Excerpt: I bought this camera to use for online group sessions. It advertised easy set-up, wide angle lens, stereo input and output. The box contained the camera. It did not contain set-up instructions, a manual or instructions of any kind. I plugged the camera into my USB port. My computer recognized it and installed it. I opened skype and made a call to sound check. The microphone did not record. I then tried the camera. It did not capture images.
Summary: The product met its expectations regarding quality of the video but I was disappointed to find a few flaws when I was using it for Skype. First of all, every once and awhile there will be these noticeable, grey-black lines that go across the feed and interrupt the clearness of the video. As well, there were a few times that the microphone was reported (by the person I was talking to) making strange noises.
Summary: I have purchased several of this model before, this was the first one in this "bulk form shipping" I suspect these were returned from customers with complaints and resold at discount, my camera blinks sometimes and also freezes up. I love the Logitech camera but I will give this away and buy the same model in the retail form and pay the slightly higher price.
Summary: Picture only good up to 8 ft away. My backgrounds are all blurry. Yes they are mountains a 1/2 mile away but you'd think this cam would focus everything in the picture like a normal HD camcorder does. The subject in the foreground is good, though.
Summary: The hardware compression on this camera is simply awful and there's no way to adjust it. For a Skype call, it is passable but if I want to record videos at my desk, it's pretty awful. My iPhone 3gs can record better video. Also, microphone sensitivity is really poor. You have to be right up close to the camera to get clear audio. Disappointed.
Excerpt: I bought both this and the AC404 for video conference. I doubt whether the 406 is just the 404 with speaker and it would be great if so given it would be much more convenient and just $10 more. Unfortunately, they are not the same. The 404 can easily cover a range of 20 feet while this one is best if the people are around 2-3 feet from the mic. Also, the speaker is not really good and I am planning to add a logitech USB speaker to increase the clarity and volume.
Summary: I had high expectations but poor results. I wanted to use the device for recording myself playing the guitar. The audio was garbled and distorted when playing music. Speech was flat and unnatural sounding. I am returning it immediately.
It's for recording musicians so they can see and hear what they look like. It will move form machine to machine
Terry Milton, Amazon
13 December 2014
Summary: I wanted a decent cam I could plug in and use. It's for recording musicians so they can see and hear what they look like. It will move form machine to machine. Plug in and go. I do not want to have to register the bloody thing online, it's just a device for marketing to be able to bombard me with spam.
Freezing picture and very poor sound. Difficult to access customer support.
Steve C "Steve C", Amazon
14 November 2014
Summary: I've had this for a while now and tried everything I can to make it work properly. Used in Skype calls, it's fine but used as a camera to record to the PC for use on the internet or similar and the sound is shocking in both my laptop and my desktop, the picture freezes frequently on the 1080 setting and it makes it more or less useless to me. On 720, I get fewer freezes but the sound is still like bubbling mud throughout.