Re: Comments about Connectix Color Quick Cam

Ahmed Al-Alaiwat (
Mon, 08 Jul 96 08:13:00 rai

I bought the B/W 10 days ago and was very happy with it. So happy I thought
the colour camera must be even better and that I would buy it as soon as I
could. I did buy it yesterday and what a disappointment. The picture
definition is not as good as the BW, the colours are horrible, and sometimes
I have spots all over the picture, even though I have a 100W lamp a meter

I don't know if any body else shares the same experience, it would
appreciated if any of the happy users could give me some hope. Otherwise, I
am keeping my BW and returning the colour one in a couple of days. I wish I
had received the messages below in time.

Ahmed. (Project Leader - Technical Services - ARIG)
From: owner-CU-SEEME-L
Subject: Re: Comments about Connectix Color Quick Cam
Date: Sunday, 07 July, 1996 12:38PM

i bought the color quickcam ~1 month ago, and wish i had bought the bw=20
version. besides cuseeme stuff, for just picture taking and movies,=20
etc, the bw gives much better definition. another reason i went with=20
the color is the focus ability, which in my opinion is not worth a=20
whole lot.

save the bucks, buy the bw.


Ron Elkayam wrote:
> On Thu, 4 Jul 1996, Ra=FAl Castro wrote:
> > Could any of you make a review about the convenience of buying a Quic=
> > Color Cam from Connectix versus a B&W? I got a 486 DX4 100 Mhz with 1=
> > Megs of RAM and about to decide which to buy for using CU-seeme.
> Don't get it - it sucks! Unless you have ISDN, color will be painfully
> slow and at this point it's not properly supported by the most popular
> video-conferencing software (incl. CUSM). Get the B&W, or better yet -
> get a capture board to hook to your camcorder and VCR for added fun.
> Just on this list about a week ago someone said he's returning the colo=
> QC cuz the compression scheme on the color QM isn't currently supported=
> CUSM. Who knows when, if ever, it'll be supported...
> Ron