Logitech was founded in 1981 in Switzerland and specialises in distributing a wide range of computer hardware accessories, like mice, keyboards, web-cameras, speaker systems, laptop accessories and more. Generally, it is a company with good reputation in the computer world, because its products are of good quality. Today we are reviewing the Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro for Mac. As its name implies, it is compatible with Mac computers, however we found out that it works normally in Windows also without the need of drivers.
Let’s take a look at the Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro specs, right from Logitech’s website:
- Includes a free download of Logitech Vid software-dramatically simplifies video calling
- Supports your existing Mac OS and video applications, right out of the box
- AutoFocus, Carl Zeiss optics and 2-megapixel resolution for smooth, razor-sharp, high-clarity video calls
- RightLight2 Technology adjusts brightness for perfect images, even in dim light
- High-quality built-in microphone for crisp, clear video conversations
Brand Name: Logitech
Item Package Quantity: 1
Hardware Platform: Mac
Native Resolution: 1600×1200
Minimum system requirements: Apple MacOS X 10.4.11 or later
Width: 3.25 inches
Height: 8.50 inches
Weight: 0.75 pounds
Warranty: 2 years warranty
A Closer Look
Inside the web camera’s package you will find the camera itself and a colourful, beautifully illustrated user’s manual.
The camera itself is well built, and it does not give the impression of a cheap product.
There is also a universal clip stand which is useful, as you can place the camera almost on any monitor or anywhere on your office.
You can also download Logitech’s video calling software, which is a nice addon if you make video calls often and, according to Logitech helps you get the best out of your camera. In fact, we found out that the software is easy to use and indeed delivers neat video quality during calls.
As said previously, Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro is designed to work with Mac, but we tried it also in Windows 7 and worked out of the box. Although, we were a little bit annoyed at the lack of a software CD in the package.
Image and Video Quality, Verdict
We tested Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro in a Windows 7 environment, using Logitech Vid software and Skype, which is commonly used for video calling nowadays. We found out that the video quality was crisp, thanks to the 2 megapixel Zeiss HD sensor. The camera is also capable of capturing video at a 720p resolution and offers you the opportunity to shoot vivid photos. Furthermore, RightLight2 Technology automatically adjusts the brightness according to the lighting of the room, in order to achieve the best capturing quality.
It is true that the package would feel more complete with a driver-software cd in, but this is practically not a big problem, given the fact that the camera is plug and play. Also, many will find the camera expensive, as it costs around 70 euros to buy, a considerable amount for a web camera.
(+) HD Zeiss sensor captures images and video in crisp quality
(+) Works out of the box
(+) RightLight2 Technology
(-) Lack of driver-software CD in package
Thus, we give the Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro a rating of 7.5/10