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Genius FaceCam 1000
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Genius FaceCam 1000 Webcam

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30fps 1280 X 720 Clip/Stand USB 2.0 Oct 2010
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- Superior 720p HD pixel sensor- Precise manual focus lens- Adjustable 360 lens- HD video in 1280 x 720 (720P), frame rate up to 30fps- IPM (Image Protection Mechanism) feature- Conveniently clip,... More
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Genius Facecam 1000 HD webcam Review
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10 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this webcam. This Genius webcam received a "Recommended" award from Hard-h2o.com.

Genius Webcams Have Good Reviews

Genius webcams have good ratings on average and across all webcams Genius is one of the better rated brands.

Mac Compatible

The FaceCam 1000 is Mac compatible, unlike most of the other webcams of this age and spec which are not Mac compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative Mac compatible webcams currently available including because of it's better review score, the Logitech 960-000856, the basicXL BXL-WEBCAM2 (£3.20), or the Genius FaceCam 320 (£8.87).

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1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec webcams that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angles of webcams that have been around for a similar time to the FaceCam 1000 range from 45° to 360°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 360 degrees, the FaceCam 1000 has one of the widest horizontal viewing angles amongst similar spec webcams of this age.

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Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Mac Operating System

The FaceCam 1000 supports a Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Mac operating system which is newer than the Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger Mac operating system supported by most webcams of this age and type. This webcam also support Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Mac operating systems.

A Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Mac operating system is in fact the best supported Mac operating systems support across all similar spec webcams that were released more than two years ago.

Across similar types of webcam the worst supported Mac operating systems support is Mac OS X 10.3 Panther.

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Very Narrow

At only 56 millimeters, the Genius FaceCam 1000 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other webcams that came out around the same time as the FaceCam 1000. Webcams that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 33mm and 260mm, and the average width is 120mm.

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Very Shallow

Across all the webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the FaceCam 1000 the depths range from 20mm to 350mm, and the average depth is 75mm. At only 40 millimeters, the FaceCam 1000 is quite shallow compared to most of the other comparable spec webcams that are a similar age to the FaceCam 1000.

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Very Short

The shortest webcam of a comparable spec and age to the FaceCam 1000 is 14mm tall and the tallest is 230mm. The Genius FaceCam 1000 is one of the shorter webcams of this age and spec (only 28 millimeters) amongst webcams of this age.

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Light

Across all the webcams of a comparable age and type to the FaceCam 1000 the weights range from 16g to 840g, and the average weight is 190g. The weight of the FaceCam 1000 of only 16 grams is one of the lightest amongst webcams that were released more than two years ago.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Like most of the other webcams of this type and age, the FaceCam 1000 does not have a motion detector.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

The Genius FaceCam 1000 does not have a built-in microphone. Most of the other webcams that have been available for a comparable time to the FaceCam 1000 do have a built-in microphone.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a built-in microphone and we think the Media-Tech MT4023, the Logitech 960-000856, or the T'nB PIXY350 is also worth considering.

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Not USB Powered

The FaceCam 1000 is not USB powered. Most of the other webcams that are a comparable age to the FaceCam 1000 are also not USB powered.

If you want a webcam that is USB powered then you might want to consider the Logitech C920 (£36.03), the Speed-Link Reflect, or the Bluestork BS-CAM-100K-D which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Most webcams that have been around for a comparable time to the FaceCam 1000 do not feature face tracking. The Genius FaceCam 1000 is no exception to this as it too does not feature face tracking.

We compared all the other webcams which also feature face tracking to this webcam and we think the Logitech C920 (£36.03), the Speed-Link Reflect, or the Thrustmaster HD Emotion is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

Most webcams that were launched more than two years ago do not have a zoom capability. The FaceCam 1000 is no exception to this as it too does not have a zoom capability.

We compared all the other webcams which also have a zoom capability to this webcam and we think the TV Cam, or the 960-000856 both from Logitech or the Philips PTA317 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Full HD

The Genius FaceCam 1000 is not Full HD. Most of the other webcams of this age and spec are also not Full HD.

Webcams which are Full HD that might be worth looking at include the C920 (£36.03), or the TV Cam both from Logitech or the HP HD-4110 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Genius FaceCam 1000 does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec webcams that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a night mode.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a night mode and we think the Pyle PLCM10, the Speed-Link Reflect, or the LogiLink WC0022 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

The FaceCam 1000 does not have a snapshot button, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other webcams of a similar age and spec to the FaceCam 1000 also do not have a snapshot button.

We compared all the other webcams which also have a snapshot button to this webcam and we think the Speed-Link Reflect, the Bluestork BS-CAM-100K-D, or the T'nB PIXY350 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Big Minimum Hard Disk Space

The Genius FaceCam 1000 has one of the biggest minimum hard disk space (500 megabytes) amongst similar spec webcams of this age. Across all the comparable spec webcams that have been available for more than two years the minimum hard disk space range from 60MB to 500MB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Genius FaceCam 1000

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the Genius FaceCam 1000 has a fairly standard maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams that have been on the market for a similar time to the FaceCam 1000.

We compared all the other 30fps maximum frame rate webcams to this webcam and we think the Media-Tech MT4023, the Logitech C920 (£36.03), and the Canon VB-C60 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a higher maximum frame rate then you might want to look at the Sony PlayStation Eye (£36.49) (120fps and higher rated).

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Released Over Six Years Ago

This webcam was released over six years ago.

USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is typical of many webcams that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Performance
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Full HD
Plug and Play
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Linux Operating System
Vertical Vewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Focus Adjustment
Auto Focus
Still Image Resolution
Photo Feature
Supported Video Format
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format Supported
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mount
Colour
Interface
LED Indicator
Sensor Type
Built-In Flash
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Mac Compatible
Manual Focus
Optical Drive Requirement
USB Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM
Minimum Processor
Packaging Data
Manual
Bundled Software

1 Award

hard-h2o.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

23 January 2012

Genius es especialista en dispositivos para nuestro equipos, desde ratones, teclados, a webcams y auriculares de todo tipo. Esta FaceCam ofrece una buena calidad de imagen sin necesidad de...

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3 March 2011

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Barcodes 04710268234579, 04710268241577, 06953041072625

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