Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision
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Unsurpassed image quality, with an extra large glass lens.
Enjoy true-to-life video calls with twice the image clarity of conventional webcams, thanks to the precision-engineered, 5-element glass lens. QuickCam® Ultra Vision uses Logitech RightLight™2 Technology to give you the highest quality image regardless of your lighting, and RightSound™ for clear, echo-free audio. It´s video calling that truly is true-to-life.
Precision glass lens.
Unsurpassed image quality through 5 precision-engineered lens elements.
Superior image clarity
A true 1.3 megapixel sensor coupled with RightLight™ 2 Technology enables you to capture fine details in dim, side- and back-lit situations.
Logitech's exclusive RightSound™ technology ensures your voice comes through clear and echo-free.
Logitech® Video Effects™
Express your unique personality by using Logitech Video Effects. Choose the avatar or face accessory that suits your mood.
Quick preview button
See yourself before joining a video call.
Take still pictures with one press.
Built-in microphone: Y
Cable length: 2 m
Mac compatibility: N
Maximum frame rate: 30 fps
Maximum image resolution: 1280 x 960 pixels
Megapixel: 1.3 MP
Minimum RAM: 128 MB
Minimum hard disk space: 200 MB
Package dimensions (WxDxH): 195 x 110 x 225 mm
Package weight: 540 g
Top customer reviews
Video - The software supports 3 modes - Email mode (320x240), VGA mode (640x480) and HD mode (960x720). The picture quality in each mode looks sharp and the colour depth is good. The camera also has autofocus which seams to work well with a few test videos I've done so far with it, all the previous webcams I have owned have been manual focus so it is a really nice feature to finally have on a webcam. Recorded video quality looks great on playback and is smooth in all resolutions. Videos are recorded as WMV files rather than the AVI used by older Logitech cameras, I've had problems with codecs in the past so this is a better option in my opinion.
Stills - Still pictures are what you would expect from a webcam, they look good for what they are. If your looking to take good still shots a digital camera would obviously be the best option not a webcam.
Software - The latest version of the Logitech software is a huge improvement on previous versions, it's very simple and easy to use and runs quickly and smoothly. I've tested the camera with quite a few applications, no problems with Windows Messenger, Yahoo Messenger and Skype video calling. There are some clever features in the software such as face recognition which allows you to pick an avatar and it responds to your movements and facial expressions (although it is a bit flakey), also the face tracking which works really well with this camera. Under Windows Vista for some reason the camera does not show up under the 'Scanners and Cameras' section in Control Panel which means that it also does not show up in some applications, I'm told that this is not an issue in Windows XP however have not tested this myself. I don't personally consider this a problem as I would generally use the webcam for video conferencing, my digital camera for stills and a DV camera for home video style recordings.
Design - It's quite a nice looking device, a little bigger than I was expecting, the flexible LCD monitor clip is a nice idea too - it will fit a slim screen or a more chunky screen like the 24" I have.
Overall this is a great webcam, with a good quality picture and the perfect accessory for video conferencing.
I didn't need to uninstall my old software, I just loaded new software which took about 7mins, configured sound and picture via the wizard and that was that. I run XP home and had no problems.
It looks good and works perfectly, so not a bad piece of kit for the price! Though if you shop around it can be found a little cheaper.
Whether you use this webcam for Skype or just to add video clips to your e-mails it cannot be faulted. The software loaded instantly and the camera worked as soon as it was plugged in.
1. The quality of the picture and especially the colour fidelity in normal indoor lighting conditions is disappointing. Also movement when recording video to the host computer is jittery.
2. The webcam cannot be used by the Windows Movie Maker software in Windows Vista. An exchange of emails with the UK technical support did not resolve this issue. I was referred to Microsoft.