Logitech QuickCam® Sphere AF

S$ 259.00
QuickCam® Orbit AF

With motorized tracking and Carl Zeiss® optics, you can get closer to your loved ones.

Focused on you

Focused on you

With motorized tracking and autofocus, the spotlight is always on you, even when you move around.

Carl Zeiss® optics

Carl Zeiss optics

You’ll enjoy razor-sharp, true-to-life video thanks to Carl Zeiss® optics and a 2-megapixel HD sensor.

Make magic

Make magic

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.

Motorized tracking

Motorized tracking

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.

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Advanced autofocus

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.

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HD video recording

HD video recording

Your friends and family can see you in widescreen video at HD quality (720p).

Higher-megapixel performance

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?

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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.

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Built-in mic with RightSound™

It gives you clear, headset-free conversations without annoying background noise*. Find out why RightSound sounds so good.

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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.

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9-inch stand

9-inch stand

It makes it easy to bring the webcam up to your eye level.

IM compatibility

IM compatibility

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.

At Logitech, we’re not just trying to dazzle you with more megapixels. Megapixels are only part of the picture. Image quality—especially when it comes to making a video call—depends on at least five things: the webcam lens and sensor, your computer, your Internet connection, and the video-calling program.

 

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.

Higher-megapixel sensors, however, can give you more fine detail. Pick one of our webcams with a true two-megapixel sensor and you’ll enjoy sharper, more detailed photos.

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.

From our budget models to the top-of-the-line, we’re committed to using quality lenses. Our lower-priced cameras feature multi-element, plastic lenses perfectly paired for the sensor in the camera. In our mid-price webcams, you’ll find glass lenses that produce even sharper images.

For our best webcams, we teamed up with Carl Zeiss®—a pioneer in the world of optics—to create lenses that raise the bar for image quality. They use glass instead of plastic and have five elements to give you more detail and clarity and less distortion.

Find out more about why our collaboration with Carl Zeiss benefits you.

 

Maintaining focus

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.

Our top webcams feature an advanced autofocus system. You’ll get crystal clear images and fluid transitions whether you’re moving in for a kiss or your kid is holding her latest masterpiece up to the camera—as close as 10 centimeters away.

Learn more about Logitech autofocus.

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.

So what’s the value of an HD webcam? Want to record a message to a friend? Update your blog with a video clip? Capture your latest dance moves and post it on YouTube™? An HD webcam can record HD video. And several Logitech webcams make it easy to capture HD video at the 720p standard.


See all webcams that can capture HD video.

Find out why Logitech HD webcams offer so much more than HD.

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.

We recommend that your computer have a dual-core CPU with 1 GB of RAM and that you’re using a broadband connection of 256 kbps or higher. (Most broadband connections are at least twice as fast as 256 kbps.)

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.

That’s where Logitech® RightLight™ 2 technology comes in. It’s a system of hardware and software that delivers high-quality video in less-than-ideal lighting conditions.

You can let RightLight 2 technology automatically do its thing—or you can make manual adjustments whenever you want.


About face

RightLight 2 technology identifies your face in the frame and uses that to determine the light and color settings.

Face too dark? It brightens the whole image so your countenance can be seen clearly.

Too bright? It will darken everything to put your face in the best light.

Most webcams simply measure the amount of light in the entire image. If there’s a bright window or lamp in the frame, your face might appear dark and shadowy. That’s good for people trying to hide their identity—but not so good for video calls.

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.

But why go artificial when you don’t have to?

RightLight 2 technology adjusts the frame rate to increase the exposure time of the camera so the sensor can capture more light and improve the image quality you start out with. And it dramatically reduces background noise by identifying static areas in the image and refreshing them less often.

In contrast

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.

There’s no need to change your outfit or décor with RightLight 2 technology.

RightLight 2 technology slightly lowers the level of color saturation in low light to produce sharp images with greater detail and contrast—and a whole lot less noise. The result? The person on the other end can see you better without seeing specks. RightLight 2. Put yourself in a better light.


See all webcams with RightLight™ 2 technology.

Carl Zeiss and Logitech: Bringing you a better lens for better webcam images.

A focus on the lens

If your webcam’s lens isn’t good, your image quality won’t be good either—no matter how many megapixels you’ve got.

At Logitech, we want you to have the best image quality—not just the highest resolution images. That’s why we teamed up with Carl Zeiss, a leader in the optics industry since 1849, to bring you a better webcam lens.

More light, better images

A webcam lens captures the light that the sensor then transforms into the image you see. You need a high-quality lens to capture more light and produce the best images. Together with Carl Zeiss, we created an advanced lens design to give you more clarity and less distortion.

An updated classic

Our Carl Zeiss webcam lens is a new take on their Tessar® lens design. While the original Tessar design was patented back in 1902, it’s the most famous camera lens for a reason. It delivers sharp images in a compact, lightweight form—which also happens to make it perfect for webcams.

To bring you the best webcam images possible, Logitech and Carl Zeiss turned the classic four-element Tessar design into a five-element design. Two of the lenses in the lens stack are cemented together to focus the light onto the sensor with maximum detail and minimal distortion. You can see the difference in your images.

Logitech Autofocus. The clear choice for clear video.

Bye bye, blur

A lot of webcams out there want you to stay put. Move or get too close and the camera can have a tough time automatically focusing on you—even if it’s got a good lens. That can leave you looking hazy and out of focus. And that’s probably not the look you’re going for.

At Logitech, we don’t want your video to become a blur. So we created an autofocus system that lets you move around. It zeroes in on whatever’s in the center of the frame, like your face. When you move, the webcam automatically tracks your motion and refocuses the image. You’ll be crystal clear in less than three seconds


See all webcams with autofocus.

Ready for your close-up

Want to zoom in for a kiss? Or hold something up to the camera? Our autofocus system can handle it. It focuses in and out automatically with precision and speed—even if the item is only 10 cm from the camera. No choppiness. No blur. Just a clear, sharp image.

How’d we do that?

We used the same type of motor used in mobile-phone cameras, a voice coil motor (VCM), and optimized it for webcams. They’re compact, don’t use a lot of battery power, and can handle shock and vibration. The lens moves back and forth to adjust focus until the webcam gives you the sharpest image possible. It also helps stabilize the webcam so your video and photos are in focus and have low distortion. So, you can go ahead and make your move.

 
 
 

System Requirements

  • 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


Warranty Information

  • 2-year limited hardware warranty

Package Contents

  • 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

Part Number

  • PN 960-000148

Technical Specifications

  • 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