Excerpt: We both bought at first Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX for about 50 dollars. But the quality of image was not good at all. And we decided to buy Logitech QuickCam Orbit MP. It is perfect. The speed of webcam is higher and the quality of image is good. There are nice video effects, for example moustache on your face, it is really funny.
Summary: Had some difficulty installing the software on Windows Vista x64, but with the help of Logitech got it going (turns out it takes a LONG time to load the software - don't interrupt the installation). Love the motorized pan and tilt!!
Bamidele Orogun Thomas "Bamidele Orogun - Tho..., Amazon
29 April 2008
Summary: I have about three different logitech webcams, one for my laptop, it is the small clip on one, and the other two are for my desktop computers at work and home. Why three, because I got them all at a good price. The orbit can just sit on the desk, so as to not be in the way on the lcd screen. I purchased this one without software becaused I already had some from my other webcams.
Summary: I'm using this for videoconferencing with skype & msn. I'm not leveraging any of the software features such as animated backgrounds etc. The image quality is terrific, the light compensation technology performs equally well, and the automated tracking can keep up with my toddlers racing around the room.
Summary: The negative reviews for this product are too extreme. The main complaints are that the face-tracking doesn't work well--there's some truth to that, but reading the instructions helps a lot. Use a simple background for videos, stay at low resolution, don't jump around and face tracking is a useful addition. Problem #2 is that you can't get hold of tech help. I got a human with no waiting time at all. Much better than most companies I deal with.
Summary: This camera is SO easy to use. It's pretty much foolproof with the Right Light setting. I was amazed to see that I could use mine at all different times of the day and never have to worry about whether I had to turn lights around me off or on. There are some really fun accessories that you can download from the Logitech site as well. My kids and I have had HOURS of fun with those!!