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The perfect Webcam ?

In the last five years, I have tested quite a lot of webcams, dvcams, frame grabbers, scan converters and other video sources for my Flash Media Server applications and consultancies. Finally I have found a (apparently) perfect webcam to use with Flash and FMS.
Ladies and Gentlemes let me introduce the Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000:

Despite the sober look, QuickCam Pro 9000 is the most advanced webcam on the market today. Let’s take a look at the Specifications:

– 2 Million pixels CMOS sensor
– Up to 30 Fps on USB2.0
– RightLight2 technology for optimal exposition
– Multiple glass lenses by Carl Zeiss
– Auto-focus
– resolution up to 1600×1200 (!)

It is not the first time I read excellent features on a product and then repent to have buy it. So I have been sceptic until I have tested it. It is really wonderfull.
Images are absolutely sharp thanks to Carl Zeiss glass optic with automatic focus (I suppose they use a pizoelectric device to move lens internally to properly focus image on the sensor). Resolution range is very good: 320×240, 640×480, 800×600, 960×720 and 1600×1200. The CMOS sensor is a real 2 Mega pixel device and have very low noise level expecially compared to other webcam.
And finally…all resolution are properly identified and exploited by Flash Player!
Let’s take a look at the quality by yourself:

I’m really thinking to make some experiment in VideoBlogging using this excellent webcam. I’m also curious to know if the driver is good enough to identify multiple camera attached…

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