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Box Contents - Logitech QuickCam Deluxe for Notebooks Webcam, QuickCam Software CD, Quick start Guide, Free 30-day trial of Logitech VideoCall with online photo sharing function, One-click video email, QuickCapture for photos, Bonus Software included HP PhotoSmart Essential application for capturing, editing and printing images : Built-in microphone with RightSound Technology : Frame rate - Up to 30 frames per second with recommended system : System Requirements - Windows 2000, Windows XP, Pentium 4 1.4 GHz or AMD Athlon 1GHz processor, 128MB RAM, 200 MB hard drive, CD-ROM drive, 16-bit color display adapter, 1.1 or 2.0 USB port, OS compatible sound card and speakers. Check it out and get a FREE download!
From the Manufacturer
From the ManufacturerQuickCam Deluxe for Notebooks makes it easy to "be home" when you're away on business with dramatically simplified video calling. Small in size but big on performance, this made-to-travel webcam features a high quality glass lens and RightLight Technology for clear video calls - even in dim light. And with free one-click-to-call Logitech Vid software, staying in touch "in person" is easier than ever.
Be home from miles away with picture-perfect, portable video calling.
Who says you can't be in two places at once? You're a road warrior. And with QuickCam Deluxe for Notebooks, you can be in your hotel room in London—and be home for a goodnight kiss—in one click. This made-to-travel webcam works with free Logitech Vid software for clear, crisp, dramatically simplified video calling. No hassles. No waiting to have quality face time with the people you love back home. Watch your little girl's latest dance moves. Check out your son's new weird-science project. Blow a goodnight kiss to your sweetie. Logitech makes it easy to be there in real-life clarity and detail so you don't miss a single giggle or smile.
Introducing Vid, Logitech's fast, free and easy new video calling software.
It's about time video calling became easy for anyone to use. With new Logitech Vid software and the QuickCam Deluxe for Notebooks, you get a sharp and clear, yet dramatically simplified, video calling experience. It's the "one-click-to-call" software solution that works seamlessly with any new or existing Logitech webcam. And it's free for you and anyone you call.
Easy set up
Logitech video calling software lets you install and call in half the time.
Just download the free software and you'll be ready to call in half the time it takes using other video call services. With the simple, intuitive interface, you can set up Vid—and your Logitech webcam—in just a few clicks. Click. Chat. Simple as that.
One-click calling without extra steps and hassles.
Finally, video calling a friend is as easy as clicking on their picture and email address. No screen names or accounts to remember. With Vid "one-click-to-call", there are no extra steps to keep you from connecting with the people you care about most. All of your contacts are within easy reach. So you're ready to call the moment your webcam is.
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 anyone you invite to connect with you. 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 Deluxe for Notebooks.
High-quality glass lens and adjustable focus for clear calls back home
QuickCam Deluxe for Notebooks makes your video calls come to life. Logitech's glass lens, adjustable focus and true VGA sensor keep your on-screen image clear and sharp. That goes for still photos, too. Just click the convenient Snapshot button to take stunning photos in up to 1.3MP resolution
RightLight Technology corrects for poor light so you look just right
Say you're making a video call from a poorly lit airport cafe or hotel room. No problem. The webcam's integrated RightLight technology automatically adjusts contrast and brightness so the person you're calling sees you in the perfect light—even if you're in a tricky side- or back-lighting environment.
Built-in microphone with RightSound Technology for clear conversations
Just plug the webcam into your notebook and you're ready for crystal-clear chats. The integrated high-quality microphone picks up your voice, even if you're sitting across the room. Better still, RightSound technology cancels distracting background noise and "voice, voice, voice" echoes. So family and friends will hear you as clearly as if you were in the same room. And if you want to make a private video call, simply add a headset.
Convenient travel case and adjustable clip for your mobile life
Pack It Free travel case
Clip It Attaches to any notebook
Taking a trip? Just slip the webcam into the included protective travel case and you're good to go. The 20mm adjustable clip makes it easy to attach the QuickCam Deluxe to any PC notebook—basic, multimedia, even widescreen.
Logitech Fun Filters make calling home extra entertaining
Fun Filters bring out your creative style
Bring out your inner child and make your kids smile, too. Use Logitech Fun Filters to change your online appearance. Loads of special effects like "Chalk" and "Music Video" let you easily transform your live video image into everything from artsy to 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 Deluxe for Notebooks works with all instant messaging programs—yours and whomever you call, so getting connected is hassle-free.
Use QuickCam Deluxe for Notebooks and free video-calling applications to be there "in person" from home, the office or the road.
Just like the 5000 series cameras before these (the "9000" series), Logitech has built a camera that puts out superb video (this one's video is better than the 5000 series, and those were better than the 4000 series). However, the software, lack of control, and enormous pile of bloatware that gets installed with the camera, coupled with its enormous system resource demands, make this another clunker.
Environment: P4 2.4 GHz processor Windows XP Pro SP 2 DirectX 9c USB 2.0
First, the good: Color and picture quality are outstanding (although focus is not good - more on this below). The new support for large quasi-hi-def picture sizes produces amazing images.
Now, the bad:
You better have a FAST machine. And I mean FAST, like a Core 2 Duo, or forget it. A simple 320x240 capture/preview (not even writing the video to disk) sucks down 10% more CPU on a P4 2.4 GHz machine with Windows XP Pro, than the old 4000 series cameras did.
Holy cow --- a 2-way 30 fps 352x288 video conference with the older 4000 series camera would use 55% CPU on my test machine. With this camera, it's about 80% and that's with auto focus, auto-white-balance, auto everything turned OFF and NOT using the audio from the camera.
This is just like the 5000. And just like the 5000 series, once THIS camera's driver has been installed, even the older 4000 Logitech camera now uses CPU like a pig (this thing overwrites DLLs that the older cameras also use).
I've been down this road before. The only way to make the older camera work efficiently again will be to completely uninstall this thing, and reinstall the old driver.Read more ›
I use Skype a great deal and I wanted a webcam that I could take on the road with the laptop and that would fit easily in the laptop bag. This is the one! It's quite small and my correspondents have been very impressed with the image it takes. They say it is as good as any camera they've seen, including the large ones on desktop PCs.
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I like this camera because it is quite small, portable - it fits in the palm of your hand. As the name implies, it is intended for clipping onto laptop screens - there is no good way to get it onto a tripod like some of the desktop models. The portable factor also means a short USB cable - good for travel, not so great if you wanted to clip this thing on your flatscreen at home with a desktop. In that case, you'll need a male-female USB extension cord. A small mesh sack rounds out the package, allowing you to store the cam safely during travel.
I am very happy to report that this camera works fine with Skype on an Intel Mac running OS X 10.5.2 - I did install the free sourceforge Mac Cam driver but that may have been unnecessary. Skype found the camera (See Preferences / Video) and the only other thing then to do is to tell Skype to use the microphone on the Camera (See Preferences / Audio) instead of a line-in microphone. Thus, even a mac mini can be turned into a conference center.
Like most web-cams, the picture quality is so-so, particularly if you are in a high-contrast environment (i.e. it's daytime with a window behind you). The logitech software allegedly can do something about that but since this camera is not officially supported, I didn't even bother. Instead, I opted to invest in iGlasses, a very functional and easy-to-use piece of shareware that adjusts contrast, brightness, etc. for most web-cams very, very well.
So, overall I am happy with this product. What would make it a 5-star is if Logitech abandoned its in-house software and bundled iGlasses with its Mac-centric stuff instead.
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This webcam is vastly better than the MacAlly webcam I bought before I got this one. It works with Mac OS X 10.4.9 and greater without installing any software. My only wish is that it actually came with OS X software to adjust the brightness and contrast, because it really doesn't work well in low light without some adjustment. Fortunately, I already had a piece of software that will adjust those settings. I have recommended this camera to several friends, and I haven't heard any complaints yet.
Works perfectly on XP! I'm only using it for Skype, so I didn't install all the software, just the drivers -- Skype can handle it from there. The anti-echo feature works well, so it can be the mike instead of having to use a headset. And, a greatly appreciated feature: the item is packaged in one of those usually bombproof plastic shells, but there is a corner one can bend back and a set of perforations, so it is easy to remove from the packaging without the use of large cutting tools and copious profanity.
using it for a week. works right away on XP desktop, XP Laptop, and Vista Laptop without installing any driver/software and worked with all the IMs using that's include MSN, Yahoo, and Skype. Satisfied with the quality of web cam for the money.
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Great camera for Skype, lots of nice controls for XP using Logitech's drivers. The "no installation" Windows drivers are not as nice. It works with OSX 10.4 out of the box using Skype, but lacks the nice brightness and color control that the XP drivers give but the quality was still nice. It even worked in Linux with Ubuntu 7.10 using Skype, having both the camera and microphone recognized out of the box!
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