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Hercules HD Sunset Webcam

5MP 30fps Jul 2011
Megapixel Count Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Face Tracking Release Date
Impeccable HD 720p quality for your video chat sessions, and photos!- Guaranteed HD 720p quality, even in low-light conditions- Video resolution: 1280 x 720- Photo resolution: 5 megapixels... More
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4 Reasons For

Features Face Tracking

The Hercules HD Sunset features face tracking, which is unusual. Most of the other webcams of a similar type and age to the HD Sunset do not feature face tracking.

We compared all the other webcams which feature face tracking to this webcam and we think because of it's better review score, the Logitech C310, the Hercules HD Exchange, and the HP GX607AA is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Hercules HD Sunset has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that were released around the same time as the HD Sunset also have a built-in microphone.

We compared all the other webcams with a built-in microphone to this webcam and we think because of it's better review score, the Logitech C270, the HP GX607AA, and the Gembird A4-PK-920H is also worth considering.

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is the most frequently found interface on medium megapixel count webcams that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Long Cable Length

Across all the medium megapixel count webcams that came out more than two years ago the cable lengths range from 1m to 2m. At 1.8 meters, the HD Sunset has a fairly long cable length compared to most of the other webcams of this age and spec.

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10 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Webcam expert review site diskidee.nl scored this webcam 50 out of 100. The webcam expert review sites aren't convinced by this Hercules webcam.

Unexceptional Brand

Hercules is one of the ok webcam brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Hercules also has unexceptional reviews for its medium megapixel count webcams.

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Like most of the other webcams of this age and spec, the Hercules HD Sunset does not have a motion detector.

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Not USB Powered

Like most of the other similar spec webcams that have been around for more than two years, the HD Sunset is not USB powered.

If you would prefer a webcam that is USB powered then you might also want to consider the C270, or the B990 both from Logitech or the HP HD 3110 which also has a higher rating.

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Not Mac Compatible

Like most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that came out more than two years ago, the HD Sunset is not Mac compatible.

If you want a webcam that is Mac compatible then you might want to consider the Genius FaceCam 321 (£9.13) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Most medium megapixel count webcams that came out more than two years ago do not have a snapshot button. The HD Sunset is no exception to this as it too does not have a snapshot button.

We think you might also be interested in alternative webcams which also have a snapshot button including the C270, or the C310 both from Logitech or the HP HD 3110 which also has a higher rating.

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Not Full HD

The Hercules HD Sunset is not Full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other webcams of this type and age are also not Full HD.

Webcams which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the Logitech C270, the Genius WideCam F100, or the Fujitsu S26391-F7136-L7.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HD Sunset does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other webcams that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a night mode.

We compared all the other webcams which also have a night mode to this webcam and we think the Atlantis Land MagicView 350 Chat Pack, or the Speed-Link Reflect which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

Most medium megapixel count webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the HD Sunset do not have a zoom capability. The Hercules HD Sunset is no exception to this as it too does not have a zoom capability.

We think you might also be interested in other webcams which also have a zoom capability including the Hercules HD Exchange, the HP GX607AA, or the Genius FaceCam 322 which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Minimum Hard Disk Space

The HD Sunset has one of the bigger minimum hard disk space (300 megabytes) amongst comparable spec webcams of this age. Webcams of this age and type have minimum hard disk space of between 200MB and 1.5GB, and the average minimum hard disk space is 360MB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Hercules HD Sunset

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the HD Sunset has a pretty typical maximum frame rate compared to most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that are a comparable age to the HD Sunset.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available including the Logitech C270, the A4Tech PK-910H, or the Lenovo B910 HD which has better reviews.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This medium megapixel count webcam has been on the market for over five years.

1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many webcams of this spec and age.

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Specification

Performance
Megapixel Count
Maximum Frame Rate
Face Tracking
Maximum Video Resolution
Full HD
Noise Reduction
Digital Zoom
Multi Burst Mode
Normal Focusing Range
Maximum Interpolated Image Resolution
Design
Built-In Microphone
Colour
Interface
LED Indicator
Cable Length
Sensor Type
Other Features
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

Expert Reviews

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23 December 2011

Ui­ter­lijk is de Her­cu­les HD Sunset bijna iden­tiek aan de eerder be­spro­ken Her­cu­les Dualpix HD720p Emotion. De in­stal­la­tie van de mee­ge­le­ver­de soft­wa­re verliep...

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