Hercules HD Sunset

HD 720p quality, even in low-light conditions!

  • HD 720p Video
  • 5 MP Photo
  • Perfect for low light


  • Impeccable HD 720p quality for your video chat sessions, and photos!
    • Guaranteed HD 720p quality, even in low-light conditions
    • Video resolution: 1280 x 720
    • Photo resolution: 5 megapixels (software interpolation)
    • Incredibly smooth images: up to 30 frames per second
  • Webcam designed and optimized for the most popular instant messaging applications:MSN® Messenger / Windows LiveTM Messenger, Skype®, Yahoo!® Messenger, AIM®, GoogleTM GmailTM Voice and Video Chat, QQTM...
  • Noise-canceling microphone for maximum comfort of use.
  • Fixed focus with no constraints (30 cm to infinity).
  • 3x digital zoom with automatic face-tracking.
  • Complete and exclusive software suite lets you "spice up" your video chats: Hercules Webcam Station Evolution, Hercules Xtra Controller EX .


  • Hercules Webcam Station Evolution software:

    • Ultra-simple, intuitive video capture mode.
    • Your choice of 3 photo capture modes, just like on a digital camera:
      • Single shot mode
      • Burst mode (up to 20 photos, with a 1 to 5 second interval between shots)
      • Self-timer mode (up to 10 seconds before the photo is taken)
    • Automatic conversion and formatting of your captures to send them by email, to your blog, your iPod®/iPhone®/iPad®, your Sony PSP® and directly to YouTubeTM, Facebook® and Flickr®!
    • Easily converts a series of burst mode images or a video file into an animated GIF file: perfect for livening up your website or blog!

  • Hercules Xtra Controller EX software:

    • 3x digital zoom with automatic face-tracking.
    • Show your photos "live" in the video window of your chat sessions! Talk about them in real time with your friends. Point out must-see details using the pointer. "Spice up" your chats!
    • Fun effects (pop art, Flash animations...).



Technical specifications


  • HD 720p CMOS sensor (1280 x 800 pixels)
  • Photo capture up to 5 megapixels (software interpolation)
  • Video capture up to 1280 x 720 pixels at 30 frames per second
  • Built-in noise-canceling microphone
  • Fixed focus (~30 cm to infinity)
  • Activity LED
  • 180 cm USB cable
  • High-Speed "Video Class" USB 2.0 (USB 1.1-compatible). Automatically recognized in Windows® 7, XP SP2 and Vista.
  • Rotation: 360° horizontal, 30° vertical. Universal attachment clip/stand.



Box contents

Hercules HD Sunset webcam,
Hercules Webcam Station Evolution and Hercules Xtra Controller EX software on CD-ROM, Quick Start Guide


Minimum configuration


  • Windows® XP SP2-SP3 / Vista SP1 32 & 64-bit / Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 32 & 64-bit
  • Intel Pentium® IV / AMD Athlon®
  • 1.4 GHz / 512 MB RAM
  • 300 MB HDD
  • CD-ROM
  • USB 1.1 / 2.0 port




Hercules Webcam Station Evolution

Hercules Xtra Controller Ex


HD 720p
HD720p signifies a High-Definition (HD) image format, otherwise known as "HD Ready" in TV parlance. "720" represents an image resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels, while the abbreviation "p" is used to designate progressive scanning of the image (i.e. no interlacing).
"HD720p" provides high-quality images with high refresh rates (in this case, up to 30 frames per second), resulting in a truly amazing level of realism never seen in a webcam… up until now!

Integrated microphone
Microphone directly integrated into the webcam. Therefore no other microphone is required to converse over the Internet.
MegaPixel (MP)
Unit of measurement of the number of pixels displayed in a still image or one taken from a video sequence. 1 MP = 1 million pixels.
Digital zoom
Zoom carried out via software thanks to a mathematical algorithm allowing for the "enlargement" of pixels.
Automatic adjustment of a webcam’s focus allowing a face or object to always remain clear according to its distance from the webcam.
Fps (Frames per second)
Unit of measurement of the number of frames displayed per second in a video sequence. The higher this value, the more fluid the video will appear.
Real-time text conversation over the Internet.
Burst mode
Mode allowing the user to take several photos in succession via a single touch of the shutter button.
Self-timer mode
Mode allowing the user to delay, for a defined period, the taking of a photo after having pressed the shutter button.
Instant Messaging
Software allowing for chatting over the Internet.
Animated GIF
Animated image file format, commonly used on many websites, created via a succession of images in GIF format.
CMOS sensor
Electronic component allowing for the measurement of light intensity at a large number of points to generate a digital image of the scene. Moreover, CMOS technology carries out this task with low energy consumption.
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