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Hercules HD Twist
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Hercules HD Twist Webcam

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topreviewshop.com On Target Award
5MP 30fps Jan 2012
Megapixel Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Face Tracking Release Date
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13 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site concluded that this medium megapixel webcam was good. This webcam received an "On Target Award" from Topreviewshop.com.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this webcam is 70% based on two expert reviews from sites including topreviewshop.com and computertotaal.nl.

Easy to Use

One Hercules HD Twist reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Hercules HD Twist was easy to setup. Mr. A. Kilding wrote “Easy to set up and use” . One customer who reviewed the Hercules HD Twist considered that it was easy to use.

Good Product Quality

One Hercules HD Twist owner who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Melvyn said “Item as described good quality” in their Hercules HD Twist review.

Nice Design

One Hercules HD Twist owner who purchased it concluded that it was a good design. Topreviewshop.com wrote in their review of this webcam “Flexible and colorful design”.

Good Picture Quality

One Hercules HD Twist owner wrote in their reviews that it produced clear images. K. Taylor wrote in their Hercules HD Twist review “Its a good little webcam, with clear image” .

Features Face Tracking

The Hercules HD Twist features face tracking. Most of the other medium megapixel webcams that have been around for around the same time as the HD Twist 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 Atlantis Land MagicView 350 Chat Pack[plb_1796403_price], the Microsoft LifeCam Studio[plb_598569_price], or the HP GX607AA[plb_1498315_price] which has better reviews.

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USB Powered

The HD Twist is USB powered, which is unusual. Most of the other medium megapixel webcams that have been available for a comparable time to the HD Twist are not USB powered.

There are a number of alternative USB powered webcams currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Microsoft LifeCam Studio[plb_598569_price].

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Has a Built-In Microphone

Like most of the other webcams of a comparable spec and age to the HD Twist, the HD Twist has a built-in microphone.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a built-in microphone and we think the Microsoft LifeCam Studio[plb_598569_price], the L-Link LL-4186[plb_2285710_price], and the HP GX607AA[plb_1498315_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is typical of many webcams that were released more than two years ago.

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Hercules Webcams Have Good Reviews

Hercules has unexceptional reviews for its medium megapixel webcams, however it has good average reviews when measured across its entire webcam range.

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Full HD

The HD Twist is full HD. Most of the other similar spec webcams that have been around for a comparable time to the HD Twist are not full HD.

We compared this webcam to all the other full HD webcams and we think because of it's better review score, the Microsoft LifeCam Studio[plb_598569_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Long Cable Length

At 1.8 meters, the Hercules HD Twist has a quite long cable length compared to most of the other webcams that came out more than two years ago. The shortest cable length of medium megapixel webcams that were released more than two years ago is 1m, the longest is 1.9m, and the average cable length is 1.6m.

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9 Reasons Against

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 17 owner reviews the average owner rating of this medium megapixel webcam is 69 out of 100.

Poor Support

One person concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. Ar said on Amazon “There seems to be no proper help from the manufacturer unless you are a commercial users”.

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Most webcams of this spec and age do not have a motion detector. The HD Twist is no exception to this as it too does not have a motion detector.

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In the last month the price of the HD Twist has increased by £2.25.

Not Mac Compatibility

The HD Twist is not mac compatibility. Most of the other webcams of a similar spec and age to the HD Twist are also not mac compatibility.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

Like most of the other webcams of a comparable age and spec to the HD Twist, the HD Twist does not have a zoom capability.

There are a number of alternative webcams which also have a zoom capability which you might want to consider including the Microsoft LifeCam Studio[plb_598569_price], the L-Link LL-4186[plb_2285710_price], or the HP GX607AA[plb_1498315_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

The HD Twist does not have a snapshot button. Most of the other webcams of a similar spec and age to the HD Twist also do not have a snapshot button.

We compared all the other webcams which also have a snapshot button to this webcam and we think the Atlantis Land MagicView 350 Chat Pack[plb_1796403_price], the Microsoft LifeCam Studio[plb_598569_price], or the NGS SpringCam300[plb_1316472_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HD Twist does not have a night mode. Most of the other medium megapixel webcams that were launched around the same time as the HD Twist also do not have a night mode.

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

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the Hercules HD Twist has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst medium megapixel webcams of this age. Across all the similar spec webcams that were released around the same time as the HD Twist the digital zooms range from 2x to 10x.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Hercules HD Twist

Released Over Five Years Ago

Hercules released the HD Twist over five years ago.

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the Hercules HD Twist has a relatively average maximum frame rate compared to most of the other medium megapixel webcams that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Microsoft LifeCam Studio[plb_598569_price], or the HP GX607AA[plb_1498315_price].

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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 medium megapixel webcams that came out around the same time as it.

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Specification

Performance
Megapixel
Maximum Frame Rate
Face Tracking
Maximum Video Resolution
Full HD
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Digital Zoom
Multi Burst Mode
Maximum Interpolated Image Resolution
Photo Feature
Supported Video Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Image Formats Supported
Design
Built-In Microphone
Colour of Product
Interface
Cable Length
Sensor Type
Other Features
USB Powered
Compatible Operating Systems
Internet Connection Required
USB Required
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM
Minimum Processor
Cable Type
Packaging Data
Bundled Software
Headset Included

1 Award

topreviewshop.com On Target Award

Expert Reviews

(2)

Topreviewshop.com

21 June 2012

Topreviewshop.com

Webcams have been around for many years and for the most part there is little to differentiate webcam 'A' from webcam 'B'. The form-factor has generally been the same with each and every model ? a... Read more…

Flexible and colorful design
Easy to use
Works well in a variety of settings
Fraai design
Compact
Built-in mic is mediocre
Past niet goed op elk scherm
Twee softwaretoepassingen beter samenvoegen in n app
Fotomodus 5 megapixel' softwarematig opgeschaald
13 June 2012

De HD Twist is een fraaie webcam die u aan de hand van de bijgeleverde software kunt instellen zoals u het wenst. De gekleurde, flexibele voet zal wellicht erg in trek zijn bij jonge...

User Reviews

(7)
Reviewed 10 June 2016 by John Hodges
(Verified Purchase)

As described.

Reviewed 8 March 2015 by Melvyn
(Verified Purchase)

Item as described good quality.

Reviewed 17 October 2013 by Mr. A. Kilding "Chrisevans"
(Verified Purchase)

A great little camera at an even greater price. Easy to sit on monitor or desk and very adaptable. Easy to set up and use. Sorted.

Reviewed 11 March 2013 by K. Taylor
(Verified Purchase)

The item arrived as described and on time.

Its a good little webcam, with clear image. My only issue with it is that it doesn't hang straight off my laptop and when I bend it, it... Read more…

Reviewed 3 March 2013 by Jay

I bought two of these webcams, one for myself and the other for my sister-in-law. They look quirky, but straight away the software disc supplied wouldn't work and Hercules although at first were... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 4780735, hercules 4780731, hercules 4780733, hercules 4780732, hercules 4780735
Barcodes 00014445566045, 00031112670119, 00080050355367, 00100177458991, 00115970755154, 00115970908987, 00151903412282, 00151903412312, 00163120681051, 00163120681068, 00168141224584, 00182682286689, 00182682286696, 00182682286702, 00663296417022, 00663296417770, 00663296417794, 00663296417824, 00663296417848, 00663296417862, 00956262376301, 03362934742980, 03362934743352, 03362934743376, 03362934743390, 03362934743413, 03362934743437, 03610480188845, 03610480188890, 03610480188913

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