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Genius WideCam 1050
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Genius WideCam 1050 Webcam

5MP 30fps 1280 X 720 Mar 2013
Megapixel Count Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
... Genius presents a new webcam to enhance your chatting and video conference experience.This webcam has a ultra wide angle lens up to 120 degrees which lets you see everyone easier.For video... More
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3 Reasons For

Genius Has Good Reviews for Its Webcams

Genius has good average ratings across all webcams, however it has poor ratings specifically for its medium megapixel count webcams.

Has a Built-In Microphone

Like most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that came out around the same time as the WideCam 1050, the WideCam 1050 has a built-in microphone.

We compared all the other webcams with a built-in microphone to this webcam and we think a cheaper webcam such as the HP HD-3100[plb_376241_price] or you might consider a better rated webcam such as the Logitech C510[plb_327642_price] are also worth considering.

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Very Small Minimum Hard Disk Space

The minimum hard disk space of medium megapixel count webcams that have been on the market for a similar time to the WideCam 1050 range from 200MB to 1.5GB. The WideCam 1050 has a quite small minimum hard disk space (only 200 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that were released more than two years ago.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Like most of the other webcams of this type and age, the Genius WideCam 1050 does not have a motion detector.

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Not USB Powered

The WideCam 1050 is not USB powered, although keep in mind that most of the other webcams of a comparable age and type to the WideCam 1050 are also not USB powered.

Webcams which are USB powered that might also be worth looking at include the HP HD-3100[plb_376241_price]; or the Logitech C510[plb_327642_price].

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Like most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the WideCam 1050, the WideCam 1050 does not feature face tracking.

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Not Mac Compatible

The Genius WideCam 1050 is not Mac compatible. Most of the other webcams of this age and spec are also not Mac compatible.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The WideCam 1050 does not have a zoom capability, although keep in mind that most of the other webcams that were released more than two years ago also do not have a zoom capability.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

The WideCam 1050 does not have a snapshot button, although this is within the context that most of the other webcams of a comparable type and age to the WideCam 1050 also do not have a snapshot button.

We think you might also be interested in alternative webcams which also have a snapshot button including the HP HD-3100[plb_376241_price]; or the Logitech C510[plb_327642_price].

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Not Full HD

The Genius WideCam 1050 is not Full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other webcams of a comparable type and age to the WideCam 1050 are also not Full HD.

If you would prefer a webcam that is Full HD then you might also want to consider the DeLOCK 95999[plb_2943375_price].

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The WideCam 1050 does not have a night mode. Most of the other webcams of a comparable age and type to the WideCam 1050 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Cheap

We checked 20 webcams of this age and spec and they range in price from £9 to £100. We think that this medium megapixel count webcam looks expensive compared to other webcams of this age and spec.

4 Other reasons to consider the Genius WideCam 1050

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Genius released the WideCam 1050.

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the WideCam 1050 has a relatively average maximum frame rate compared to most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that have been around for a similar time to the WideCam 1050.

Other 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available that you might want to look at include a cheaper webcam such as the HP HD-3100[plb_376241_price] or you might consider a higher scoring webcam such as the Logitech C510[plb_327642_price].

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is typical of many webcams of a comparable spec and age to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on webcams of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Specification

Performance
Megapixel Count
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Full HD
Plug and Play
Windows Operating System
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Auto Focus
Maximum Interpolated Image Resolution
Still Image Resolution
Photo Feature
Supported Video Format
Supported Video Mode
Maximum Image Resolution
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mount
Colour
Interface
Sensor Type
Technical Details
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Manual Focus
Minimum System Requirement
USB Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM
Minimum Processor
Package Dimensions
Viewing Angle
Packaging Data
Manual
Quantity

User Reviews

(13)
Reviewed 1 March 2015 by VOOMVOOM
(Verified Purchase)

Works well but be aware it is very "W I D E" angle, so res looks low.

Reviewed 29 December 2014 by Robert Wojtasik
(Verified Purchase)

Does not worth the money.

Reviewed 3 November 2014 by HasFest
(Verified Purchase)

Exactly as described.

Reviewed 21 September 2014 by Mr. S. A. Mills "Web Cam User"
(Verified Purchase)

Used for daily team meetings. Wide Angle really does a good job of getting everyone around the table in shot.

Reviewed 11 June 2014 by Matyas
(Verified Purchase)

Really wide angle camera, perfect to use in the living room, so my family can see the whole room. It's not perfect to sit before it, as it makes fish eye effect, but perfect if you need to cover a... Read more…

Reviewed 24 February 2014 by Amazon Customer "pjdaman"
(Verified Purchase)

It works as described, a decent enough wide-angle lense webcam. You do get a bit of a fish eye effect, but it's not so bad if you keep it on 720p mode.

Reviewed 2 December 2013 by Jack
(Verified Purchase)

The viewing angle of this camera is huge. If you want a face cam, do not get this product. However if you want to use it for family talks or conferences then it is perfect. Only problem I have... Read more…

Reviewed 20 October 2013 by Big Boiler
(Verified Purchase)

Really wide angle, perhaps even wider than I imagined. Worked out of the box on Ubuntu. Image quality seems decent.

Reviewed 15 July 2013 by Philip
(Verified Purchase)

I chose that rating because the product is ideal for my use,and simple to use.WHAT more is there to say,thank-you.

Reviewed 8 July 2013 by Patrick Carroll "Wolseley Pat"
(Verified Purchase)

I needed a wide angle web cam to cover a club meeting held in a home setting, & this one has done the trick at a very good price. I'd have preferred auto-focus, as initially I've been told from... Read more…

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