as it too is not USB powered.

If you are looking for a webcam that is USB powered then you might want to consider the C930e[pl_363535_price], or the C910[pl_377024_price] both from Logitech which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Most webcams that are a similar age to the QuickCam Messenger do not feature face tracking. The QuickCam Messenger is no exception to this as it too does not feature face tracking.

It is worth considering other webcams which also feature face tracking including the Logitech C910[plb_377024_price], or the Hercules HD Emotion[plb_1022852_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Mac Compatibility

The QuickCam Messenger is not mac compatibility. Most of the other webcams that came out more than two years ago are also not mac compatibility.

If you want a webcam that is mac compatibility then you might want to consider the Logitech C910[plb_377024_price], or the Genius FaceCam 320[plb_1719586_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

Like most of the other webcams of this spec and age, the QuickCam Messenger does not have a zoom capability.

Alternative webcams which also have a zoom capability that you might also want to consider include the Logitech C930e + H820e[plb_1590639_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other webcams of this spec and age, the Logitech QuickCam Messenger is not full HD.

If you are looking for a webcam that is full HD then you might also want to look at the C930e[pl_363535_price], or the C910[pl_377024_price] both from Logitech which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The QuickCam Messenger does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other webcams of a similar age and type to the QuickCam Messenger also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

The QuickCam Messenger does not have a snapshot button. Most of the other webcams of this age and spec also do not have a snapshot button.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a snapshot button and we think the HP HD 4310[plb_1418844_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Logitech QuickCam Messenger

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the Logitech QuickCam Messenger has a relatively standard maximum frame rate compared to most of the other similar spec webcams that have been around for a comparable time to the QuickCam Messenger.

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 C930e[plb_363535_price].

Webcams with a higher maximum frame rate that might be worth looking at include the Sony PlayStation Eye[plb_1322154_price] (120fps).

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Released Over Six Years Ago

It was over six years ago when Logitech released the QuickCam Messenger.

USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is typical of many webcams of a similar age and type to it.

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640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the QuickCam Messenger is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 5 July 2009 by Medic "UK"

I love this webcam. It sits nicely in its bracket on the top of my screen. It is easy to set up and use and I am so pleased I choose this one. I haven't been disappointed.

Reviewed 11 November 2008 by Smugly

I bought this based on reviews on Amazon. I guess the others have had a good experience but mine has been awful. I have worked in IT and with comp[uters for over ten years and know what to expect.... Read more…

Reviewed 20 September 2008 by Grimacingreaper

Very good camera for the price, I was unsure whether the quality would be good but went ahead and bought it. Very glad i did as the quality is good enough for use on skype which was the main... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2008 by Mr Jack D Westrop

For the price your going to pay, this is a very good webcam, good value for money. It's 100% ideal for making video calls over msn or skype etc. It comes with easily installed software that allows... Read more…

Reviewed 23 July 2008 by C. N. Robinson
(Verified Purchase)

Sadly, whatever this product might claim, and whatever other reviewers might say about it, it is NOT compatible with Windows Vista. The first thing the installation disc does is display a message... Read more…

Reviewed 12 July 2008 by Amit

I purchased this item after looking at the reviews....i would say i am glad to order this compact webcam....good picture quality sufficient enough for basic webuse....very fast delivery by amazon.

Reviewed 1 July 2008 by W. Elliott
(Verified Purchase)

After reading through the reviews I was looking forward to receiving this little webcam. It is small but very fiddly. It wont last long. I am sorry that I did not go for one a bit more robust.... Read more…

Reviewed 22 June 2008 by Winterholder
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this webcam (my first), primarily to make video calls to far flung relatives, using Windows Live Messenger.

After some fiddling about with the messenger, it worked just fine. ... Read more…

Reviewed 21 June 2008 by J. Pyant "JP"

Great value and robustly designed: I had a problem with a Logitech Quick Cam I bought a few years ago in that the stand was loose and it would constantly move. The swivel on this one, however, is... Read more…

Reviewed 18 June 2008 by G. Horsham
(Verified Purchase)

This is my first intruction to a webcam and am mightily impressed. I never really thought I would have the need to use one of these, but on a recent visit to our cousins who had one, I decided to... Read more…

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