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Samsung VG-STC4000
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Samsung VG-STC4000 Webcam

1MP 30fps 1920 X 1080 Mar 2014
Megapixel Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
With Full HD capabilities, video calls using services like Skype have greater clarity and brilliance. The camera captures every detail with superior realism, so you feel like your friends and... More
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15 Reasons For

Easy to Use

A few Samsung VG-STC4000 owners who reviewed the Samsung VG-STC4000 agreed that it was easy to setup. Amanda Mc Sorley mentioned on Amazon “Great product easy to setup” nonetheless only rated it 3 stars. Amanda Mc Sorley also mentioned “Bought at a good price and so easy to set up”. J. Brodie mentioned on Amazon “Arrived promptly, easy to set up, picture quality could be better for relatively expensive camera” in their review of the Samsung VG-STC4000.

Three Samsung VG-STC4000 owners wrote that this webcams was easy to use. Anthony Cadman rated it 99 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of this webcams “Brill idea easy to use a great addition to my smart TV”. Karen M. said on Amazon “Great to use for Skype calls”. Mw mentioned in their Samsung VG-STC4000 review on Amazon two years ago “It's a pity the people we skype seem to use their smartphones, or something worse”.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-one Samsung VG-STC4000 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. This year Amazon Customer said “Good quality kit tho”. Ian Dowse said in his review two years ago “Good quality image and sound, expensive”. Irena wrote on Amazon “Very good quality, we like it” in her review of the Samsung VG-STC4000.

Good Sound Quality

A few Samsung VG-STC4000 owners who purchased the Samsung VG-STC4000 reckoned that it had a good microphone. J. C. Learoyd gave it a score of 4 stars and said “Easy to set up, good sound and picture quality” in their review of this webcams. James said on Amazon “Works perfect easy to install, good sound and picture quality”. Kathryn Cressey said “Excellent for sound and picture” in her review of the Samsung VG-STC4000.

Good Size

A number of Samsung VG-STC4000 reviewers considered that the Samsung VG-STC4000 was thick. Two years ago Jm said on Amazon “The ability to use a zoom function is impressive and the wider picture view is a boon” in their review and rated it 4 stars. Mr.jp mentioned on Amazon “Does a good mixture of close up shots and pulled out wider shots as appropriate to whoever's talking at the time” and scored it 99 out of 100. Stu wrote in their Samsung VG-STC4000 review on Amazon “This does give a good wide angle capture, so the family can all sit on the sofa together to Skype”.

One Samsung VG-STC4000 owner who reviewed the product thought it was thin. Mr.jp mentioned on Amazon “The forward facing part is probably about as slim as they could make it” in their Samsung VG-STC4000 review.

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Nice Design

A few customers who reviewed this webcams agreed that it was neat. Dennis S. wrote in his review on Amazon “Very neat, not been tested for Skype yet.”. Jhp Stuart mentioned in their review of the Samsung VG-STC4000 in August last year “Neat accessory for Skype on Samsung TV.”. Jhp Stuart also wrote “Neat little accessory for Samsung smart TV”.

Good Connectivity

Several Samsung VG-STC4000 owners who bought the product agreed that it was good in terms of USB connections. A. Cooney gave it a rating of 99 out of 100 and wrote “Setup is straightforward, just make sure you plug the webcam into the correct USB port (marked TV camera” in their review of this webcams. Mr. Denis Cole and he wrote on Amazon in August last year “It to the correct USB port” in his Samsung VG-STC4000 review.

Good Picture Quality

One person considered that this webcams produced a sharp image. Mr. Denis Cole gave it a score of 99 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon “Sound quality extremely good picks up sound from a distance of 5 foot, sound is clear a crisp” in his review of this webcams.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation. Two years ago John H Bryan mentioned “High quality, excellent camera and clear colours”.

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Good Technical Features

One Samsung VG-STC4000 owner who reviewed it considered that it had good features. Robert Martin Weston mentioned on Amazon “Bottom line is the camera is good for sound & vision & has some clever features like an automatic zoom which seems to focus towards the voice” in his review and scored it 99 out of 100.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Samsung VG-STC4000 reviewer who purchased the product mentioned that it was noisy. Levente Farkas wrote on Amazon “Great cam, good picture quality! The only flaw i found is average noise cancellation for the microphones” in their review of the Samsung VG-STC4000.

Robust

One Samsung VG-STC4000 owner wrote in their reviews that it was well made.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The VG-STC4000 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over twenty-seven times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. Across all webcams that have been on the market for more than two years the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 3200 x 2400 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung VG-STC4000 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other webcams of this age and spec.

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Full HD

The Samsung VG-STC4000 is full HD. Most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been available for around the same time as the VG-STC4000 are not full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative full HD webcams currently available including because of it's better review score, the Logitech TV Cam HD ($300.00).

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Has a Zoom Capability

Unlike most of the other low megapixel webcams that came out around the same time as the VG-STC4000 which do not have a zoom capability, the Samsung VG-STC4000 has a zoom capability.

There are a number of alternative webcams with a zoom capability currently available that you might want to consider including the Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000, or the HP KQ245AA which has better reviews.

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Very Shallow Package Depth

Webcams that were released around the same time as the VG-STC4000 have package depths of between 35mm and 230mm. At only 35 millimeters, the VG-STC4000 has a quite shallow package depth compared to most of the other comparable spec webcams that were released more than two years ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One Samsung VG-STC4000 owner who reviewed it considered that it did not have good technical guidance.

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The VG-STC4000 does not have a motion detector. Most of the other low megapixel webcams that came out around the same time as the VG-STC4000 also do not have a motion detector.

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Not USB Powered

The Samsung VG-STC4000 is not USB powered. Most of the other webcams of this age and spec are also not USB powered.

If you would prefer a webcam that is USB powered then you might want to consider the Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

The VG-STC4000 does not feature face tracking, although this is within the context that most of the other webcams of a comparable age and spec to the VG-STC4000 also do not feature face tracking.

Other webcams which also feature face tracking that you might want to consider include the Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 which is also higher rated.

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Not Mac Compatibility

The VG-STC4000 is not mac compatibility, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec webcams that were released more than two years ago are also not mac compatibility.

If you want a webcam that is mac compatibility then you might also want to consider the A4Tech PK-635.

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Very Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

With a viewing angle, vertical of only 29.5 degrees, the VG-STC4000 has one of the narrower viewing angle, verticals amongst low megapixel webcams of this age. The narrowest viewing angle, vertical of webcams of a similar age and spec to the VG-STC4000 is 29° and the widest is 170°.

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Very Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

Across all the webcams that were launched more than two years ago the viewing angle, horizontals range from 45° to 170°. With a viewing angle, horizontal of only 45 degrees, the VG-STC4000 has one of the narrower viewing angle, horizontals amongst webcams of this age.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Most webcams that have been around for around the same time as the VG-STC4000 do not have a snapshot button. The Samsung VG-STC4000 is no exception to this as it too does not have a snapshot button.

We compared all the other webcams which also have a snapshot button to this webcam and we think the HP KQ245AA which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The VG-STC4000 does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other low megapixel webcams that came out more than two years ago also do not have a night mode.

Alternative webcams which also have a night mode that you might also want to consider include the PLCM19, or the PLCM21 both from Pyle or the Gembird CAM0360U-1.

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Heavy

With a weight of 113 grams, the Samsung VG-STC4000 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other webcams of this spec and age. The lightest webcam of a similar type and age to the VG-STC4000 is 0.35g heavy, the heaviest is 480g, and the average weight is 100g.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung VG-STC4000

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Samsung released the VG-STC4000.

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the VG-STC4000 has a relatively average maximum frame rate compared to most of the other similar spec webcams that were launched more than two years ago.

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USB Interface

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

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Specification

Performance
Megapixel
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Zoom Capability
Full HD
Operating Voltage
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Video Formats Supported
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mounting Type
Colour of Product
Interface
Tilt Angle
Built-In Flash
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Package Depth
LCD Clamp
Package Width
Package Weight
Package Height

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Product Identifiers

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