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Genius WideCam 1050
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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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7 Reasons For

Genius Has Good Reviews for Its Webcams

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

Has a Built-In Microphone

The WideCam 1050 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other webcams of this age and type also have a built-in microphone.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum 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 have been on the market for around the same time as the WideCam 1050 the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 1600 x 1200 pixels.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The viewing angle, verticals of similar spec webcams that have been around for more than two years range from 22° to 170°. With a viewing angle, vertical of 120 degrees, the Genius WideCam 1050 has a quite wide viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other similar spec webcams that came out around the same time as the WideCam 1050.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This webcam has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on webcams of this type and age.

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720p Supported Video Modes

This webcam supports a 720p supported video modes, which is typical of many webcams of a comparable age and type to it.

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1280×720@30fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The WideCam 1050 has a better resolution at capture speed than most comparable spec webcams that are a similar age to it. This Genius webcam has a 1280×720@30fps resolution at capture speed, whereas most similar spec webcams that were released more than two years ago 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 that are a similar age to the WideCam 1050.

The worst resolution at capture speed amongst similar types of webcam is 640x480@30fps.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Most webcams that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a motion detector. The WideCam 1050 is no exception to this as it too does not have a motion detector.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Like most of the other webcams of this spec and age, the WideCam 1050 does not feature face tracking.

There are a number of other webcams which also feature face tracking that you might also want to consider including the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 which also has a higher rating.

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Not Mac Compatibility

The Genius WideCam 1050 is not mac compatibility, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec webcams that have been on the market for a comparable time to the WideCam 1050 are also not mac compatibility.

If you would prefer a webcam that is mac compatibility then you might want to consider the Genius FaceCam 320 (£8.99) which is also higher rated.

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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 a comparable age and type to the WideCam 1050 also do not have a snapshot button.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The Genius WideCam 1050 does not have a zoom capability. Most of the other webcams of this type and age also do not have a zoom capability.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The WideCam 1050 does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other webcams that are a similar age to the WideCam 1050 also do not have a night mode.

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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

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00032200213101, 00091163240464, 00091163246299, 04710268238515

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