Summary: I decided to buy this item in order to get on Skype to talk with friends in the Domican Republic and family in Colombia and South Dakota. It was easy to set up and get working. Just a few minutes, and away I went. However, the picture quality was not good enough for me. It was worse than grainy and only took a face-sized image. I upgraded to one of the upper end Logitech cameras and am well pleased with it.
Summary: the features say that w/ a certain system requirements, a particular resolution can be reached... i cant remember the exact figures over the head but its definitely not worth... i was very safisfied by MS lifecam 5000 quality.
Summary: The Logitech Quickcam Zoom has been a pain in the neck to use on my Mac (iBook G3/700 running Evocam webcam software). On most days the video ouptut is jerky or nonexistent until the cam is unplugged then replugged, the "snapshot" button on top is prone to accidental pressing, the lens cover doesn't attach securely and tends to fall off, the screw attaching the camera to its malleable base comes loose too easily, and the image quality is average at best.
"Not fully developed, merely a fun toy at this stage..."
5 December 2004
Pros: Interesting concept, 1st inexpensive widely available robotic webcam.
Cons: In my case I found the Following to be the case; 1. Software is a big pain to get installed properly in Win ME or XP. Repair on CD appears to be just a re-install, so if something doesn't install properly using Repair probably won't correct problem. Un-in
Pros: pretty good quality video. its looks really cool. the pan and tilt do work okay.
Cons: there leaves a lot left to be desired from this camera. You can only control the pan/tilt from the local computer, the installation could be troublesome, my mic on mine was defective, and the tracking of the face still isnt perfect. all in all, for the