Logitech Finally Gives In, Launches Mac-Only Webcam
After years of ignoring the existence of Apple’s Mac OS X, Logitech has finally given in to the demand. Assuming there is a demand there. Sure, modern Macs come with embedded webcams built right into the system, but you have to figure there are plenty of people who want a more feature rich alternative than the good old Photo Booth.
So great, Logitech has announced their new QuickCam Vision Pro for Mac systems. The first Logitech cam which works with the OS. But what can this new camera provide that our Macs don’t already offer us? Let’s take a look at the features and specs.
The QuickCam Vision Pro will offer a 2.0-megapixel sensor with a Carl Zeiss lens and is compatible with both iChat and Skype for video conferencing. Video can be recorded at up to 30 fps, though only at VGA-quality with this first Mac device. We hope to see some improvements with the quality format in the future though. Well, at least if this camera sells well we should see some improvements.
Logitech plans to release the QuickCam Vision Pro for the public in July for £69.99 ($130) so it’s a little on the pricey side for what it offers. The good news is that you’re sure to get at least some sort of improved quality compared to the on-board Mac webcams.
Logitech via Tech Digest