Logitech’s QuickCam Ultra Vision

by Mike

Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision
These days Logitech pretty much owns the webcam market save Apple’s iSight. We’ve previously written about their excellent webcams, and now they have an even better one out, the Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision.

Innovation wise, the Ultra Vision is pretty awesome thanks to the RealLight 2 technology which gives a clear picture no matter the lighting situation. This is the opposite of normal webcams that give a dark, fuzzy picture unless the lighting is 100% perfect. Although the rest of the Ultra Vision isn’t as innovative, it’s still got some great features. The quick preview button allows you to take a peek at yourself to make sure you look decent before entering a video conference and the snapshot button lets you take stills easily. The glass lens, which is high quality, combined with the integrated microphone, 1.3 megapixel sensor, and the previously mentioned RealLight 2 technology make this a pretty sweet webcam. If that wasn’t enough for you greedy people, out of the box, this thing is ready to be used with Yahoo! Mesenger, Skype, MSN, and Logitech VideoCall.

This last feature won’t make you more productive, increase image quality, or save you any money, but it will mimic you! With the Logitech Video Effects software, you can create an animated avatar that will mimic your facial expressions. Somehow the camera determines what your face is doing then has the avatar do that. It’s all quite scientific.

Anyone on the market for a webcam this holiday season needs to take a look at the Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision, it’s brand new on the market and has some awesome features (it mimics you!). $130 from Logitech.

[found on GizWizBiz]

3 reviews or comments

James Says: November 18, 2006 at 9:46 pm

How could the isight even be a slight player when it doesn’t work on the PC and they only have 3% of the computer market?

Mike Says: November 19, 2006 at 1:39 pm

True, but PCs make up the vast majority of workplace PCs, and most consumers don’t have webcams these days, but pretty much every Mac sold nowadays (except Pro and Mini) come with an iSight.

Rich Scott Says: December 25, 2006 at 10:33 pm

I’ver been using my isight with my PC for about 2 years now… You just need any small shareware programe that adjusts the “brightness” setting (it seems to be set all the way up at first connect so all you see is white). The camera then remembers the setting and you’re good to go after that. Never have to adjust it again. I swap it back and forth between my mac and PC with no problems what so ever – and by the way — it’s an excellent camera. Great picture, color balance and auto focus that rocks!

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