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Genius WideCam 1050
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Genius WideCam 1050 Webcam

£72.27
£53.04 £19.23 cheaper than 24 days ago
30fps 1280 X 720 Stand Mar 2014
Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Mounting Type Release Date
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4 Reasons For

Genius Has Good Webcam Reviews

Webcams produced by Genius generally have good reviews compared to other brands.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The WideCam 1050 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other webcams of this spec and age.

Alternative webcams with a built-in microphone currently available which you might want to look at include the Digital Innovations 4310500[plb_2100127_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth also looking at other webcams which also have a built-in microphone including the Samsung CY-STC1100[plb_1115050_price].

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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 frequently found maximum video resolution on webcams that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The WideCam 1050 has one of the wider viewing angle, verticals (120 degrees) amongst comparable spec webcams of this age. The narrowest viewing angle, vertical of similar spec webcams that have been on the market for a comparable time to the WideCam 1050 is 34°, the widest is 170°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 78°.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The WideCam 1050 does not have a motion detector, although this is within the context that most of the other webcams that are a comparable age to the WideCam 1050 also do not have a motion detector.

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Not USB Powered

Most similar spec webcams that are a comparable age to the WideCam 1050 are not USB powered. The Genius WideCam 1050 is no exception to this as it too is not USB powered.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Most webcams of this age and type do not feature face tracking. The Genius WideCam 1050 is no exception to this as it too does not feature face tracking.

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Not Mac Compatibility

The WideCam 1050 is not mac compatibility, although it is worth noting that most of the other webcams of this type and age are also not mac compatibility.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

This webcam has a still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480, which is the most commonly found still image resolution(s) on webcams of a comparable type and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

Like most of the other webcams that were released more than two years ago, the Genius WideCam 1050 does not have a zoom capability.

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Not Full HD

Most webcams that came out more than two years ago are not full HD. The WideCam 1050 is no exception to this as it too is not full HD.

Webcams which are full HD that might also be worth looking at include the Digital Innovations 4310500[plb_2100127_price].

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other webcams of a comparable age and type to the WideCam 1050, the WideCam 1050 does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

The WideCam 1050 does not have a snapshot button. Most of the other webcams of this type and age also do not have a snapshot button.

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Very Low Maximum Interpolated Image Resolution

At only 5 megapixels, the WideCam 1050 has a fairly low maximum interpolated image resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the WideCam 1050. The average maximum interpolated image resolution of webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the WideCam 1050 is 11MP.

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Not Cheap

We think this Genius webcam looks expensive compared to other webcams of a comparable age and type. We checked 25 webcams of a comparable age and type and they range in price from £4 to £321.

3 Other reasons to consider the Genius WideCam 1050

Released Over Two Years Ago

Genius released the WideCam 1050 over two years ago.

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the Genius WideCam 1050 has a fairly standard maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams of a similar age and type to the WideCam 1050.

Alternative 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available that you might want to consider include the Polycom VVX[plb_2600687_price] which has better reviews.

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is the most commonly found interface on webcams of this spec and age.

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Specification

Performance
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
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 of Product
Interface
Sensor Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

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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