Creative Introduces World's First 2MP Auto Focus Webcam

Posted: Apr 27 2007, 6:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 1:38am CDT, in News | Hardware & Peripherals

Creative introduces World's First 2MP Auto Focus Webcam
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Creative introduced the Creative Live! Cam Optia AF webcam, the world's first webcam to offer auto focus technology and a true 2.0 megapixel CMOS sensor.

The new Creative Live! Cam Optia AF captures video at true 2.0 megapixel resolution and still images up to 8.0 megapixel interpolated resolution.
With the automatic focusing technology, the Creative Live! Cam Optia AF has its lens refocus upon detecting any movement of the subject, ensuring that focus is always spot-on and images stay sharp.
Like the new Sony Playstation Eye, the Cam Optia AF also features a noise-canceling microphone. Creative Live! Cam Optia AF is Plug-n-Play and requires no driver installation for PC systems using Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or later, including the latest Windows Vista. This webcam also works with Mac OS version 10.4.9 or later.

The Creative Live! Cam Optia AF is available in Singapore from April 2007 at a suggested retail price of S$169.00. (~$111). The Optia AF was already introduced in Europe, but is still not announced in the US.
Via this Creative press-release.

Features of the Creative Live! Cam Optia AF:

  • Certified Hi-Speed USB 2.0 high bandwidth allows the transfer of raw data from the webcam to the PC without compression, achieving superior video quality at 30 frames per second.
  • Creative Live! View technology encompasses all the video and imaging technologies and features that will deliver realistic or enhanced viewing experience, providing optimized light exposure, color balance, and frame rates.
  • High quality, multi-element Precision Lens offer increased video clarity and sharper images, ensuring the best image quality.
  • Creative Smart Face Tracking technology automatically tracks face movements to keep the face constantly in the video frame.
  • Privacy control function switches the webcam off when it is twisted 90° downwards, preventing any video feed from accidentally flowing out.
  • The bundled handsfree stereo headset offers users an alternative for private conversation and can even be used for music listening.
  • Multi-axis swivel lets the webcam swivel horizontally up to 270° with forward and backward tilt, giving the maximum flexibility to achieve the best possible angle for videos and photos. If rotated backwards, the webcam automatically flips the image to the correct orientation.
  • Multi-usage base attaches easily to CRT monitors, LCD panels and notebook LCDs and sits comfortably on tables or other flat surfaces.
  • Creative Live! Cam Suite comprising of Creative Live! Cam Center, Creative Live! Cam Manager, Creative Live! Cam Console, Creative Photo Manager and Creative Photo Calendar for performing advanced video tasks such as motion detection, remote capturing, organizing and managing of photos and videos and more.

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