Do You Want a Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro USB Webcam for Mac OS X?

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I can’t say that I’ve had a web cam as long as there have been web cams. I have, however, been using them for a very long time. A few months ago, Logitech announced their new QuickCam Vision Pro which is specifically designed for OS X. Many of us were skeptical, since Logitech already had the exact same device for Windows, at a cost of $30 less. What gives? Well, it’s not just that it’s designed only for OS X. The real difference is that all of the settings and tweaks that used to lie in the software in the Windows device now lie in the hardware for the Mac version.

Designed specifically for the Mac, the QuickCam Vision Pro lets you enjoy a video calling experience that far surpasses that of other solutions–either embedded or stand-alone. It features optics by Carl Zeiss, the global leader in camera optics, for image-perfect detail and clarity. Its premium autofocus keeps images razor-sharp, even in the most extreme close-ups. The 2-megapixel sensor will let you enjoy sharper, more lifelike video calling, and RightLight 2 light correction technology adjusts intelligently to produce the best possible image, even in dim or uneven lighting. And the built-in microphone provides clear audio for voice and video conversations.

Key features include:

  • Autofocus and Carl Zeiss optics for razor-sharp images–even in close-ups
  • Native support for Mac OS video applications–no software to install
  • High-definition 2-megapixel sensor for pictures that never looked more real
  • RightLight 2 technology for dramatic improvements in dim or uneven lighting
  • Built-in microphone for crystal-clear conversations during your video calls

I know, I get excited over little things. I can’t help it. I love gadgets, and I love things that just plain work. What web cam are you using, and on which operating system? In all of your history of using web cams, what has been your favorite… and why?


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8 thoughts on “Do You Want a Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro USB Webcam for Mac OS X?”

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  2. I’ve been pretty happy with my iSIght, but it is not as good as what is built into my MacBook Pro – I really wish I had one of these for my Mac Pro. I thought you were offering one up Chris!

  3. I’d be interested in Chris’s comparative take on this new QuickCam Vision Pro versus the HP Elite web cam that was video reviewed recently. These two Mac compatible UVC webcams are the only two USB cameras I’m aware of that support fully hardware-based autofocus and light management. I recently got the HP Elite and it’s the best USB webcam I’ve owned yet. (And I’ve been webcamming since CUSeeMe on a dialup modem in 1993!)

  4. I purchased the logitech quickcam vision pro for my mac, it works well but it doesn’t when i try to go live on ustream or stickam? any solutions?

  5. I use the Quickcam 9000 on my mac and it does GREAT. I see no need to pay for the same webcam for mac. The only issue I have is the color is very bright but it can be different in different backgrounds and environments.

  6. The Quickcam Vision Pro does not work with Snow leopard yet. The audio still works, but the camera portion doesn’t even show that it is connected (photobooth, skype, etc.). It worked beautifully with the regular Leopard, but the moment I upgraded to Snow leopard, it died. I have 10.6.1 and am crossing my fingers that Apple sends out another patch to fix this little SNAFU, since the drivers are native to OS X and are not downloaded separately.

  7. Does the Quickcam Vision Pro work on SL 10.6.2?
    I am about to install SL and realy want to know if my QVP-cam works -I hear very contradicting opinions/experiences about it.

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