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Sony CMU-BR100

Sony CMU-BR100 Webcam

Stand USB 2.0 Jul 2011
Built-In Microphone Mounting Type Interface USB Powered Release Date
Sony's Skype camera and microphone for audio and video chat enables crisp and clear picture quality with HD signal. Four integrated microphones capture pristine audio, while the simple plug and... More
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4 Reasons For

Good Product Quality

One customer considered that it was good quality. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com said “Camera unit just didn't produce great quality visuals for the near” nonetheless they only rated it 3 stars.

Robust

One Sony CMU-BR100 owner who purchased it concluded that it was well made.

USB Powered

The CMU-BR100 is USB powered, which is unusual. Most of the other webcams that have been around for around the same time as the CMU-BR100 are not USB powered.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The CMU-BR100 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other webcams of a comparable age and type to the CMU-BR100 also have a built-in microphone.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This webcam received a rating of 60% from webcam expert review website Pocket Lint. If all the webcams of a comparable type and age are ranked by average expert review score then this Sony webcam is in the bottom 12%.

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The CMU-BR100 does not have a motion detector. Most of the other webcams that have been available for around the same time as the CMU-BR100 also do not have a motion detector.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Most webcams that were released around the same time as the CMU-BR100 do not feature face tracking. The Sony CMU-BR100 is no exception to this as it too does not feature face tracking.

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Not Mac Compatibility

Like most of the other webcams that have been around for a comparable time to the CMU-BR100, the CMU-BR100 is not mac compatibility.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The Sony CMU-BR100 does not have a zoom capability, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec webcams that have been on the market for a comparable time to the CMU-BR100 also do not have a zoom capability.

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Not Full HD

The CMU-BR100 is not full HD. Most of the other webcams of a comparable type and age to the CMU-BR100 are also not full HD.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The CMU-BR100 does not have a night mode. Most of the other webcams that are a comparable age to the CMU-BR100 also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

The Sony CMU-BR100 does not have a snapshot button. Most of the other webcams of a similar age and type to the CMU-BR100 also do not have a snapshot button.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony CMU-BR100

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Sony released the CMU-BR100.

USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is the most commonly found interface on webcams of this type and age.

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Specification

Performance
Full HD
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mounting Type
Colour of Product
Interface
LED Indicators
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
USB Powered
USB Required
Packaging Data
Manual

Expert Reviews

(1)
25 January 2013

One of those "does the job" devices. The CMU-BR100 sits well against the Bravia HX853's design, sound is picked up well and it's super easy to install. But the combination of TV app and camera...

True plug-and-play install, adjustable position, needn't remain on TV at all times, sound picks up well from distance, design integrates well with Bravia series
HD footage and 16 9 ratio not possible via H 853 Skype app
HD limited to 22fps according to specs, rather wide-angle for solo video calls, no zoom, pricey for what it is, no third-party webcams will work with Bravia models (ie, you have to buy this un

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 27 March 2013 by George Smart
(Verified Purchase)

While rather expensive, this product works well and provides good intergration with the TV. It is extremely easy to install but has limited functionality, as adjustment is minimal. It has no zoom... Read more…

Reviewed 26 December 2012 by Seán Cronin
(Verified Purchase)

This headphones do exactly what you'd expect. They are incredibly easy to use, fairly comfy, and have decent sound quality. The reduced sound, caused by bluetooth compression, is easily made up... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony cmubr100
Barcodes 07330381325717

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