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Logitech QuickCam Orbit MP Webcam ( 961422-0403 )


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  • Digital video camera
  • Capture fluid video
  • Experience full-screen video and synchronized audio
  • Take sharp, true 1.3 megapixel photos
  • Two year limited warranty
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Logitech
  • Model: 961422-0403
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Hardware Platform: PC, Mac
  • Audio Input: Built-in microphone
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 10.2 x 4 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000BBAKSA
  • Item model number: 961422-0403
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

Product Description

You've never seen anything like the unique combination of form and function in the QuickCam Orbit MP. Motorized pan and tilt keeps this stylish camera focused on you, and the True 1.3 Megapixel sensor delivers superior quality images. NOTE: THIS PRODUCT CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO MASSACHUSETTS OR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

From the Manufacturer

You've never seen anything like the unique combination of form and function in the Logitech® QuickCam® Orbit MP Webcam. Motorized pan and tilt keeps this stylish camera focused on you, and the True 1.3 Megapixel sensor delivers superior quality images.

Features

Motorized Pan and Tilt
189 degree Pan/102 degree Tilt allows for flexible camera placement and better eye contact.

True 1.3 Megapixel Sensor with RightLight™ technology
Captures finer, more accurate details, achieving superior quality videos and pictures in low light situations.

RightLight™ technology
Superior video performance in low light situations.

Built-in Microphone with RightSound™ technology
Cancels echoes so you can make video calls without wearing a headset.

Low Distortion, Ultra-Wide Field of View
With expanded video coverage and multi-person intelligent face-tracking, you can include friends and family without the distortion common in less-advanced cameras.

Logitech Video Effects
Express your unique personality by using Logitech Video Effects. Choose 3D animated avatars that imitate your facial expressions and head movements, or 2D face accessories that allow you to change your look with glasses, hats and more. They're fun and easy to use with programs such as MSN Messenger Video Conversation, Yahoo! Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, and others.

High-speed USB 2.0
The fastest interface for maximum frames-per-second video, allowing for true 1.3 megapixel still pictures. Fusion can connect to any USB port, including USB 1.1 systems.

Dual-height Base
Use the stylish 9" stand to position the camera closer to eye level.

Enjoy optimal face time during your video calling or video instant messaging sessions. The QuickCam Orbit MP features motorized pan and tilt for intelligent face tracking, plus a true 1.3 megapixel image sensor for high quality pictures and video—even in low-light situations.

System Requirements

  • Windows® 2000 or XP
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Pentium® P4 1.4 GHz or AMD Athlon® processor 1 GHz (Pentium® P4 2.4 GHz or better recommended*)
  • 128MB RAM (256MB RAM recommended*)
  • 200 MB free hard drive space
  • 16-bit color display adapter
  • Windows compatible sound card and speakers (Full duplex sound card recommended*)
  • Available 1.1 or 2.0 USB port (USB 2.0 High Speed port required for megapixel image capture*)
Package Contents

  • Logitech® QuickCam® Orbit™ MP Camera with motorized camera head and built-in mic
  • Integrated universal monitor mount
  • Stereo headset
  • Thin, 6-foot USB cable
  • QuickCam Software CD
  • Camera set-up guide
  • Audio set-up guide
  • Two-year limited warranty

Customer Reviews

The video quality is superb as is the sound.
Ira Abrams
The face tracking Is cool, along with the cartoon effects.
M. Mita
I will never buy a Logitech webcam in the future.
J.R.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

214 of 222 people found the following review helpful By MaxVideo VINE VOICE on October 12, 2005
The video is excellent, like all the previous good Logitech cams like the QuickCam Pro 4000. In fact, the video is better than the previous generation. The built-in mic has excellent sensitivity and clarity, which is a real plus. You can stand back from it, face away from it, and it still picks you up well, while rejecting a lot of room noise.

So, why did I only give it 2 stars?

1. It's a CPU hog. Even with the echo cancellation turned OFF, this camera consumes a good 10% more CPU on my same test system, when videoconferencing, when compared to a QuickCam Pro 4000 or Notebooks Pro model (the OLD Notebooks Pro model... the NEW one has all the same problems that this one does). That may not sound like a big deal, but it is when you start using 65% instead of 55% on a Pentium 4 2.4 GHz machine (WinXP Pro SP1)

2. The acoustic echo cancelling (AEC) is shoddy and is a MASSIVE CPU hog.

When it's on, the CPU in the above test case jumps to 85%. And it doesn't really echo cancel very well. It does a lot of heavy gating off and on, causing sentences at each end of a conversation to frequently get cut off. And even so, it lets a lot of echo ring around and go back out.

3. The installer shoves an obnoxious set of auto-startup tasks and services into your system. If you aren't afraid to turn off Windows services and delete things from the "Run" folder of your registry, you can get rid of these things. But it's either that or install the "driver only" option in the installer. These things make the camera consume even MORE CPU, even with AEC off, than the numbers I quoted above (i.e. 75% instead of 55% for a simple 2-way video conference.

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61 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Rick V VINE VOICE on December 18, 2005
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I echo what one of the other reviewers stated.

The hardware is excellent: the image is NEVER grainy, even in miserable lighting conditions (monitor reflected light only, for example). Cowbofrank dot net gives some good examples of just how good the picture is in various lighting conditions. I have a wide array of cams (call me a cam fetishist) and until now I have benchmarked all cameras against my trusty old INTEL PRO which is 5 yrs old but still makes people as what I am camming with.

This one is visibly better uin quality and the CCD sensor, for once, makes a real improvement over the CMOS sensors in the cheaper cams.

The pan and tilt is 'cute' and gadgety (has a bit of a wow factor) but frankly, given the wide screen lens, it is not relly needed. Would have been better to work on an autofocus.

The RightLight and RightSound technology to improve sound and pic quality in a wide range of conditions are SUPERB. Nothing to compare it with other than expensive bi-aural mics and light measurement in a more expensive digital cam.

The fps is excellent. I really get comments that my cam seems like watching TV. And that is not just caused by the bandwith of my internet connection.

The reason I also ducked a star is because the software, especially the drivers, do hog resources. And not a little. I run a P4 machine, 3+ ghz, 2gb internal, and I noticed a difference. It truly does seem to load a lot of junk in the registry. I do not think it is a real problem, given the speed of today's machines and I think Logitech will fix this in future driver updates. They are loyal to their customers...

Also, keep in mind that this is a small trade off when you're on a quest for true video conferencing capabilities that don't give you the impression you are working with premature technology. This baby can run full screen video and do it without decline in fps.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Whittenburg on June 19, 2006
This pricey webcam lives up to the hype. This camera was purchased to replace an older Logitech model several generations old. All of the features work as promised. The face tracking is a little slow, but works and slow is good as you want the camera to think before bouncing all around making the viewer on the other end ill.

I use this camera on a Dell XPS 400 and Windows XP SP2. I loaded the software from the QuickCam 9.5 CD. I see none of the CPU usage or other issues others have discussed in other reviews.

I primarly use Skype for conferencing, but also have used AIM and MSN with this camera with no issues at all, by I highly recommend Skype for it's features. :-)

The video quality is the best I've seen for a consumer webcam and the echo canceling near perfect. I can't recommend this webcam highly enough, it is truly a great product.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jeff on January 3, 2006
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The drivers and software came with it creates problems to other programs. If I were you, I will not purchase this product until all the driver conflicts are resolved. Things I am having problems with:
1. Drivers. Apparently, the drivers causes LINK.EXE and MIDL.EXE to freeze indefinitely (locking problems?). If you aren't a software developer, I believe it probably won't affect you. If you were using Visual Studio or Visual C++, these drivers will freeze linker or idl compiler. Uninstall the drivers fixes this problem.

2. Shutdown problem. After installing these drivers/softwares, shutdown seems to take much longer than usual if not frozen.

Too bad it is too late for me to return this product.
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