QuickCam Pro 9000 review

Logitech admits that although the QuickCam Pro 9000 works on a Mac, the company doesn’t support the Mac as well as it might. This effectively means that you can use this camera, but not the software that comes with it.

This is a shame, because the Pro 9000 is a good product, made better by a 2-megapixel Carl Zeiss lens. It also boasts RightLight technology which automatically helps to boost image quality in unpredictable lighting conditions. Video can be shot at up to 1,600 x 1,200 resolution but, again, you’ll lose out on exploiting this due to the software being Windows-only. Nevertheless, plug it in via a USB 2.0 socket and the QuickCam works right away on a Mac, software or not.

In that respect it’s ideal for anyone using iChat, Messenger and the like, and we found the picture quality impressive, having both clarity and a decent exposure level. The design is contemporary, while a flexible multi-angle stand lets you mount it just about anywhere. A built-in mic and power-on button balances out the overall look and feel of the unit.

OUR VERDICT

It’s a bit pricey, but the extra money does get you better quality results overall.

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