Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam
No matter how much we would like to see a cheap camera with a dazzling performance backed up by excellent features, we can’t. Those which are affordable have a poor performance in general. And those that cost a lot are known to deliver a majority of goodies. The Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam will cost you quite a lot: £199.99. But you will get, in turn, a device with great results. And we can confirm this by offering our readers this review.
A dedicated webcam
The Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam is 470 g in weight. It has the following measurements: 169 mm x 147 mm x 344 mm. It is made especially for people who work in the business sector. Its specs mean On-board H.264 encoding, Full HD 1080p30fps video calling, 78-degree field of view, USB video class (UVC) supported applications, 180-degree pan, 55-degree tilt, Carl Zeiss Optics with 9 point auto focus and many more. Connectivity translates into the presence of a 3.5mm analog headset jack, 1 bAC adapter and 1 USB 2.0 data cable. This device is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 (and higher versions), Windows XP, Microsoft Lync, Windows 7, Skype and USB video class (camera and H.264).
The BCC950 is both a combination of speakerphone and high definition web camera. Its 3MP are able to show clips in 1080p at 30fps. This device will deliver a 55-degree tilt along with a 180-degree pan. All throughout our tests, we could easily control whatever setting with the help of this hybrid’s remote control.
Videos looked great when we looked at them. We never once saw an artifact. Content had the right amount of colors and sharpness. The Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam has a 78-degree field of view, With that in mind, this model was superb at tracking more than 1 subject in its line of view and dealing with them accordingly.
Pan-tilt function included
While we were taking a look at this cam, we saw that its pan-tilt function did not give its all in a great manner. That was due to the fact that the motor-drive mechanism lacked enough smoothness. This resulted, for us, in videos that looked jerky and unfocused .
The way this combo of a device deals with adjusting colors and brightness levels is interesting. It practically uses a technology called RightLight 2 to find subjects’ faces in the frame.
Since businessmen deal with video conferences almost every day, this model is a very handy tool. Because it assures a video conference whose maximum number of participants is 4. The quality of audio is really good in the tests performed by the review team.
But this hybrid is also good for 1 person sitting at a desktop. But not as good as for a group of four people. In the latter case, the cam features the possibility to be placed on a desk and then surrounded by a laptop that is connected to a monitor. If you want to speak to someone in private, the device’s audio jack offers the option of using headphones. Likewise, should the people participating in a video conference wish to speak at the same time, no problem at all. There is a full-duplex omnidirectional speakerphone for that exact purpose.
Conducting a video conference nowadays has become a very easy affair. There are many products which offer this possibility. And now the BCC950 ConferenceCam made by Logitech is another model to assist with that. This means that the user will escape the annoying fate of having to install a standard system meant for a room.