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Philips SPC640NC review

£35 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Philips

Our Rating: We rate this 4.5 out of 5

The Philips SPC640NC is a silver webcam measuring 37x71x62mm. The device features an adjustable black clip, with a lip at the front to ensure the device sits securely when placed on a laptop screen or monitor.

The Philips SPC640NC is a silver webcam measuring 37x71x62mm. The device features an adjustable black clip, with a lip at the front to ensure the device sits securely when placed on a laptop screen or monitor.

The webcam can swivel through 30-degrees and be titled up or down. We found this means that no matter where you place your webcam, you can ensure you are in shot. Furthermore, the Philips SPC640NC webcam’s metre-long cable also means that no matter how your office or desk is arranged, you’ll be able to position the webcam where you want it.

Once we’d installed the software, which comes bundled with the device, we were able to connect the webcam via USB to our PC. As well as being compatible with Skype, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, the webcam also comes bundled with ArcSoft WebCam Companion that allows you to capture still images or video footage as well as adding fun effects such as masks or borders to your video and images and even implement basic edits such as cropping and adjusting the colour balance.

We loved the fact the any videos captured on the Philips SPC640NC webcam could be upload straight to YouTube within a few clicks and without leaving the program. From the gallery of captured images and content, simply press the YouTube button and then enter your login details to upload the video clip.

The Phillips SPC640NC, which features a red LED that indicates whether the device is in use or not also benefits from a 3x digital zoom, face tracking technology and a built-in microphone complete with noise reduction  

The Philips SPC640NC captures video footage at a resolution of 800x600-pixel and 30 frames per second, while still images are taken at 1.3Mp. We found the footage captured by the webcam was smooth and while initially appeared slightly pixelated on detailing, within 30 seconds it had sharpened up, The colour was realistic and flattering to complexions, even under office lighting. Sound was clear with no background noise picked up.

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webcam, 37x71x62mm, 98g, video capture at 800x600 pixels at 30fps, built-in microphone with noise reduction, instant upload to YouTube, one meter cable
Requirements: 1.6GHz processor, Microsoft Windows XP (SP2) or above, 200MB of hard disk space, 1GB RAM
  • Build Quality: We give this item 9 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 9 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 9 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 9 of 10 overall

The Philips SPC640NC webcam is an excellent webcam that captures clear and sharp video footage and images. The addition of ArcSoft’s Webcam Companion means children and teens can have fun adding effects to their images. It’s also great value for money.

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