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Genius WideCam 1050 Webcam

1280 X 720 Stand USB 2.0 Mar 2014
Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Mounting Type Interface Release Date
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13 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, WideCam 1050 owners rated this webcam 82%.

Reasonably Priced

A number of people said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Patrick Carroll said on Amazon “Good value widecam”. Patrick Carroll also mentioned “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”. Patrick Carroll also said “It's a good little bit of kit, & auto focus + wide angle seemed difficult to find at a decent price”.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Genius WideCam 1050 owners who purchased the product reckoned that it produced a good quality image. One Genius WideCam 1050 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it produced clear images. Daniel mentioned on Amazon “Clear image.” in his review of this webcam.

Good Product Quality

A number of Genius WideCam 1050 reviewers agreed that it was good quality. Amazon Customer said “No more crowding in front of the laptop camera for conference calls! The widecam delivers great image quality” in their review of the Genius WideCam 1050 and rated it 5 stars. Big Boiler wrote on Amazon “Image quality seems decent” in their Genius WideCam 1050 review. Jack said in his Genius WideCam 1050 review on Amazon “If you are not too worried about the HD quality from a "standard" distance then I recommend this product”.

Easy to Use

Several Genius WideCam 1050 reviewers who reviewed this webcam said that it was easy to use. Matyas said on Amazon “Really wide angle camera, perfect to use in the living room, so my family can see the whole room” in their review. Philip mentioned in his Genius WideCam 1050 review four years ago “Simple to use”.

Good Connectivity

One Genius WideCam 1050 reviewer thought the product was good in terms of USB connections. Four years ago Daniel said on Amazon “Too dark by default, with easy USB connectivity and good FPS speed” in his Genius WideCam 1050 review.

Genius Has Good Webcam Reviews

Genius has good average reviews for its webcams as well as across its entire webcam range compared to other brands.

Has a Built-In Microphone

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

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1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The WideCam 1050 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. The worst video resolution of all webcams that have been available for more than two years is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 1600 x 1200 pixels.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At 120 degrees, the Genius WideCam 1050 has a quite wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other webcams that are a similar age to the WideCam 1050. Webcams that were launched around the same time as the WideCam 1050 have viewing angles, horizontal of between 30° and 300°.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This webcam has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on similar spec webcams that have been around for around the same time as it.

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720p Supported Video Modes

This webcam supports a 720p supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on webcams of a comparable spec and age to it.

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1280×720@30fps Resolution (at Capture Speed(

The Genius WideCam 1050 has a 1280×720@30fps resolution (at capture speed( which is better than most webcams of this type and age. Most webcams that have been around for a similar time to it have a 640x480@30fps resolution (at capture speed(.

This webcam's resolution at capture speed (1280×720@30fps) is actually the best resolution at capture speed amongst all webcams of this age and type.

A 640x480@30fps resolution (at capture speed( is the worst resolution at capture speed amongst comparable types of webcam.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One Genius WideCam 1050 owner said in their reviews that this webcam did not have good technical guidance. Darkprince mentioned on Amazon four years ago “This was not mentioned in the quick start guide so it could catch people out” in their review but in spite of that they still rated the product as excellent.

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Most webcams that were launched more than two years ago do not have a motion detector. The WideCam 1050 is no exception to this as it also does not have a motion detector.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

The WideCam 1050 does not feature face tracking. Most of the other webcams of this age and type also do not feature face tracking.

There are a number of other webcams which also feature face tracking which you might want to look at including the Hercules HD Emotion.

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Not Mac Compatibility

Most webcams of a comparable spec and age to the WideCam 1050 are not mac compatibility. The WideCam 1050 is no exception to this as it is also not mac compatibility.

Webcams which are mac compatibility that might also be worth looking at include the Genius FaceCam 320 (£9.60) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low Maximum Interpolated Image Resolution

Webcams of this type and age have maximum interpolated image resolutions of between 1.3MP and 30MP. With a maximum interpolated image resolution of only 5 megapixels, the WideCam 1050 has one of the lower maximum interpolated image resolutions amongst similar spec webcams of this age.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The WideCam 1050 does not have a zoom capability. Most of the other webcams that came out around the same time as the WideCam 1050 also do not have a zoom capability.

We compared all the other webcams which also have a zoom capability to this webcam and we think the Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

The WideCam 1050 does not have a snapshot button, although keep in mind that most of the other webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the WideCam 1050 also do not have a snapshot button.

Other webcams which also have a snapshot button that you might want to consider include the Logitech 3000 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other webcams that came out around the same time as the WideCam 1050, the Genius WideCam 1050 does not have a night mode.

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Specification

Performance
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Full HD
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Focus Adjustment
Auto Focus
Maximum Interpolated Image Resolution
Still Image Resolution(s)
Supported Video Modes
Resolution (at Capture Speed(
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mounting Type
Colour
Interface
Sensor Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

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