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HP KQ245AA

HP KQ245AA Webcam

M3.idg.se Recommended
2MP 1600 X 1200 Dec 2012
Built-In Microphone Megapixel Maximum Video Resolution Zoom Capability Release Date
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7 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at M3.idg.se endorse this webcam and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This HP webcam has an average expert rating of 72% based on two expert reviews from sites including toptenreviews.com and M3.idg.se.

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Webcams

We calculated the average ratings for all HP webcams and also specifically for HP built-in microphone webcams and found that in both cases HP had good ratings.

USB Powered

Unlike most of the other webcams of a similar spec and age to the KQ245AA which are not USB powered, the KQ245AA is USB powered.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other USB powered webcams currently available including because of it's better review score, the Logitech C615.

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1600 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the HP KQ245AA is 1600 x 1200 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels webcam, which is the most frequently found video resolution. Across all webcams of this age and type the video resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Has a Zoom Capability

The KQ245AA has a zoom capability. Most of the other webcams that have been around for more than two years do not have a zoom capability.

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Has a Snapshot Button

The HP KQ245AA has a snapshot button. Most of the other webcams that are a similar age to the KQ245AA do not have a snapshot button.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a snapshot button and we think because of it's better review score, the C250, and the Pro9000 both from Logitech is also worth considering.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

One HP KQ245AA owner wrote that it was not good quality. Toptenreviews.com said “The video quality is relatively poor compared to other webcams” however despite that they still gave the product a score of 63 out of 100.

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Like most of the other similar spec webcams that were launched around the same time as the KQ245AA, the HP KQ245AA does not have a motion detector.

There are a number of alternative webcams which also have a motion detector which you might want to look at including the Logitech C615 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Most built-in microphone webcams that have been on the market for a similar time to the KQ245AA do not feature face tracking. The KQ245AA is no exception to this as it too does not feature face tracking.

Other webcams which also feature face tracking that you might also want to look at include the C310, or the C910 both from Logitech or the Microsoft LifeCam HD-6000 which also has a higher rating.

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Not Mac Compatibility

The HP KQ245AA is not mac compatibility, although it is worth noting that most of the other webcams of a comparable type and age to the KQ245AA are also not mac compatibility.

If you would prefer a webcam that is mac compatibility then you might want to look at the C910, or the C615 both from Logitech which is also higher rated.

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other built-in microphone webcams that are a similar age to the KQ245AA, the KQ245AA is not full HD.

Webcams which are full HD that might also be worth looking at include the Logitech C910.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most webcams of this type and age do not have a night mode. The KQ245AA is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Very Short Cable Length

Across all the webcams that have been available for more than two years the cable lengths range from 0.7m to 3.4m. At only 1 meter, the HP KQ245AA has a fairly short cable length compared to most of the other webcams that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP KQ245AA

Released Over Four Years Ago

HP released the KQ245AA over four years ago.

Average Megapixel

The HP KQ245AA has a relatively standard megapixel (2 megapixels) compared to most of the other webcams that have been available for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2MP webcams currently available including the C600 (£16.01), the B525 (£35.94), or the Pro9000 all from Logitech which has better reviews.

Webcams with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the HP GX607AA (3MP).

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is typical of many built-in microphone webcams that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Specification

Performance
Megapixel
Maximum Video Resolution
Zoom Capability
Snapshot Button
Full HD
Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Maximum Interpolated Image Resolution
Photo Feature
Maximum Image Resolution
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mounting Type
Colour of Product
Interface
LED Indicators
Cable Length
Sensor Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
USB Powered
USB Required
On/off Switch
Packaging Data
LCD Clamp

1 Award

M3.idg.se Recommended

Expert Reviews

(2)

The web cam works as intended, but there are definitely better choices available...

This HP web cam captures images with 12 megapixels of resolution, the highest resolution we saw in our comparison
The video quality is relatively poor compared to other webcams

M3.idg.se

27 March 2010

M3.idg.se

För 500 kronor kommer du ganska långt om du väljer Premium Autofocus. Den är inte bäst men däremot prisvärd...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp kq245, hp kq245a, hp kq245aa, hp kq245aaa, hp kq245aaab, hp kq245aaaba
Barcodes 00883585803675

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