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Logitech QuickCam Messenger Webcam

30fps 640 X 480 USB 2.0 Jun 2010
Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Interface Release Date
- True VGA resolution: Capture high-quality VGA (640 x 480) video and still images.- Echo-free audio with RightSound Technology: Enjoy crystal-clear conversations, free of annoying echo.-... More
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Owner Reviews Are Good

The average owner rating of this Logitech webcam is 80 out of 100 based on 48 owner reviews.

Reasonably Priced

Fifteen Logitech QuickCam Messenger owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. One buyer said in their Logitech QuickCam Messenger review on Amazon “The Logitech Quick Cam Messenger is great for its price, however it's no better than expected”. One purchaser gave the Logitech QuickCam Messenger a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review on Amazon “Good value for money”. One reviewer mentioned “Otherwise i see no reason why in general you shouldnt have the camera working fine! Great for the price, good little webcam” in their Logitech QuickCam Messenger review.

Several Logitech QuickCam Messenger owners reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Eight years ago Apf wrote in their review of the Logitech QuickCam Messenger on Amazon “Cheap, simple and works”. Foxile scored the product very highly and said ten years ago “I bought this cam as a cheap way of getting a webcam for chats to friends” in their review of this webcam. Grimacingreaper said on Amazon “A good cheap webcam with resolvable problems”.

One customer who reviewed the product wrote that it was cheap. Magdalena Alhassan said in her review of this webcam on Amazon “I would recommend it for everyone who looks for something small, stylish, with very good performance and yet not expensive”.

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Good Product Quality

Thirteen people agreed that this webcam was good quality. "nutsgamer" wrote on Amazon “I have to say, that for the price, this is a very high quality webcam” in their review of this webcam. Amit wrote in their review of the Logitech QuickCam Messenger “Good picture quality sufficient enough for basic webuse” and rated the Logitech QuickCam Messenger as very good. Computer Addict mentioned on Amazon “I've had this webcam for about 3 years now and it's still great! It's very reasonibly priced and the quality is pretty good”.

Easy to Use

Several customers who bought the product mentioned that it was easy to use. Banicos wrote on Amazon “This webcam is a great choice, good performance and easy to use” in their Logitech QuickCam Messenger review and scored it very highly. Goldenmile said “It is easy to use, small and looks wonderful” in their review of this webcam. Gordon Saunders said in his review of the Logitech QuickCam Messenger “Takes a good picture (although not as good as a digital camera) and is VERY easy to use” .

Some people who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to setup. Magdalena Alhassan mentioned “Logitech WebCam is easy to set up and use, with very clear picture”. Medic said in their Logitech QuickCam Messenger review “It is easy to set up and use and I am so pleased I choose this one”. Peter Dawkins mentioned in his review “A bit of a duffer at most technical goings on, I have to say that this webcam is so simple to setup that even I was able to sort it” .

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Mr Jack D Westrop mentioned “The mic is ps3 compatible, no problems with vista, clear picture with adjustable settings and fits easily onto any lcd monitor at least”.

One person who reviewed the product thought it had a good experience. Smugly mentioned on Amazon “I guess the others have had a good experience” in their review of this webcam.

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Robust

A few Logitech QuickCam Messenger owners who reviewed it considered that it was well made. Mr Jack D Westrop he said on Amazon “This camera has a decent in built microphone which can also be used on the ps3 as it connects via usb”. Fourteen years ago Mr. K wrote on Amazon “The picture quality and built in microphone really does the job”. Winterholder wrote in their review of this webcam “The built in microphone is more than adequate” and scored it very highly.

A few people considered that the Logitech QuickCam Messenger was strong and durable. J. Pyant scored it 5 stars and said on Amazon “Great value and robustly designed” in their review of this webcam. Nine years ago Winterholder said on Amazon “The plastic looks sturdy”.

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Nice Design

A number of Logitech QuickCam Messenger owners who reviewed the Logitech QuickCam Messenger reckoned that it was good looking. Ten years ago Computer Addict mentioned on Amazon “Generally it's still pretty clear”. J. Pyant gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “The swivel on this one, however, is pretty stiff so it stays in the position you want”.

Excellent Brand

We checked 4,733 owner and expert reviews for Logitech webcams and found that on average Logitech has excellent reviews. We also found that Logitech has excellent reviews specifically within its webcams range.

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Good Sound Quality

A few Logitech QuickCam Messenger reviewers considered that it had a good microphone. One purchaser said in their review of this webcam on Amazon “Huge range and great sound quality!The camera itself is a little blurry” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Grimacingreaper wrote on Amazon “I have only given it four stars as the speed is slighty slow, so lips are never synched with sound” in their review. Kt "kaz" gave the Logitech QuickCam Messenger a rating of 5 stars and wrote “Great clarity of picture and sound and a real bargain!Can't recommend it highly enough!”.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Logitech QuickCam Messenger owners said in their reviews that the product produced a sharp image. M Hall wrote “The picture quality is superb, really sharp crystal clear images” in their review of the Logitech QuickCam Messenger. Nine years ago R Patel rated it 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Logitech QuickCam Messenger “Great product, works extremely well, sharp image and good sound”.

Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was able to connect to the internet. Computer Addict gave the Logitech QuickCam Messenger a rating of 5 stars and said in their review of the Logitech QuickCam Messenger on Amazon “I've never had any problems so as far as I'm concerned it's really good for internet chatting and such”.

One Logitech QuickCam Messenger owner who reviewed this webcam concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections.

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Good Size

One Logitech QuickCam Messenger owner wrote in their reviews that this webcam was compact. Amit gave the product a very good review and wrote on Amazon “I purchased this item after looking at the reviews.i would say i am glad to order this compact webcam”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

Like most of the other webcams of a similar age and spec to the QuickCam Messenger, the Logitech QuickCam Messenger has a built-in microphone.

Alternative webcams with a built-in microphone currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Media-Tech MT4023[plb_93792_price], the Logitech 960-000921[plb_1553757_price], or the Typhoon SpaceCam[plb_2624038_price].

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Very Small Minimum RAM

The smallest minimum RAM of webcams of a similar age and spec to the QuickCam Messenger is 120MB, the biggest is 2.1GB, and the average minimum RAM is 800MB. At only 128 megabytes, the QuickCam Messenger has a fairly small minimum RAM compared to most of the other webcams that were released more than two years ago.

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9 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This webcam received a score of 20 out of 100 from webcam expert review website Les Numeriques.com. The expert review sites aren't convinced by this Logitech webcam.

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The Logitech QuickCam Messenger does not have a motion detector. Most of the other webcams that were launched around the same time as the QuickCam Messenger also do not have a motion detector.

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Not USB Powered

Most webcams that have been around for around the same time as the QuickCam Messenger are not USB powered. The QuickCam Messenger is no exception to this as it too is not USB powered.

Webcams which are USB powered that might also 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].

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Like most of the other webcams that have been around for a comparable time to the QuickCam Messenger, the QuickCam Messenger does not feature face tracking.

Other webcams which also feature face tracking that you might also want to consider include the Logitech C910[plb_377024_price], the Hercules HD Emotion[plb_1022852_price], or the Thrustmaster HD Emotion[plb_1043510_price].

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Not Mac Compatibility

The QuickCam Messenger is not mac compatibility. Most of the other webcams of this type and age are also not mac compatibility.

If you are looking for a webcam that is mac compatibility then you might want to consider the C910[pl_377024_price], or the 960-000856[pl_1478689_price] both from Logitech or the basicXL BXL-WEBCAM2[plb_1362881_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

Most webcams that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a zoom capability. The Logitech QuickCam Messenger is no exception to this as it too does not have a zoom capability.

It is worth considering other webcams which also have a zoom capability including the TV Cam[pl_1313579_price], the 960-000856[pl_1478689_price], or the 960-000921[pl_1553757_price] all from Logitech.

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other webcams that are a comparable age to the QuickCam Messenger, the Logitech QuickCam Messenger is not full HD.

If you want a webcam that is full HD then you might want to consider the C930e[pl_363535_price], the C910[pl_377024_price], or the TV Cam[pl_1313579_price] all from Logitech which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The QuickCam Messenger does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other webcams of this age and type 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] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Most similar spec webcams that are a comparable age to the QuickCam Messenger do not have a snapshot button. The Logitech QuickCam Messenger is no exception to this as it too does not have a snapshot button.

Alternative webcams which also have a snapshot button that you might also want to look at include 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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4 Other reasons to consider the Logitech QuickCam Messenger

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the QuickCam Messenger has a pretty standard maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams that have been available for a similar time to the QuickCam Messenger.

We compared this webcam to all the other 30fps maximum frame rate webcams and we think the Media-Tech MT4023[plb_93792_price], the Logitech C930e[plb_363535_price], and the V7 Vantage Webcam 300[plb_386713_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this webcam maximum frame rate is too low for you then you might want to consider the Sony PlayStation Eye[plb_1322154_price] (120fps and higher rated).

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Released Over Six Years Ago

It was over six years ago when this webcam was released.

USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is typical of many webcams of this spec and age.

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640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The QuickCam Messenger has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 5 July 2009 by Medic "UK"

I love this webcam. It sits nicely in its bracket on the top of my screen. It is easy to set up and use and I am so pleased I choose this one. I haven't been disappointed.

Reviewed 11 November 2008 by Smugly

I bought this based on reviews on Amazon. I guess the others have had a good experience but mine has been awful. I have worked in IT and with comp[uters for over ten years and know what to expect.... Read more…

Reviewed 20 September 2008 by Grimacingreaper

Very good camera for the price, I was unsure whether the quality would be good but went ahead and bought it. Very glad i did as the quality is good enough for use on skype which was the main... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2008 by Mr Jack D Westrop

For the price your going to pay, this is a very good webcam, good value for money. It's 100% ideal for making video calls over msn or skype etc. It comes with easily installed software that allows... Read more…

Reviewed 23 July 2008 by C. N. Robinson
(Verified Purchase)

Sadly, whatever this product might claim, and whatever other reviewers might say about it, it is NOT compatible with Windows Vista. The first thing the installation disc does is display a message... Read more…

Reviewed 12 July 2008 by Amit

I purchased this item after looking at the reviews....i would say i am glad to order this compact webcam....good picture quality sufficient enough for basic webuse....very fast delivery by amazon.

Reviewed 1 July 2008 by W. Elliott
(Verified Purchase)

After reading through the reviews I was looking forward to receiving this little webcam. It is small but very fiddly. It wont last long. I am sorry that I did not go for one a bit more robust.... Read more…

Reviewed 22 June 2008 by Winterholder
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this webcam (my first), primarily to make video calls to far flung relatives, using Windows Live Messenger.

After some fiddling about with the messenger, it worked just fine. ... Read more…

Reviewed 21 June 2008 by J. Pyant "JP"

Great value and robustly designed: I had a problem with a Logitech Quick Cam I bought a few years ago in that the stand was loose and it would constantly move. The swivel on this one, however, is... Read more…

Reviewed 18 June 2008 by G. Horsham
(Verified Purchase)

This is my first intruction to a webcam and am mightily impressed. I never really thought I would have the need to use one of these, but on a recent visit to our cousins who had one, I decided to... Read more…

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