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Thrustmaster Optical Glass

Thrustmaster Optical Glass Webcam

1.3MP 30fps Jul 2011
Megapixel Count Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Face Tracking Release Date
- GA sensor with glass lens: for the best optical performance, and even clearer images!- 4 lighting diodes for clear, bright images - even in low light- Video resolution: 800*600- Photo... More
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2 Reasons For

Features Face Tracking

The Thrustmaster Optical Glass features face tracking. Most of the other low megapixel count webcams that were released more than two years ago do not feature face tracking.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other webcams which feature face tracking currently available including the Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000[plb_598566_price] which has better reviews.

There are a number of alternative webcams which also feature face tracking that you might also want to look at including the Acme United CA11[plb_1832181_price].

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Thrustmaster Optical Glass has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other webcams that are a comparable age to the Optical Glass.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Like most of the other low megapixel count webcams that are a comparable age to the Optical Glass, the Optical Glass does not have a motion detector.

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Not USB Powered

The Thrustmaster Optical Glass is not USB powered, although this is within the context that most of the other webcams of this spec and age are also not USB powered.

If you would prefer a webcam that is USB powered then you might want to look at the Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000[plb_598566_price], or the HP KQ245AA[plb_1479494_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Mac Compatible

Most webcams of this age and spec are not Mac compatible. The Thrustmaster Optical Glass is no exception to this as it too is not Mac compatible.

Webcams which are Mac compatible that might be worth considering include the Creative Labs inPerson Live Connect HD[plb_1350894_price].

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

The Thrustmaster Optical Glass does not have a snapshot button. Most of the other low megapixel count webcams that have been around for around the same time as the Optical Glass also do not have a snapshot button.

We think you might also be interested in alternative webcams which also have a snapshot button including the Logitech C600[plb_497439_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The Optical Glass does not have a zoom capability, although this is within the context that most of the other webcams of a similar spec and age to the Optical Glass 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[plb_598566_price], or the HP KQ245AA[plb_1479494_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the Optical Glass has one of the smaller digital zoom amongst low megapixel count webcams of this age. Low megapixel count webcams that have been around for more than two years have digital zoom of between 2x and 10x, and the average digital zoom is 4.6x.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other low megapixel count webcams that are a comparable age to the Optical Glass, the Thrustmaster Optical Glass 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[plb_1284889_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Full HD

Most webcams of a similar spec and age to the Optical Glass are not Full HD. The Optical Glass is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

If you would prefer a webcam that is Full HD then you might also want to look at the Creative Labs inPerson Live Connect HD[plb_1350894_price], or the Logitech TV Cam HD[plb_1515821_price] which is also higher rated.

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Fairly Big Minimum Hard Disk Space

The average minimum hard disk space of similar spec webcams that were launched around the same time as the Optical Glass is 410MB, and the minimum hard disk space range from 130MB to 1.6GB. The Optical Glass has a quite big minimum hard disk space (300 megabytes) compared to most of the other low megapixel count webcams that are a comparable age to the Optical Glass.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Thrustmaster Optical Glass

Average Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of 30 frames per second, the Thrustmaster Optical Glass has a pretty average maximum frame rate compared to most of the other low megapixel count webcams that are a comparable age to the Optical Glass.

There are a number of other 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available which you might also want to consider including the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema[plb_85750_price], the MSI StarCam Clip[plb_637711_price], or the Logitech C600[plb_497439_price] which has better reviews.

If this webcam maximum frame rate is too low for you then you might want to consider the Gembird CAM0360U-1[plb_1284889_price] (60fps).

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Thrustmaster released the Optical Glass.

USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is typical of many similar spec webcams that are a comparable age to it.

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800 X 600 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Thrustmaster Optical Glass is 800 x 600 pixels. That's 56% more video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels.

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Specification

Performance
Megapixel Count
Maximum Frame Rate
Face Tracking
Maximum Video Resolution
Full HD
Digital Zoom
Multi Burst Mode
Design
Built-In Microphone
Colour
Interface
Cable Length
Sensor Type
Built-In Flash
Other Features
Connection to PC
Manual Focus
Optical Drive Requirement
Operating System
CD/DVD-ROM Drive Requirement
USB Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM
Minimum Processor
Packaging Data
Laptop Clamp
CRT Stand
LCD Clamp
Desktop Stand
Bundled Software

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