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Genius WideCam F100 Webcam

12MP 1920 X 1080 Jul 2014
Built-In Microphone Megapixel Maximum Video Resolution Full HD Release Date
It's time to upgrade your webcam usage. Genius presents a new Full HD webcam to enhance your chatting and video conference experience, WideCam F100. This webcam has an ultra wide angle lens up to... More
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17 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This webcam received an expert rating of 70% from mymac.com.

Good Sound Quality

Some customers who reviewed this webcam concluded that it had a good microphone. G. Reed mentioned in their review of this webcam four years ago “Not tried audio so can't commentImage as previous reviewer says not really 1080” . Ged Tyrrell said in their Genius WideCam F100 review on Amazon “Brilliant video and sound”.

Nice Design

One customer said in their reviews that the Genius WideCam F100 was a good design. Dr S Kalliadasis wrote on Amazon “Nice and compact design”.

Good Size

One customer said in their reviews that the Genius WideCam F100 was compact.

Robust

One person wrote in their reviews that the Genius WideCam F100 was well made. Mymac.com said “What I mean by this is that the WideCam F100 has many features that are definitely not built into your typical webcam” in their Genius WideCam F100 review and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Reasonably Priced

Several Genius WideCam F100 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money. G. Reed wrote in their Genius WideCam F100 review on Amazon “OK considering cost & wide angle quite good” however they rated it 60 out of 100. Ged Tyrrell mentioned in their Genius WideCam F100 review on Amazon three years ago “This is money well spent to get a workable conference facility jsut using Skype” and gave the Genius WideCam F100 a rating of 5 stars.

Good Product Quality

Three Genius WideCam F100 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Dr S Kalliadasis mentioned on Amazon “Good quality image” yet they only gave it a score of 3 stars. Ged Tyrrell said on Amazon “It works perfectly and the audio quality is amazong, even across the who of our boardroom” in their review of this webcam. Neal Osborne wrote in his review of this webcam on Amazon “If you wanna record proper, full on, top quality, HD videos you need to buy a different camera” yet he gave the product a rating of 2 stars.

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed the product thought it had good features.

Good Brand

Genius medium megapixel webcams have good reviews on average and across all webcams Genius is one of the better rated brands.

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Price Has Dropped by £2.84

The WideCam F100 has dropped in price by £2.84 in the last 55 days.

USB Powered

The WideCam F100 is USB powered. Most of the other medium megapixel webcams that are a comparable age to the WideCam F100 are not USB powered.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other USB powered webcams currently available including the Trust Trino[plb_1437280_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The WideCam F100 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other webcams that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in microphone.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other webcams with a built-in microphone currently available including the A4Tech PK-950H[plb_2499372_price], or the Trust Ceptor[plb_1320193_price] which has better reviews; or the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD[plb_1479412_price] which is cheaper.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The WideCam F100 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels webcam, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all medium megapixel webcams that were launched around the same time as the WideCam F100.

Amongst comparable types of webcam the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is the most commonly found interface on webcams of a comparable type and age to it.

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Full HD

The Genius WideCam F100 is full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other medium megapixel webcams that have been on the market for a comparable time to the WideCam F100 are not full HD.

We compared all the other full HD webcams to this webcam and we think the A4Tech PK-950H[plb_2499372_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

The WideCam F100 supports a better supported video mode than most comparable spec webcams that have been on the market for more than two years. This Genius webcam supports a 1080p supported video modes, whereas most medium megapixel webcams that were released more than two years ago support a 720p supported video modes. In addition, this webcam supports a 720i supported video modes.

This webcam's supported video mode (1080p) is actually the best supported supported video mode amongst all webcams that have been available for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of webcam the worst supported supported video mode is 720p.

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1920x1080@30fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The Genius WideCam F100 has a 1920x1080@30fps resolution at capture speed which is better than the 1280×720@30fps resolution at capture speed found on most comparable spec webcams that are a similar age to it. This Genius webcam also have a resolution at capture speed of 1280×720@30fps and 640x480@30fps.

This webcam's resolution at capture speed (1920x1080@30fps) is in fact the best resolution at capture speed across all webcams of this age and type.

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

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9 Reasons Against

User Reviews Are Average

People who bought this medium megapixel webcam rated this webcam 65 out of 100 on average.

Poor Connectivity

One person mentioned in their reviews that it did not have email functionality. G. Reed mentioned in their review on Amazon “Unless I am missing something.I did email Genius UK a few times” and gave this webcam a score of 60 out of 100.

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The Genius WideCam F100 does not have a motion detector. Most of the other medium megapixel webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the WideCam F100 also do not have a motion detector.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Most medium megapixel webcams that have been available for around the same time as the WideCam F100 do not feature face tracking. The WideCam F100 is no exception to this as it too does not feature face tracking.

We compared all the other webcams which also feature face tracking to this webcam and we think the NGS SpringCam300[plb_1316472_price], or the HP GX607AA[plb_1498315_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Mac Compatibility

Most medium megapixel webcams that have been around for more than two years are not mac compatibility. The WideCam F100 is no exception to this as it too is not mac compatibility.

Webcams which are mac compatibility that might be worth looking at include the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD[plb_1479412_price].

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

Like most of the other medium megapixel webcams that have been on the market for more than two years, the WideCam F100 does not have a zoom capability.

We think you might also be interested in alternative webcams which also have a zoom capability including the NGS SpringCam300[plb_1316472_price], or the HP GX607AA[plb_1498315_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

The WideCam F100 does not have a snapshot button, although it is worth noting that most of the other webcams of this age and spec also do not have a snapshot button.

It is worth also looking at other webcams which also have a snapshot button including the Ceptor[pl_1320193_price], or the Trino[pl_1437280_price] both from Trust or the NGS SpringCam300[plb_1316472_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most webcams of this age and spec do not have a night mode. The WideCam F100 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Very Deep Package Depth

The average package depth of webcams of this age and spec is 130mm. When compared to other webcams that were released around the same time as the WideCam F100, the Genius WideCam F100's package depth of 218 millimeters is one of the deepest.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Genius released the WideCam F100.

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the WideCam F100 has a fairly average maximum frame rate compared to most of the other medium megapixel webcams that came out more than two years ago.

Other 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available that you might also want to look at include the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD[plb_1479412_price] which is cheaper; or the Trust Trino[plb_1437280_price], or the HP GX607AA[plb_1498315_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Performance
Megapixel
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Full HD
Video Formats Supported
Supported Video Modes
Resolution At Capture Speed
Image Formats Supported
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mounting Type
Colour of Product
Interface
Sensor Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
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Other Features
USB Powered
Optical Drive Required
Packaging Data
Manual
Package Depth
Package Width
Package Height

Expert Reviews

(5)
30 May 2014

The F100 is a well-made product with the versatility to act as either a personal webcam or a video conferencing tool however many of the features intended for the latter really hamper the...

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26 October 2012

The webcam is a excellent device. It brings broad spectrum of versatility to your computer. What I mean by this is that the WideCam F100 has many features that are definitely not built into your... Read more…

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6 April 2014

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4 November 2013

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User Reviews

(25)
Reviewed 4 February 2013 by Epopov
Epopov would recommend the Genius WideCam F100 (Verified Purchase)

I purchased the F100 because normal web cams just have too narrow of a field of view. This is especially annoying when video chatting with my parents and having my wife and daughter around. The... Read more…

Reviewed 27 February 2015 by WebCam

The webcam does not at all worth the money...

Reviewed 27 December 2014 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

Asus overclocking settings are really easy to use. Love the Bios and mobo layout...

Used for new gaming computer. Bios is nice and easy to use. Easy to UpgradeFlash the bios. Asus support ( used for driver downloads) is really easy to use. Runs Windows 8.1 no problems
Very stable and reliable so far, seems to be of good build quality. BIOS easy to use
Fits all components rather nicely, way better spaced than my last motherboard
This board looks like the perfect board for a low budget Socket 1150 build when looking on various websites
As an A certified tech (and field service tech for several major PC brands) I can say this board is laid out pretty decently and fired right up, even recognized my 1600Mhz Mushkin memory I had laying
4 Dedicated internal SATA ports, 2 Share bandwith with the M.2 Slot. Not a big problem, just plug in your optical drives in those 2 SATA ports
Was DOA, although I doubt that was the mobo's fault
This board was dead on arrival, Board would not recognize any power from the power supply, and would not boot up at all. Tested all other components on another motherboard, to find out this board was
The AMD 00 interface software from the Asus site fails to install. Best to install from the included CD
Needs more PWM fan connectors. Only two seems cheap
Reviewed 16 October 2014 by Nathaniel L.
(Verified Purchase)

Like I mentioned above, the board came in and worked right out of the box. It was probably my most hassle free installation as far as motherboards go to be completely honest. Don't trust the bad... Read more…

Reviewed 26 August 2015 by Carter K.

Great price at $120...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers f100tl, genius f100, genius f100t, genius f100tl, goods4less 32200213101bpscs28294
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