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HP HD-3100 Webcam

5MP 30fps 1280 X 720 Oct 2010
Megapixel Count Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
- With the HP Webcam HD-3100 you can enjoy a premium webcam with a suite of fun effects and communications software, great HD video resolution and so much more.- Get superb performance in 720P at... More
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked the expert and user reviews of hundreds of webcams to determine an average rating for each webcam manufacturer. On average webcams from HP have good ratings from experts and owners.

Easy to Use

Several HP HD-3100 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Three years ago R a Hargreaves wrote “The software is fun to use” in their review of this webcams. R Peter wrote in their review “I bought this to use its - pan”.

Good Product Quality

One HP HD-3100 reviewer who bought the product thought it was good quality. R a Hargreaves said on Amazon “Quality is amazing even in low light conditions the Image still looks well lit”.

Good Size

One HP HD-3100 owner said in their reviews that it was compact. R a Hargreaves wrote in their review of the HP HD-3100 three years ago “Small and compact”.

USB Powered

The HD-3100 is USB powered, unlike most of the other webcams of a comparable age and spec to the HD-3100 which are not USB powered.

We compared all the other USB powered webcams to this webcam and we think because of it's better review score, the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema[plb_85750_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

Like most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that were launched around the same time as the HD-3100, the HP HD-3100 has a built-in microphone.

We compared all the other webcams with a built-in microphone to this webcam and we think the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema[plb_85750_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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USB Interface

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

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Has a Snapshot Button

The HD-3100 has a snapshot button. Most of the other webcams that were released around the same time as the HD-3100 do not have a snapshot button.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Most webcams of this spec and age do not have a motion detector. The HP HD-3100 is no exception to this as it too does not have a motion detector.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Like most of the other webcams of a comparable age and spec to the HD-3100, the HP HD-3100 does not feature face tracking.

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Not Mac Compatible

The HP HD-3100 is not Mac compatible. Most of the other comparable spec webcams that came out more than two years ago are also not Mac compatible.

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Expensive

After checking the price of 17 webcams of a comparable age and spec they range in price from £8 to £62. We think that this webcam looks expensive compared to other webcams of a comparable age and spec.

Not Full HD

The HP HD-3100 is not Full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other webcams of this type and age are also not Full HD.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HD-3100 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other webcams of a comparable spec and age to the HD-3100 also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

Like most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that have been around for more than two years, the HP HD-3100 does not have a zoom capability.

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Heavy

The HD-3100 is one of the heavier webcams that are a similar age to the HD-3100 (100 grams) amongst medium megapixel count webcams of this age. The weights of medium megapixel count webcams that have been around for around the same time as the HD-3100 range from 26g to 120g, and the average weight is 79g.

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Fairly Big Minimum RAM

The minimum RAM of webcams that came out around the same time as the HD-3100 range from 32MB to 1.1GB. With a minimum RAM of 1,024 megabyte, the HD-3100 has one of the bigger minimum RAM amongst medium megapixel count webcams of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP HD-3100

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the HD-3100 has a pretty typical maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams of a comparable age and type to the HD-3100.

We compared this webcam to all the other 30fps maximum frame rate webcams and we think because of it's better review score, the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema[plb_85750_price] is also worth considering.

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Released Over Six Years Ago

This webcam has been on the market for over six 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
Maximum Video Resolution
Snapshot Button
Full HD
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Operating Temperature Range
Windows Operating System
Photo Feature
Supported Video Mode
Image Format Supported
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mount
Colour
Interface
LED Indicator
Cable Length
Pan Range
Tilt Angle
Sensor Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
USB Powered
Optical Drive Requirement
CD/DVD-ROM Drive Requirement
Internet Connection Requirement
USB Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM
Minimum Processor
Package Dimensions
Packaging Data
Package Weight

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00885631000786, 00885631000793, 00885631000809, 00885631000823, 05052584534810, 05711045331565

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