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Logitech unveils Mac-compatible webcam


Logitech has unveiled its first Mac-compatible webcam with premium autofocus
technology and Carl Zeiss optics: the Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro webcam
for Mac.

The new Logitech webcam delivers image-perfect detail and clarity, and
exceptional video calling with iChat and Skype.
"With this new webcam for Mac computers, we've integrated our most advanced
video technologies to truly enrich your video-calling experience," says
Robert van de Vegte, regional director of Logitech in South Africa. "The
lens and autofocus, the sensor and the lighting software all contribute to
create image-perfect detail and clarity. Whether you've used a standalone or
an embedded webcam in the past, you'll be amazed at the difference in
quality our new webcam makes."
To deliver image-perfect detail and clarity, the Logitech QuickCam Vision
Pro webcam for Mac combines Logitech's premium autofocus technology with
Carl Zeiss optics.
The new Logitech webcam uses a voice coil motor for its autofocus system,
instead of a stepper motor. Focusing is fast and fluid – crisp even in
extreme close-ups only 10 cm from the camera lens.
Logitech's autofocus system compensates for changes in image-edge sharpness
and refocuses images in less than three seconds.
And, through its exclusive collaboration with Carl Zeiss, Logitech ensures
that the lens meets the world-renowned Zeiss standards for design and
manufacturing to achieve superior sharpness in a compact, lightweight
The 2-megapixel sensor helps the Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro webcam for Mac
capture video images in high resolution. It is assisted by Logitech's
RightLightT2 Technology, which enables the webcam to adjust intelligently in
dim or harshly backlighted situations.
Users of  the new Logitech webcam with iChat or Skype can enjoy VGA-quality
video at up to 30 frames per second – four times as sharp and twice as
smooth as any other video-calling solution – at no additional charge.
The new Logitech webcam is also plug and play right out of the box, so you
can make a video call immediately – no software required. When using your
webcam to capture video to store on disk or send to friends, the QuickCam
Vision Pro records sharp video clips in the 720p high-definition (HD) video
format (960-by-720 pixels).
Complementing the style of the Mac computer, the new webcam presents a
black-and-silver profile with a prominent built-in silver microphone.