- Brand Name: Logitech
- Model Number: 961419-0403
- Item Package Quantity: 1
- Hardware Platform: PC
- Audio Input: Built-in microphone
Logitech QuickCam Pro 5000 WebCam
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- Digital video camera
- Experience full-screen video and synchronized audio
- Enjoy clear, echo-free audio
- Crisp images
- Two year limited warranty
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From the Manufacturer
- View your subject more clearly with a 640x480 VGA sensor for crisp images.
- Don't be left in the dark! RightLight technology, a new imaging system from Logitech, provides the most natural, realistic video images in virtually any lighting condition through the combination of high-performance sensors, state-of-the-art optics, and advanced image processing technology.
- Personalize your video experience. QuickCam Pro 5000 includes Logitech® Video Effects with animated 3D Avatars (that imitate your facial expressions and head movements) and 2D Face Accessories (that you can apply to your own image to change your look). Logitech Video Effects avatars and face accessories are designed to work seamlessly with popular messaging programs for a truly unique experience.
- Enjoy clear, echo-free audio with RightSound technology. Have more natural conversations using either the built-in microphone or a headset.
- Experience full-screen video and synchronized audio with MSN® Messenger Video Conversation, or add live video to your favorite instant messenger. QuickCam for Notebooks Pro works with MSN® Messenger, AOL® Instant Messenger (AIM®), Yahoo!® Messenger, and Windows® Messenger.
- Take up to 1.3 Megapixel photos (software enhanced).
- Capture fluid video. QuickCam Pro 5000 is USB 2.0 High Speed certified, and is also backward-compatible with USB 1.1-enabled systems.
- 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*)
- Logitech® QuickCam® Pro 5000 Camera with built-in mic
- 6 ft. USB cable
- Adjustable base
- QuickCam® Software CD
- Camera set-up guide
- Audio set-up guide
- Fixed focus lens, ultra wide field of view lens
- Two-year limited warranty
Top Customer Reviews
The Quickcam Fusion uses a CMOS sensor, whereas the Quickcam Pro 5000 uses CCD. Fusion does use a higher CMOS sensor compared to low-end webcams, BUT low quality webcams also still use CMOS technology. Most will argue CCD as being better than CMOS. Granted, the results also show (read on further).
- The Quickcam Fusion can tilt 90 degrees back, but it can't tilt forward AND it CANNOT swivel from side to side.
- The Quickcam Pro 5000 can tilt 45 degrees up, about 10 degrees down, AND 360 degrees to the sides. The Quickcam Pro 5000 wins in terms of mobility.
The rubber tail is much more flexible on the Quickcam Pro 5000. You can straighten the tail to lay flat on a desk or on top of a CRT monitor; or bend to put it on your LCD monitor. Unlike the Quickcam Pro 4000, the 5000 does not come with a second base to attach; I mean, there's really no need for it since you can just adjust the tail.
If you plan on taking lots of STILL pictures with the webcam, then the Fusion would be a better choice. The Quickcam Fusion is true 1.3 mega pixel; whereas the Quickcam Pro 5000 is 1.3 mega pixel INTERPOLATED -- meaning it is software enhanced to create a high resolution still picture. However, the whole point of a webcam is for video, anyway; they have digital cameras for taking still pictures. So, in terms of video, the Quickcam Pro 5000, overall, has a clearer video with more vibrant colors. However, bright light will look washed out in white.Read more ›
I have used 2 different instant messaging software, MSN and Skype 2.0 beta. While the picture qualities were similar, Skype had significantly better frame rate, and hence motion was not as jerky. However, neither system even came close to 30 frames/sec.
One tip I have is that if your room is dark or you have strong backlighting, you should switch on the low light setting in the software.
The software, however, is downright awful. When trying to set the audio, for instance, the whole system will freeze up completely. I couldn't kill the process at all, and I couldn't even reboot - I had to physically hit the power switch on the computer to restart it. As a programmer, I can tell you that it takes some pretty bad coding to completely lock up a system like that. As a workaround, I had to change the settings on my microphone manually in windows Control Panel and then never ever touch the Logitech camera settings program.
In scanning the web, I've noticed that many other users have had similar problems with their Logitech software. Its a shame that Logitech would release such a nice piece of hardware with such horrible software. So, if you buy this product, cross your fingers that their software will work with your system.
There is a new version (10.0.0 Build 1439) downloadable from the Logitech website; surprisingly, it installed cleanly and smoothly with no problems. BTW, there is no upgrade path from v9.x to 10.0, it has to be a new install.
Performance: works quite well (at least with Skype 2.0), especially in low-light settings. For high back-light issues, override the automatic setting under Advanced Settings and adjust the gain. Face-tracking was bothersome, too distracting with all the zoom-in/zoom-out movement, I eventually disabled it. Automatically recognizes resident software that could use the webcam (Skype, MSN/AOL/Yahoo/Windows Messenger). If you opt to not use the headset you will find that the echo cancellation works well. v10 software records in wmv format, not avi (v 9.5), for those who care. Avatar concept is interesting. Not happy that the included software didn't work but pleased with the final outcome.
My advice would be to create a system restore point (XP) before you start this process because there are some very frustrated end-users reporting unresolved problems with v9.5 and v10.0 ranging from corrupted OSes, BSODs and 100% CPU utilization(v10.0). Most of the problems seem to be with the newer machines running XP. My CPU utilization rate is high (50%) for the quickcam10.exe process, this is on a Pentium D820 dual core running XP SP2.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Still using it after almost a decade. Head stays where you turn it. Sits nicely on the top of a monitor or a laptop screen. Decent mic.Published 21 months ago by DaddyOfTwins
Bought this to use with laptop. It is a great product...very mobile and easy to install. I find that I am still too lazy to do it from time to time; but I also realized there are... Read morePublished on June 19, 2014 by Peggy A. Kennedy
I run Windows XP Professional. This web cam works well. When issues come up I cannot resolve, Logitech Technical Support has been excellent.Published on June 5, 2014 by AP3DGuy
I did use this camera for a little bit. I wasn't too into it so it wound up sitting around, mostly. Read morePublished on January 29, 2014 by MemphisBelle
I am using this webcam to upload the videos to YouTube from my desktop computer. Now, I did not use this production often, but I keep it because I like it.Published on November 30, 2013 by Santiago
I purchased this to send to my sister so she could get started on Skype. Her picture is so clear and it is just like the one I have had for 3 years, so I knew the quality would be... Read morePublished on August 20, 2013 by Edna R. Watts
Most Logitech items are good. Never had much problem with them...they work well, as did this one. No complaints. (Now, if I could only find where I put that darned thing~)Published on May 4, 2013 by S. G. Thomas
This is my 2nd one. After buying it I found out it would not work with Windows 7 64bit Operating system. Read morePublished on January 25, 2013 by D. Hansel