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Hercules HD Exchange
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Hercules HD Exchange Webcam

3MP 30fps Jan 2012
Megapixel Count Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Face Tracking Release Date
- Webcam designed and optimized for the most popular instant messaging applications:(MSN Messenger / Windows LiveTM Messenger, Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, AIM, GoogleTM GmailTM Voice and Video Chat,... More
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5 Reasons For

Good Product Quality

One Hercules HD Exchange owner who purchased it thought it was good quality. Alexandros Kesidis mentioned on Amazon “The picture is of good quality.” in their review of the Hercules HD Exchange.

Features Face Tracking

The HD Exchange features face tracking, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec webcams that were released more than two years ago do not feature face tracking.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative webcams which feature face tracking currently available including the C270, the C310, or the C910 all from Logitech which has better reviews.

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USB Powered

The HD Exchange is USB powered. Most of the other webcams of a similar age and type to the HD Exchange are not USB powered.

We compared this webcam to all the other USB powered webcams and we think because of it's better review score, the C270, and the C910 both from Logitech or the HP HD 3110 is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HD Exchange has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other webcams of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative webcams with a built-in microphone currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Logitech C270, the Trust Ceptor, or the Gembird A4-PK-920H.

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Has a Zoom Capability

Unlike most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that have been around for a similar time to the HD Exchange which do not have a zoom capability, the Hercules HD Exchange has a zoom capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative webcams with a zoom capability currently available including the C270, the C170, or the C615 all from Logitech which has better reviews.

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8 Reasons Against

Unexceptional Brand

Average ratings across all Hercules webcams are unexceptional, however average ratings across just Hercules's medium megapixel count webcams are ok.

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The Hercules HD Exchange does not have a motion detector. Most of the other webcams of a comparable age and spec to the HD Exchange also do not have a motion detector.

It is worth considering other webcams which also have a motion detector including the C270, the C170, or the C615 all from Logitech which also has a higher rating.

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Not Mac Compatible

The HD Exchange is not Mac compatible. Most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that have been around for a comparable time to the HD Exchange are also not Mac compatible.

If you are looking for a webcam that is Mac compatible then you might also want to consider the C910, or the C615 both from Logitech or the Genius FaceCam 321 (£9.13).

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Like most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that are a comparable age to the HD Exchange, the Hercules HD Exchange does not have a snapshot button.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a snapshot button and we think the C270, or the C310 both from Logitech or the HP HD 3110 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Full HD

The HD Exchange is not Full HD. Most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that have been available for more than two years are also not Full HD.

Webcams which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the C270, the C910, or the C615 all from Logitech.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most webcams of a comparable age and spec to the HD Exchange do not have a night mode. The Hercules HD Exchange is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

We think you might also be interested in other webcams which also have a night mode including the Atlantis Land MagicView 350 Chat Pack which is also higher rated.

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Very Low Maximum Interpolated Image Resolution

The average maximum interpolated image resolution of comparable spec webcams that were launched around the same time as the HD Exchange is 7.1MP, and the maximum interpolated image resolutions range from 3MP to 20MP. The Hercules HD Exchange has one of the lower maximum interpolated image resolutions (only 3 megapixels) amongst medium megapixel count webcams of this age.

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Fairly Big Minimum Hard Disk Space

The minimum hard disk space of webcams that have been available for more than two years range from 200MB to 1.5GB. With a minimum hard disk space of 300 megabytes, the HD Exchange has a fairly big minimum hard disk space compared to most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that are a similar age to the HD Exchange.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Hercules HD Exchange

Released Over Five Years Ago

This medium megapixel count webcam was released over five years ago.

Average Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of 30 frames per second, the Hercules HD Exchange has a pretty average maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams of this age and type.

We compared this webcam to all the other 30fps maximum frame rate webcams and we think the Logitech C270, the Samsung VG-STC3000, and the Lenovo B910 HD which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is typical of many medium megapixel count webcams that are a comparable age to it.

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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 the most commonly found maximum video resolution on medium megapixel count webcams that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Specification

Performance
Megapixel Count
Maximum Frame Rate
Face Tracking
Maximum Video Resolution
Zoom Capability
Full HD
Operating Voltage
Windows Operating System
Noise Reduction
Digital Zoom
Multi Burst Mode
Normal Focusing Range
Maximum Interpolated Image Resolution
Photo Feature
Supported Video Mode
Maximum Image Resolution
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mount
Colour
Interface
LED Indicator
Cable Length
Pan Range
Tilt Angle
Sensor Type
Built-In Flash
Other Features
USB Powered
Mac Compatible
Connection to PC
Manual Focus
Optical Drive Requirement
Operating System
CD/DVD-ROM Drive Requirement
USB Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM
Minimum Processor
Packaging Data
Laptop Clamp
CRT Stand
LCD Clamp
Desktop Stand
Bundled Software
Included Headset

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 27 January 2014 by Alexandros Kesidis
(Verified Purchase)

The picture is of good quality,but sometimes it is unresponsive at the beginning.The clip doesn't hold very well but still does not fall off. Good for skype.

Reviewed 23 August 2013 by Marty
(Verified Purchase)

A great bit of kit. not had much time to put it threw its passes. It looks good on its perch.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hercules 4780708
Barcodes 00663296416667, 03362934742713, 03362934743222, 05053460289671

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