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From the ManufacturerExperience the ultimate in video-calling freedom, clarity and simplicity. QuickCam Orbit AF features motorized tracking that follows your every move, keeping you right in the middle of the picture. Enjoy sharper, smoother high-clarity video with premium Carl Zeiss optics, AutoFocus and the true 2-megaxpixel sensor. RightLight2 Technology automatically corrects for poor lighting, even dim or harsh light. The integrated premium microphone with RightSound Technology cancels background noise for crystal-clear conversations. Logitech Video Effects like animated avatars add fun to your video conversations. And with included Logitech Vid software, clear and crisp video calling is finally fast, free and easy.
Be there to share moving moments with the height of video-calling freedom.
Video picture? Perfect. Sound? Perfect. Lighting? Well, you get the idea. QuickCam Orbit AF gives you the ultimate in video-calling clarity and freedom. Feel free to show sis your new dance steps, and the motorized lens will follow your every move. Lean in to give mom a birthday kiss, and Autofocus keeps you looking razor-sharp. Make a late-night video call to friends in Frankfurt. Automatic light correction adjusts your image so they see you in the perfect light—even if you're in a dimly lit room. QuickCam Orbit AF does all the work. So, you're free to chat without distractions. And with included Logitech Vid video calling software, now you can “be there” with faraway family and friends in just one click.
Now crisp, clear video calling is also fast, free and easy.
Included with your webcam
Video calls have always offered the promise of connection to your distant friends and family. But for many of us, getting the hardware and 3rd party software to work has been a challenge. Isn't it about time for an all-in-one webcam and software solution designed to make video calling easy for everyone? Wait no more. Your Logitech webcam comes with new Logitech Vid, the easiest video-calling application ever. Vid one-click-to-call software works seamlessly, right out of the box, with any new or existing Logitech webcam. So you can just relax and enjoy sharp, clear video conversations without hassles. And it's also free for anyone you call, no matter what webcam they use.
Easy set up
Logitech video calling software lets you install and call in half the time.
Vid keeps things simple from the start. It's set up when your webcam is. So you're ready to call right away. In fact, you can set up Vid in half the steps it takes with major instant-messaging services. When you make a call, Vid connects you to friends using their email addresses. No screen names, extra accounts to create, or third-party software to download. And Vid works whether you're using a PC or a Mac computer, a stand-alone webcam or a built-in one.
One-click calling without extra steps and hassles.
Other free software offers video calling as another hard-to-find feature in a long list of features. Vid presents a simple, intuitive interface where every element is designed to help you make a video call the moment your webcam is ready. Each of your contacts is represented by a thumbnail picture. Simply click the picture of the person you want to contact and Vid starts your video call. Click. Chat. Simple as that.
Free for all
Invite and add friends using their email address. It's free and that simple.
Vid software is free with your new or existing Logitech webcam. It's also free for everyone you invite to connect with you, regardless of what webcam they have. Want to add a friend to your call list? Simply choose “Add a friend” to send them an email invitation and software link. Once they sign up, you're both set for free one-click calling—no strings attached.
Crystal-clear video chats
Crisp, clear, full-screen viewing powered by the Logitech SightSpeed network.
All of this simplicity is powered by the Logitech SightSpeed network, a groundbreaking framework designed specifically for video calling. It's also how Logitech Vid can deliver such crisp, clear video and audio without compromises or complications. See how real video calling can be with Logitech Vid and QuickCam Orbit AF.
Logitech webcams—a better video calling experience by design
From the moment you make your first video call, you'll see why Logitech is the top choice of webcam users worldwide. Logitech designs every webcam from the ground up to give you dramatically clearer video and sound than other webcams at the same price. It's not just about features like lens quality, sensor resolution and software. It's how the sum of the parts adds up to a better video calling experience for you.
Motorized lens and intelligent face tracking keep you moving freely and center-screen
Move freely and the motorized tracking lens keeps you in the picture
9" eye-level stand raises the webcam to the perfect video-calling height
All of this simplicity is powered by the Logitech SightSpeed network, a groundbreaking framework designed specifically for video calling. It's also how Logitech Vid can deliver such crisp, clear video and audio without compromises or complications. See how real video calling can be with QuickCam Orbit AF and Vid.
Ultra-smooth AutoFocus with Carl Zeiss optics for razor-sharp video calls
1.3MP Resolution webcam
2.0MP Logitech Autofocus
No fuzzy images or compromises. Get more video clarity and detail with a complete package of top-of-the-line features. It starts with Carl Zeiss optics, the leading lens choice of professional videographers. The high-precision glass lens captures your image in vivid detail. And the ultra-smooth AutoFocus keeps you looking sharp—even in extreme close ups.
High-resolution 2-megapixel sensor for unmatched image quality
1.3MP Resolution webcam
2.0MP Logitech High-Definition Video
Experience higher quality video calls that look so real, it's like you're in the same room with faraway family and friends. The full 2-megapixel sensor captures far more image detail than standard 1.3-megapixel webcams. It means your video image is astonishingly crisp, clear and true-to-life—even when your face is full screen. The same goes for your digital photos, software enhanced up to a breathtaking 8-megapixels.
RightLight2 Technology never leaves you in the dark
Get ready to hear your video callers say, “You look great.” Designed with RightLight2 Technology, the webcam automatically detects and corrects for poor lighting. So you always look your best on camera. Harsh direct light? Dim back light? Gone. The webcam instantly adjusts and balances brightness and contrast for shadow-free video calls that look as natural as you.
Built-in microphone with RightSound Technology for clear, echo-free chats
Hearing is believing. The premium integrated mic keeps your conversations crystal clear--even if you're speaking from the other side of the room. RightSound Technology also cancels distracting background noise and the “voice, voice, voice” echoes that occur with some webcam brands. Whether you use the built-in mic, or add a headset for more privacy, your every word is clearly heard.
Logitech Video Effects bring out your inner personality
Take your video calls to a new level of fun with included Logitech Video Effects software. Personalize your appearance with hundreds of realistic effects. Transform yourself into animated avatar characters that mirror your movements in real time. Talk and your avatar talks. Smile and your avatar smiles. Add Face Accessories like quirky hats and glasses to your live-action image. Or use Fun Filters to turn your image artsy, neon or creepy as a ghost.
Works with all instant messaging programs for hassle-free calling
All you need for video calling is the webcam, a high-speed Internet connection and any instant messaging software. We recommend Logitech Vid video calling software. You can also download other IM programs online. Unlike some brands, QuickCam Orbit AF works with all instant messaging programs-yours and whomever you call, so getting connected is hassle-free.
Use QuickCam Orbit AF and free video-calling applications to visit far-flung family and friends in razor-sharp high quality video.
My main use for this camera is Surveillance. Let me explain....
I use this camera to scope out my back yard during the night. Within the included software, you can set the Motion Sensor to capture people, objects or anything else that moves. When the object or person crosses within the field of vision of the camera, it will automatically start recording onto your computer. Now, I suggest using a motion censor light to brighten the area you would like to view because the Auto Bright setting on the camera is just ok. The camera does not see in the dark well if not at all.
Now thats my personal use. Obviously you can use this camera to chat with friends, or post videos on youtube. I use this camera for so many different things its amazing!
This is a fantastic webcam with a great set of software tools. I use it for conference calls where we share whiteboards and the picture quality is fantastic. Also Skype allows you to do high-def video calls with this camera. Highly recommended with very good price / quality ratio!
This camera provides a very good picture but mounting it is a challenge. It doesn't sit on top of a flat screen monitor and if you use the pedestal you have to put it up on a 12" stand in order for it to be in front of you. The only other choice is to have it off to the side, but then your guest thinks you're being rude by not looking at them. It's like when the news anchor is looking at the wrong camera.
I own a Logitech Quickcam 4000, two 5000s, this orbit plus just ordered a 9000. I fought with myself for quite some time on whether to order the cheaper 9000 or the orbit with the pivoting internal movement capabilities, but in the end evidently made the wrong choice.
Don't get me wrong, the quality's nice, and comparable to my 5000's, it's not bad, however I ran into one major flaw (other than the whole it cannot be mounted on your screen, so you have to move it elsewhere thing) - It cannot handle brightly lit rooms! This is the complete opposite of what I've experienced with every other webcam I've ever owned. They always do great in daylight, but poorly in low light situations. This one is pretty much worthless if you've got any daylight at all (even muted behind curtains), behind you when you're attempting to use it, but at night it works fantastically. I'm stuck only using it once it's dark outside. :(
First off, this is a webcam and not a IP Camera, obviously. So those looking at this as a cheap security surveillance camera may not necessarily find what they are looking for. This camera has a reasonably high maximum resolution of 1600x1200 (~2 MegaPixel), however I just want to say that if you're going to record using the included Logitech application, the frame rate is capped at 15 FPS and not the 30 FPS written on the specs/box. RightLight technology brightens the picture/video by extending exposure time, thus waiting longer before closing the shutter. the result is a even lower frame rate. This can go terribly low all the way down to 1 fps if your lighting conditions are bad. The Face tracking feature is also very poor and is most likely not going to be what you expected, as it will almost always loose track of you and then focus and stick on a random object, never moving again until you press the 'recenter' button on the PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) controls. I also noticed that sometimes during panning, it may stick and need re centering as well. The panning is jerky and not smooth, and also not fast which could be one of the reasons why face tracking doesn't work that well. The Zoom on this camera is purely digital which means it crops a portion of a image and attempts to fill in missing details by sampling the pixels nearby, at the max resolution, zooming in max will still obviously produce a blurry image. The pan range (horizontally) is an acceptable 189 degree, but the tilt (vertical) 102 degrees limits its ability to see straight up (or down if on a ceiling) effectively producing a blind spot in your surveillance zone.Read more ›
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I decided to purchase a webcam, and as long as I was going to get one I figured I might as well get a good one. I had a dinky one many years ago, so old it wouldn't even work with today's operating systems. One feature I knew I wanted the new cam to have is autofocus. This Logitech Orbit delivers a beautiful picture indeed. I've read just about all the previous reviews, the positive and the negative. Yes, the servo that controls the "follow me" movement of the camera isn't perfect, but it's good and I'll learn how to work with it. The manual controls are easy to use anyway and they work fine. The built in microphone is excellent. All the other commenters that said how easy the driver is to install are all correct. Setup was a piece of cake (you do have to disable any security software prior to installation.) For me, the most pleasant surprise was all the little features like avatars etc. They are really fun! In sum, great pictures, great sound, easy install, great extras. I love it! I wish I had enough technical expertise to know how to set the webcam away from the computer, to use like a security cam. I'd appreciate any suggestions.
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