Reviews and Problems with Logitech QuickCam Pro 5000
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Pretty Good Webcam
20 June 2010
Summary: The Logitech QuickCam Pro 5000 Web Cam is a well built, easy to use web cam that has a very nice picture quality. The base is great because it is designed to sit flat or on a monitor or notebook computer with ease. The only real drawback is that even though this cam works with windows 7, the driver comes from windows and no logitech software is available to use it in windows 7.
Summary: The camera works great. Mine works just like a completely brand new one for a fraction of the cost. However, the software that comes with the camera was a bit lacking. It was basically a burned copy of the 32 bit software. They didn't even include the Vista X64 installation software. It wasn't a problem with me since the programs are on Logitech's website, but it may be something to consider for those who are less computer savy.
Summary: Purchased this for my girlfriend so that we could skype while I was away at school. The camera was great an fit well on top of her 19" flat panel monitor. However with all the technological advances in web cams (eg. the web cam in my mac book) I do find this camera to be a little unnecessarily large... Good product for the price.
Summary: Finding information on what web cams will work on a Mac is not simple. Apparently Macs with OSX 10.4.4 and are compatible with any web cam that is UVC configured. Finding out what is UVC configured is not easy either, but this Pro 5000 is. Apparently not all Logitech cams have this configuration. I have a Mac Mini with 10.4.10, and the cam worked right out of the box with no software installation necessary.