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    Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 Review
    Author: Alan Wong
    Date Posted: September 14th, 2003
    SLRating: SLRating: 8/10
    Bottom Line: The Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 is a well-rounded webcam and packs some impressive features. With a built-in high-quality microphone, high resolution snapshots, video recording, a convenient snapshot button, rotational head and a sleek design this webcam is not a knock-off. Find out how well it performs and what our editor thought about it in our official review....

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    Camera Snapshots:

    The QuickCam Pro 4000 can shoot at up to1.3 megapixels (1280x960 pixels: 160x120, 320x240, and 640x480 modes are also available). Although the QuickCam Pro 4000 has a 1.3 megapixel resolution, the picture quality is still below that of a true digital camera (such as the Sony DSC-P71, set to 1280x960, which I used to see the differences). Considering the intended market, the still-picture quality is pretty good at its highest resolution. With regard to the lower resolutions, I opted not to test at 160x120 because it's so small. I used the zoom function with the other resolutions, and as it is merely a digital zoom, and not optical, the pictures come out considerably more pixilated.

    On a lower level, the QuickCam Pro 4000 can also capture snapshots at 160x120, 320x240, and 640x480 resolutions. Since 160x120 is so small, I decided to not test the image quality, since it is difficult to see the quality of snapshots at such small resolutions. Also, there was a digital zooming feature, so therefore I utilized it while taking these pictures. When zooming in, since this is digital zoom and not optical zoom, the actual lenses does not move physically. It just magnifies the picture digitally. When enlarged, sometimes the snapshot becomes pixilated, meaning the quality became poorer, since the quality had to compensate for its enlarged size.

    320x240 Resolution (500% Zoom)
    320x240 Resolution (500% Zoom)

    640x480 Resolution (500% Zoom)
    640x480 Resolution (500% Zoom)

    The QuickCam Pro 4000 also has a feature called "Face Tracking," which sets the camera to follow the movements of your face. Since the camera does not move physically to trace your face, it can only follow your face so far. It is a pretty advanced feature nonetheless, and I was quite impressed. The camera "follows" you, through the processes of zooming and cropping the picture and enlarging it. When your face gets too close to the camera, it zooms out. When you get a little far from the camera, it zooms in. Basically, if you are not too close or too far away from the camera, it won't do anything except sit still like a normal webcam.

    The QuickCam Pro 4000 Face Tracking Feature

    Here are some pictures:

    320x240 (No Zoom)

    Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 (No Zoom)  Logitech QuickCam Express (No Zoom)
    Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 (No Zoom) Logitech QuickCam Express (No Zoom)

    Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 (260% Zoom)
    Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 (260% Zoom)

    Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 (420% Zoom)
    Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 (420% Zoom)

     

    640x480:

    Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 (No Zoom)
    Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 (No Zoom)

    Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 (260% Zoom)
    Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 (260% Zoom)

    Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 (420% Zoom)
    Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 (420% Zoom)

     

    1.3 Megapixels:

    Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 (No zoom)  Sony DSC-P71 (No Zoom)
    Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 (No zoom) Sony DSC-P71 (No Zoom)

    Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 (No Zoom)  Sony DSC-P71 (No Zoom)
    Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 (No Zoom) Sony DSC-P71 (No Zoom)

     

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    1. Introduction
    2. Specifications
    3. Installation
    4. Test Set Up
    5. Microphone
    6. Camera Snapshots
    7. Video Recording
    8. Other Features
    9. Conclusions

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