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9 Reasons For
Good Owner Reviews
Based on 6 owner reviews this webcam has an average owner rating of 80%.
A number of people who purchased the product concluded that it was cheap. Six years ago Xsreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of the Speed-Link Snappy “The Snappy Smart Webcam is a budget offering from Speedlink, providing a portable webcam capable of capturing images, videos”. Xsreviews.co.uk also wrote “The Speedlink Snappy webcam is decent enough for the budget webcam market”.
One Speed-Link Snappy owner who purchased the Speed-Link Snappy concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Mr. S. Robinson wrote on Amazon “It works great with all the apps that i need a Camera for, if your looking for a cheap Webcam this is the one”.
Easy to Use
One person considered that it was easy to use.
One customer wrote in their reviews that the Speed-Link Snappy was good in terms of USB connections. Mr T J Thorpe said “This was sold as PC or Mac usb Webcam easy to connect up” in his review of this webcam.
One Speed-Link Snappy owner who reviewed the Speed-Link Snappy concluded that it was well made. Expert review site Xsreviews.co.uk said in their Speed-Link Snappy review “If you’re looking for a snappy looking (excuse the pun), well built mobile mouse that does exactly what y” .
Fairly High Megapixel
With a megapixel of 8 megapixels, the Speed-Link Snappy has one of the higher megapixels amongst similar spec webcams of this age. Across all the built-in microphone webcams that were released around the same time as the Snappy the megapixels range from 0.1MP to 20MP, and the average megapixel is 3.2MP.
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Features Face Tracking
The Speed-Link Snappy features face tracking. Most of the other webcams of this spec and age do not feature face tracking.
Has a Zoom Capability
The Speed-Link Snappy has a zoom capability. Most of the other webcams of this age and spec do not have a zoom capability.
Other webcams with a zoom capability currently available that you might also want to look at include the L-Link LL-4186[plb_2285710_price] which has better reviews.
Has a Snapshot Button
The Speed-Link Snappy has a snapshot button, which is unusual. Most of the other webcams of this spec and age do not have a snapshot button.
8 Reasons Against
Expert Reviews Are Poor
This webcam received an expert rating of 60% from laptopworld.dk. Experts don't rate this Speed-Link webcam very highly.
Does Not Have a Motion Detector
The Speed-Link Snappy does not have a motion detector. Most of the other built-in microphone webcams that came out around the same time as the Snappy also do not have a motion detector.
Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution
The Speed-Link Snappy has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
This webcam's video resolution (640 x 480 pixels) is in fact the worst video resolution amongst all webcams that were launched more than two years ago.
Amongst similar types of webcam the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Not USB Powered
The Speed-Link Snappy is not USB powered. Most of the other similar spec webcams that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Snappy are also not USB powered.
If you want a webcam that is USB powered then you might also want to look at the V7 CS0300[plb_1387550_price], or the Kloner KWC0078[plb_1854260_price] which also has a higher rating.
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Not Mac Compatibility
Most webcams that were launched more than two years ago are not mac compatibility. The Speed-Link Snappy is no exception to this as it too is not mac compatibility.
Not Full HD
Like most of the other webcams that are a comparable age to the Snappy, the Speed-Link Snappy is not full HD.
Does Not Have a Night Mode
Most webcams of a comparable spec and age to the Snappy do not have a night mode. The Speed-Link Snappy is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.
Quite Short Cable Length
Webcams that have been available for around the same time as the Snappy have cable lengths of between 0.7m and 3.4m, and the average cable length is 1.5m. With a cable length of only 1.2 meters, the Speed-Link Snappy has one of the shorter cable lengths amongst built-in microphone webcams of this age.
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Released Over Five Years Ago
This webcam has been on the market for over five years.
This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is the most commonly found interface on built-in microphone webcams that are a comparable age to it.