According to reviewers, the Logitech QuickCam Pro for Notebooks is a top-rated laptop webcam. It includes a 2-megapixel sensor, a high-quality Carl Zeiss lens, sound- and light-enhancing technologies, autofocus, face tracking and a myriad of other user-friendly features. These specifications, reviewers point out, put this notebook webcam in the same league as many high-end desktop webcams. Even more, several reviewers state unequivocally that they prefer the QuickCam Pro for Notebooks over competing models of both the laptop and desktop variety. If you don't want to spend so much, the Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 (Discontinued) is a top pick for a budget webcam, but it doesn't clip as securely to a laptop screen.
We found many reviews of the Logitech QuickCam Pro for Notebooks webcam, but it can be challenging to determine which version of the camera the reviewer is covering, due to several model upgrades with minimal – or no – change to the name. EverythingUSB.com, LaptopLogic.com and CowboyFrank.net all illustrate their reviews with sample images from the camera and screenshots showing the software interface. They also have excellent, balanced and comparative narrative reviews. CNET and Laptop Magazine provide short reviews with ratings, but provide no illustrations or context. We also found a good number of user reviews at Amazon.com.
Eric Hansen produces an outstanding comprehensive review that is copiously illustrated with photos and screenshots. Hansen holds his findings directly against his recent test results of two other webcams, finding in favor of the QuickCam Pro for Notebooks.
Review: Logitech QuickCam Pro for Notebooks Review, Eric Hansen
LaptopLogic.com's evaluation of the QuickCam Pro for Notebooks is one of the most comprehensive and detailed available. Illustrated with sample images, this review is both technically detailed and clearly written. Comparative energy is reserved for contrasting the new webcam to its predecessor. Martinez rates the webcam a four out of five.
Review: Logitech QuickCam Pro for Notebooks Review, Steve Martinez, Dec. 3, 2007
Frank Harrell provides a detailed, well-balanced review of the Logitech QuickCam Pro for Notebooks. His criticisms seem strong in light of his recommendation, and he does not mention an alternative option in this review. However, Harrell is a prolific user and reviewer of webcams; his expertise is valuable.
Review: Logitech QuickCam Pro for Notebooks Review, Frank Harrell, Feb. 10, 2007
This CNET review blasts the design of the QuickCam Pro for Notebooks as "clunky," but is willing to forgive these missteps due to the camera's superior performance. A handful of user reviews shed light on problems with everyday use.
Review: Logitech QuickCam Pro for Notebooks, Matthew Elliott, Oct. 18, 2007
5. Laptop Magazine
Dana Wollman's review is one of the shortest we found on the QuickCam Pro for Notebooks; even so, Wollman manages to provide some comparison to a Microsoft competitor and hits on the major points of set up and performance. The only complaint is that video images are too bright.
Review: Logitech QuickCam Pro for Notebooks Review, Dana Wollman, Oct. 11, 2007
The Logitech QuickCam Pro for Notebooks gets generally good reviews from over 50 users at Amazon.com, but most users complain about the webcam's mounting hardware, saying it doesn't securely clamp onto their notebook.
Review: Logitech QuickCam Pro for Notebooks (USB) Reviews, Contributors to Amazon.com