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MSI StarCam Clip
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MSI StarCam Clip Webcam

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0.3MP 30fps 640 X 480 Feb 2011
Megapixel Count Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
The Versatile Clamp allows the StarCam Clip to attach to theNotebook Panel or to stand on the top of CRT monitor and sit on the desktop. - Capture 0.3 Mega Pixels Photos- Deluxe GLASS Lens... More
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8 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at Trusted Reviews recommend this MSI webcam and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Four experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, v3.co.uk and webuser.co.uk have rated this low megapixel count webcam on average 76%.

Easy to Use

One customer who purchased the product thought it had a good experience. Trustedreviews.com said in their review on expert review site Trusted Reviews “I just came back from a holiday in Kenya, which apart from losing my Pentax Optio S6 was an excellent experience” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good Technical Features

One customer thought this webcam had good features. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com said “This is a great camera with many features that quite frankly make it underpriced”.

Nice Design

One MSI StarCam Clip owner who reviewed this webcam considered that it was neat. Ten years ago Webuser.co.uk said “Although the StarCam Clip is a neat little package, especially if youre looking for something portable thatll clip onto your laptop screen” in their review.

USB Powered

The StarCam Clip is USB powered, which is unusual. Most of the other low megapixel count webcams that are a similar age to the StarCam Clip are not USB powered.

There are a number of other USB powered webcams currently available which you might also want to consider including the Logitech 3000 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

Like most of the other low megapixel count webcams that have been around for more than two years, the MSI StarCam Clip has a built-in microphone.

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Has a Snapshot Button

Unlike most of the other webcams that have been available for a comparable time to the StarCam Clip which do not have a snapshot button, the StarCam Clip has a snapshot button.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Most webcams of this spec and age do not have a motion detector. The MSI StarCam Clip is no exception to this as it too does not have a motion detector.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many webcams that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

The MSI StarCam Clip does not feature face tracking. Most of the other webcams of a comparable spec and age to the StarCam Clip also do not feature face tracking.

Other webcams which also feature face tracking that you might want to consider include the Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 which also has a higher rating.

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Not Mac Compatible

Most webcams that were released more than two years ago are not Mac compatible. The StarCam Clip 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 also want to consider the A4Tech PK-635 (£16.44).

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Only 56 Viewing Angles

The StarCam Clip is a 56 degrees viewing angle webcam. Most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been available for more than two years have between 54 and 169 viewing angles.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The StarCam Clip does not have a zoom capability, although it is worth noting that most of the other low megapixel count webcams that are a similar age to the StarCam Clip also do not have a zoom capability.

We compared all the other webcams which also have a zoom capability to this webcam and we think the Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most low megapixel count webcams that are a similar age to the StarCam Clip do not have a night mode. The StarCam Clip is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a night mode and we think the Gembird CAM0360U-1 (£14.90) is also worth considering.

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been on the market for a similar time to the StarCam Clip, the MSI StarCam Clip is not Full HD.

Webcams which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the Logitech TV Cam HD.

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3 Other reasons to consider the MSI StarCam Clip

Average Maximum Frame Rate

The StarCam Clip has a pretty average maximum frame rate (30 frames per second) compared to most of the other webcams that came out around the same time as the StarCam Clip.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available including the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema (£16.99) which has better reviews.

Webcams with a higher maximum frame rate that might be worth considering include the Gembird CAM0360U-1 (£14.90) (60fps).

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Released Over Five Years Ago

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

USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 1.1 interface, which is the most frequently found interface on webcams of a comparable age and type to it.

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Specification

Performance
Megapixel Count
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Snapshot Button
Typical Power Consumption
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
Maximum Image Resolution
Design
Built-In Microphone
Colour
Interface
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Other Features
USB Powered
Camera Focusing Range
Operating System
USB Requirement
Colour Image
Camera File Format
Viewing Angle
Packaging Data
Laptop Clamp
LCD Clamp
Desktop Stand

1 Award

Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert Reviews

(4)
5 October 2006

This is a great camera with many features that quite frankly make it underpriced. However, the red discolouration is quite noticeable. Most people won't care about this discolouration, but there...

Trusted Reviews

Easy installation
Security software
Low price
Settings need tweaking for optimum performance
Smaller webcams are available
30 September 2006

While many laptops these days have webcams fitted as standard, the MSI StarCam Clip (£15 inc. VAT) provides a versatile option for those that dont.Clipping on to your laptop screen, the... Read more…

12 September 2006

Video chat to friends and family...

Webuser.co.uk

1 July 2006

Although the StarCam Clip is a neat little package, especially if youre looking for something portable thatll clip onto your laptop screen, it doesnt come with much in the way of useful software.... Read more…

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