Released January, 2011
The Pros:Looks good - integrates well with compatible HDTVs from Samsung. Good for group chats - picks up sound with 4 different microphones. HD - allows for the highest resolution video calls Skype supports.
The Cons:Not very versatile - only works with Samsung HDTV apps. Expensive - costs more than the typical 720p webcam. Poor resolution.Rez cannot be described as HD.
The Samsung CY-STC1100 is a Skype-enabled web camera designed for use with Samsung Smart HDTVs such as those from the LED 6500+ and Plasma D8000+ series. In particular, the CY-STC1100 is an autofocus web camera that can handle 720p content with ease via an embedded HD sensor.
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Also included are four microphones, an H.264 encoder, and an angle adjuster. The camera is essentially designed to transform a Samsung TV into a living room video-phone. In particular, it deals with the problems typically faced by users trying to make Skype calls from their living rooms—low light, seating distance, viewing angle.
- Skype-Enabled Digital Camera
- Video Calls w/o Headset or Webcam
- 720p @ 30fps hd Sensor
- Auto Focus
- Hi-Fidelity Microphones
- Voice Capture @13’
- Advanced H.264 Encoding
- USB Connectivity
- Flexible Camera Neck
User Reviews (3)
looks good - integrates well with compatible HDTVs from Samsung
good for group chats - picks up sound with 4 different microphones
HD - allows for the highest resolution video calls Skype supports
easy to use - automatically focuses and easily tilts for minor adjustments
onboard video encoding - doesn't rely on the HDTV's processor
not very versatile - only works with Samsung HDTV apps
expensive - costs more than the typical 720p webcam
Poor resolution.Rez cannot be described as HD
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