Today, Logitech officially released the QuickCam Fusion Webcam with the new Video Effects software, which allows users to turn an image into a three-dimensional animated character or give it cartoon-style accessories. In early August, I got a sneak peak at the Fusion and the Video Effects software in action, and I was impressed. The camera itself is sleek, and the stand, though a little funny-looking, is versatile and will securely grip any style monitor, notebook computer, or desktop surface. The Fusion boasts true 1.3-megapixel resolution, a wide-screen lens, better image quality in low-light situations, and better audio quality. All this sounds great, and most other Webcams on the market claim to have the same features, but from Logitech's demonstration, I think the Fusion will actually look as good as its specs sound. In the demo, Logitech's used MSN Messenger's video utility to conference with a person in another office. The sound and the picture were great, and the animated characters were amusing, though unless you're in junior high, I'm not sure when they'd come in handy. The QuickCam Fusion will cost $99.99, and the Video Effects software is included in the package.