Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. It can handle higher light levels better when it’s working at less than by don’t ask me why ; even then, though, my watt flood had to be some feet away before I could get this shot:. Like most current webcams, it’s a one-board job, with the lens screwed onto the featureless black-cased sensor unit on one side of the PCB, and a handful of components on the other. It’s not actually a much better shot than the high-light one; this is about as good as the Pro can manage. The contenders Logitech have been a big name in webcams, ever since they bought the camera division of Connectix half way through You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. The QuickCam Express is your basic egg-cam.

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With the case removed, you can unscrew the lens from all three of these cameras and peer at the image sensor inside, but it’s not a great idea. If you want small videos from the stock Robocam setup you can, of course, use the VideoLive Mail application, or any other video app that can take input from the camera, which most will be able to do.

The Logitech cameras have their tripod mount on the bottom of the camera ball In byit managed only 15 frames per second. The QuickCam software uses good compression, though – Indeo 5.

Any normally lit night-time indoor scene is “low light”, as far as cheap webcams are concerned, and they do not fare well.


Inside the QuickCam Express, you’ll find You can get perfectly good high-light results from the Robocam, but you’ve got to turn off the autoexposure and wind the exposure slider all the way down. When I plugged in the camera again i saw a list of messages displayed and one of these was ‘Logitech Quickam Pro ‘ detected.

Since none of these cameras costs a fortune, logitfch given the QuickCam Pro ‘s clear superiority in the normally lit indoor situations where webcams are normally used, it looks like the camera of choice for most people. When using the QuickCam Prothe software can compensate for the distortion created by the camera’s titchy little lens.

Webcam comparison: Logitech QuickCam Pro 3000, Logitech QuickCam Express, Lifeview Robocam

It’s dim, but the colour’s good, and it’s not very grainy. You can see the red flywheel better, but the overall image quality suggests that the picture’s taken a round trip via Pioneer For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here.

Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free. If you do, it won’t. Incidentally, the Pro is one of the few products in the world whose box can also be profitably dismantled.

Join Date Nov Beans Maybe a driver update will fix that problem. What would I buy? I swore an oath to that effect some time ago. So the Express keeps that slightly fish-eye-ish look that just screams “My lens cost less than a buck! Linux – Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.

Its autoexposure just can’t deal with brightly lit scenes. In my camera reviews, by the way, I usually take test shots logihech a colourful Hoberman sphere. Presto, losing half of the colour bit depth gives you half the file size. Grainier and fuzzier and less saturated than the Pro ‘s by low light results, but not bloomin’ bad for the price of the Express.


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The Lifeview software gives you a broader range of resolutions than the Logitech cameras can manage, if that matters to you. The Logitech installer holds your hand more than the Lifeview one, but there’s not much in it.

December 21st, 1. I plugged in my logitech quickcam pro into my usb port and poof, the system just packed up on me. The QuickCam Express is not a stellar performer for video clips. Sorry for my poor memory Anywho Anyway, realistically, for webcam capture resolutions, pretty much any fairly recent CPU should be fine. Even if you’re only working in bya proper manually focussed picture of anything very ppro or very far from the lens will look noticeably better.

Other software can get pretty much any resolution out of pretty much any camera by simply scaling the output. The Robocam quicjcam a hard time grabbing movies at higher resolutions, because it’s got the abovementioned dumb software that saves uncomressed video.