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Logitech QuickCam Messenger Webcam

30fps 640 X 480 USB 2.0 Jun 2010
Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Interface Release Date
- True VGA resolution: Capture high-quality VGA (640 x 480) video and still images.- Echo-free audio with RightSound Technology: Enjoy crystal-clear conversations, free of annoying echo.-... More
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13 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

Users have rated this webcam on average 83 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

A number of Logitech QuickCam Messenger reviewers agreed that the Logitech QuickCam Messenger was good value for money. G. Horsham rated it as very good and mentioned on Amazon “Excellent product for the price”. Grimacingreaper said “Very good camera for the price, I was unsure whether the quality would be good”. J. Pyant mentioned “Great value and robustly designed”.

Several people who reviewed this webcam mentioned that it was a bargain for the price. Foxile said in their review of this webcam “I bought this cam as a cheap way of getting a webcam for chats to friends”. Grimacingreaper said on Amazon “A good cheap webcam with resolvable problems” in their review of this webcam.

One Logitech QuickCam Messenger reviewer concluded that the product was cheap. Magdalena Alhassan wrote in her review of the Logitech QuickCam Messenger on Amazon “I would recommend it for everyone who looks for something small, stylish, with very good performance and yet not expensive”.

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Easy to Use

Three Logitech QuickCam Messenger reviewers agreed that this webcam was easy to use. Gordon Saunders said on Amazon eight years ago “Takes a good picture (although not as good as a digital camera) and is VERY easy to use” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Kt "kaz" mentioned in their review “This product was so easy to install and very, very easy to use”. Nine years ago Magdalena Alhassan mentioned in her Logitech QuickCam Messenger review on Amazon “Quick Cam user panel is easy to use and has all information needed”.

Several Logitech QuickCam Messenger reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to setup. Magdalena Alhassan gave it a very good review score and she said in her review on Amazon “Logitech WebCam is easy to set up and use, with very clear picture”. Medic wrote on Amazon “It is easy to set up and use and I am so pleased I choose this one”.

One person wrote in their reviews that this webcam had a good experience. Eight years ago Smugly wrote on Amazon “I guess the others have had a good experience” in their Logitech QuickCam Messenger review however they only rated the Logitech QuickCam Messenger 20 out of 100.

One Logitech QuickCam Messenger owner who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Mr Jack D Westrop rated it 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his review “The mic is ps3 compatible, no problems with vista, clear picture with adjustable settings and fits easily onto any lcd monitor at least”.

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Good Product Quality

Some people reckoned that the product was good quality. Amit mentioned in their review of the Logitech QuickCam Messenger “Good picture quality sufficient enough for basic webuse” and rated the Logitech QuickCam Messenger as very good. J. Pyant mentioned eight years ago “It also fits nicely on a monitor and quality is fantastic for the price” . M Hall scored it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon in the same month “The picture quality is superb, really sharp crystal clear images” in their review of the Logitech QuickCam Messenger.

Logitech Has Excellent Webcam Reviews

Based on 4,717 user and expert reviews, Logitech has excellent reviews for its webcams. Logitech also has excellent reviews specifically for its webcams.

Robust

A number of people who bought the Logitech QuickCam Messenger concluded that it was well made. Mr Jack D Westrop he wrote in his review of this webcam “This camera has a decent in built microphone which can also be used on the ps3 as it connects via usb”. Winterholder mentioned in their review “The built in microphone is more than adequate”.

Several customers who purchased it concluded that it was strong and durable. Winterholder mentioned on Amazon “The plastic looks sturdy” in their review of the Logitech QuickCam Messenger and scored it very highly.

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Good Sound Quality

Several Logitech QuickCam Messenger reviewers who bought it thought it had a good microphone. Eight years ago Grimacingreaper mentioned on Amazon “I have only given it four stars as the speed is slighty slow, so lips are never synched with sound” in their Logitech QuickCam Messenger review. Kt "kaz" wrote in their Logitech QuickCam Messenger review “Great clarity of picture and sound and a real bargain!Can't recommend it highly enough!”. Mr. Neil Stretton said in his review of this webcam “The quality of sound and picture is great” and gave this webcam a rating of 5 stars.

Nice Design

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the Logitech QuickCam Messenger was good looking. Eight years ago J. Pyant gave the product a very good review score and mentioned on Amazon “The swivel on this one, however, is pretty stiff so it stays in the position you want” in their review.

Good Picture Quality

A few Logitech QuickCam Messenger owners who reviewed the Logitech QuickCam Messenger reckoned that it produced a sharp image. R Patel wrote in their review of the Logitech QuickCam Messenger “Great product, works extremely well, sharp image and good sound” and scored it 5 stars.

Good Connectivity

One person concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections.

Good Size

One person reckoned that it was compact. Eight years ago Amit mentioned “I purchased this item after looking at the reviews.i would say i am glad to order this compact webcam” in their review of the Logitech QuickCam Messenger and scored the product 5 stars.

Has a Built-In Microphone

Like most of the other webcams of a similar type and age to the QuickCam Messenger, the QuickCam Messenger has a built-in microphone.

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Very Small Minimum RAM

The average minimum RAM of webcams of this type and age is 890MB, and the minimum RAM range from 120MB to 2.1GB. With a minimum RAM of only 128 megabytes, the Logitech QuickCam Messenger has a quite small minimum RAM compared to most of the other similar spec webcams that were released around the same time as the QuickCam Messenger.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The Logitech QuickCam Messenger does not have a motion detector. Most of the other webcams of a similar spec and age to the QuickCam Messenger also do not have a motion detector.

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Not USB Powered

Most similar spec webcams that are a comparable age to the QuickCam Messenger are not USB powered. The QuickCam Messenger is no exception to this as it too is not USB powered.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Most webcams that have been available for around the same time as the QuickCam Messenger do not feature face tracking. The Logitech QuickCam Messenger is no exception to this as it too does not feature face tracking.

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Not Mac Compatible

Most webcams that have been available for a similar time to the QuickCam Messenger are not Mac compatible. The Logitech QuickCam Messenger is no exception to this as it too is not Mac compatible.

If you are looking for a webcam that is Mac compatible then you might want to consider the Genius FaceCam 320 (£8.87) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

Most webcams that were released around the same time as the QuickCam Messenger do not have a zoom capability. The Logitech QuickCam Messenger is no exception to this as it too does not have a zoom capability.

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Not Full HD

Most webcams of this age and spec are not Full HD. The QuickCam Messenger is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other webcams of this type and age, the QuickCam Messenger does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Most webcams of a comparable age and type to the QuickCam Messenger do not have a snapshot button. The Logitech QuickCam Messenger is no exception to this as it too does not have a snapshot button.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Logitech QuickCam Messenger

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the QuickCam Messenger has a fairly average maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams that are a similar age to the QuickCam Messenger.

If you would prefer a webcam with a higher maximum frame rate then you might also want to look at the Sony PlayStation Eye (£2.25) (120fps).

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Released Over Six Years Ago

It was over six years ago when this Logitech webcam was released.

USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is the most commonly found interface on webcams of this age and type.

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640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the QuickCam Messenger is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 5 July 2009 by Medic "UK"

I love this webcam. It sits nicely in its bracket on the top of my screen. It is easy to set up and use and I am so pleased I choose this one. I haven't been disappointed.

Reviewed 11 November 2008 by Smugly

I bought this based on reviews on Amazon. I guess the others have had a good experience but mine has been awful. I have worked in IT and with comp[uters for over ten years and know what to expect.... Read more…

Reviewed 20 September 2008 by Grimacingreaper

Very good camera for the price, I was unsure whether the quality would be good but went ahead and bought it. Very glad i did as the quality is good enough for use on skype which was the main... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2008 by Mr Jack D Westrop

For the price your going to pay, this is a very good webcam, good value for money. It's 100% ideal for making video calls over msn or skype etc. It comes with easily installed software that allows... Read more…

Reviewed 23 July 2008 by C. N. Robinson
(Verified Purchase)

Sadly, whatever this product might claim, and whatever other reviewers might say about it, it is NOT compatible with Windows Vista. The first thing the installation disc does is display a message... Read more…

Reviewed 12 July 2008 by Amit

I purchased this item after looking at the reviews....i would say i am glad to order this compact webcam....good picture quality sufficient enough for basic webuse....very fast delivery by amazon.

Reviewed 1 July 2008 by W. Elliott
(Verified Purchase)

After reading through the reviews I was looking forward to receiving this little webcam. It is small but very fiddly. It wont last long. I am sorry that I did not go for one a bit more robust.... Read more…

Reviewed 22 June 2008 by Winterholder
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this webcam (my first), primarily to make video calls to far flung relatives, using Windows Live Messenger.

After some fiddling about with the messenger, it worked just fine. ... Read more…

Reviewed 21 June 2008 by J. Pyant "JP"

Great value and robustly designed: I had a problem with a Logitech Quick Cam I bought a few years ago in that the stand was loose and it would constantly move. The swivel on this one, however, is... Read more…

Reviewed 18 June 2008 by G. Horsham
(Verified Purchase)

This is my first intruction to a webcam and am mightily impressed. I never really thought I would have the need to use one of these, but on a recent visit to our cousins who had one, I decided to... Read more…

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