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Philips PTA317
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Philips PTA317 Webcam

Apr 2012
Built-In Microphone Zoom Capability Release Date
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2 Reasons For

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Philips PTA317 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other webcams of a comparable type and age to the PTA317 also have a built-in microphone.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Philips PTA317 has a zoom capability, which is unusual. Most of the other webcams of a similar age and type to the PTA317 do not have a zoom capability.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Like most of the other webcams that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PTA317, the Philips PTA317 does not have a motion detector.

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Not USB Powered

Most similar spec webcams that have been available for a comparable time to the PTA317 are not USB powered. The Philips PTA317 is no exception to this as it too is not USB powered.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Like most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been available for more than two years, the Philips PTA317 does not feature face tracking.

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Not Mac Compatible

The Philips PTA317 is not Mac compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other webcams of this age and spec are also not Mac compatible.

Webcams which are Mac compatible that might be worth looking at include the Genius FaceCam 320[plb_1719586_price].

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other webcams that were released around the same time as the PTA317, the Philips PTA317 is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other webcams of this spec and age, the Philips PTA317 does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Most webcams that are a similar age to the PTA317 do not have a snapshot button. The Philips PTA317 is no exception to this as it too does not have a snapshot button.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the Philips PTA317 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other webcams of a comparable type and age to the PTA317. Comparable spec webcams that have been around for a similar time to the PTA317 have digital zoom of between 3x and 10x, and the average digital zoom is 4.5x.

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1 Other reason to consider the Philips PTA317

Released Over Four Years Ago

Philips released the PTA317 over four years ago.

Specification

Performance
Zoom Capability
Digital Zoom
Design
Built-In Microphone
Colour
Built-In Flash
Other Features
Weight With Stand
Compatibility
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00871258164311, 05053460285222, 08712581643119

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