The Logitech WebCam Pro 9000 actually is sold under two monikers – the WebCam Pro 9000, and the QuickCam Pro 9000. If you want to stream high quality video, this is a great camera. I love this one so much that I bought one for my parents, and for my nephew. Although your internet connection may prevent you from streaming the full 1600×1200 HD quality of the video during a Skype video call, the video quality is still excellent. My parents upgraded from an old Logitech camera, and the difference is like night and day when I have a Skype chat with them.
I'm not the only one who loves the webcam. With over 1200 reviews at Amazon, this webcam has a cumulative rating of 4 1/2 stars. What makes it rate so high?
First is the image quality. The camera sports Carl Zeiss optics. In good light, the image quality is stellar. Where the camera really shines, though, is in its lowlight ability. Logitech's secret sauce (what they call "Rightlight technology") allows this camera to boast good image quality even in less than optimum lighting conditions. Although I haven't needed to do so, you can also fiddle with all sorts of settings, such as manual/auto focus, color, white balance, brightness, and more.
The audio, while not fantastic, is about as good as you're going to get from a webcam. I use the built in audio on occasion, with no complaints from the users on the other end, but I still use a headset when I can.
The camera sits on your monitor with an easily adjustable arm. I've had zero issues getting proper placement on both my 24 inch Samsung monitor, and a 20 inch Dell monitor. When in use, a lighted ring around the lens illuminates, letting you know that the camera is operational.
The camera software contains some interesting gimmicks. You can use overlays to wear a crown, have an arrow through your head, talk through a hand, and more. These gimmicks are just that – gimmicks – and not reason alone to buy the camera. But the camera has it where it counts – image quality.
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