Logitech Upgrades Webcams Family, Ships QuickCam Ultra Vision
Logitech ship QuickCam Ultra Vision webcam. The product offers a true-to-life video calling experience and delivers twice the image clarity as that offered by typical webcams. The new device for web communications combines an extra-large, precision-engineered glass lens with a low f-stop setting, increasing the amount of light entering the webcam and precisely focusing that light to create sharp, vivid images. With the QuickCam Ultra Vision, users can share the important little things in life. QuickCam Ultra Vision delivers a premium performance even in difficult lighting conditions, because of new Logitech RightLight 2 Technology. The technology adapts the camera?s video settings based on the environment in which the camera is used.
Logitech?s QuickCam Ultra Vision webcam features a 1.3 megapixel sensor and supports the High-Definition video format. This allows users to create video clips and watch them in a wide-screen format. Logitech also says they have upgraded other members of its webcam lineup, adding new technologies and features that make the experience of video communications easier and more natural than ever before. Logitech?s performance webcams — the QuickCam Fusion, QuickCam Orbit and QuickCam Pro 5000 products — include Logitech RightLight 2 Technology and the ability to record HD video now. The redesigned mid-range QuickCam Communicate STX webcam features a privacy shade that can launch the video IM application of choice and mute a video stream when closed. Additionaly, Logitech?s redesigned QuickCam software is included in all the new webcams, complete with a new icon-based interface that makes it easier than ever to access all of the camera?s settings and features, including the popular Logitech Video Effects software.
Logitech RightLight 2 Technology is a combination of hardware and software technologies that intelligently optimizes video settings in low-light and uneven lighting environments, such as when a window creates harsh back- or side-lighting. The new technology adjusts for these conditions automatically, helping to improve the overall video experience. The technology is an enhancement of Logitech?s first-generation RightLight Technology, which corrects for dim lighting conditions.
The new Logitech's webcam will be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in August. The QuickCam Ultra Vision's lens system comprises five extra-large lenses, several of which are made with glass, providing exceptionally sharp and clear video. Also the QuickCam Ultra Vision webcam is able to capture more light, producing greater image detail in dimly lighted, or back- or side-lighted conditions.
The Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision webcam also includes Logitech RightSound Technology and Logitech Video Effects software. Logitech RightSound Technology combines a webcam?s microphone with acoustic echo-cancellation software, offering people the flexibility of conducting video calls without wearing a headset. Integrated with the webcam?s software drivers, Logitech?s advanced software algorithms eliminate echoes created by a webcam microphone and speakers in close proximity.
The updated version of the QuickCam Orbit MP webcam, with RightLight 2 Technology and support for HD video, will be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in August for a suggested retail price of $129.99. The award-winning design includes a motorized camera head that, combined with intelligent face tracking software, follows a subject — up and down, or left and right — as that person shifts in a chair or moves freely about the room. The webcam can cover 190 horizontal degrees and 100 vertical degrees of a room. The QuickCam Orbit MP webcam includes a weighted base and a 9-inch stand, so the camera can be elevated to eye level from a desktop.
Logitech?s QuickCam Fusion webcam features the same advanced technology that is included in the QuickCam Orbit MP — a true 1.3 megapixel sensor, Logitech RightLight 2 Technology, support for HD video, Logitech RightSound Technology, and Logitech Video Effects — and includes a clip that can attach to a flat-panel screen or rest atop a traditional monitor. It includes a button to take photo snapshots.
The QuickCam Pro 5000 webcam delivers VGA video quality that?s enhanced in any light thanks to RightLight 2 Technology. It also features Logitech RightSound Technology and Logitech Video Effects.
The mid-range QuickCam Communicate STX also offers VGA resolution, adjusts for low-light conditions with the original Logitech RightLight Technology, and features Logitech RightSound Technology.
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