LOGITUBO 967 Full HD 1080P Ring Light Webcam
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Priced on Amazon at £45.99 this is not the cheapest I have tried but for Skyping and video chats this new webcam from LOGITUBO is perhaps the best.
The camera arrived in an attractive but rather unusually designed product box, in that does not feature a picture of the product on the box. Inside was the camera itself, a small cleaning cloth, a User Guide, FAQ booklet, and a Specifications Guide.
The three printed User Guides are a bit intimidating and I thought there might be a lot of configuration and setting up involved but no. For what I wanted from the camera it could not have been more simple. I plugged the camera into my Windows 10 PC and it was instantly recognised with no drivers or software needed. The Windows Camera app allowed me to configure it although the default settings were fine as did Skype. The User Guide is there to help users use the camera with more sophisticated software which allows it to be used for greenscreen and other advanced video techniques and to resolve any issues with the computer.
The camera itself is small and lightweight, with a ring light surrounding the autofocus lens and with an adjustable mount below. The ring light offers three light levels, just touch the ring light to scroll between the three light levels and light OFF modes. The mount can be used to position the camera securely to the top of the computer monitor, as a self-supporting desktop stand, or using the screw hole to any standard tripod mount. The screw mount is plastic rather than metal and so may degrade over time if regularly used for tripod mounting. The hard wired USB cable appears to be the standard 2M in length but it is a pity it is not longer. There are no physical controls to vary focus or exposure but they can be changed using software.
Video and audio quality are both excellent. I have to say now that I was not expecting great results from the ring light due to its small size but in fact when used with a subject between one and two meters away - typical when used for desktop video chats - it gives a strong, flat and shadow free light very similar to that outdoors on an overcast day. Audio quality too from the twin internal microphones is excellent too over the same distance. Unlike many cheap webcams which are either fixed focus or at best manual focus this camera has a fast-acting and effective autofocus system built in. Manual focus and exposure control are possible but this has to be done through the software being used. When using the Windows Camera app full control is available along with the option to select a range of resolutions from 1080P downwards, although 30fps is the fastest frame rate available.
If you want a decent quality webcam for Skype or other streaming purposes then you would have to go a long way to find a better one than this. There are plenty of cheaper rivals available but I suspect few offer the high-quality results of this one.
Good Build Quality
Plug and Play
Excellent Video Quality
Excellent Audio Quality
Ring Light Works Well
3 Light Levels
Plastic screw mount
No Manual Focus Dial
Cable too Short
Music: YouTube Audio Library: The Mini Vandals: Who's Using Who?
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