Logitech QuickCam® Sphere AF
With motorized tracking and Carl Zeiss® optics, you can get closer to your loved ones.
Focused on you
With motorized tracking and autofocus, the spotlight is always on you, even when you move around.
Carl Zeiss optics
You’ll enjoy razor-sharp, true-to-life video thanks to Carl Zeiss® optics and a 2-megapixel HD sensor.
A mask, a cat, a sock puppet—you can choose from hundreds of avatars, masks, and Fun Filters to express your mood.
With motorized tracking, Carl Zeiss® optics, and advanced autofocus, you can get closer to your loved ones.
It keeps you right in the middle of the picture, offering 189-degree field of view and 102-degree tilt.
Carl Zeiss® optics
You’ll enjoy razor-sharp images from a lens designed with the help of one of the pioneers in the industry. Find out more about why our collaboration with Carl Zeiss benefits you.
Your images stay razor sharp, even in close-ups (up to 10 cm from the camera lens) with built-in autofocus. Learn all about Logitech autofocus.
HD video recording
Your friends and family can see you in widescreen video at HD quality (720p).
With its true 2-megapixel sensor, with up to 8-megapixel photos (software enhanced), every video call and photo will look sharp. Megapixels? Sensor? Why is image quality so important?
RightLight™ 2 technology
Even if you make a video call in dim or poorly backlit settings, the camera will intelligently adjust to produce the best possible image. Find out what’s right about RightLight 2 technology.
Built-in mic with RightSound™
It gives you clear, headset-free conversations without annoying background noise*. Find out why RightSound sounds so good.
Logitech® Video Effects™
Your video calls get an extra dose of fun with Video Effects. It’s easy to spice things up with neon splashes, fish-eye distortions, and more. Find out more about Video Effects.
It makes it easy to bring the webcam up to your eye level.
Works with Skype™, Windows Live™ Messenger, Yahoo!® Messenger, AOL® Instant Messenger (AIM®), and other popular instant messaging applications.
* Acoustic echo cancellation ("AEC") is no longer available with versions 11.7 and higher of the Logitech® QuickCam® software. AEC is available from most leading video-calling applications.
Image quality. It’s more than just megapixels.
Seeing the smile on your grandson’s face or the glitter off your daughter’s engagement ring is so much better than a phone call. And a webcam can really make these experiences possible, even when you’re separated by thousands of miles. But getting the right webcam is more than just a matter of finding the one with the most megapixels.
The truth about megapixels
A higher-megapixel sensor doesn’t equal high-quality images on its own, so it’s important not to just look at megapixels and forget about the other aspects of the camera.
The right lens
The lens is what captures the light that gets turned into the image by the sensor. If your lens isn’t good, it doesn’t matter how many megapixels you’ve got. A bad lens is going to give you a bad image.
Ready for your close-up? You’re not only going to need a good lens—you’re going to need a good focusing system. A lot of webcams have either a manual focus option or no focusing system at all. If you get too close, you can end up fuzzy.
What about HD webcams?
When it comes to video calls, the maximum resolution is 640-by-480 pixels, otherwise known as VGA resolution. Today, you can’t make an HD video call on any of the free instant-messaging applications.
Power and connections
Most computers sold today have no problem handling a video call. But if your computer is a little bit older or you’re not using a fast connection, you might run into difficulty. To get good clarity and smoothness, your computer needs to meet the minimum requirements to support a video call.
RightLight™ 2 technology. Be seen in a better light.
Just the right light
Video calls make it feel like you’re right in the same room with your family and friends. But if the lighting isn’t right, it might just feel like they’re talking to a shadow or a faceless ghost.
RightLight 2 technology identifies your face in the frame and uses that to determine the light and color settings.
More light, less noise
Low light can be tricky for the average webcam. They generally only use software adjustments to increase the brightness, which means your video might be filled with digital noise that shows up as dark specks or digital garble.
Add a lot of rich color to low light and your typical webcam tends to get confused. All that saturated color adds extra weight to an already dark environment—often resulting in dark, flat images. On top of that, the camera introduces more noise by trying to create contrast where there isn’t much.
Windows® XP (SP2 or higher)
- 1 GHz (2.0 GHz recommended)
- 256 MB RAM (512 MB RAM recommended)
Windows Vista® or Windows® 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
- 1 GHz (2.0 GHz recommended)
- 512 MB RAM or more
- 200 MB hard drive space
- CD-ROM drive
- OS-compatible sound card and speakers
- Hi-Speed Certified USB 2.0 recommended
- For the best video calling experience, we suggest:
- Dual-core CPU with 1 GB RAM
- Broadband Internet with 256 kbps upload or higher
- 2-year limited hardware warranty
- Logitech QuickCam® Sphere AF
- 9-inch eye-level stand
- USB cable (6-feet)
- QuickCam® Software CD, including:
Logitech QuickCam® applications—Logitech® Video Effects™, one-click video e-mail, QuickCapture for photos, webcamming software Applications for Windows®—Windows Live™ Messenger, Skype™ with free full-screen video calling, video-enabled AIM®, Yahoo!® Messenger with free video calling Bonus software—HP Photosmart Essential application for capturing, editing, customizing, and printing images (Web download required)
- Quick-start guide
* Does not work with iPod Shuffle 3rd generation
- PN 960-000148
- Motorized tracking (189° horizontal and 102° vertical)
- Carl Zeiss® optics
- Autofocus lens system
- Ultra-high resolution 2-megapixel sensor with RightLight™ 2 Technology
- Color depth: 24-bit true color
- Video capture: Up to 1600 by 1200 pixels (HD quality)
- Still-image capture: 8 megapixels (with software enhancement)
- Built-in microphone with RightSound™ Technology
- Frame rate: Up to 30 frames per second
- High-Speed USB 2.0
- Logitech QuickCam® software (with Video Effects™, filters, avatars, and face accessories)
- Works with Skype™, Windows Live™ Messenger, Yahoo®, AOL® and other compatible instant messaging applications