The highest video resolution of the HP HD 2300 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels webcam, which is the most frequently found video resolution. Webcams that were released more than two years ago maximum video resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 1600 x 1200 pixels (best).
CMOS Sensor Type
This webcam has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many webcams of this age and type.
720p Supported Video Modes
This webcam supports a 720p supported video modes, which is typical of many webcams that have been around for more than two years.
Across all the webcams of this type and age the weights range from 0.35g to 840g. The HD 2300 is fairly light (only 55 grams) compared to most of the other webcams of a comparable age and spec to the HD 2300.
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Does Not Have a Motion Detector
The HP HD 2300 does not have a motion detector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other webcams of a comparable type and age to the HD 2300 also do not have a motion detector.
Does Not Feature Face Tracking
The HD 2300 does not feature face tracking. Most of the other webcams that have been on the market for more than two years also do not feature face tracking.
Not Mac Compatibility
The HP HD 2300 is not mac compatibility, although it is worth noting that most of the other webcams that have been around for around the same time as the HD 2300 are also not mac compatibility.
Webcams which are mac compatibility that might also be worth considering include the Genius FaceCam 320 (£8.99) which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Zoom Capability
Like most of the other similar spec webcams that have been available for more than two years, the HD 2300 does not have a zoom capability.
We compared all the other webcams which also have a zoom capability to this webcam and we think the Genius FaceCam 1000X (£11.30) is also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Snapshot Button
The HD 2300 does not have a snapshot button, although this is within the context that most of the other webcams that are a similar age to the HD 2300 also do not have a snapshot button.
Does Not Have a Night Mode
Like most of the other webcams of this type and age, the HD 2300 does not have a night mode.