Product Type: Logitech web cams
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low cost and exactly what i was looking for in a web cam (thumbs up)!!!
Logitech Webcam C160
Member Name: sarahnx
Logitech Webcam C160
Advantages: easy to use, low cost
Disadvantages: short wire, video calls can be laggy depending on connection
I decided to look into buying a new camera after my old one broke. I spent a fair amount of time researching and after reading alot of good reviews for it, i decided to purchase this one.. the Logitech C160. I brought mine from amazon for £11.99 which is a bargin price.
The first reason I had for deciding to purchase this webcamrather than any of the others I had looked at was that it stated it was compatiable with windows xp or above, so knew it would work well with my computer. The webcam was incrediblyeasy to set up and even if you did find you were struggling, it comes with a good set of instructions to follow. The webcam has a clip on it which enables you to clip it nicely on to your LCD monitor or laptop.
To install the webcam theres a wire to plug it in to your usb port however the wire isn't very long so this can cause a problem . Also I found I had to spend ages trying to focus the camera myself manually so if you don't want to spend time doing that i'd suggest maybe going for one of the more expensive webcams which have auto-focus.
The Webcams video capture resolution is 640 x 480 and the picture capture is 1.3 megaixels which is fairly decent for a low cost webcam. It also has a built in microphone which is great if you like to use skype or msn to do videos calls with people, the fact its built in also saves you needing to fork out for a seperate microphone.
I did read alot of bad reviews about this camera and about how laggy and blurry it is for video calls etc.. however i have had no problems with it and think this more depends on what sort of internet connection and line you have which i find is the same with any webcam.
overall i would definitly recommend this webcam :)
Summary: A cheap, simple webcam that does the job .
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