Posted on Thursday, Sep 08 2005 @ 12:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Based on the award-winning design of the original QuickCam Orbit webcam, the highly stylized QuickCam Orbit MP webcam changes how people participate in video communication over the Internet, making it much more natural. A motorized camera head, combined with intelligent face tracking software, allows the camera lens to follow its subject -- up and down, or left and right -- as that person shifts in a chair or moves freely about the room. The QuickCam Orbit MP webcam can physically turn 128 degrees side to side, and 54 degrees up and down. The QuickCam Orbit lens has an ultra-wide field of view -- combined with its ability to mechanically pan and tilt, the webcam can cover 189 horizontal degrees and 102 vertical degrees of a room. The QuickCam Orbit MP webcam includes a 9-inch stand, so the camera can be elevated to eye level.
With its new sensor, the camera can take true 1.3 megapixel still images or up to 4 megapixel software-enhanced still images -- great for sending snapshots to friends and family or selling products online. The QuickCam Orbit MP comes with a stereo headset with microphone, allowing people to conduct video calls more privately. The camera is also certified to support the faster data rates of Hi-Speed USB.
It has Logitech's RightLight and RightSound technology and comes with the Video Effects Software. The cam will be available later this month for $129.99.