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A Step Up For Web Cams

Boot Camp feature for Monday, July 2, 2007

A step up for Web cams. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. Higher speed Internet connections and more capable computers have helped to make video conferencing with Web cams better and better. Now the leading maker of Web cams, Logitech, is turning its attention to what photographers sometimes call…the glass. New Web cams, the QuickCam Pro 9000 and the QuickCam Pro for Notebooks, have added Carl Zeiss lenses. Logitech worldwide product manager for Web cams Andrew Heymann….

"These are the first cameras to include Carl Zeiss lenses, it's an exclusive relationship between Logitech and Carl Zeiss. The second thing about these products is that they both feature autofocus technology. So this is incredibly convenient and also delivers crystal clear and very sharp images in a fluid autofocus design. The last thing about these products is that they are two megapixel sensors. This also helps deliver very, very crisp images and allows taking photos up to eight megapixels."

Logitech…with more and more people recording video content for Google's Youtube, and the popularity of Skype…sees demand for Web cams growing. And the quality of the video in the new models is higher than what they've seen before…

"This is what's dramatically different about this product. Previously, images were not this crystal clear. We've finally gotten to the point now where it really feels like you're sitting in the same room together."

The suggested price for the new Web cams is a hundred dollars. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.