Logitech Debuts QuickCam Pro Line with Carl Zeiss Lenses

Today Logitech is showing off two new 2-megapixel $100 QuickCam Pro models, one for desktops (that is, made to sit atop a desktop LCD) and another one for laptops. The big news is that they are the only webcams equipped with the Carl Zeiss lenses that made the Sony Cyber-shot line so popular. Also in addition to echo-cancellation, there is also true noise suppression in the microphone for better Skyping. The autofocus is super fast, for better use of hand props and wild gesticulation. And of course they come with Logitech's legendary Video Effects and Fun Filters, like the king's crown and the sweet 1920s movie filter, for instant YouTube stardom. (No R2D2 hologram effect... yet.)

Fact Sheets:

Logitech® QuickCam® Pro 9000
Get razor-sharp images with Carl Zeiss optics and premium autofocus
Announcement Date: June 28, 2007 Shipping: July 2007
Price: $99.99 Available at: www.logitech.com

Product Description
The Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 webcam combines Carl Zeiss optics with autofocus technology for improved image quality, even in the most extreme close-ups. Additionally, a five-element glass lens, true two-megapixel sensor that can capture eight-megapixel photos and High-Definition (HD) video make the video communication experience better than ever before.

Key Features
• Carl Zeiss optics ensure the highest quality images
• Five-element lens - containing two glass elements - provide pixel-perfect sharpness and reduced distortion
• Premium autofocus system automatically tracks motion and refocuses images in less than three seconds without the inconvenience of manual focusing
• True two-megapixel sensor can capture eight-megapixel photos (with software interpolation)
• Support for 720p HD video format
• Webcam can record to disc at resolution of 960 x 720 (4x3)
• Record video at up to 30 frames per second
• Logitech® RightLight™ 2 technology adjusts intelligently to produce the best possible image, even in difficult lighting situations such as side lighting or back lighting
• Integrated mic with Logitech® RightSound™ technology eliminates echo and background noise
• Logitech Video Effects software allows personalized conversations by using 3D avatars, face accessories and fun filters that mimic actual facial expressions and motions

System Requirements
• Windows® 2000, XP or Vista
• Pentium® III 700MHz or AMD Athlon® Processor 700MHz (Recommended Pentium® P4 2.4 GHz or better)
• 128MB RAM (256MB RAM Recommended)
• Windows compatible sound card and speakers
• USB 1.1 or 2.0 USB port (USB 2.0 High Speed port required for megapixel image capture)



Logitech® QuickCam® Pro for Notebooks
Carl Zeiss optics and premium autofocus deliver quality video to notebook users
Announcement Date: June 28, 2007 Shipping: July 2007
Price: $99.99 Available at: www.logitech.com

Product Description
The Logitech QuickCam Pro for Notebooks webcam features Carl Zeiss optics and premium autofocus for razor-sharp images. A five-element glass lens, true two-megapixel sensor that captures eight-megapixel photos and High-Definition (HD) video allow breakthrough image quality in a compact webcam perfect for use at home or on-the-go.

Key Features
• Carl Zeiss optics ensure the highest quality images
• Five-element lens - with two glass elements - for sharpness and reduced distortion
• Premium autofocus system improves and simplifies the video communications experience
• True two-megapixel sensor can capture eight-megapixel photos (with software interpolation)
• Support for 720p HD video format
• Webcam can record to disc at resolution of 960 x 720 (4x3)
• Record video at up to 30 frames per second
• Stand included for desktop use
• Logitech® RightLight™ 2 technology adjusts intelligently to produce the best possible image, even in dim or back lighting
• Webcam includes integrated microphone and offers updated Logitech® RightSound™ technology with background noise suppression and echo cancellation
• Logitech Video Effects allows personalized conversations by using 3D avatars, face accessories and fun filters that mimic actual facial expressions and motions
• Adjustable, spring-tension clip for laptop panels up to 20 mm thick

System Requirements
• Windows® 2000, XP or Vista
• Pentium® III 700MHz or AMD Athlon® Processor 700MHz (Recommended Pentium® P4 2.4 GHz or better)
• 128MB RAM (256MB RAM Recommended)
• Windows compatible sound card and speakers
• USB 1.1 or 2.0 USB port (USB 2.0 High Speed port required for megapixel image capture)