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Visionary Technology for Webcams

Carl Zeiss® optics and advanced autofocus make Logitech QuickCam Pro-series webcams the choice for an uncompromising video calling experience.

Carl Zeiss - The first name in optics

For more than 160 years, the Carl Zeiss® name has been synonymous with superior optics.

Elegant and precision-engineered, Zeiss lenses are the universal choice for instruments that depend on superior optic performance: state-of-the-art microscopes, galaxy-spanning telescopes, camera lenses, and binoculars.

Zeiss lenses have been used to photograph every space mission since Neil Armstrong’s moon landing and have been instrumental in the creation of landmark cinema, including the Oscar™-winning Lord of the Rings.

An exclusive collaboration with Carl Zeiss® allows Logitech to leverage the optical giant’s 160 years of experience delivering technically advanced, high-performance lenses built to the industry’s most rigorous quality standards.

Inside the QuickCam Pro-series Tessar lens system

The first webcams to feature Carl Zeiss® optics, QuickCam Pro-series webcams bring video calls to life with razor-sharp detail and astonishing color accuracy.

QuickCam Pro 9000 and QuickCam Pro for Notebooks feature a Carl Zeiss Tessar® lens, an optics design with a reputation for yielding images of unusual detail and clarity. The superb optical definition of the Tessar® lens has earned it the title, “eagle eye of cameras.”

Elegant and simple, the Tessar® design enables the creation of high-performance lenses that are both compact and lightweight, making it the perfect choice for webcams that must conserve on weight and bulk.

Autofocus in operation

For QuickCam Pro-series webcams, Logitech built an advanced autofocus mechanism that integrates perfectly with the Zeiss lens system and the two-megapixel image sensor.

When the image sensor detects a loss of sharpness in objects within the viewing frame, it quickly and precisely readjusts the lens, ensuring a sharply defined image—even in extreme close-ups where the subject is only 10 centimeters from the lens.

With QuickCam Pro-series webcams, autofocus is seamless and fluid. You’re less distracted and you enjoy more freedom to communicate with friends and family, or even take spontaneous snapshots.

Swift and compact voice coil motor technology

For the QuickCam Pro-series webcams, Logitech designed a completely new autofocusing system based on voice coil motor (VCM) technology.

Originally developed for cell phone cameras, a VCM system requires little power and can easily withstand shock and vibration, making it ideal for use in a webcam.

The VCM system in QuickCam Pro-series webcams features an exclusive Logitech focusing algorithm that moves the five-element, unit-focusing Carl Zeiss Tessar® lens in response to even the slightest loss in sharpness—quickly adjusting focus to give you the most detailed image possible.

Unlike the stepper motors used in other consumer webcams, the VCM system in Logitech's new webcams is gearless: a tiny spring returns the lens to the infinite-focus position. The result is you enjoy smooth transitions—and videos and photos that are consistently in focus.