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Genius FaceCam 1000
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Genius FaceCam 1000 Webcam

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30fps 1280 X 720 Clip USB 2.0 Jan 2013
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Genius now introduces a high definition quality webcam. FaceCam 1000 supports 720P High Definition resolution up to 30 frame rate. No driver is required for Windows 7, MAC and Linux systems, for... More
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One Industry Award

This webcam was given a "Recommended" award by Hard-h2o.com who concluded that this Genius webcam was good.

Genius Has Good Reviews for Its Webcams

Webcams produced by Genius generally have good ratings.

Mac Compatibility

The Genius FaceCam 1000 is mac compatibility, unlike most of the other webcams that have been available for a similar time to the FaceCam 1000 which are not mac compatibility.

There are a number of alternative mac compatibility webcams currently available that you might also want to consider including the C910[pl_377024_price], or the 960-000856[pl_1478689_price] both from Logitech or the basicXL BXL-WEBCAM2[plb_1362881_price] which has better reviews.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many webcams of a similar age and type to it.

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Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Mac Operating Systems Supported

The Genius FaceCam 1000 supports a Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion mac operating systems supported which is newer than the Mac OS X 10.7 Lion mac operating systems supported supported by most similar spec webcams that were released around the same time as it. In addition, this Genius webcam support Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard mac operating systems supporteds. Webcams of this spec and age mac operating systems supporteds range from Mac OS X 10.3 Panther to Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

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Very Small Minimum Hard Disk Space

At only 100 megabytes, the Genius FaceCam 1000 has a quite small minimum hard disk space compared to most of the other webcams of a similar age and type to the FaceCam 1000. Webcams that are a comparable age to the FaceCam 1000 have minimum hard disk spaces of between 60MB and 500MB.

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Light

Webcams that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 16g and 840g. With a weight of only 16 grams, the FaceCam 1000 is very light compared to most of the other webcams that have been on the market for a similar time to the FaceCam 1000.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The Genius FaceCam 1000 does not have a motion detector, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec webcams that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a motion detector.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

The FaceCam 1000 does not have a built-in microphone, unlike most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been around for a similar time to the FaceCam 1000 which have a built-in microphone.

We compared all the other webcams which also have a built-in microphone to this webcam and we think the Media-Tech MT4023[plb_93792_price], the Bluestork BS-CAM-100K-D[plb_1919426_price], or the Logitech C930e + H820e[plb_1590639_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not USB Powered

The Genius FaceCam 1000 is not USB powered, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec webcams that have been available for a comparable time to the FaceCam 1000 are also not USB powered.

Webcams which are USB powered that might be worth looking at include the Logitech C930e[plb_363535_price], the HP 1300[plb_1396769_price], or the Bluestork BS-CAM-100K-D[plb_1919426_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Most webcams of this age and spec do not feature face tracking. The FaceCam 1000 is no exception to this as it too does not feature face tracking.

It is worth considering other webcams which also feature face tracking including the Logitech C910[plb_377024_price], the Hercules HD Emotion[plb_1022852_price], or the Thrustmaster HD Emotion[plb_1043510_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The FaceCam 1000 does not have a zoom capability. Most of the other similar spec webcams that came out more than two years ago also do not have a zoom capability.

Other webcams which also have a zoom capability that you might also want to look at include the TV Cam[pl_1313579_price], the 960-000856[pl_1478689_price], or the 960-000921[pl_1553757_price] all from Logitech which also has a higher rating.

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other webcams of this type and age, the FaceCam 1000 is not full HD.

Webcams which are full HD that might also be worth looking at include the C930e[pl_363535_price], the C910[pl_377024_price], or the TV Cam[pl_1313579_price] all from Logitech.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The FaceCam 1000 does not have a night mode. Most of the other webcams of a comparable age and spec to the FaceCam 1000 also do not have a night mode.

There are a number of alternative webcams which also have a night mode which you might want to look at including the Tenda C30[plb_2035291_price], the LogiLink WC0022[plb_1373408_price], or the T'nB NIGHTY480[plb_2164931_price].

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Most webcams of this spec and age do not have a snapshot button. The Genius FaceCam 1000 is no exception to this as it too does not have a snapshot button.

It is worth also looking at other webcams which also have a snapshot button including the HP HD 4310[plb_1418844_price], the Bluestork BS-CAM-100K-D[plb_1919426_price], or the T'nB PIXY350[plb_2232016_price] which is also higher rated.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Genius FaceCam 1000

Released Over Four Years Ago

This webcam has been on the market for over four years.

Average Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of 30 frames per second, the FaceCam 1000 has a pretty typical maximum frame rate compared to most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been around for a similar time to the FaceCam 1000.

We compared this webcam to all the other 30fps maximum frame rate webcams and we think because of it's better review score, the Media-Tech MT4023[plb_93792_price], the Logitech C930e[plb_363535_price], and the V7 Vantage Webcam 300[plb_386713_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a higher maximum frame rate then you might also want to consider the Sony PlayStation Eye[plb_1322154_price] (120fps) which also has a higher rating.

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is typical of many webcams of a similar age and type to it.

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Specification

Performance
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Full HD
Plug and Play
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Focus Adjustment
Auto Focus
Photo Feature
Video Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Design
Mounting Type
Colour of Product
Interface
Sensor Type
Built-In Flash
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Mac Compatibility
USB Required
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM
Minimum Processor
Packaging Data
Manual

1 Award

hard-h2o.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

23 January 2012

Genius es especialista en dispositivos para nuestro equipos, desde ratones, teclados, a webcams y auriculares de todo tipo. Esta FaceCam ofrece una buena calidad de imagen sin necesidad de...

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3 March 2011

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04710268234579, 04710268241577, 06953041072625

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