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Hercules HD Exchange
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Hercules HD Exchange Webcam

3MP 1280 X 720 Jan 2012
Built-In Microphone Megapixel Face Tracking Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
- Webcam designed and optimized for the most popular instant messaging applications:(MSN Messenger / Windows LiveTM Messenger, Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, AIM, GoogleTM GmailTM Voice and Video Chat,... More
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7 Reasons For

Good Product Quality

One Hercules HD Exchange owner who purchased it thought it was good quality. Alexandros Kesidis mentioned on Amazon “The picture is of good quality.” in their review of the Hercules HD Exchange.

Features Face Tracking

The HD Exchange features face tracking, unlike most of the other medium megapixel webcams that came out more than two years ago which do not feature face tracking.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative webcams which feature face tracking currently available including the C310[pl_265576_price], the C170[pl_824911_price], or the C615[pl_838859_price] all from Logitech which has better reviews.

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USB Powered

The Hercules HD Exchange is USB powered, unlike most of the other webcams of this spec and age which are not USB powered.

We compared this webcam to all the other USB powered webcams and we think the C270[pl_37101_price], and the C615[pl_838859_price] both from Logitech or the Genius FaceCam 322[plb_1902304_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Hercules HD Exchange has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel webcams that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a built-in microphone and we think because of it's better review score, the C270[pl_37101_price], and the C525[pl_1470115_price] both from Logitech or the Gembird A4-PK-920H[plb_2788244_price] is also worth considering.

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is the most commonly found interface on medium megapixel webcams that came out more than two years ago.

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Hercules Webcams Have Good Reviews

Average ratings across all Hercules webcams are good, however average ratings across just Hercules's medium megapixel webcams are unexceptional.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Hercules HD Exchange has a zoom capability, which is unusual. Most of the other medium megapixel webcams that have been available for a comparable time to the HD Exchange do not have a zoom capability.

There are a number of alternative webcams with a zoom capability currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the C170[pl_824911_price], the C615[pl_838859_price], or the C525[pl_1470115_price] all from Logitech.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The HD Exchange does not have a motion detector. Most of the other webcams that have been available for more than two years also do not have a motion detector.

We think you might also be interested in alternative webcams which also have a motion detector including the C270[pl_37101_price], the C170[pl_824911_price], or the C615[pl_838859_price] all from Logitech which also has a higher rating.

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Not Mac Compatibility

Most similar spec webcams that have been available for a comparable time to the HD Exchange are not mac compatibility. The Hercules HD Exchange is no exception to this as it too is not mac compatibility.

Webcams which are mac compatibility that might also be worth looking at include the Logitech C615[plb_838859_price], the Genius FaceCam 321[plb_1787710_price], or the Creative Labs Live! Cam Connect HD[plb_1350894_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Most webcams of this type and age do not have a snapshot button. The HD Exchange is no exception to this as it too does not have a snapshot button.

It is worth considering alternative webcams which also have a snapshot button including the HD-3100[pl_376241_price], or the HD 3110[pl_706617_price] both from HP or the Logitech C310[plb_265576_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Full HD

Most webcams of a comparable age and type to the HD Exchange are not full HD. The HD Exchange is no exception to this as it too is not full HD.

Webcams which are full HD that might be worth considering include the Logitech C615[plb_838859_price], the Cisco PrecisionHD[plb_1506318_price], or the V7 Professional HD Webcam 720P[plb_1508635_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Maximum Interpolated Image Resolution

The maximum interpolated image resolutions of webcams of this type and age range from 3MP to 20MP. The HD Exchange has one of the lower maximum interpolated image resolutions (only 3 megapixels) amongst webcams of this age.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Hercules HD Exchange does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other webcams that have been available for around the same time as the HD Exchange also do not have a night mode.

We compared all the other webcams which also have a night mode to this webcam and we think the Atlantis Land MagicView 350 Chat Pack[plb_1796403_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Hercules HD Exchange

Released Over Five Years Ago

This medium megapixel webcam was released over five years ago.

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the HD Exchange has a relatively average maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams of a comparable spec and age to the HD Exchange.

There are a number of other 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available which you might want to consider including the Logitech C270[plb_37101_price], the HP HD 3110[plb_706617_price], or the Samsung VG-STC3000[plb_1496763_price] which has better reviews.

Webcams with a higher maximum frame rate that might also be worth looking at include the Cisco PrecisionHD[plb_1506318_price] (60fps and higher rated).

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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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution on webcams of this age and spec.

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Specification

Performance
Megapixel
Maximum Frame Rate
Face Tracking
Maximum Video Resolution
Zoom Capability
Full HD
Operating Voltage
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Noise Reduction
Digital Zoom
Multi Burst Mode
Normal Focusing Range
Maximum Interpolated Image Resolution
Photo Feature
Supported Video Modes
Maximum Image Resolution
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mounting Type
Colour of Product
Interface
LED Indicators
Cable Length
Pan Range
Tilt Angle
Sensor Type
Built-In Flash
Other Features
USB Powered
Mac Compatibility
Connection to PC
Manual Focus
Optical Drive Required
Compatible Operating Systems
CD/DVD-ROM Drive Requirement
USB Required
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM
Minimum Processor
Packaging Data
Laptop Clamp
CRT Stand
LCD Clamp
Desktop Stand
Bundled Software
Headset Included

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 27 January 2014 by Alexandros Kesidis
(Verified Purchase)

The picture is of good quality,but sometimes it is unresponsive at the beginning.The clip doesn't hold very well but still does not fall off. Good for skype.

Reviewed 23 August 2013 by Marty
(Verified Purchase)

A great bit of kit. not had much time to put it threw its passes. It looks good on its perch.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hercules 4780708
Barcodes 00663296416667, 03362934742713, 03362934743222, 05053460289671

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