Logitech launches QuickCam Pro 9000 using Carl Zeiss optics

Logitech unveiled the Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 and the Logitech QuickCam Pro for Notebooks, featuring lenses designed in an exclusive collaboration with Carl Zeiss, one of the world’s leading optics companies. Combining Logitech’s webcam leadership with Carl Zeiss’s 160-year history of optical expertise, these new QuickCam Pro-series webcams establish a new standard for webcam image quality – making video calls of image-perfect detail and clarity a reality.

Logitech has been driving webcam technology since its inception and recently shipped its 50 millionth webcam. The company’s cooperation with Carl Zeiss represents a significant step in the evolution of video communications. Logitech’s exclusive collaboration with Carl Zeiss – the recognized leader in optics for many applications, including cameras, eyeglass lenses and space telescopes – ensures that the QuickCam Pro 9000 and the QuickCam Pro for Notebooks are the first webcams to meet Zeiss’s world-renowned standards for lens design and manufacturing. The new QuickCam Pro-series webcams incorporate a Carl Zeiss Tessar lens, a lens design renowned for delivering superior sharpness while being very light weight and compact.

Logitech did not stop with Carl Zeiss optics. The Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 and QuickCam Pro for Notebooks webcams also use a premium autofocus system for fast, fluid focusing that eliminates the inconvenience of manual focusing. With Logitech’s autofocus system, the webcams compensate for changes in image-edge sharpness. Logitech’s autofocus system refocuses images in less than three seconds and helps ensure that images remain crisp even in extreme close-ups (up to 10 cm from the camera lens).

Both webcams work effortlessly with popular video messaging applications, including Skype™, Windows Live™ Messenger, Yahoo!® Messenger and AIM®. For high-definition video capture, the QuickCam Pro 9000 and QuickCam Pro for Notebooks records video at up to 30 frames per second. And because both webcams support the 720p high-definition (HD) video format, recording to disc at a resolution of 960 by 720 pixels, people can capture and view incredibly sharp video clips.

The Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 and the Logitech QuickCam Pro for Notebooks webcams are expected to be available beginning in July and will have a suggested retail price of approx. Rs 4,500 (US $99.99).

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