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LG AN-VC500 Webcam

30fps 1920 X 1080 Apr 2013
Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Full HD Release Date
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10 Reasons For

Easy to Use

Several customers who reviewed the LG AN-VC500 said that it was easy to setup. In August this year Amazon Customer said “Relatively easy to setup though Velcro isn't the greatest for a” in their review of the LG AN-VC500. Amazon Customer also wrote “The Cam looks good and is easy to set up”. Andrew Toomer wrote three years ago “Easy to set up picture and sound A1+”.

Some people considered that this webcams was easy to use. Amber-Lady wrote two years ago “Great for my hubby to use as he always has the tv on, whilst he may not switch on the laptop” in their review of the LG AN-VC500. Julie Bell wrote in her LG AN-VC500 review “So handy”. M-Newland wrote “Its a good camera - allows you to use skype and makes gesture controls available on your TV” however despite that scored the product 60 out of 100.

One LG AN-VC500 reviewer who purchased the product thought it performed as expected. Nigel Sutton mentioned “Does what it says on the tin fab bit of kit” in his LG AN-VC500 review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. One customer who purchased the product wrote that it had a good experience. Mr Kenneth Rossington wrote on Amazon last year “All round a good experience” and scored the product 99 out of 100.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers agreed that the product was good quality. Two years ago Ciara wrote “Speakers are also very good quality” in her LG AN-VC500 review. Eamon Byrne wrote in their review of this webcams “Excellent value and superb quality, easy to install, very happy overall”. John Shine mentioned on Amazon “Brilliant addition to my television couldn't be happier does what it's meant to and the picture quality is really good.” in his review of the LG AN-VC500.

Good Sound Quality

Some LG AN-VC500 owners who bought it considered that it had a good microphone. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “Picks up great audio for skipping them fam!” in their review of this webcams and rated the LG AN-VC500 5 stars. Amit said on Amazon “Clear Sound, Video” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Amit also mentioned “Skype works perfectly with clear sound”.

Robust

A number of people thought it was well made. John Nord mentioned “The built in magnet does not attach very well to plastic! Apart from that” in his LG AN-VC500 review. Last year William Potts mentioned “Well built and easy to set up”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the LG AN-VC500 was reliable. Dingo mentioned “Brilliant camera for my son in Australia very reliable”.

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Good Connectivity

One LG AN-VC500 reviewer reckoned that the product had email functionality. Last year Mr Kenneth Rossington wrote in his review of this webcams on Amazon “Good communication by email so was able to be in for delivery”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. Amit said on Amazon “You are better using an Hdmi stick like Intel on your TV”.

Nice Design

One LG AN-VC500 owner mentioned in their reviews that this webcams was good looking. Riddence said “Pretty good”.

Good Technical Features

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the LG AN-VC500 had good features. Two years ago Mr. John E. Sleight wrote on Amazon “It's all good and no negative features so that's why I award it top rating” in his LG AN-VC500 review.

Has a Built-In Microphone

Like most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been available for a similar time to the AN-VC500, the AN-VC500 has a built-in microphone.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the AN-VC500 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels webcam, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all webcams of a similar spec and age to the AN-VC500.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of webcam.

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Full HD

The AN-VC500 is full HD, unlike most of the other webcams of this age and spec which are not full HD.

There are a number of other full HD webcams currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the C930e[pl_363535_price], or the C910[pl_377024_price] both from Logitech.

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9 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was not cheap. Amazon Customer said on Amazon last year “Expensive for what you get”. Amazon Customer also said “If they want to sell an expensive camera at least make it a quality item”. M-Newland rated it 60 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon two years ago “Though for what it is, its very very overpriced”.

One LG AN-VC500 owner said in their reviews that it was not good value for money. Great Uncle Bulgaria mentioned “Pricey for available features”.

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Poor Support

One LG AN-VC500 owner reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. Vic Chaszczewski mentioned in their review of this webcams “I have followed the rather meagre instructions and the camera is not being recognised by my LG Smart TV” and gave this webcams a rating of 20 out of 100.

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Like most of the other webcams of a similar type and age to the AN-VC500, the AN-VC500 does not have a motion detector.

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Not USB Powered

Like most of the other webcams that were launched more than two years ago, the LG AN-VC500 is not USB powered.

Webcams which are USB powered that might be worth considering include the Logitech C930e[plb_363535_price], or the HP 1300[plb_1396769_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

The LG AN-VC500 does not feature face tracking, although this is within the context that most of the other webcams that were launched more than two years ago also do not feature face tracking.

We compared this webcam to all the other webcams with a face tracking and we think the Logitech C910[plb_377024_price], or the Hercules HD Emotion[plb_1022852_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Mac Compatibility

The AN-VC500 is not mac compatibility. Most of the other webcams that were launched around the same time as the AN-VC500 are also not mac compatibility.

Webcams which are mac compatibility that might be worth considering include the Logitech C910[plb_377024_price], or the Genius FaceCam 320[plb_1719586_price].

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The LG AN-VC500 does not have a zoom capability. Most of the other webcams that came out more than two years ago also do not have a zoom capability.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The AN-VC500 does not have a night mode. Most of the other similar spec webcams that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Most webcams that were released around the same time as the AN-VC500 do not have a snapshot button. The AN-VC500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a snapshot button.

It is worth also looking at alternative webcams which also have a snapshot button including the HP HD 4310[plb_1418844_price] which is also higher rated.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG AN-VC500

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this LG webcam was released.

Average Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of 30 frames per second, the AN-VC500 has a fairly typical maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams of a similar spec and age to the AN-VC500.

We compared this webcam to all the other 30fps maximum frame rate webcams and we think the Foscam FI8909W[plb_1716257_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 of a similar spec and age to it.

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Specification

Performance
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Full HD
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Built-In Microphone
Mounting Type
Colour of Product
Interface
Optical Sensor Size
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Built-In Flash
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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00719192590540, 05053731840730, 05054484465058, 05054533465053, 05712505020715, 08806084142788

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