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HP HD-3100 Webcam

B&H # HEHD3100 Mfr # BK356AA#ABA
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Product Highlights
  • HD 720p Widescreen Video Resolution
  • Still Image Capture of 5.7MP
  • USB 2.0 Interface
  • Advanced Image Processing Technology
  • Compatible w/ Variety of IM Applications
  • ArcSoft Software Package
  • 24/7 HP Technical Support for 1-Year
  • Windows Compatible

If you're looking for an affordable, versatile HD widescreen solution for your web video and photo needs, check out Hewlett Packard's HD-3100 Webcam. Compatible with most Windows notebook and desktop computers, this webcam smoothly streams video at a true HD 720p widescreen resolution and up to 30 frames -per-second. It can also capture video at a variety of smaller resolutions. Because the webcam features a built-in directional microphone and is compatible with AIM, Skype, Windows Live Messenger, and Yahoo Messenger, it is great for web chatting. With its HD resolution, built-in microphone, and built-in image enhancing technologies, this webcam is also great for creating, emailing, or posting video blogs. For chatting or blogging, the webcam employs a face-tracking technology that keeps you in the center of the picture. Plus, the webcam can take still pictures at an interpolated resolution of 5.7MP. Because of its USB 2.0 interface, you can connect it directly to your computer's USB port, install the drivers for optimized use with the webcam, and then start using it.

In addition to these features, HP has also ensured that the camera is easy to use and easy to adjust as you use it. It features a 5x zoom, can pan, tilt, and has three quick launch buttons. One button launches your favorite IM program, another button launches the webcam in snapshot photo mode, and another launches it in video recording mode. For getting the most from your webcam, you will find included ArcSoft's Webcam Companion 3, their Magic-i Visual Effects 2, and their ShowBiz software.

Advanced Video and Image Processing

HP TrueVision technology delivers improved low light video performance
Built-in adaptive lighting automatically adjusts for changing light conditions
Automatic white balance assures accurate true to life color
Widescreen 16 x 9 means you get everyone in the picture
Face tracking keeps you in the center of the picture
Glass lens delivers a sharp clear picture

Easy to Use

Three quick launch buttons:
· The IM button launches your favorite supported IM program
· The snap shot button immediately launches the webcam in snapshot mode
· The video launch button launches the webcam in a video recording mode
The flexible, versatile clip mounts almost anywhere
The tilt and pan options allow you to adjust your webcam up, down, right, and left to get just the right angle
Directional digital microphone filters out unwanted background noise

Comprehensive Software

ArcSoft's WebCam Companion 3 allows you to record and edit videos, take snapshots, use your webcam as a video monitor, and apply a variety of special effects to your frames including a masque effect that can seamlessly merge your face into a scene
Use ArchSoft's Magic-i Visual Effects 2 to enhance your online chats with Masque effect, fun frame-altering effects, and special filters
Use ArcSoft's TotalMedia ShowBiz to edit your videos and combine them with other video clips, transitions, and effects
1-Year Worldwide Parts-and-Labor Limited Warranty and 24/7 HP Phone Tech Support
24/7 HP technical phone support available only during 1-year warranty period

Go To

Camera
Image Sensor 720P (1280 x 720) CMOS sensor
Focus Fixed focus within a range of approximately 12" / 30 cm to 10' / 300 cm
Lens Glass
Effective Pixels Not specified by the manufacturer
Image Capture Up to 5.7MP
Video Capture Live video resolutions supported at up to 30 frames per second:
352 x 288
424 x 240
432 x 240
640 x 360
640 x 480
800 x 448
800 x 600
960 x 544
960 x 720
1280 x 720
Frame Rate Up to 30 frames per second
Microphone Directional
Tilt 60°, up to 30° down and 30° up
Pan 360°, up to 180° left, up to 180° right
Zoom Settings up to 5x
Buttons Quick Launch:
HP Instant Video
HP Instant Capture
HP Instant Chat Button
LED ON/OFF Blue
General
Connector USB 2.0
System Requirements For use of the webcam:
Intel Pentium 4 with 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon equivalent processor or faster
1GB RAM (1.6GHz Dual Core and 2GB RAM recommended)
Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 with SP2 (32 or 64 bit)
230 MB Free hard drive space for software
CD-ROM drive
USB 2.0 Port

To use your webcam with the included software, your PC must meet the following minimum system requirements:
For 1280x720 (720p) preview, capture, edit, and playback in WCC3/MIVE2/ TMShowBiz3.5:
Windows XP (SP2 or SP3), Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit), or Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Intel Dual-Core 1.6Ghz or faster
Intel Pentium IV Hyper-Threading 3.4Ghz or faster
AMD Athlon 64 4000+ or faster
230 MB free hard drive space required for program installation
1GB DDR RAM or above
VGA card with 64 MB or more
16-bit color display at 1024x768 with DirectX 3D support
DirectX 9.0c or above
For 640x480 (VGA) preview, capture, edit, and playback in WCC3/MIVE2/ TMShowBiz3.5
Windows XP (SP2 or SP3), Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit), or Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Pentium IV 2.4 GHz or equivalent AMD Athlon
230 MB free hard drive space required for program installation
1GB DDR RAM or above
16-bit color display at 1024x768 with DirectX 3D support
DirectX 9.0c or above
Power Requirements Bus-powered
Cable Length 6' / 182.88 cm
Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.93 x 2.76 x 2.58" / 7.44 x 7.01 x 6.55 cm
Weight .22 lb / .1 kg
HP HD-3100 Webcam
  • CD with Drivers, Software, Documentation
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • 1-Year Worldwide Parts-and-Labor Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    HPHD-3100 Webcam
     
    4.6

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (12)
    • Fast connection (10)
    • Great picture quality (10)
    • Good in low light (7)
    • Great extra features (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home computer (10)
      • Laptop / office (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (9)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (9)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (7)

      Reviewed by 12 customers

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      4.0

      a good buy

      By K1

      from El Paso, TX

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast Connection

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Computer
        • Monitoring

        Comments about HP HD-3100 Webcam:

        its a good buy for the price, EZ setup and good image quality I gave 4S because the stand is not very stable but not a big deal.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        4.0

        A very nice camera

        By Willie

        from Detroit MI

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Computer

          Comments about HP HD-3100 Webcam:

          good picture

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Lovin it

          By DL

          from Woody Creek CO

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast Connection
          • Good In Low Light
          • Sharp Image

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Computer

            Comments about HP HD-3100 Webcam:

            Works great, activates when I open Skype, Audio is clear, picture is great. Fits on top of monitor well

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            4.0

            Great inexpensive webcam

            By Tim

            from Greensboro, Ga

            About Me Value Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast Connection
            • Sharp Image

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Computer
              • Laptop

              Comments about HP HD-3100 Webcam:

              Easy to setuo and to use

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              4.0

              I would buy this product again .

              By Larry

              from Brooklyn , NY

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast Connection
              • Good In Low Light
              • Sharp Image

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about HP HD-3100 Webcam:

                  For PC friends conference.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  Great webcam for a great price

                  By Ale

                  from Miami Florida

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Fast Connection
                  • Good In Low Light
                  • Great Extra Features
                  • Sharp Image

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Business Meetings
                    • Home Computer
                    • Laptop
                    • Monitoring

                    Comments about HP HD-3100 Webcam:

                    I totally love this webcam! The image is so perfect...
                    Easy to use, I would buy this product again and again !

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    the best

                    By alex mejia

                    from bronx ny

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fast Connection
                    • Great Extra Features
                    • Sharp Image

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Computer

                      Comments about HP HD-3100 Webcam:

                      exelent picture quality

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      HD-3100 Webcam by HP

                      By Pat

                      from Henderson, NV

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fast Connection
                      • Good In Low Light
                      • Great Extra Features
                      • Sharp Image

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Computer

                        Comments about HP HD-3100 Webcam:

                        This cam is excellent, sharp clear images and inexpensive to buy. The software that comes with it is also excellent

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Excellent, Affordable Camera

                        By Sam

                        from NY, NY

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Fast Connection
                        • Good In Low Light
                        • Great Extra Features
                        • Sharp Image

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Computer
                          • Laptop

                          Comments about HP HD-3100 Webcam:

                          I use this to skype daily. I also bought it in case my high school students would be interested in creating youtube videos.

                          Love:
                          video quality
                          ease of use for non-techie people like me

                          I took one star off because of a few things:
                          the cable is cumbersomely long (but not a major problem) and the car

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                          5.0

                          work great. I like it

                          By Pdia

                          from Dallas,tx

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Good In Low Light
                          • Sharp Image

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Computer

                            Comments about HP HD-3100 Webcam:

                            use it for skyping. Excellent.

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                            5.0

                            Works great

                            By Steve K

                            from RI

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Fast Connection
                            • Sharp Image

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Business Meetings
                              • Home Computer

                              Comments about HP HD-3100 Webcam:

                              Easy to use, good picture.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Awesome webcam!

                              By Wale

                              from Lanham,MD

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Fast Connection
                              • Good In Low Light
                              • Great Extra Features
                              • Sharp Image

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about HP HD-3100 Webcam:

                                  Very easy & Simple!

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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