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Logitech Unveils New QuickCam Pro Webcams

Logitech has unveiled the Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 and the Logitech QuickCam Pro for Notebooks, featuring lenses designed in an exclusive collaboration with Carl Zeiss, one of the world's leading optics companies. Logitech has been driving webcam technology since its inception and recently shipped its 50 millionth webcam. The company's cooperation with Carl Zeiss represents a significant step in the evolution of video communications. Logitech's collaboration with Carl Zeiss ensures that the QuickCam Pro 9000 and the QuickCam Pro for Notebooks are the first webcams to meet Zeiss's standards for lens design and manufacturing. The new QuickCam Pro-series webcams incorporate a Carl Zeiss Tessar lens, a lens design renowned for delivering superior sharpness while being very light weight and compact.

Logitech did not stop with Carl Zeiss optics. The Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 and QuickCam Pro for Notebooks webcams also use a premium autofocus system for fast, fluid focusing that eliminates the inconvenience of manual focusing. With Logitech's autofocus system, the webcams compensate for changes in image-edge sharpness. Logitech's autofocus system refocuses images in less than three seconds and helps ensure that images remain crisp even in extreme close-ups (up to 10 cm from the camera lens).

Whether it's a son or daughter showing an engagement ring to their parents, grandchildren giving their grandparents a close-up view of their latest drawing, a buyer showing their business partner the exact color of a new product, or a mother capturing the changing facial features of their sons and daughters for a scrapbook the QuickCam Pro 9000 and the QuickCam Pro for Notebooks create pixel-perfect images that help people make better connections with their friends and families, coworkers and clients. Both webcams work effortlessly with popular video messaging applications, including Skype, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger and AIM.

For high-definition video capture, the QuickCam Pro 9000 and QuickCam Pro for Notebooks records video at up to 30 frames per second. And because both webcams support the 720p high-definition video format, recording to disc at a resolution of 960 by 720 pixels, people can capture and view incredibly sharp video clips.

The Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 and the Logitech QuickCam Pro for Notebooks webcams also feature a true two-megapixel sensor than can capture up to eight-megapixel photos (with software interpolation), as well as RightSound and RightLight 2 Technology all working together to enhance the video calling experience. RightLight 2 Technology automatically adjusts for low and uneven lighting environments, such as when a window creates harsh backlighting. Logitech's improved RightSound Technology significantly reduces background noise, with new noise suppression, in addition to virtually eliminating echo and feedback.



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