Genius WideCam 1050
Genius WideCam 1050
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Genius WideCam 1050

A classic built-in microphone webcam with fine features but high running costs
No Yes 5MP 1280 X 720 Pixels Mar 2013
Full HD Built-In Microphone Megapixel Maximum Video Resolution Release Date

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Genius WideCam 1050 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Genius WideCam 1050 number 143 across all webcams.
26 Reviews
Average Features
4 Years Old
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 41?

It has great user reviews with an average user rating of 82%, based on 26 reviews. Logitech webcams also have excellent reviews in general.
This webcam is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer webcams with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest webcams 2017.
Customers report it is easy to use.
This Genius webcam has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in microphone
Fairly high megapixel
Not full HD
Does not have an auto focus

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Genius WideCam 1050 In-Depth Analysis


User Reviews Are Good

Based on 26 user reviews the average user rating of this webcam is 82 out of 100. 5 reviewers (84% of all reviewers) gave this webcam either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Two owners said in their reviews that it was easy to use.

  • Simple to use…
    Philip (Amazon) - July 2013
  • Really wide angle camera, perfect to use in the living room, so my family can see the whole room…
    Matyas (Amazon) - June 2014

Very Good Brand

We checked 145 owner and expert reviews (including 23 verified purchases) for Genius webcams and found that on average Genius has very good reviews compared to other brands. 80% of those that bought a Genius webcam would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on webcams.

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Not Full HD

The WideCam 1050 is not full HD. 68% of webcams are also not full HD.

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Fairly High Megapixel

The megapixel of the WideCam 1050 of 5MP is fairly high compared to most other webcams. It is in the highest 16% of all webcams when ranked by this feature. Across all the webcams the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 16MP, and the average megapixel is 2.9MP.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The WideCam 1050 has a built-in microphone. 86% of webcams also have a built-in microphone.

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Supports Manual Focusing

The Genius WideCam 1050 supports manual focusing, which is unusual. 90% of webcams do not support manual focusing.

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Does Not Have an Auto Focus

The Genius WideCam 1050 does not have an auto focus. 77% of webcams also do not have an auto focus.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Genius released the WideCam 1050 in March 2013.

Product Identifiers


00091163246299, 04710268238515, 05054484701163

Considerably better user reviews
3.7MP lower megapixel