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As a general webcam the quality of the QuickCam Sphere is more than acceptable but it’s not the best I’ve seen. The supplied software also allows you to take still images at 1.3Mpixel resolution (1,280 x 960 pixels). Video can be transmitted at 640 x 480, 320 x 240 and 160 x 120 which is standard webcam resolutions.
The software is also dead easy to use and the settings are simple to change around. There is even a small application running while the camera is in use that allows you to enable or disable the head tracking. You also get photo album software that allows you to brows your still images and video snaps.
As I mentioned earlier this is a first of its kind in the consumer market and Logitech could have charged a mint for it. The street price of £79.99 makes it affordable, even though it is in the upper price bracket for web cameras. Is it worth it? Well, that is down to you at the end of the day, but personally I think the head tracking feature is a gimmick with variable results.
Yes I use a webcam once in a while, but I tend to sit fairly static in front of it rather than move around. But what I do like is the stand, which makes it much easier to position the camera in a logical place rather than having it hanging off the monitor and falling down the back of your desk. I’m still not convinced about the rest of the features, but I’m sure that Santa will be delivering a few QuickCam Spheres this Christmas.
Logitech has once again proven that it’s the market leader in the webcam arena with a product boasting high-end professional features at a consumer price. The head tracking and pan and tilt features may be slightly gimmicky, but then if you’re into webcams you’ll probably love them.