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Samsung VG-STC4000 Webcam

1MP 30fps 1920 X 1080 Mar 2014
Megapixel Count Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
With Full HD capabilities, video calls using services like Skype have greater clarity and brilliance. The camera captures every detail with superior realism, so you feel like your friends and... More
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15 Reasons For

Easy to Use

A few Samsung VG-STC4000 owners who reviewed the Samsung VG-STC4000 agreed that it was easy to setup. Amanda Mc Sorley mentioned on Amazon “Great product easy to setup” nonetheless only rated it 3 stars. Amanda Mc Sorley also mentioned “Bought at a good price and so easy to set up”. J. Brodie mentioned on Amazon “Arrived promptly, easy to set up, picture quality could be better for relatively expensive camera” in their review of the Samsung VG-STC4000.

Three Samsung VG-STC4000 owners wrote that this webcams was easy to use. Anthony Cadman rated it 99 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of this webcams “Brill idea easy to use a great addition to my smart TV”. Karen M. said on Amazon “Great to use for Skype calls”. Mw mentioned in their Samsung VG-STC4000 review on Amazon two years ago “It's a pity the people we skype seem to use their smartphones, or something worse”.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-one Samsung VG-STC4000 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. This year Amazon Customer said “Good quality kit tho”. Ian Dowse said in his review two years ago “Good quality image and sound, expensive”. Irena wrote on Amazon “Very good quality, we like it” in her review of the Samsung VG-STC4000.

Good Sound Quality

A few Samsung VG-STC4000 owners who purchased the Samsung VG-STC4000 reckoned that it had a good microphone. J. C. Learoyd gave it a score of 4 stars and said “Easy to set up, good sound and picture quality” in their review of this webcams. James said on Amazon “Works perfect easy to install, good sound and picture quality”. Kathryn Cressey said “Excellent for sound and picture” in her review of the Samsung VG-STC4000.

Good Size

A number of Samsung VG-STC4000 reviewers considered that the Samsung VG-STC4000 was thick. Two years ago Jm said on Amazon “The ability to use a zoom function is impressive and the wider picture view is a boon” in their review and rated it 4 stars. Mr.jp mentioned on Amazon “Does a good mixture of close up shots and pulled out wider shots as appropriate to whoever's talking at the time” and scored it 99 out of 100. Stu wrote in their Samsung VG-STC4000 review on Amazon “This does give a good wide angle capture, so the family can all sit on the sofa together to Skype”.

One Samsung VG-STC4000 owner who reviewed the product thought it was thin. Mr.jp mentioned on Amazon “The forward facing part is probably about as slim as they could make it” in their Samsung VG-STC4000 review.

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Nice Design

A few customers who reviewed this webcams agreed that it was neat. Dennis S. wrote in his review on Amazon “Very neat, not been tested for Skype yet.”. Jhp Stuart mentioned in their review of the Samsung VG-STC4000 in August last year “Neat accessory for Skype on Samsung TV.”. Jhp Stuart also wrote “Neat little accessory for Samsung smart TV”.

Good Connectivity

Several Samsung VG-STC4000 owners who bought the product agreed that it was good in terms of USB connections. A. Cooney gave it a rating of 99 out of 100 and wrote “Setup is straightforward, just make sure you plug the webcam into the correct USB port (marked TV camera” in their review of this webcams. Mr. Denis Cole and he wrote on Amazon in August last year “It to the correct USB port” in his Samsung VG-STC4000 review.

Good Picture Quality

One person considered that this webcams produced a sharp image. Mr. Denis Cole gave it a score of 99 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon “Sound quality extremely good picks up sound from a distance of 5 foot, sound is clear a crisp” in his review of this webcams.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation. Two years ago John H Bryan mentioned “High quality, excellent camera and clear colours”.

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Good Technical Features

One Samsung VG-STC4000 owner who reviewed it considered that it had good features. Robert Martin Weston mentioned on Amazon “Bottom line is the camera is good for sound & vision & has some clever features like an automatic zoom which seems to focus towards the voice” in his review and scored it 99 out of 100.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Samsung VG-STC4000 reviewer who purchased the product mentioned that it was noisy. Levente Farkas wrote on Amazon “Great cam, good picture quality! The only flaw i found is average noise cancellation for the microphones” in their review of the Samsung VG-STC4000.

Robust

One Samsung VG-STC4000 owner wrote in their reviews that it was well made.

Has a Built-In Microphone

Like most of the other webcams that were launched more than two years ago, the VG-STC4000 has a built-in microphone.

We compared all the other webcams with a built-in microphone to this webcam and we think the Logitech Pro 9000[plb_170855_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative webcams which also have a built-in microphone including the Belkin F7D7602[plb_1948170_price].

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Full HD

The VG-STC4000 is Full HD. Most of the other low megapixel count webcams that have been on the market for more than two years are not Full HD.

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Has a Zoom Capability

Unlike most of the other webcams of this spec and age which do not have a zoom capability, the VG-STC4000 has a zoom capability.

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Very Shallow Packaging Depth

The packaging depths of similar spec webcams that were launched around the same time as the VG-STC4000 range from 35mm to 230mm. With a packaging depth of only 35 millimeters, the VG-STC4000 has one of the shallower packaging depths amongst low megapixel count webcams of this age.

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Short

When compared to other webcams of a comparable type and age to the VG-STC4000, the height of the VG-STC4000 of only 12 millimeters is one of the shortest. Across all the comparable spec webcams that were released around the same time as the VG-STC4000 the heights range from 3.7mm to 490mm.

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13 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Ten Samsung VG-STC4000 reviewers reckoned that the Samsung VG-STC4000 was not cheap. Cliente Amazon wrote on Amazon in August last year “Expensive though”. Dennis S. wrote on Amazon “Very expensive for a webcam” nonetheless gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Ian Dowse mentioned on Amazon “Good quality image and sound, expensive”.

A number of customers who bought the product concluded that it was not good value for money. A. Cooney said in their review of this webcams on Amazon “It's a little pricey”. Readingandy mentioned in their review “These can be a be pricey to come by now”. In August last year Shaun Morgan wrote “You need to use the camera you are stuck with buying a pricy compatible camera” in his review of the Samsung VG-STC4000.

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Poor Support

One Samsung VG-STC4000 owner who reviewed it considered that it did not have good technical guidance.

Price Increase of £4.91

In the last 56 days the VG-STC4000 has increased in price by £4.91.

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Like most of the other webcams of a comparable type and age to the VG-STC4000, the VG-STC4000 does not have a motion detector.

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Not USB Powered

The VG-STC4000 is not USB powered. Most of the other webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the VG-STC4000 are also not USB powered.

Webcams which are USB powered that might also be worth looking at include the Logitech Pro 9000[plb_170855_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Like most of the other webcams of this age and spec, the VG-STC4000 does not feature face tracking.

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Not Mac Compatible

Most low megapixel count webcams that were released around the same time as the VG-STC4000 are not Mac compatible. The VG-STC4000 is no exception to this as it too is not Mac compatible.

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Expensive

The cheapeast webcams of a similar age and spec that we found costs £6 and the most expensive costs £444. We think that this Samsung webcam looks expensive for a webcam of a similar age and spec.

Very Narrow Vertical Vewing Angle

The VG-STC4000 has one of the narrower vertical vewing angles (only 29.5 degrees) amongst low megapixel count webcams of this age. The average vertical vewing angle of webcams of a similar spec and age to the VG-STC4000 is 84°.

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Very Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

At only 45 degrees, the VG-STC4000 has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other webcams of this type and age. Similar spec webcams that were released more than two years ago have horizontal viewing angles of between 45° and 170°.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Most webcams that came out around the same time as the VG-STC4000 do not have a snapshot button. The VG-STC4000 is no exception to this as it too does not have a snapshot button.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Samsung VG-STC4000 does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other webcams of this spec and age also do not have a night mode.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a night mode and we think the Belkin F7D7602[plb_1948170_price] is also worth considering.

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Heavy

At 113 grams, the Samsung VG-STC4000 is quite heavy compared to most of the other webcams that have been available for around the same time as the VG-STC4000. Webcams that have been around for a comparable time to the VG-STC4000 have weights of between 0.35g and 480g, and the average weight is 100g.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung VG-STC4000

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Samsung released the VG-STC4000.

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the VG-STC4000 has a relatively average maximum frame rate compared to most of the other low megapixel count webcams that were released around the same time as the VG-STC4000.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available including the Logitech Pro 9000[plb_170855_price] which has better reviews; or the iMicro IM210[plb_2269738_price] which is cheaper.

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is the most frequently found interface on webcams of a comparable age and type to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many webcams of a similar age and type to it.

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Specification

Performance
Megapixel Count
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Zoom Capability
Full HD
Operating Voltage
Vertical Vewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Supported Video Format
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mount
Colour
Interface
Tilt Angle
Built-In Flash
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Packaging Depth
LCD Clamp
Packaging Width
Package Weight
Packaging Height

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