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Logitech Quickcam Communicate STX
List Price: $49.99

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Product Description

STX will make your online chats, conversations and friendships far more compelling whether you want to improve your video IM or upgrade to video calling. The Communicate STX works with all popular Instant Messenger services, including AIM, AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger and Windows Messenger (on XP). You'll get ultra sharp video IM and the STX will let you know you're live with its vivid blue activity light. Get ready for the next level in Internet communication. Make live video calls and share photos seamlessly with Logitech's VideoCall for broadband. Communicate STX even lets you go full-screen and make it a snap to attach videos & photos to email. The STX is easy to set up, includes a free clip to fit virtually any CRT monitor, flat panel display or notebook PC, and comes complete with all of the software you need for an outstanding video communication experience. Talk face-to-face online with this Web camera that features RightLight technology to ensure image clarity even in dim lighting and RightSound technology for echo-free voice transmission. Compatible with all major online messaging applications such as Windows Live, Yahoo, AOL, Skype and others Snapshot button for capturing still images Activity light works like the on-air indicator at a radio station PC compatible, USB 1.1 or 2.0 System Requirements - Windows 2000 or XP, Pentium 4 (1.4GHz) or AMD Athlon Processor 1GHz, 128MB RAM, 200MB free hard drive space, available USB port, CD-ROM drive

Video communication made easy. QuickCam Communicate STX takes your video communications to the next level. Clearer video with 640 x 480 VGA quality and RightLight technology provides improved image clarity even in low light, and your calls are always echo-free with the integrated microphone and RightSound technology.

  • Enjoy free, high quality video calls with synchronized audio via Skypea??full-screen with Windows Live Messenger.
  • Make live video calls to friends and family! Enjoy two-way, real-time video calls with integrated audioa??the perfect way to stay in touch with friends and family.

Works with these applications (not all services available in all areas):

Features:

VGA video sensor with RightLight technology
Sharper images and video performance even in dim lighting.
Integrated Microphone with RightSound technology
Logitech's exclusive RightSound technology ensures your voice comes through clearly and echo-free.
Switched privacy shade
Makes launching, muting and closing video sessions easy.
  • Free HP Photosmart Essentials software - Edit and print your photos (web download required).
  • Set-up is in 3 quick steps - Logitech software walks you through the process.
  • Snapshot button - Taking stills is fast and easy.
  • Flexible clip - Attaches to any monitor or notebook, and stands on a tabletop.

System Requirements:

  • Pentium II 500, Celeron, Athlon processor or higher
  • Microsoft Windows 98SE, 2000, Me or XP
  • Available USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 port
  • Windows compatible soundcard and speakers
  • 16-bit color display adapter
  • CD-ROM drive
  • 200 MB free hard drive space
  • 64 MB RAM minimum

Hardware:

  • Sensor: High quality VGA
  • Video Capture: Up to 640 x 480 pixels
  • Still Image Capture: 1.3 mexapixels (interpolated)
  • Video File Type: AVI
  • Still Image File Types: BMP, JPEG
  • Frame Rate: Up to 30 frames per second (with recommended system)
  • Field of View: 42 degrees horizontal
  • Optics: Fixed focus
  • USB 2.0 and 1.1 compliant
  • Cable length: 6 ft. USB cable

Applications for Windows

  • Live video calls with free trial of Logitech VideoCall for broadband
  • Live video integrated with MSN Messenger
  • Live video on AIM/AOL Instant Messenger
  • Works with Yahoo! Messenger
  • Works with Windows Messenger (XP only)
  • Includes Logitech QuickCam software for capturing stills and videos
  • Web camming software

Package Contents:

  • Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX camera
  • 6 ft. USB cable
  • Round desktop base
  • Adjustable monitor clip
  • Installation CD, including user guide
  • Quick-start guide
  • Bundled software
  • 2-year warranty
Features:
  • Free, high quality video calls with synchronized audio
  • Works with Skype, MSN Messenger, Yahoo, and AIM
  • Integrated microphone with RightSound technology
  • RightLight technology provides bright images in low light situations

Customer Reviews:

  • Suitable for IMing
    I use this for IMing on MSN. It doesn't have a great guality or something, but it's very suitable for my purpose. I can take prettier version of picture of mine.. cause it's very sensitive of lights.. You can adjust settings, but it does not present very dramatic change. It works well in XP. Easy setup and it's easy to use. Overall good deal....more info
  • Terrible Webcam
    My experience with this webcam has been terrible. When it actually IS working correctly, the quality is pretty poor to begin with. The problem is that at least 50% of the times it goes psycho and flashes red, blue, orange, etc instead of capturing a clear image. I don't recommend this webcam at all....more info
  • Just OK
    Being a new father, I purchased this camera for use with Skype to allow my parents to see their first grandchild regularly. I had been using the camera built into my MacBook Pro, but I also wanted a camera on my desktop for use when I am traveling on business.

    I was really enticed by the Logitech-supplied head-to-head comparison against the Mac's built in camera. However, I found that the real result was not at all as advertised.

    My desktop is superior to my laptop in every way - 2x more RAM, 4 processors vs. 2 (and the workstation's are faster), faster hard drive, and a wired connection instead of wireless. This should have been an unfair comparison from the laptop's point of view.

    As soon as I received the package, I was very excited to get it up and running. Installation was extremely simple and went very smoothly. We immediately called my parents to try it out. Unfortunately, we found that the video wound up stuttering and the "Right Light" technology could not settle on a lighting level. We wound up killing it and switching immediately to the laptop - no problems. We tried the Logitech a few more times with same result always. As a result, we have switched back to the laptop and given up on the Logitech for now.

    I personally suspect that the "Right Light" feature is to blame. When I have some free time, I will try to rework the lighting in my office to be more ideal....more info
  • What a waste...
    The Amazon ad said Mac compatible. Product clearly shows on box when it arrived that it is Wintel only. Logitech has no plans to provide a Mac driver. Seems like I should get rid of my keyboard and mouse from Logitech and try something else in protest....more info
  • Difficult to control colors
    The camera works great the only thing is that the colors keep adjusting on automatic and are hard to control in manual. The microphone works great, you can be pretty far from it and the other end still hears you well. Overall it is good camera if you have constant lighting. ...more info
  • Great product for the price
    It works great, sits nicely on our monitor and we are pleased with it. Thanks!...more info
  • Difficult to use on laptop for Skype
    I purchased this to use with my relatively new Dell laptop for Skype. When I use it, there is this background noise that keeps coming up that disables the microphone. I think it comes from the hum of the laptop itself. I've tried using the noise cancellation feature, and even removed the Quickcam away from the laptop, which seems to help a little but even still, the noise comes back occasionally and I have to wait a few minutes before the other party can hear me....more info
  • Great Cam
    This is a great webcam. The video is clear and colorful and the price is reasonable. I use it with Skype everyday and it and the built-in microphone work very well. The controls are pretty easy to use and allow you to adjust the brightness or account for backlighting with simple slider controls if the camera's automatic settings are not quite right under unusual situations. A higher quality camera will not give an improved image because the internet connection often will not support better resolution - so, don't waste your money on more pixels unless you are just going to record video of yourself to you computer. This is an excellent value choice for a webcam to use to communicate over the internet....more info
  • Great & Inexpensive
    This is a great & inexpensive way to see loved ones who are far away.

    The only negative is problem with voices cutting out at either end. We are working to resolve this issue.

    Barb...more info
  • Webcam
    It has good viewing quality but the voice quality is not good. It echos to the receiving party. ...more info
  • workable but not great
    I bought three of these so we can show off our new baby to her grandparents via skype.

    1. They are quite blurry. It's fine if you're sitting still and talking, but after any kind of motion the picture will be very bad for around a second.

    2. One grandparent, on Windows XP, managed to install the drivers that came with the CD instead of downloading the most current ones. As a result, she was sending terrible static bursts every few seconds. Upgrading the driver fixed the issue, but it took an hour of painful over-the-phone debugging to discover that this was the problem.

    3. We often have trouble with the audio cutting out. Probably this is a bandwidth problem, but we all have "good" internet service (cable modems or fiber).

    If I had it to do over again, I would pay some extra to buy something better....more info
  • Bad with Skype
    I bought this camera to use with Skype. Unfortunately, it has performed rather poorly thus far. On a two year old computer with all non-essential processes turned off, the video is laggy, but there is no lag in sound. The video quality is fine, but the sound quality horrible. It sounds like a garbled AM radio transmission.

    I recommend looking elsewhere for a camera to use with Skype....more info
  • good cam
    the webcam is pretty easy to use. i downloaded the drivers from the logitech website instead of the CD given the issues with the product. the image is clear... just don't use the low-light help... it ghosts the images. the sound is ok if you sit in front of the mic... apparently if I move too far to the left or right it will cut out but then again you are using it on your computer so i suppose this isn't an issue. face tracking is good once you get use to it... but i have it turned off because it doesn't always do a great job. there is an issue of unplugging the thing... it does not show up on my usb eject utility so i am not sure what to do with it other than to just wait until i shut off my lapop, i have been searching and apparently others dont have this issue. well overall no major problems... just a few issues that could be slightly annoying. im using it on a t61p IBM laptop. fits very well!...more info
  • Works Well With Linux
    This is a really nice product. Both the camera and the built-in microphone work great with Skype running on Ubuntu Linux. No extra drivers needed; Ubuntu recognized it just as soon as I plugged it in. Highly recommended. ...more info
  • Camera is great, Amazon customer service, not so much.
    I literally just yesterday (4-28-09) got this Logitech web cam delivered to my home and played around with it for a bit and based on how much I liked it I recommended it to my mother-in-law, brother and my mother all so we could video chat and my parents can see their grandchild since we all live in different parts of the country.

    So I go to Amazon today (4-29-09) to get the URL to this camera so I can send it to all of them so they can order it and I see that with the purchase of this camera they now are offering a free Logitech Quickcam Communicate STX.

    This is something I could get use out of so I call up customer service and asked if there would be any way possible to send me out this free Logitech Quickcam Communicate STX since I literally just got my Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 delivered yesterday, which they can see from my order. The customer service rep said he would not be able to help and the only option would be to return the Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 and reorder the Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 in order to get the Logitech Quickcam Communicate STX for free.

    Well this is just a obvious waste of my time and money and Amazon's as well, there is no way it would save Amazon money for me to return this product just to get it sent right back to me so I asked to speak with his supervisor, same song and dance from the supervisor (of course) so I asked to speak with his manager. After a short wait I get the manager, he seems to understand what I'm saying but the same words keep coming out of his mouth that the others have said, I must return the camera I just got from them just so I can get it sent right back to me in order to get the free camera, forget logic, forget that I've been a customer with Amazon for the past decade, forget that I've spent countless thousands of dollars with them, forget that I had my wedding registry with them, forget it all, if it's not in their script they cannot take the time to apply some customer service and logic and can only say "no, nope, not gonna happen, sorry, etc.." Makes me wonder why I've been such a loyal customer for so long after this.

    Thanks for your lack of common sense Amazon....more info
  • Good for the price.
    This camera pretty much does what you need it to. My family and I have this one and we've had no problem with it....more info
  • Great Webcam, Great Features
    I purchased this item and I think it's the best webcam I have owned to date. I like the fact that when it's not in use you can either pull the lens cover over to disable the camera or you can choose the other option called Privacy Shade. Privacy Shade allows you to either select a .jpg picture or one of the pictures that come with the software so that when others look at your status online (example MSN LIVE MESSENGER) they will see the picture you have selected, it's just like closing the lens but instead of there being no image it will show the image you have selected. There are a lot of really neat things you can do with this webcam, for example, you can choose video effects that show you blurry, blockhead, 80's Music Video, 4 squares, chalk, cotton candy, fisheye, ghost, neon, and tiled. It's just something fun to play with plus it gets a good chuckle out of your buddies. This webcam works with the following programs: Skype, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, AIM, and Logitech Video Call. I don't have many friends on my list that have video chat capabilities but I also use my webcam to send short video messages via email and I also use it as a digital camera to send pictures. Another nice feature is if you sell things on ebay this is a good camera to take pictures with to post your photos on ebay. The built in microphone has great sound clarity and a noise cancellation feature. All in all I rate this webcam as an A++++ and recommend this webcam, it's good for the price....more info
  • Average performance, not very good focus
    Ok so I've now tried quite a few at that price range...

    Like the microsoft in that range, the focus range and syncing are disappointing. Especially the focus. If you're 1 foot away from your screen, it performs ok.

    Plus:

    Light technology. That's pretty cool, except that if you keep going back/forth, the other person gets to see greyish/whitish every 2 seconds, which my best friend in France is finding annoying more than helpful. Tip: go into manual settings and adjust the exposure yourself so it won't bounce like you're having your private disco club going.

    Not too expensive for the light adjustment: let's admit it, we don't want to shell out $90 for a webcam we'll use to sell our $10 bracelets with on eBay. So this is reasonable for chatting, but there are better devices out there for the price for selling on eBay (I'm using the IPEVO PoV webcam for that).
    Minus:
    - The stand: not very practical, and very, very easily breakable. OK so I thought that the little balancing thing in the back looked cool, until it broke when I put it in my computer case :-( I guess I should've thought of that one seeing as it's not flat. And guess what - after that, it can't balance.

    - The focus range: man this is a wide problem throughout webcams. Basically, you can't show anything you care about to your friends. Your engagement ring, that new application on your iphone, all of that is too small for the focus - it's super blurry. Don't feel bad, though, all the webcams have that problem. Only one I found that solved it was the IPEVO PoV, because it's got a manual focus, so you can go under 2 inches....more info
  • Webcam
    This by far is the best product I have purchased from Amazon. The quality and vivid picture of the webcame is awesome. I would recommend these to anyone. ...more info
  • Good... not great
    This camera is extremely simple to set up and use. I use it to speak to my brother who lives in Switzerland through Skype. It is real time and works good. You can not make fast movements with your hands such as playing music. It will not pick up the motions. Overall suits the purpose i got it for....more info
  • camera and microphone work great for SKYPE
    I bought one of these to use for SKYPE and Messenger. I had bought another cheap camera for my MOm and when we connected, hers was grainy and had to see and mine was so clear! Even in a darker room! The sound was great and so I bought another for her and returned hers. Don't settle for a cheaper camera, this one is great....more info
  • Works right out the box
    Set-up this camera on 2 computers: laptop XP was much easier than a PC with Vista. The camera itself mounts well and is easily adjusted.
    A couple of sucessful video calls on the laptop using Windows Live Messenger. I have not tried a call yet with the PC. Purchased at Amazon $42 USD, Jan 2008.
    Overall this is a good product which helps me stay in touch with my family....more info
  • Great
    Great and takes decent photos. Has 3 size settings, the highest being 1.3px which isn't bad for a cheap webcam. Doesn't work too well at night....more info
  • Like the reviews say...
    I really liked this product. I did some prior research online reading some reviews about it, and it seemed like a pretty well-rated item. Highly recommend it; Easy to use, barely any program needed to run it....more info
  • Webcam
    Good product. Only problem is it transmits poorly if you have a slow computer....more info
  • Best webcam I've used to date
    Simply the best webcam I've used to date. Love the clamp for mounting to a monitor and I absolutely LOVE the privacy shade. I hate nothing more than wondering if my camera is recording me when I don't want it to. Shade solves that paranoia. :)

    I did have some issues setting up the software for it. I'm still suprized webcams aren't totally plug-and-play at this point.

    I'd totally recommend this to someone else looking for an inexpensive webcam....more info
  • Logitech Webcam
    The webcam was easy to install and the resolution and lighting is fantastic. I love it and have already recommended it to a few friends. Actually I ordered 2 of the laptop model as you already know by my account activity.

    Best Regards,
    Orlando...more info