Reviews and Problems with Logitech QuickCam Pro 5000
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Logitech QuickCam Pro 5000 WebCam
P.Gimbel, Rate it all!
15 February 2008
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.
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.
Summary: After reading numerous other reviews highlighting habitual problems with Logitech software, crashes, bugs and related issues were my main concern of owning this webcam. However, I did not have any issues nor did my girlfriend, who also got one.
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Pros: Good for chatting. This won't show blemishes, so the user tend to look better.
Cons: Colors are a little off. A little lighting change makes a big difference in colors.
Summary: I wish I didn't have that USB problem and that the software was less glitchier.
Pros: Pretty good webcam and I made a youtube video with it. Good feedback and good mic. I recommend it and it's the first webcam I've had. I take away one egg due to those 2 cons.
Cons: 1. Cannot start computer with USB cable plugged in and I think it's either the webcam itself or my pc but another person had the same problem in a review on this on newegg. 2.The second con is that the webcam software crashes after I try putting it at 640x480 or 1.3 megapixel. It only works at 32...
Summary: I've had this web cam for about a month now and I have nothing bad to say about it. Some reviews in the past mentioned that the lens cover comes off too easily and they're right, but it takes all but a second to put it back on - when you're using it. We hardly use it.
Summary: To stop the static noise in WinXP, Logitech recommends disabling the AEC or echo cancellation feature. See their website for help with the QuickCam Pro 5K and search for "static noise win xp". They claim to be working on a permanent fix to allow AEC use.
Pros: Video is very good.
Cons: Some Logitech driver conflicts with WinXP, causing intermittent static noise during mp3 and other sound playback on XP. Using the webcam mic is almost impossible.
Summary: Now that I've seen two other webcam models (Logitech STX and Creative Live Ultra), I'm really coming to appreciate the QuickCam Pro 5000. Logitech needs to patch the driver problem (pretty sure it's not Win or Skype) and this thing will be golden!
Pros: I wrote the prior "better than mediocre, worse than ideal" review. I've now had this product for a few weeks. It's better than Logitech Communicate STX - better picture quality, faster fps, more advanced/customizable software. This QuickCamPro5K (and the STX) are also much, much better than the C...
Cons: Some Logitech driver conflicts with WinXP, causing intermittent, very loud, painful static noise. This noise occurs almost constantly during webcam use with Skype - using the webcam mike and Skype is impossible (and painful!). This noise is intermittent when playing mp3s using Win MediaPlayer, so...
Summary: Video is still a bandwidth hog. Maybe someday the compression algorithms will improve to achieve high quality realtime video and sound, but it's not here yet!
Pros: Overall, this thing works pretty well. Easy connectivity and a good picture and sound using Skype. It's lightyears better than my previous 5 year old webcam. RightLight works well - the exposure is a little dark, but adjusts quickly to changes in the lighting of the surroundings. The avatars are ...
Cons: I had hoped the technology had improved enough to eliminate all streaking with movement. It seems that you still can't wave at someone on a webcam.