Last Updated: August 5, 2020

Amcrest 1080P Webcam with Microphone Privacy Cover Web Cam USB Camera Computer HD Streaming Webcam for PC Desktop Laptop w Mic Wide Angle Lens Large Sensor for Superior Low Light AWC201 B

Last Updated: August 5, 2020
7.4
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
748
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
13
Spam Test
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Full HD 1080p
RESOLUTION
Yes
USB
Yes
VIDEO
2
NUMBER OF USB PORTS

Review Summary - 735 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Camera
 189
video, quality, price, picture, cameras
+87%
-13%
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" ...  It's probably a bit larger than it needs to be, but the camera is not overly cumbersome.  ...  "
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" ...  The camera works as expected, it has low latency and quite sharp capture of movement.  ...  "
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" ...  The camera on this is fine.  ...  "
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" ...  This camera was great!  ...  "
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" ...  Laptop camera nice  ...  "
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" ...  I would prefer this camera over a lower end Logitech camera. ... Would like the camera to be able to rotate.  ...  "
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" ...  So, 5 stars for looking good on camera  ...  "
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" ...  Camera is great for it's price.  ...  "
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Picture Quality
 144
quality, good, image, webcam, sound
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Been using with a Hp windows laptop and google duo no issues, switched between the laptop camera and this webcam to compare picture quality much better quality on this webcam great with bright light and low light.  ...  "
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" ...  But the quality of the image is pretty good .  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality was a concern when I first test it through a program but I asked my team for feedback and they thought it was really nice.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is good and it auto-focuses and auto-light balances good.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture quality is ok but the saturation is pretty high.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is good.  ...  "
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" ...  As you can see in my images, I have a few different options I could use for my picture.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture itself is excellent, too.  ...  "
Zoom
 136
meetings, camera, webcam, calls, use
+89%
-11%
comment
" ...  Worked outstanding for a meeting on Zoom.  ...  "
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" ...  I used the webcam with the software Zoom, but it is also compatible with Skype and Google Meet.  ...  "
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" ...  I needed to zoom as my current setup didn't allow me to lower the camera closer to the desk, which would have been a better option, but still happy with the results.  ...  "
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" ...  Plugged this in and feels like a new computer every time I do a zoom meeting.  ...  "
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" ...  First impressions after using the cameras for about a week and a half with Microsoft Teams and Zoom meetings is the picture is clear, audio quality was acceptable, and the field of view is wider than I am used to.  ...  "
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" ...  I use the camera about 2-6 hours a day in zoom, the virtual backgrounds work great and no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  This camera is great for face time and zoom meetings, general internet communications, however it goes without saying that if you are planning on doing youtube or other types of broadcasts you may want to invest in a higher quality camera with supporting software.  ...  "
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" ...  Zoom & Facetime work great on it.  ...  "
Setup
 117
plug, setup, play, set, simple
+99%
comment
" ...  I plugged it in and it was setup instantly.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It is a simple plug and play with no software needed.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was literally plug and play, and it was ready to go.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture and sound are good quality and it as super easy to "install."  ...  "
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" ...  I followed the instructions and it worked almost perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s a very straight forward set up.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 91
set, setup, simple, plug, easy to use
+97%
-3%
comment
" ...  Overall a very good camera, with a well though out design, easy to use, and easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s a very straight forward set up. ... It comes with exactly what you need, no additional confusing info.  ...  "
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" ...  Was surprised on how clear the picture was and the ease to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  *Easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to hook up and worked fine right out of the box.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The initial setup and install is very straight forward and easy.  ...  "
comment
" ...  So easy to use.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 90
mac, computer, monitor, laptop, windows
+76%
-24%
comment
" ...  Works well with my stream  ...  "
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" ...  I was able to use this camera in my external USB hub and directly in the laptop. ... I even tested on my tv/Xbox one and was recognized.  ...  "
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" ...  I was also able to connect it to my phone and get my phone to detect it in a USB camera app.  ...  "
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" ...  Better than my hp laptop's built in (and a little warmer cast too).  ...  "
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" ...  It plugged in and worked right away.  ...  "
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" ...  Easily plugged and played - Lenovo, Windows 10 also testedout for Mac  ...  "
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" ...  For comparison, the stock camera on my MacBook is 100 times better (this was for use on an external monitor.  ...  "
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" ...  It's an economical option for someone who needs a webcam for video conferencing to replace the (usually garbage) webcams in most laptops.  ...  "
Price
 80
camera, money, good, worth, webcam
+90%
-10%
comment
" ...  In other words, for the price, you are getting excellent quality.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I was skeptical when I purchased this camera, as the price was great, I expected it to be Not a great quality.  ...  "
comment
" ...  A great deal under 60 bucks  ...  "
comment
" ...  Since this seemed the best webcam for the price at the time I got it.  ...  "
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" ...  Camera is small, good price.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, I was fairly impressed for the $65 I paid.  ...  "
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" ...  If you want a good camera for a reasonable price I would purchase this one!  ...  "
Color
 80
image, picture, colors, washed, quality
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  Picture is super bright and there is little contrast.  ...  "
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" ...  The color is vivid and the picture quality in low light is amazing.  ...  "
comment
" ...  colors are a bit too washed out, but we aren't filming a movie here (unless you are for some reason trying to, in which case don't use this).  ...  "
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" ...  Colors are slightly muted but easily fixed.  ...  "
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" ...  1080p, accurate colors, etc, and is better than most of what my coworkers use.  ...  "
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" ...  The video quality is good as is the color balance.  ...  "
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" ...  Color balance is pretty good.  ...  "
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" ...  The camera is pretty clear, a few color balance issues.  ...  "
Lens
 76
camera, cover, wide angle lens, wide, privacy
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  It also comes with a cover for the lense.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The wide-angle lens gives me a much better experience when talking to my co-workers on Zoom. ... Another feature that is nice to have is the obvious lights around the lens.  ...  "
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" ...  The camera's wide angle lens is fantastic better than most cameras I've used thus far from this price range.  ...  "
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" ...  Also starting with the lens cover down does require a refocus of the lens which is accomplished in less than 3 seconds. ... Lens cover has to be installed, easy to do but always scary with m3 strips.  ...  "
comment
" ...  A bit fish-eye looking camera.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It appears to have a wider angle lens than my MS webcam.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It also includes a privacy cover that easily attaches and can be closed to cover the lens and eliminate any privacy concerns.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The lens is wide angle as advertised.  ...  "
Resolution
 68
webcam, hd, quality, amcrest, video
+96%
-4%
comment
" ...  Granted, it's HD so that is to be expected.  ...  "
comment
" ...  As far as quality of video goes, I checked and it takes 1080P video at 30 frames per second at the most but you can pretty easily set it lower if you are trying to save internet data. ... I would've liked to see a higher resolution or better quality from the camera images considering it can do steady video at 1080P 30fps but at this price point I didn't expect studio quality and it isn't a mark off in my opinion.  ...  "
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" ...  I look more HD and brighter.  ...  "
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" ...  Very clear resolution  ...  "
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" ...  1080p picture And good sound quality as well.  ...  "
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" ...  The Amcrest 1080p webcam came to me at the perfect time.  ...  "
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" ...  Really great 1080P video, good colour balance and image quality on par with my much more expensive Razer Kiyo & Logitech Stream webcams, and certainly much better than the built in 720p grainy webcams on my laptops.  ...  "
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" ...  I work with a lot of video and was looking for an inexpensive webcam that produced good quality HD video.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 64
sound, quality, picture, video, sounds like
+56%
-44%
comment
" ...  I have recorded a couple of videos and noticed the sound quality is great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The sound was maybe slightly better on the Logitech but I thought they were both very good.  ...  "
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" ...  I asked about the sound and they said it too, was very clear.  ...  "
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" ...  As far as the camera quality, I have no complaints, the picture quality is clear, and the sound is clear as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture was decent but the sound?  ...  "
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" ...  I wish the sound quality was better, the audio is not very clear or loud enough. ... It works well for talking, but I do not recommend this camera for music.  ...  "
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" ...  Great video quality but, unless the program you use for streaming has audio adjustments, audio is faint/muffled.  ...  "
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" ...  The image and sound quality are OK for video conference.  ...  "
Software Platform
 61
software, 10, using, windows 10, party
+62%
-38%
comment
" ...  I think it would be nice to allow this camera to connect to the Amcrest app and use it as an additional security camera.  ...  "
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" ...  instead, it is managed via whichever third-party app is used to operate it. ... I tested the camera using the default Windows 10 camera app and OBS Studio.  ...  "
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" ...  This product can be used for multple platforms such as Windows, Mac OS and Android etc. ... Platform Compatibility: Skype, Youtube, Yahoo!  ...  "
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" ...  Web cam was easy to i stall.  ...  "
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" ...  it instead relies solely on 3rd party apps. ... Note also that Amcrest has something which has become increasingly rare  ...  "
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" ...  I own and have installed many Amcrest products and do recommend them regularly to others.  ...  "
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" ...  It doesn’t require any software to get started, so I was able to use it right out of the box with OBS and other programs that detect cameras as soon as I plugged it into my computer. ... I was also able to connect it to my phone and get my phone to detect it in a USB camera app.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Really impressed and highly recommend this web cam.  ...  "
Fit
 60
mount, cover, monitor, camera, put
+82%
-18%
comment
" ...  One thing I was looking for was flexibility when I came to how it mounts, and well, Amcrest covers that also ... with a 1/4” threaded insert you have the option of mounting it to any type of tripod or camera rigging equipment that is industry standard.  ...  "
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" ...  Having the weighted back piece made it stable. ... It also has a tripod mount option, and came with a desktop mini-tripod.  ...  "
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" ...  The camera has a tripod mount which means you can mount the camera in a variety of locations.  ...  "
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" ...  The camera has a pretty good engineered holder, so you can attach it to practically any possible monitor, but even in case if not, it comes with a mini tripod, which you can attach to the camera's holder.  ...  "
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" ...  Even though the clamp might be a bit to big it fits perfect on my curved screen (which is thin).  ...  "
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" ...  Wide FOV makes it easy to capture all of my space easily, and the mounting screw fit right onto a VESA arm on my monitor posts.  ...  "
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" ...  The added (optional) stick on privacy flap works fantastic as well.  ...  "
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" ...  The stand/clip mount appears to be of the same plastic quality as the camera backing ... The folding clip feels sturdy and the contact points are cushioned with rubber padding to prevent scratching or scuffing.  ...  "
Ports
 59
plug, webcam, plugged, usb port, port
+90%
-10%
comment
" ...  I just need to plug it into my computer USB port and it works right away.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The way I will use it, I don't need to worry about unwanted viewers because I just unplug the USB from my laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  Plug it in and it's ready to go.  ...  "
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" ...  Easily plugged and played - Lenovo, Windows 10 also testedout for Mac  ...  "
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" ...  Just unbox, use the tripod or just mount it and connect it to a USB port.  ...  "
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" ...  The choice of going with USB A is also a great idea.  ...  "
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" ...  The USB cable is long enough for a floor tower to monitor mount.  ...  "
comment
" ...  -works off any USB (2.0+) port without compromising quality  ...  "
Display Clarity
 52
green, computer, webcam, privacy, camera
+81%
-19%
comment
" ...  Mount easily clamped to top of display and did not interfere with a slim display viewing area, also supports threaded camera mount.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Even though the clamp might be a bit to big it fits perfect on my curved screen (which is thin).  ...  "
comment
" ...  No green screen and about as non-flat of a background as you can make.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Looking at the camera in action, there's no visible delay between my on-screen applications and the camera. ... For the average consumer this won't be an issue but if you're going to be using a green screen or using the camera in bright light you might need to do some manual setup to get things specifically dialed in.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Placing the camera on top of my screen .  ...  "
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" ...  It does stay on both my laptop screen and my external monitor fairly well.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I used this webcam for a class, and everything about it was good for simply getting my image up on the screen and displaying it to others.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The wide angle allows for the screen to be fairly close to the face and still not appear as your face is taking up the whole frame.  ...  "
Marketplace
 44
product, amazon, seller, received, quality
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  the picture looks like it is color corrected, as if there is a filter from instagram.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The picture and color quality were better than expected.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Thank you so much!  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is fantastic. ... You buy this for the tremendous picture.  ...  "
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" ...  The product arrive in about 5 days ( April 16, 2020), a bit faster than the expected delivery time shown on my Amazon orders page.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Naturally you're going to move around during a meeting and still want to remain in the picture.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The picture itself is excellent, too.  ...  "
comment
" ...  But the quality of the image is pretty good .  ...  "
Call quality
 44
call, hear, conference, zoom, works
+64%
-36%
comment
" ...  I have already used this successfully on video calls with coworkers.  ...  "
comment
" ...  When I tried this webcam for the first time, the other people on the call immediately noticed a huge difference in picture and sound quality.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I believe a few of her team members have also ordered them after watching her on a live or conference call.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Plenty bang for the buck and with all the video calls work requires now, its been great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I got this mainly for work conference calls and it works great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have found a workaround my calling into meetings  ...  "
comment
" ...  I do look “better” with fewer wrinkles, but I also would rather look natural on video conference calls.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Skype for family meetings and also friends.  ...  "
Build Quality
 42
tripod, top, included, quality, monitor
+81%
-19%
comment
" ...  I comes with a nifty small tripod with bendable legs that allow you to place the camera on a tabletop at any desired angle.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The rubber on the mounting surface helps steady the camera and allow for easy adjustment.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I came in just a soft bubble package.  ...  "
comment
" ...  As for thecamera itself, it feels solid and isn't overly large. ... It has a nice long cord, a tripod mount that flips out as a monitor "mount/grip" of sorts.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Protective and not wasteful.  ...  "
comment
" ...  -Good build quality  ...  "
comment
" ...  Build quality is good too, it holds on top of my laptop and monitor well and it had the ability to be used with a tri-pot.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Build quality seems good and they did a good job providing a variety of mounting options.  ...  "
Returns
 37
returning, label, despite, date, 15
+3%
-97%
comment
" ...  I requested a replacement, but they said I would have to pay $15 shipping on a $50 item and they would send me a return label and fix or replace it. ... I paid the $15 a week ago and still have not received the return label.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Very disappointing as it is too late now to return it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  But you'll want to replace it the moment you can.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Returned for credit.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Product had multiple scratches on it so I am returning it .  ...  "
comment
" ...  I returned it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Ended up sending back.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I'll be returning.  ...  "
Video Playback
 35
quality, laptop, good, comparable, acceptable
+91%
-9%
comment
" ...  I look forward to using it through the coming teaching term for class video conferences and other video projects.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Good video-quality  ...  "
comment
" ...  As far as video function:  ...  "
comment
" ...  This was easily resolved using OBS which is a live streaming and video recording software that a lot of Twitch and Youtube streamers use. ... She's already seen an improvement in the videos and responses to her videos.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Decent video and audio.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The video did work and we could hear the other people.  ...  "
comment
" ...  As far as quality of video goes, I checked and it takes 1080P video at 30 frames per second at the most but you can pretty easily set it lower if you are trying to save internet data.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The video quality is awesome and people on the other end can see me well.  ...  "
Night Photography
 34
camera, low, quality, low light, lighting
+94%
-6%
comment
" ...  The camera is pretty good in terms of handling normal light situations, and securely clamps to the top of the monitor.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I don't use the microphone so I can't speak to that, but the picture quality has been great and even in low light I no longer need to turn a light on in front of me to keep my face from being shadowed out.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Low light performance was the best part.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The video comes out very clear even in low light conditions.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Lighting will adjust if you have a low light therefore its perfect for me!  ...  "
comment
" ...  Low-light isn’t amazing by any means (which is expected), but video quality is crisp in normal lighting conditions.  ...  "
comment
" ...  My office is rather dim and this has pretty good low light visibility which has been helpful. ... The cam has LED indicator lights to let you know that the camera is on.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This camera prefers even lighting as it does not handle bright lights/light sources well whether it be a window behind you or bright lights on a side of your face.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 32
weeks, months, microphone, webcam, sudden
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  I uninstalled it and reinstalled it and it still did not work.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The product did not function properly and constantly flickered.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It stopped working a week into using it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  If you touch it it stops working, constantly shuts off without touching it .  ...  "
comment
" ...  HOWEVER, despite knowing it not working when I got it they would not return my money.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Very dissatisfied and I will be returning the product to go with a better more reliable brand.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Can no longer use the audio and have only had it for 2 months.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The downside is the microphone completely quit working after 2 days.  ...  "
Drivers
 29
driver, windows 10, install, software, installed
+79%
-21%
comment
" ...  Plugged it in to my Windows 10 system and it loaded drivers without any further intervention.  ...  "
comment
" ...  No drivers required and Zoom even automatically selected the new camera.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Nothing popped up on the screen after plugging in the webcam so I wasn’t sure if the driver installed correctly or not.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Once plugged in, automatically installed the drivers for Windows 10 and worked with Zoom with no issues.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's a real plug and plays where you don't have to worry about drivers (Windows 10).  ...  "
comment
" ...  No driver install required when plugging into my Windows 10 computers making it truly plug-n-play.  ...  "
comment
" ...  No app or extra drivers needed.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The camera came with basic instructions and it was easy to get working with no drivers to install.  ...  "
Cables
 29
long, cord, usb, length, usb cord
+97%
-3%
comment
" ...  It is really easy to set up and you can put it anywhere because this camera has a nice length cord.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The long cable allows for a variety of mounting positions.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It comes with a really good length cable which is around 5.5 feet.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Wire length is sufficient to allow for connection to devices in hard to reach locations.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The picture quality is better than 90% of the video you'll see right now on cable news stations as they have people participating from home or remote locations.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It has a nice long cable, so like in my case I can mount it on a tripod away from the computer.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It has a nice long USB cord (which was one of the reasons I bought it)  ...  "
comment
" ...  The camera itself is well built, with a thick cord of just enough length.  ...  "
Delivery
 28
delivered, work, time, shipped, quickly
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  I received this product for free to review*  ...  "
comment
" ...  Got to me w/in a a week of ordering.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Shipping was very fast, just 4 days to reach me.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Was shipped on time.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It was delivered on time.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Shipped and arrived quickly.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Delivery was on time as expected.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Also, shipping time was as promised.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 26
screen, cover, green, comes, like
+85%
-15%
comment
" ...  Like privacy cover which is included.  ...  "
comment
" ...  -Physical Privacy Cover  ...  "
comment
" ...  Like that it came with a privacy cover, unlike some of the other products out there.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Love the privacy cover.  ...  "
comment
" ...  - Cover is useful for privacy  ...  "
comment
" ...  Privacy cover is great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Like the privacy cover.  ...  "
comment
" ...  - Has foldable stand to be mounted on top of LCD screens  ...  "
Product As Described
 25
quality, like, image, use, lighting
+92%
-8%
comment
" ...  The picture is really good and it can pretty much be mounted anywhere.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The picture is fantastic. ... You buy this for the tremendous picture.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Love the camera, exactly as described and works great!  ...  "
comment
" ...  Works exactly as advertised.  ...  "
comment
" ...  As you can see in my images, I have a few different options I could use for my picture.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The picture itself is excellent, too.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's important to know that lighting in the room you are in makes a huge impact on the picture, so that's why I made sure I had sufficient lighting around me.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The picture is decent.  ...  "
Apps
 22
camera, using, party, windows, app
+64%
-36%
comment
" ...  Settings have to be set via the third-party software.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I did have to find the camera app provided by microsoft and get it setup for her to use.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Platform Compatibility: Skype, Youtube, Yahoo!  ...  "
comment
" ...  It could use some improvements using any secondary app.  ...  "
comment
" ...  As I plugged it it started working perfectly with various camera apps I use.  ...  "
comment
" ...  instead, it is managed via whichever third-party app is used to operate it. ... I tested the camera using the default Windows 10 camera app and OBS Studio.  ...  "
comment
" ...  it instead relies solely on 3rd party apps.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This camera also works well with the different apps that I have tried it with.  ...  "
Design
 20
like, makes, looks, top, something
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  Design/Hardware/Practicality: I really love the design.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It has a simple plug and play design.  ...  "
comment
" ...  With a bold and fantastic design!  ...  "
comment
" ...  It definitely looks great for this purpose.  ...  "
comment
" ...  However, the C920 looks perfectly fine.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It looks very nice as well.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I like the design, feels modern.  ...  "
comment
" ...  As for thecamera itself, it feels solid and isn't overly large.  ...  "
Overall performance
 15
job done, gets the job, camera, amcrest, job
+100%
comment
" ...  Overall: I love this webcam and honestly during this hard time during the pandemic when a majority of all webcams are out of stock, this particular webcam not only cam in handy but I am SO glad I was able to test this webcam out and put it to good use.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have been using this Amcrest webcam daily for a week and I have been very happy with it thus far!  ...  "
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" ...  When COVID-19 first hit and I started working at home, my job asked me to have a webcam.  ...  "
comment
" ...  - Very smooth video  ...  "
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" ...  I've only used it once so far but it gets the job done.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Overall it’s is a pretty solid webcam.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This camera gets the job done.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This does the job.  ...  "
Features
 14
would, nice
+93%
-7%
comment
" ...  -light in background didn’t wash out my face which is good  ...  "
comment
" ...  Seems to have enough features for a relatively inexpensive model.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Let's look at the features.  ...  "
comment
" ...  daytime with curtains closed.  ...  "
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" ...  The white led lights are also a nice touch.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The status light on the front is nice to know that it's on/being used in an application.  ...  "
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" ...  I really like the privacy flap, even though it has LED lights that light up on the side that make it very obvious when it's being used, the extra security is nice.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Depending on how you look at it, this could be a bug or a feature.  ...  "
Video Recording
 14
camera, quality, calls, microphone, good
+93%
-7%
comment
" ...  As far as quality of video goes, I checked and it takes 1080P video at 30 frames per second at the most but you can pretty easily set it lower if you are trying to save internet data.  ...  "
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" ...  -Good Video Quality  ...  "
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" ...  I have already used this successfully on video calls with coworkers.  ...  "
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" ...  I do a lot of video streaming and needed another camera to use with livestream studio.  ...  "
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" ...  1080p resolution with a 2MP camera is all you need to have some good video.  ...  "
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" ...  I am new to online video conferencing.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Good video-quality  ...  "
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" ...  Video Chatting has been wonderful .  ...  "
Comfort
 14
size, side, rather, quality, put
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  I also like the privacy cover that I can feel more secure during my daughter‘S bedtime because this webcam is mainly used by her.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The packaging felt a little cheap, but the hardware feels good quality all around.  ...  "
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" ...  As for thecamera itself, it feels solid and isn't overly large.  ...  "
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" ...  I love having a webcam I can detach and adjust.  ...  "
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" ...  The folding clip feels sturdy and the contact points are cushioned with rubber padding to prevent scratching or scuffing.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I compared this side-by-side to my Logitech C920 and was very impressed with the quality.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the tilt head so it can move up or down.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I’ve had a Microsoft HD studio for quite some time and this beats it hands down.  ...  "
Device Stand
 13
mounting, monitor, way, tv, top
+92%
-8%
comment
" ...  Mounting this was a breeze.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It would also be an added bonus if the mount could grasp or squeeze the monitor in some way, so I could close my computer with the camera still attached.  ...  "
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" ...  • Adjustable fitment to accommodate monitor and TV thicknesses (my TV is a bit thicker)  ...  "
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" ...  The stand is very adjustable.  ...  "
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" ...  As of the mount, obviously, if you have a pole to screw the base into then all is good.  ...  "
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" ...  It will mount to most any monitor easily.  ...  "
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" ...  This mounted to my monitor and I can adjust as needed.  ...  "
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" ...  The stand for it is great and fit well over a monitor and sitting directly on the desk.  ...  "
Cable Length
 13
usb, cord, cable, usb cord, length
+100%
comment
" ...  The cable that is attached is plenty long enough to reach from the top of the monitor to the floor where the tower sits.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The USB cable is the perfect length, and the mounting bracket is perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  Cord length is a good size, not to short as others.  ...  "
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" ...  The cable is plenty long to be useful.  ...  "
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" ...  Wire length is sufficient to allow for connection to devices in hard to reach locations.  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with a really good length cable which is around 5.5 feet.  ...  "
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" ...  The cord is more than long enough to reach the laptop we setup below. ... • Awesomely long USB cord  ...  "
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" ...  The long cable allows for a variety of mounting positions.  ...  "
Viewing Angles
 11
wide, view, nice, like, picture
+82%
-18%
comment
" ...  It has captures a wide angle and the image is fantastic.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It says it has a 70° view angle. ... It is really more like 105-110° view angle.  ...  "
comment
" ...  But the thing I like the most is the 1080p camera and the wide angle.  ...  "
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" ...  The wide angle allows for the screen to be fairly close to the face and still not appear as your face is taking up the whole frame.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The viewing angle on the Amcrest is better, and the picture quality was slightly noticeably better.  ...  "
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" ...  Wide angle is nice but would like to be able to customize it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Nice wide angle view and great picture quality.  ...  "
USB
 11
webcam, recognized, quality, plug, picture
+100%
comment
" ...  After plugging this in it was immediately recognized as an "HD USB WEBCAM".  ...  "
comment
" ...  The picture quality is on par with other USB webcams.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The USB cable is the perfect length, and the mounting bracket is perfect.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The choice of going with USB A is also a great idea.  ...  "
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" ...  You just have to plug the webcam with the usb provided and done!  ...  "
comment
" ...  I was able to use this camera in my external USB hub and directly in the laptop.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Many modern computers have only one USB-A port or even none at all.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Set up is simple plug and play with a USB.  ...  "
Size
 9
nice, market, like
+78%
-22%
comment
" ...  this easily fits in my laptop bag without taking up any room.  ...  "
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" ...  It's pretty small and just works.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Small compact unit is significantly better than what my HP laptop provides.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The size, weight, and grip all worked fine for me.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's nice that the webcam is quite small.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The packaging of it was so very condensed which is another plus because unlike others on the market that means a smaller waste footprint and that’s something I strive to do in the world today whenever possible.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's a nice compact size  ...  "
For Kids
 8
school, need, four, one
+100%
comment
" ...  If you chose or choose for your child to do all virtual schooling this school year then this camera is the definitely the best in picture and quality.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I use it to teach my students it’s great for that.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Using it for virtual karate classes for my son.  ...  "
comment
" ...  With my kids now home for school due to COVID-19, and needing to video conference, I began looking for a webcam.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Due to COVID-19 pandemic, my kids need to attend their classes remotely with their teachers everyday.  ...  "
comment
" ...  With the home learning for school I needed another cam for my kids.  ...  "
comment
" ...  One of the kids Chromebooks lacked a camera so we got this one for it. ... The Privacy cat is very important especially on a kids laptop.  ...  "
comment
" ...  We needed something for the kids that was better than a laptop. ... We have four kids in Karate. ... The school they attend has moved to virtual sessions. ... With four kids they need to spread out a bit.  ...  "
Clarity
 8
clean
+100%
comment
" ...  Very clear resolution  ...  "
comment
" ...  The clarity is awful and it does not give you access to change the setting.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Quality is good and clear enough for my applications and purposes.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The clarity is certainly satisfactory at worst  ...  "
Capacity
 7
office, wide
+71%
-29%
comment
" ...  It shows more of my home office surroundings than necessary.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Great for a small at home studio.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The wide angle is really wide, it can capture a whole room easily if you have multiple people in a conference room.  ...  "
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" ...  The webcam would be ideal for someone who works in a well lit room as this is the best way to get a good imagine quality.  ...  "
comment
" ...  With all the working from home meetings going on, I needed a quality webcam for the computer in my office.  ...  "
Volume
 7
volume, room, quality, party, call
+29%
-71%
comment
" ...  HOWEVER, many have commented on the difficulty they have hearing me (yes, I have maxed the volume).  ...  "
comment
" ...  Low volume and sounds muffled.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Speaking at a louder than normal volume, the other party in my Teams call could barely hear me, even with my mic and his speaker volume all the way up.  ...  "
Cleaning
 7
good, people, 1080p
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  Once you've cleaned a bit more of the wall, you're all set, right?  ...  "
comment
" ...  1080p, looks good, clean.  ...  "
comment
" ...  If you are with a group of people this works well, but it may require some additional room cleaning if you are working from home and don't want people to see everything.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Color looks natural & clean.  ...  "
Noise Cancellation
 6
sounds, settings, microphone, job, app
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  You could adjust some settings on the app you use (increase gain, cancel background noise) if the app even has settings to change.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The built in mic does a great job getting voice and music without picking up too much background noise.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Ultimately the mic picked up predominantly white noise.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Not the quality of a dedicated microphone with noise cancellation or filters but definitely good enough to get the job done.  ...  "
Remote
 6
angle
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  I needed it quickly for working with my students during remote learning due to Covid shut downs.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This is the perfect sweet spot if you are using this for remote meetings and/or working from home.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The quality of the picture is definitely a big step up from my stock webcam, which, in these days of quarantine and remote meetings, makes a difference.  ...  "
comment
" ...  With everyone remote in my team this is perfect.  ...  "
Packing
 6
simple, nice, keep
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  Keep the packaging simple and keep the prices down.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Packaging was great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I personally think the packaging is great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Packaging is simple, product is simple.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The packaging was acceptable and undamaged.  ...  "
Controls
 5
go, audio
+40%
-60%
comment
" ...  Wasn't able to adjust these settings, either.  ...  "
comment
" ...  We have adjusted audio settings in the computer to try and "fix" the problem and no luck.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Windows 10 was not able to adjust the gain of the microphone from the mic control screen.  ...  "
Storage
 5
tripod, top, legs, included, bendable
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  It's easily adjustable no matter what height you are sitting at.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I tried mine out on a shelf next to me and I fond that I liked that more because it was a better angle when talking to people over the webcam (didn't show that double chin look haha).  ...  "
comment
" ...  Having more space allows my co-workers to see more of what I am thinking but not necessarily saying.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I love the option to blur the background space.  ...  "
Lagging
 4
restart, freeze, using, application
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  Then was told to reboot the computer.  ...  "
Refresh Rate
 4
distorted
+100%
comment
" ...  -Fast image refresh rate  ...  "
comment
" ...  The refresh rate is good as there is no noticeable phasing of image while an object is in motion.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Frame rate was super smooth, audio sync was perfect.  ...  "
Video Calling
 4
+100%
comment
" ...  Video Chatting has been wonderful .  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have already used this successfully on video calls with coworkers.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This is very important when making group video calls.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I am new to online video conferencing.  ...  "
Microphone
 3
sound, quality, webcam
+100%
comment
" ...  I thankfully record using a DI box for sound so I don't have to rely on this for the audio, but please know that IF YOU HAVE NO OTHER WAY OF GETTING AUDIO AND NEED YOUR WEBCAM TO PICK UP YOUR SOUND FOR VIDEO RECORDING, DO NOT GET THIS WEBCAM.  ...  "
comment
" ...  people should not be expecting to record high quality audio with it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have recorded a couple of videos and noticed the sound quality is great.  ...  "
Cover
 3
top, camera
+100%
comment
" ...  Even included snap on cover to protect it and you 😂  ...  "
comment
" ...  I love the flip cover.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The flip cover is nice to be 100% sure you are not on camera.  ...  "
Camera Features
 3
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Auto-focus management is good.  ...  "
comment
" ...  -auto focus is instant with no lag  ...  "
Weight
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  The camera is a solid webcam, surprisingly light weight.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The size, weight, and grip all worked fine for me.  ...  "

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Specifications

Connectivity
USB:  Yes 
Number of USB ports:  2 
Camera
Video:  Yes 
Display
Resolution:  Full HD 1080p 
Full HD 1080p
RESOLUTION
Yes
USB
Yes
VIDEO
2
NUMBER OF USB PORTS