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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
Good user reviews
Reasonably priced
Poor support
13 Reviews

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Poor Support

One person said in their reviews that the Genius WideCam 1050 did not have good technical guidance. Darkprince wrote on Amazon “This was not mentioned in the quick start guide so it could catch people out” in their review of this webcam.


Good User Reviews

Based on 26 user reviews this webcam has an average user rating of 82%. 5 reviewers gave this webcam either 4 or 5 stars.

Genius Has Good Reviews for Its Webcams

Genius webcams have good reviews on average and across all webcams Genius is one of the superior manufacturers.


Reasonably Priced

Three owners agreed that it was good value for money. Patrick Carroll wrote on Amazon “Good value widecam” in his review of this webcam. 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” in his review. Patrick Carroll also mentioned “It's a good little bit of kit, & auto focus + wide angle seemed difficult to find at a decent price” in his review.

Good Picture Quality

Two owners who purchased the product considered that it produced a good quality image. One owner who reviewed the product mentioned that it produced clear images. Daniel said on Amazon “Clear image.” in his review of the Genius WideCam 1050 and scored it 7 stars.

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Good Connectivity

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Four years ago Daniel wrote on Amazon “Too dark by default, with easy USB connectivity and good FPS speed” in his review of this webcam.


Easy to Use

Two owners who purchased it said that it was easy to use. Matyas wrote in their review of this webcam “Really wide angle camera, perfect to use in the living room, so my family can see the whole room” and gave the product a score of 9 stars. Philip scored it 8 stars and he wrote in his review of this webcam on Amazon “Simple to use”.

Good Product Quality

Four people who reviewed the product agreed that it was good quality. Jack said “If you are not too worried about the HD quality from a "standard" distance then I recommend this product”. Amazon Customer mentioned four years ago “No more crowding in front of the laptop camera for conference calls! The widecam delivers great image quality” in their review of this webcam. Big Boiler said on Amazon “Image quality seems decent”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Genius WideCam 1050 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been on the market for a similar time to this webcam.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this webcam was released.


1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the WideCam 1050 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. Across all webcams that were released around the same time as this webcam the best video resolution is 1600 x 1200 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Does Not Have an Auto Focus

The Genius WideCam 1050 does not have an auto focus. Most of the other webcams that have been available for a similar time to this webcam also do not have an auto focus.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00091163246299

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