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Genius FaceCam 1000X Webcam

1MP 30fps 1280 X 720 Jun 2014
Megapixel Count Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
... is great to use on a PC or notebook for video chatting.The 720p HD image quality and 3X digital zoom provides a clearer and wider screen experience.It has a MIC built in that makes your voice... More
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13 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, FaceCam 1000X owners rated this webcam 78 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

A few Genius FaceCam 1000X owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good value for money. Sarah Dickinson rated the Genius FaceCam 1000X as very good and she wrote in her review “Generally great camera for the price, doesn't work well with bright lighting”. Smudger mentioned in October “Great camera at a great price” in their review of the Genius FaceCam 1000X. Stuart Nolan said “Very good for the money, clear, sharp”.

One customer who bought the product reckoned that it was cheap. Zonemaster wrote in their Genius FaceCam 1000X review on Amazon “This inexpensive camera is great” and rated it as very good.

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A Best Selling Webcam

According to Amazon sales data, the FaceCam 1000X is a popular choice amongst customers who bought webcams in the last 3 months.

Good Picture Quality

One Genius FaceCam 1000X reviewer who purchased the product mentioned that it produced a sharp image.

Good Product Quality

Several Genius FaceCam 1000X reviewers wrote in their reviews that this webcam was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon in October “The image below was the best quality i could get it too” in their review. Brandon Woodall mentioned “Works great and is good quality with the curtains closed”.

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Genius webcams and also specifically for Genius low megapixel count webcams and found that in both cases Genius had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The FaceCam 1000X has a built-in microphone. Most of the other similar spec webcams that have been around for a comparable time to the FaceCam 1000X also have a built-in microphone.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a built-in microphone and we think the HP AU165AA[plb_478038_price], the Logitech C110[plb_326943_price], and the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800[plb_473212_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Windows 8 Windows Operating System

The Genius FaceCam 1000X supports a Windows 8 Windows operating system which is newer than most low megapixel count webcams that were launched more than two years ago. Most webcams of a similar age and type to it support a Windows 7 Home Premium Windows operating system. This webcam also support Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8 Pro, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional Windows operating systems. Across all webcams of this spec and age the worst Windows operating systems support is Windows 2000 Professional and the best is Windows 8 Pro.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The FaceCam 1000X has a zoom capability, unlike most of the other webcams of this age and type which do not have a zoom capability.

We compared all the other webcams with a zoom capability to this webcam and we think because of it's better review score, the Mediatech MT4030K[plb_1998655_price] is also worth considering.

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1280×720@30fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The FaceCam 1000X has a better resolution at capture speed than most comparable spec webcams that are a similar age to it. This Genius webcam has a 1280×720@30fps resolution at capture speed, whereas most webcams of this type and age have a 640x480@30fps resolution at capture speed.

This webcam's resolution at capture speed (1280×720@30fps) is in fact the best resolution at capture speed amongst all comparable spec webcams that have been on the market for a similar time to the FaceCam 1000X.

A 640x480@30fps resolution at capture speed is the worst resolution at capture speed across similar types of webcam.

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Very Short

The average height of webcams that came out more than two years ago is 81mm, and the heights range from 3.7mm to 490mm. At only 22 millimeters, the FaceCam 1000X is quite short compared to most of the other comparable spec webcams that are a similar age to the FaceCam 1000X.

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Very Shallow

At only 20 millimeters, the FaceCam 1000X is quite shallow compared to most of the other low megapixel count webcams that have been around for more than two years. The average depth of webcams of this spec and age is 70mm.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 50 grams, the Genius FaceCam 1000X is quite light compared to most of the other webcams of a similar age and type to the FaceCam 1000X. Webcams that have been available for a comparable time to the FaceCam 1000X have weights of between 0.35g and 480g.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Most webcams of this type and age do not have a motion detector. The FaceCam 1000X is no exception to this as it too does not have a motion detector.

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Not USB Powered

Like most of the other low megapixel count webcams that have been around for more than two years, the FaceCam 1000X is not USB powered.

If you would prefer a webcam that is USB powered then you might also want to look at the Logitech C120[plb_170859_price]; or the HP AU165AA[plb_478038_price], or the Logitech C110[plb_326943_price].

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

The Genius FaceCam 1000X does not feature face tracking. Most of the other comparable spec webcams that are a similar age to the FaceCam 1000X also do not feature face tracking.

There are a number of alternative webcams which also feature face tracking that you might want to look at including the Logitech C110[plb_326943_price], the Mediatech MT4030K[plb_1998655_price], or the Acme United CA11[plb_1832181_price].

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Not Mac Compatible

Like most of the other webcams of this age and spec, the FaceCam 1000X is not Mac compatible.

If you would prefer a webcam that is Mac compatible then you might want to look at the Logitech C120[plb_170859_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Like most of the other webcams of this age and spec, the FaceCam 1000X does not have a snapshot button.

Alternative webcams which also have a snapshot button that you might also want to consider include the HP AU165AA[plb_478038_price], or the Logitech C110[plb_326943_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most webcams that have been around for more than two years do not have a night mode. The FaceCam 1000X is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Full HD

The FaceCam 1000X is not Full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other webcams of this age and spec are also not Full HD.

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Only Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Mac Operating System

The FaceCam 1000X supports a newer Mac operating systems support than most webcams that have been on the market for more than two years. This webcam supports a Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Mac operating system, whereas most webcams that have been around for a similar time to it support a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Mac operating system. In addition, this webcam support Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks Mac operating systems.

This webcam's Mac operating systems support (Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard) is actually the worst supported Mac operating systems support across all webcams that are a comparable age to the FaceCam 1000X.

A Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks Mac operating system is the best supported Mac operating systems support across similar types of webcam.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Genius FaceCam 1000X

Released Over Two Years Ago

This webcam was released over two years ago.

Average Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of 30 frames per second, the Genius FaceCam 1000X has a fairly average maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams of this spec and age.

There are a number of other 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available that you might want to consider including a cheaper webcam such as the Logitech C120[plb_170859_price] or you might consider a higher scoring webcam such as the Microsoft LifeCam VX-800[plb_473212_price], or the HP AU165AA[plb_478038_price].

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is the most frequently found interface on low megapixel count webcams that are a comparable age to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The FaceCam 1000X has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels.

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Specification

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Megapixel Count
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Zoom Capability
Full HD
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Linux Operating System
Focus Adjustment
Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Photo Feature
Supported Video Format
Supported Video Mode
Resolution At Capture Speed
Maximum Image Resolution
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mount
Colour
Interface
Sensor Type
Built-In Flash
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Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
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Packaging Data
Manual
LCD Clamp
Quantity

User Reviews

(10)
Reviewed 2 July 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Nice, It works as expected...Came early then expected, everything is OK.

(Verified Purchase)

Very poor quality webcam despite claiming to display a hd image. The image below was the best quality i could get it too and it's a joke.

Reviewed 21 March 2016 by Sarah dickinson

Generally great camera for the price, doesn't work well with bright lighting but overall an amazing camera and mic!

Reviewed 7 March 2016 by MR A J SEARLE | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Heap of Junk!!

Reviewed 14 January 2016 by Smudger
(Verified Purchase)

Great camera at a great price...

Reviewed 3 January 2016 by Brandon Woodall
(Verified Purchase)

It's a good webcam, first one came broken but got another delivered very quickly. The camera doesn't react well to bright lighting/sun lighting but works great and is good quality with the... Read more…

Reviewed 12 November 2015 by ZoneMaster
(Verified Purchase)

This inexpensive camera is great. A very clear picture both ways and the extras that come on the disc just give that little extra.

Reviewed 13 September 2015 by Stuart nolan
(Verified Purchase)

Very good for the money, clear, sharp and excellent for the money.

Reviewed 5 September 2015 by Julie
(Verified Purchase)

Will be fab once all set up together, would recommend :-)...

Reviewed 4 July 2015 by Amber
(Verified Purchase)

Great , and works with ubuntu ....

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00091163241577, 00091163246435, 00911632464354, 04710268241577, 04710268246435

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