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Written by Nitin Kumar - Edited by Olin Coles   
Monday, 01 October 2007
Table of Contents: Page Index
Hercules Dualpix Exchange 2MP HD Webcam
Closer Look: Dualpix Exchange
Software and Setup
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Dualpix Exchange Webcam

There are a lot of choices when it comes to purchasing a webcam, but thanks to Hercules Dualpix Exchange this task has become easier than ever. Hercules packs the Dualpix Exchange with 2 Mega Pixels, a built in microphone, and their own Webcam Station Evolution SE software puts all the controls in your hands. Join Benchmark Reviews as we put Dualpix Exchange to the test.

With the Dualpix Exchange webcam, Hercules offers a ready-to-use solution right out of the box. This webcam complies with the new "USB 2.0 Video Class" standard, allowing users to connect and use it immediately with all available instant messaging applications. No need to install drivers or software! With maximum resolutions reaching 2 mega pixels in Photo mode and 1280 X 960 in Video mode, this webcam is the ideal companion for chat sessions.

Why ideal? The Dualpix Exchange webcam is not only convenient, but also powerful in its ability to capture all your expressions and emotions shared with friends and family. The low-light capture quality and back-lighting feature provide superb clarity even at night. The travelling zoom feature keeps the view centred on your face and with the webcam's sharp definition and natural 30-frames-per-second smoothness, it’s almost as if you and your chat buddy are in the same room. The modern design and lacquered black finish reflect the webcam’s simplicity and refinement.

I was personally very impressed with Dualpix Exchange when i first recieved it, with it's compact size and beautiful looks. The webcam has a beautiful black finish and a fairly long usb cable. I have had experience with Creative Web Cam Pro, which i have to mention did not look anything close to this webcam, and built in microphone was something i always dreamed about.

Hercules Dualpix Exchange 2MP HD Webcam

About the company: Hercules

The Dualpix Exchange is designed by Hercules. Hercules was Founded in the United States in 1982 and purchased by Guillemot Corporation in November 1999, today Hercules offers a wide range of products dedicated to imaging and sound, as well as a new line of wireless products based on Wi-Fi technology. Hercules products are recognized for their quality, reliability and the remarkable technologies they employ. The company's product lines range from those geared towards hardcore to occasional gamers.

Features & Specifications

Hercules’ top of the range webcam delivers on quality, versatility and offers all or more of the features found on the most expensive web cams on the market - at an unbelievable price.

Webcam Station Evolution Software

  • Unique and exclusive Hercules in house developed software delivers everything you need to get the most from your web cam
  • Photo and Video:
    • Photo capture up to 2 Mega pixels
    • Video capture up to 1.2 Mega pixels
    • Burst Mode: Take up to 20 photos with 1 to 5 second intervals between each shot
    • Time Delay Mode : Set up time delays of up to 10 seconds between shots
  • Easy Transfer & Conversion : Just one click for automatic optimum file conversion to destination files: iPod vidéo, PSP, Vlogs, Blogs, E-mails, specific PC folders. No need to reformat! Now it’s easy to share data, movies and pictures with multiple users.

Zoom:

  • 3 x digital zoom (automatic or manual)
  • Travelling-Zoom function : Always be in the frame with this unique feature which tracks your face and even enlarges the field of view if there is more than one person in the frame. All completely automatic, just look at the web cam!

Instant Messenger functions:

  • USB 2.0 = fluid images at 30FPS
  • Headset with integrated microphone for a complete audio and video solution
  • Compatible with all Instant Messenger applications: (Skype, Yahoo, AOL, AIM, Windows MSN). Windows Live Messenger included

High Performance Mechanics

  • Elegant Design selected by consumers as a result of international research
  • 360° horizontal rotation and 60° vertical rotation, for a larger viewing field
  • Universal screen clamping system to fit all monitor sizes
  • USB cable of 1.8m



 

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