Reviews and Problems with Logitech QuickCam Messenger
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Very easy to use, albeit not the best quality
Tie Dye Bagel, Amazon
17 January 2011
Summary: This webcam is simply so easy a caveman could use it (wow that sounded corny). Anyway, the sound is a little scratchy. The picture quality is average at best; it's very fuzzy. Plus, there are not many features. By features I mean webcam settings, special effects, etc. It is just okay.
Summary: It is hard to give this a great or a bad review, so I am going with neutral, since it appears to work, but with somewhat mediocre internet connectivity it varies, so it is hard to say. However on a normal flat screen it was a little difficult to get to stay attached to the screen, which was sort of an annoyance. Still, easy setup with software and getting in with different types of webcam programs.
Summary: This camera works on OSX with a sourceforge driver. The image quality isn't bad, but the refresh rate is very slow and the microphone, from what I'm told, is difficult to hear. I have to use a separate usb mic in conjunction with it. Still, not a bad purchase considering it doesn't claim Mac compatibility and it was less than $35.
Summary: Great camera, but it installs entirely too much software before you can use it. Most of my other PC cameras just plug-and-play, but this thing requires so many extra software packages and wants to install so much more that it can end up over-writing your existing instant messengers and other products. I though the whole point of USB was for plug-and-play. All this device really consists of is a camera with a built-in microphone.
Summary: Before purchasing the "QuickCam® Messenger 2-pack" I was using the more expensive "QuickCam® Pro 4000". Until my dog chewed the wire. Alone one of these web cams sells for 50 dollars, while the "QuickCam® Pro 4000" sell for twice that much, 100 dollars. The price reflects the quality. CONS Unlike the "QuickCam® Pro 4000" this is not USB 2.0 compatible. If your computer doesn't support USB 2.0 then this isn't a big deal. It doesn't have a shutter (lens cover) for privacy.
Summary: How is it that reviews done back in November still head the top of the list, and more recent reviews are further back..could it be because of such the favorable rating(5 stars)...I think the average consumer can figure out what is going on here..obvouisly both reviews were written by the same person or "company" ...lets just be fair here and post them as they come...anyone reading those reviews should discard them..they seem a little deceitful to me..
Summary: Got this webcam today and set it up in office (bright light condition) and I cannot see much differences in video quality vs. QuickCam Pro 4000. But the similarity ends when this webcam gets home, at home's lighting condition, QuickCam Messenger cannot compete with the QuickCam Pro 4000 in video quality, not even close.
Summary: The camera it self is small and compact and for the price is a good value...but what good is it if the software malfunctions.First of all the software disk is loaded with 3rd party software which means it contains "ADWARE"...the reasoning they tell you this is installed is for automatic updates....now seriously,how many updates do you get for a web cam?.
Excerpt: I had bought this product around 3 years ago, and for a 14 year old, trust me it is perfect just for them to talk to their friends, especially back then when it was a craze! However, things have changed and looking back on it now I realise just how blurry the pictures are.. Don't get me wrong you can make out faces etc but compared with ones nowadays you can get better ones at a similar price.
Excerpt: I bought this camera quite a long time ago for my mother. It's been passed about a lot since then and yet it still works fine. The picture quality really is dependant on your lighting and Internet connection. I've had great quality and lousy quality conversations, it's not always predictable unfortunately. The wire is under 2 meters, so you can't fix it up anywhere very far from the computer without some sort of extension. Why would you want to i hear you ask?