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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: September 18, 2020 (Refresh Now)
7.4
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
984
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
16
Spam Test
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Full HD 1080p
RESOLUTION
Yes
USB
Yes
VIDEO
2
NUMBER OF USB PORTS

Review Summary - 968 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Camera
 243
quality, video, price, amcrest, would
+85%
-15%
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" ...  over all it is a good camera.  ...  "
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" ...  If I look directly at the camera, then I am focused.  ...  "
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" ...  Good camera, and mic seems to work just fine.  ...  "
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" ...  This little camera works great in windows 10.  ...  "
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" ...  Next, while in meetings, the camera occasionally turns off. ... The video quality is excellent with this camera. ... It always keeps me in focus. ... Not only do I recommend this camera, I put that to action by purchasing the exact same camera for my boss to replace the one she currently is using!  ...  "
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" ...  This camera is very reasonably priced and, because if that, I was not expecting very much.  ...  "
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" ...  The camera is very good quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Camera video look ok.  ...  "
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Picture Quality
 181
quality, good, image, webcam, camera
+88%
-12%
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" ...  The video resolution is very good.  ...  "
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" ...  Hooked it up and the picture was great.  ...  "
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" ...  The image and sound quality are OK for video conference.  ...  "
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" ...  As the picture shows, it perches well on a monitor.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is okay. ... Overall, the picture quality is good but I wouldn't use it for more frequent/commercial uses such as livestreaming.  ...  "
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" ...  This camera has decent picture quality.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is clear  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is even better than I expected. ... 1080p, my friends have complimented my picture quality.  ...  "
Zoom
 176
meetings, camera, webcam, calls, use
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  Friends tell me to turn off "chipmunk mode" when I use it for zoom.  ...  "
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" ...  It works on all apps including skype, discords, zoom, kast, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  I have used it with Teams, Zoom, To Go Meetings and Webex meetings without issue.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for Skype and Zoom.  ...  "
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" ...  I ended up setting up this camera for my daughter since she only uses zoom and used to constantly adjust the camera when she stood, sat, or kneeled on the chair during class.  ...  "
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" ...  Use for zoom meetings.  ...  "
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" ...  I tested this with Zoom and regular and virtual backgrounds looks good.  ...  "
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" ...  I needed something cheap and effective to get me through all these Google Meet and Zoom meetings I've been going to for months, now. ... For Google Meet and Zoom, this is fine just the way it is.  ...  "
Setup
 144
setup, plug, play, set, webcam
+99%
comment
" ...  * Quick installation, No Additional s/w required.  ...  "
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" ...  Good product, easy set-up and use.  ...  "
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" ...  Ease of installation & instructions: ... Since the installation to the computer/laptop is essentially seamless, there wasn't much needed in order to configure the camera for use in a webinar. ... All of which were very easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  The setup is hassle free, and the unit is lightweight but sturdy. ... Feeling super professional.  ...  "
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" ...  This is my first experience and it really was an easy set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Installation and setup of this camera is pretty straight forward on my Windows 10 system  ...  "
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" ...  Outside of plugging in the USB cable there was no setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Pros - Easy to setup. ... A plug and play that will make it simple for most to get set up. ... That makes it easy to setup a good 'shot'.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 123
setup, set, use, webcam, simple
+98%
-2%
comment
" ...  It is so easy to set-up.  ...  "
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" ...  Web cam was easy to i stall. ... Easy to use and works great!  ...  "
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" ...  The audio is easy to adjust. ... This is my first experience and it really was an easy set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Camera was super easy to set up and configure in OBS!  ...  "
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" ...  It is easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Pros: Easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was a breeze. ... Both setup super easy.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a simple webcam. ... Their products are simple enough for non-tech people to use. ... It easy to use and you will be up and running in a matter of minutes.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 115
mac, pc, laptop, computer, monitor
+78%
-22%
comment
" ...  It would be more than adequate for putting on a desktop monitor.  ...  "
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" ...  Functionality/Ease of Use: I can say that getting this webcam up and running was pretty seamless. ... I happen to use a Macbook Pro and after plugging in the webcam it was immediately found and able to be used.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up is very easy, after i plugged it into my desktop it was able to be used immediately.  ...  "
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" ...  I switch back and forth between a Mac and PC with no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  It's compatible with all operating systems.  ...  "
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" ...  This product can be used for multple platforms such as Windows, Mac OS and Android etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Used it on two different computers. ... A Macbook Pro for work. ... But others have said it compared to or was better than their Mac.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m using in on Mac OS and it works great.  ...  "
Price
 110
camera, money, worth, webcam, good
+87%
-13%
comment
" ...  The camera is decent for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the price for sure  ...  "
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" ...  This camera has extremely sharp quality for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, I do not find an issue with this webcam and would recommend anyone who is looking for a webcam with decent price.  ...  "
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" ...  Good for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  I had unrealistic expectations for it, so it didn't quite meet the goals I had for it, but for the money I paid I have no complaints. ... If you want $100 performance though, you're going to need to spend $100.  ...  "
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" ...  Altogether a decent webcam for the price.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Great price for under 60 bucks  ...  "
Lens
 97
camera, cover, wide, wide angle lens, angle
+74%
-26%
comment
" ...  A bit fish-eye looking camera.  ...  "
comment
" ...  However, the resolution and the lens is much better and I can get a better shot of what I want without having to move or adjust it too much.  ...  "
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" ...  The lens is wide angle as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  The lights are located on each side of the lens and are very much just indicator lights.  ...  "
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" ...  -Wider-Angle Lens ... It’s easy to use, has a wider-angle lens than the built-in camera on my laptop, and has a clear & smooth image. ... A nice surprise I wasn’t expecting was that there are two accent lights that illuminate near the lens when the camera is powered.  ...  "
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" ...  It also comes with a cover for the lense.  ...  "
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" ...  An no distortion or fish eye.  ...  "
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" ...  The lens on this device seemed crystal clear, but it had a pronounced fish-eye effect.  ...  "
Color
 96
image, picture, colors, washed, quality
+73%
-27%
comment
" ...  This camera offers sharp, clear video with good color balance.  ...  "
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" ...  Color quality is well balanced.  ...  "
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" ...  The color seemed a little off at first, but it adjusted within a few seconds.  ...  "
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" ...  It has an adequate picture and color quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Camera appears to handle brightness changes and high contrast situations pretty well. ... White balance appears to be good.  ...  "
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" ...  Very clear resolution  ...  "
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" ...  Color balance was nice in a well lit room. ... Lights are white and muted so it's not distracting.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture quality is superb with this webcam, it looks high definition, very clear and the colors accurate, even when lighting is less than optimal.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 82
audio, quality, picture, video, sounds like
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  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 and sound were great.  ...  "
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" ...  It is TRULY a plug and play device, and 1080p picture and sound quality are outstanding.  ...  "
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" ...  I am a music producer and much of my work is done in low lighting rooms.  ...  "
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" ...  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. ... The picture quality and sound quality are great.  ...  "
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" ...  No one can get both picture and sound working at the same time.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture and sound are good quality and it as super easy to "install."  ...  "
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" ...  Everyone said my sound quality was good for that.  ...  "
Fit
 80
tripod, mount, cover, monitor, privacy
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  The camera comes with a mounting hole for the standard tripod.  ...  "
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" ...  But packaged securely and very well.  ...  "
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" ...  this easily fits in my laptop bag without taking up any room.  ...  "
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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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" ...  As of the mount, obviously, if you have a pole to screw the base into then all is good.  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with a tripod and a mount for the screen  ...  "
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" ...  I also like how this webcam also has a screw mount on the bottom of it so I can attach it to a tripod.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Resolution
 79
webcam, hd, quality, amcrest, video
+94%
-6%
comment
" ...  Overall, this camera is of decent quality, and certainly an upgrade from the built-in camera (if your laptop has a less than HD 1080 resolution camera).  ...  "
comment
" ...  1080p picture And good sound quality as well.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The Amcrest 1080p webcam came to me at the perfect time.  ...  "
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" ...  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.  ...  "
comment
" ...  - 1080p Quality – You don’t look like a potato from the 720p built in webcam from your computer. ... The resolution is actually high enough that you can make out yourself much more clearly. ... This is a good entry level 1080p webcam for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  The HD 1080p webcam gives a crystal clear video quality and the microphone quality is very good with dual noise cancelling mode.  ...  "
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" ...  The resolution is at 1080p and it seems like a nice quality.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm pretty well familiar with Amrest's products because I have a whole NVR surveillance system with 4k cameras all around my house as well as a doorbell camera.  ...  "
Software Platform
 76
software, 10, using, web, camera
+62%
-38%
comment
" ...  It is a plug and play solution on Windows 10.  ...  "
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" ...  I also briefly tested it with recording a video in the Windows camera app.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I opened the Apple FaceTime app and was still puzzled why it used my laptop’s built in webcam instead of the Amcrest webcam. ... Similarly, when using Google Meet or another online conferencing service, I had to click into the settings, and change the camera being used.  ...  "
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" ...  I use this for work everyday, it has significantly better quality than other name brand web cams.  ...  "
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" ...  This webcam would be a great addition for any content creator on Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, DLive, Facebook, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  I tested in Windows 10 and XBOX One and it works great.  ...  "
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" ...  Really impressed and highly recommend this web cam.  ...  "
comment
" ...  great on windows 10 .  ...  "
Ports
 69
plug, webcam, plugged, usb port, port
+90%
-10%
comment
" ...  Took it out of the box, connected the USB cable to my computer and it recognized the camera immediately and was working in minutes.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Used system info utility - same result, rebooted, re-pluged in 2nd USB port.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Being a laptop user for the past 15 or so years, I have never had a need to buy a USB webcam, since my laptops always had built-in webcams. ... The USB cable was plenty long, and the mounting bracket was easy to operate.  ...  "
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" ...  Long USB cable.  ...  "
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" ...  After plugging this in it was immediately recognized as an "HD USB WEBCAM".  ...  "
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" ...  You just plug the usb into the computer windows 10 will install it.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup on both Mac and PC was literally plug and play. ... The privacy cover comes with the webcam, but not attached so you have the option of not using it (since it connects via USB, you can just unplug it for more privacy than the cover provides anyway).  ...  "
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" ...  I've got it, hook it up to my desktop computer (just on the top of the monitor), the good thing is a plug and play out of the box for windows 10 and I was surprised about the picture quality.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 59
green, computer, webcam, privacy, camera
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  I’m using a big LED screen ... The screen is also quite thick, but the webcam has no problem griping on.  ...  "
comment
" ...  You do have to install, if you want to use it, the privacy screen. ... The privacy screen is held on by an adhesive tape. ... It would have been nice for the privacy screen to have been built into the camera itself.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Works best in full lighting, a dark room catches significant screen reflections and blue light from monitors.  ...  "
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" ...  Screen lighting provided enough to light my face and bust during gaming matches.  ...  "
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" ...  One quick selection of the box below opened up the camera image on my screen.  ...  "
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" ...  It clips well to laptop or desktop screen.  ...  "
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" ...  The mounting base works great and doesn't go down past the monitor bezel better than most other webcams I considered.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The build quality is nice, it does not feel cheap and the mount for sitting ontop of a computer screen works well too.  ...  "
Call quality
 57
call, hear, zoom, conference, works
+61%
-39%
comment
" ...  Still, it was clear, and the party I was calling said they could see and hear me fine, so overall a win. ... Not wanting to be biased, I tried another call through Skype. ... It all adds up to a more enjoyable way to chat with friends and family, or even conduct business calls, and not be tied to the desk, and laptop or phone.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Works great for my calls  ...  "
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" ...  Considering that I’m spending 15+ hours a week in calls and meetings, this webcam checked all my needs for an affordable price!  ...  "
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" ...  As for sound quality, I never had any of the people I have Zoomed or spoke with over Google Hangouts complain that they cannot hear or understand me.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve used the product in many conference calls over the past week and my customers said my voice is coming in clearer and the picture looks great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Skype for family meetings and also friends.  ...  "
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" ...  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
" ...  Audio quality - I've been told in video calls that my voice is not as clear as my other microphones/webcams ... It's not too bad as my colleagues can still hear and understand the majority of what I speak, but they have mentioned they do notice it being poorer.  ...  "
Build Quality
 55
tripod, cover, top, privacy, included
+73%
-27%
comment
" ...  First impression of the build quality was solid, and it looks quite sharp in shiny black with side lighting details that softly illuminate when the camera is on.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The stand is very adjustable.  ...  "
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" ...  The face of the camera is a glass type construction split into three sections. ... The folding clip feels sturdy and the contact points are cushioned with rubber padding to prevent scratching or scuffing.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The privacy cover, while very convenient and useful, falls off easily.  ...  "
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" ...  The nice addon of the protection lid is a nice to have and having it be a part of the packaging and giving the user the option of installing with the provided sticker is a nice touch. ... The tripod works well although it would have been key to use a gorilla type of tripod mount instead of the wire bend type.  ...  "
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" ...  I came in just a soft bubble package.  ...  "
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" ...  There is an optional privacy cover you can put on (included but not assembled.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Having the weighted back piece made it stable.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 54
weeks, stopped, months, microphone, webcam
+43%
-57%
comment
" ...  The downside is the microphone completely quit working after 2 days.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The message simply says "Something went wrong", with no description other than a cryptic error code.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It died all of the sudden.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Broke within a month of using igt  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have not been able to find and error or anything.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It doesn't work and has to be replaced.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Maybe a month?  ...  "
comment
" ...  I threw away the box as soon as it started working the first time.  ...  "
Marketplace
 53
product, received, amazon, seller, quality
+77%
-23%
comment
" ...  The picture and color quality were better than expected.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The highlights in the image were good.  ...  "
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" ...  Naturally you're going to move around during a meeting and still want to remain in the picture.  ...  "
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
" ...  Love the camera, exactly as described and works great!  ...  "
comment
" ...  My participants definitely saw improvement in my image and commented the image looked much better.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture was never the greatest but it did the job.  ...  "
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" ...  Compared to my other cameras, the picture is noticeably more bluish, especially what is supposed to be white.  ...  "
Video Playback
 48
quality, laptop, good, comparable, acceptable
+92%
-8%
comment
" ...  As far as video function:  ...  "
comment
" ...  I'll admit, the video quality isn't perfect.  ...  "
comment
" ...  If you want to use it for the typical YouTube video it's fine.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Video is clear!  ...  "
comment
" ...  The video is great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Video was good.  ...  "
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
" ...  Video Chatting has been wonderful .  ...  "
Returns
 45
returning, label, despite, date, 15
+2%
-98%
comment
" ...  Returning this item.  ...  "
comment
" ...  And they still have not provided me with a refund!  ...  "
comment
" ...  I returned it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Not worth returning it during the pandemic, but i won't use it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Sadly I'll have to return it  ...  "
comment
" ...  I'm sad I missed my return window 🥺 The audio being a real problem is just becoming apparent now.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Now it is unavailable so cannot get a replacement.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Trying to get replacement because it has a one year return window.  ...  "
Night Photography
 42
low, camera, quality, low light, good
+95%
-5%
comment
" ...  you will need a ring light to improve your video quality but that is with every camera.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The built-in LED light indicates when the camera is in use which is really helpful when in use  ...  "
comment
" ...  I didn't push the low lighting capabilities but the conditions I tested it in were not great and the end result image looked good.  ...  "
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" ...  When the camera is activated, lights light up on the front of the camera .  ...  "
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" ...  With my lamp turned on at night, the camera adjusts terribly to the harsh light and makes my face look white.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The AWC201-B does great at lower and mid-range light levels.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I did notice that the camera white balance made my skin look more pale, but the low light sensitive is really great. ... Images are still clear and not very grainy in low light.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The camera is pretty good in terms of handling normal light situations, and securely clamps to the top of the monitor.  ...  "
Drivers
 38
driver, install, windows 10, software, installed
+79%
-21%
comment
" ...  Great simple camera for video conferencing, no drivers just plug and play.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It really was plug and play, it automatically downloaded the drivers I needed and it was ready to use.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Success right out of the box with everything detected and drivers needed. ... Plug and play- no drivers to install for both a Mac and PC  ...  "
comment
" ...  As for installation: very easy, Windows 10 detected it automatically, I did not have to install additional drivers, the tools easily detected the camera, even those applications that are loaded via web without installing a program on the pc, were able to identify it and allow select it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The camera came with basic instructions and it was easy to get working with no drivers to install.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I installed this on a Windows 10 Pro machine, installation went without a hitch plug and play no drivers or anything.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The driver installed automatically and all my software picked up the camera immediately.  ...  "
comment
" ...  After plugging in thankfully I didnt have the headache of installing drivers.  ...  "
Cables
 37
long, cord, usb, length, 5
+92%
-8%
comment
" ...  Long cable is a plus.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Cable is plenty long enough for most normal situations.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The USB cable is nice and heavy and is a good length.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The cable length and bracket are nice since they allowed me to adjust the webcam to the best video frame.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The long cable allows for a variety of mounting positions.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The length of cable is good makes it possible to move the camera to more angles than my previous camera.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Maybe the positioning of the cord creates tension on the back of the camera which wants to pull it upward so that you need to play with it to get it in the right position.  ...  "
comment
" ...  There's just one cord that goes into the computer and an easy to use clamp that is part of the base without any assembly.  ...  "
Delivery
 32
delivered, work, time, shipped, quickly
+84%
-16%
comment
" ...  It was delivered on time.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Quick delivery and a great product.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Was shipped on time.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It arrived very quickly.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Delivery was on time as expected.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Shipping was very fast, just 4 days to reach me.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Very fast shipment  ...  "
comment
" ...  Got to me w/in a a week of ordering.  ...  "
Product As Described
 30
quality, like, image, use, lighting
+93%
-7%
comment
" ...  Love the camera, exactly as described and works great!  ...  "
comment
" ...  Naturally you're going to move around during a meeting and still want to remain in the picture.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I am astounded by the quality of the picture.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Included two pictures:  ...  "
comment
" ...  As the picture shows, it perches well on a monitor.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The highlights in the image were good.  ...  "
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
" ...  As you can see in my images, I have a few different options I could use for my picture.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 30
cover, screen, green, comes, like
+87%
-13%
comment
" ...  Hey the included privacy cover is nice!  ...  "
comment
" ...  Privacy cover is great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It comes with a privacy cover  ...  "
comment
" ...  It is very easy to place over the bezel of the screen.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Comes with privacy cover.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Like that it came with a privacy cover, unlike some of the other products out there.  ...  "
comment
" ...  - Cover is useful for privacy  ...  "
comment
" ...  The added privacy cover is a great feature, too.  ...  "
Apps
 26
camera, using, party, windows, app
+62%
-38%
comment
" ...  Camera works out of the box with all apps.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This camera also works well with the different apps that I have tried it with.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I did have to find the camera app provided by microsoft and get it setup for her to use.  ...  "
comment
" ...  without searching out, selecting and installing 3rd party software.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Our company uses Google Meet for video conferencing.  ...  "
comment
" ...  As I plugged it it started working perfectly with various camera apps I use.  ...  "
comment
" ...  it instead relies solely on 3rd party apps.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Design
 22
like, makes, looks, top, something
+77%
-23%
comment
" ...  Build is great. ... I'm tan skinned and it made me look like a ghost.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It’s not a lot, but if you are wearing a solid blue shirt, it will really make the shirt look very dark blue and as a result, will make skin tone look a bit grey.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The box is minimalist.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I’d love to understand how to get my coloring to look better.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It has a simple plug and play design.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Design/Hardware/Practicality: I really love the design.  ...  "
comment
" ...  However, the C920 looks perfectly fine.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Great detail could be seen in both the fore- and backgrounds.  ...  "
Features
 21
would, nice, seen, mode
+90%
-10%
comment
" ...  Perfect for Zooming during the lock down.  ...  "
comment
" ...  You may have a difference preference and enjoy this feature.  ...  "
comment
" ...  -light in background didn’t wash out my face which is good  ...  "
comment
" ...  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
" ...  The privacy cat was a nice feature  ...  "
comment
" ...  I absolutely love the active/live indicator light.  ...  "
comment
" ...  daytime with curtains closed.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Seems to have enough features for a relatively inexpensive model.  ...  "
Overall performance
 20
job done, gets the job, camera, amcrest, price
+100%
comment
" ...  It does the job and I am appreciative that they are making them available.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Solid Webcam at a value price.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have been using this Amcrest webcam daily for a week and I have been very happy with it thus far!  ...  "
comment
" ...  -Smooth Video Image (Doesn’t Jitter)  ...  "
comment
" ...  I bought it during the great COVID-19 Working from Home adventure, because I needed a webcam and everything else (from high to low price points) was completely sold out.  ...  "
comment
" ...  But for the price, it does the job just fine and it works out of the box.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Shipping was warp speed. ... Overall another solid performance from Amcrest.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Great Product and shipped FAST !  ...  "
Video Recording
 20
camera, quality, works, calls, microphone
+90%
-10%
comment
" ...  I have already used this successfully on video calls with coworkers.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Video quality is decent.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This is very important when making group video calls.  ...  "
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
" ...  I am new to online video conferencing.  ...  "
comment
" ...  1080p resolution with a 2MP camera is all you need to have some good video.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It handles motion pretty well, so I might use it as a B or C camera for recording drum videos, since it records 1080p video.  ...  "
comment
" ...  -Good Video Quality  ...  "
Comfort
 20
fall, webcam, size, side, rather
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  Great for streaming I you want a small head box.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Also I am glad they included the privacy cover on there, makes me feel a bit safer.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I love having a webcam I can detach and adjust.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The folding clip feels sturdy and the contact points are cushioned with rubber padding to prevent scratching or scuffing.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The packaging felt a little cheap, but the hardware feels good quality all around.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Instead of just seeing my face, they get my whole upper body, which allows me to use ordinary hand and arm gestures as I would when meeting in person.  ...  "
comment
" ...  As for thecamera itself, it feels solid and isn't overly large.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I compared this side-by-side to my Logitech C920 and was very impressed with the quality.  ...  "
Device Stand
 17
mounting, monitor, way, tv, top
+94%
-6%
comment
" ...  Otherwise this is a great option in the $50 range, with a great stand and mounting system!  ...  "
comment
" ...  For starting out it's a good cam for the money , I feel like it should come with a swivel mount.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Flexibility of mounting positions  ...  "
comment
" ...  This mounted to my monitor and I can adjust as needed.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It even comes with a mount as well as a cover for when the webcam is not in use  ...  "
comment
" ...  As of the mount, obviously, if you have a pole to screw the base into then all is good.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The stand for it is great and fit well over a monitor and sitting directly on the desk.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Mounting this was a breeze.  ...  "
Cable Length
 17
cable, usb, cord, usb cord, length
+100%
comment
" ...  The USB cable was plenty long, something I was concerned about initially.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The USB cable is the perfect length, and the mounting bracket is perfect.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It comes with a really good length cable which is around 5.5 feet.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Long cable is a plus.  ...  "
comment
" ...  - Good cable length – No one wants a webcam that doesn’t reach far enough.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It has a nice long USB cord (which was one of the reasons I bought it)  ...  "
comment
" ...  The cable is plenty long to be useful.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The cord is more than long enough to reach the laptop we setup below. ... • Awesomely long USB cord  ...  "
For Kids
 15
school, use, need, four, one
+100%
comment
" ...  Using it for virtual karate classes for my son.  ...  "
comment
" ...  My child uses this for middle school online school learning this year.  ...  "
comment
" ...  if you're looking for a good camera for the kids or for work or for grandma and grandpa, this is it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I use it to teach my students it’s great for that.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Due to COVID-19 pandemic, my kids need to attend their classes remotely with their teachers everyday.  ...  "
comment
" ...  With my kids now home for school due to COVID-19, and needing to video conference, I began looking for a webcam.  ...  "
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 bought it for my child's online learning as the laptops webcam is horrible.  ...  "
Viewing Angles
 13
wide, view, nice, like, picture
+77%
-23%
comment
" ...  Great image quality, very wide angle of view.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The viewing angle on the Amcrest is better, and the picture quality was slightly noticeably better.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Wide angle is nice but would like to be able to customize it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Nice wide angle view and great picture quality.  ...  "
USB
 13
plug, webcam, recognized, quality, picture
+100%
comment
" ...  - Plug and play – You just need to plug this USB webcam in and after a few second, your computer will recognize it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Set up is simple plug and play with a USB.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The USB cable is the perfect length, and the mounting bracket is perfect.  ...  "
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
" ...  Being a laptop user for the past 15 or so years, I have never had a need to buy a USB webcam, since my laptops always had built-in webcams. ... The USB cable was plenty long, and the mounting bracket was easy to operate.  ...  "
comment
" ...  You can easily clip it to the back of any monitor and then you just plug it into the USB.  ...  "
comment
" ...  You just have to plug the webcam with the usb provided and done!  ...  "
Capacity
 12
office, wide, laptop
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  Great for a small at home studio.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Best if used in a well lit area.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The wide angle is really wide, it can capture a whole room easily if you have multiple people in a conference room.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I bought this for my home office setup during COVID shelter in place.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's not narrow like laptop webcams where you have to move the laptop from one person to another while talking with family.  ...  "
comment
" ...  With all the working from home meetings going on, I needed a quality webcam for the computer in my office.  ...  "
comment
" ...  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
" ...  It shows more of my home office surroundings than necessary.  ...  "
Size
 12
nice, market, like
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  It's a nice compact size  ...  "
comment
" ...  this easily fits in my laptop bag without taking up any room.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's pretty small and just works.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It comes in a nice compact package and everything is safe and securely placed.  ...  "
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
" ...  Small compact unit is significantly better than what my HP laptop provides.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's nice that the webcam is quite small.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It is not just a small light that can be easily overlooked.  ...  "
Volume
 10
volume, room, quality, party, call
+30%
-70%
comment
" ...  The other one produces very low-volume muffled audio that sounds like the speaker is in a barrel across the street.  ...  "
comment
" ...  People on the other end always asking for me to get closer and speak louder.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Clarity
 10
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  ...  "
Remote
 9
unit, camera, angle
+78%
-22%
comment
" ...  Then, I started to have regular remote meetings and it will either go blank or freeze up after a few minutes.  ...  "
comment
" ...  So easy to use, my 10 year old son can use it for his remote learning.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Cleaning
 9
good, webcam, privacy, people, easy
+67%
-33%
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
 7
sounds, settings, microphone, job, app
+71%
-29%
comment
" ...  The audio quality is good but needs a bit of noise canceling on the software side, because it picks up everything with its high sensitivity mic.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Lagging
 7
restart, freeze, using, camera, application
+57%
-43%
comment
" ...  There wasn’t any noticeable delay, or buffering that I could detect.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Restarting the camera fixes the issue.  ...  "
comment
" ...  once restart it seems fine for the rest of the stream.  ...  "
comment
" ...  No lag in video.  ...  "
Storage
 7
x, tripod, top, legs, included
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  The privacy lid comes as an extra attachment.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It comes in a nice compact package and everything is safe and securely placed.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Controls
 6
setting, go, audio
+50%
-50%
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.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Camera Features
 6
+50%
-50%
Video Calling
 5
calls, first, camera
+100%
comment
" ...  It is a functional and decent webcam to use when you want to show your face online or through video calls.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Gaming
 4
gaming
+100%
comment
" ...  It was added to a home built gaming PC.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Have been looking for a new webcam for work and gaming related use. ... I was able to use this for normal meeting and gaming on this without any problem.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I tried it for multiple cams usage while playing Role Games with dice.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Purchased for virtual meetings (work) and game streaming overlay( play).  ...  "
Microphone
 4
sound, quality, webcam
+75%
-25%
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.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 4
-100%
comment
" ...  On another order I placed where I ordered several more of these, I had a defective webcam out of the box.  ...  "
comment
" ...  You can see it was blatantly used when I opened the box.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Unfortunately I seem to have got a defective one.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Other
 3
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  I also think the low light/sensor could be better so you appear brighter/well lit.  ...  "
Keyboard
 3
green
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  The only drawback with the Logitech is there is no cover.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I could deal with the red color in my skin, but it interfered with the ability to do Chroma Key (green screen) when using OBS software.  ...  "
Door
 3
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  The small door allows you to close off the camera for privacy.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
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