Even if you didn’t care much about webcams a year ago, you probably do now. We spend so much time in virtual meetings these days that looking good in those Hollywood Squares-style web conference windows is more important than ever. Thankfully, it’s easy to upgrade from the junky webcam built into your laptop; just plug a better one into a USB port. Most webcams muster little more than HD resolution, but Depstech sells a 4K model for $80. And right now, you can get thatwhen you apply promo code OPENINGSALE at checkout — that’s 40% off and prices this among the least expensive 4K webcams on Amazon right now.
The Depstech 4K webcam uses a Sony 1/3-inch CMOS sensor to capture 4K video (3840×2160 pixels) at 30 frames per second. That’s significant, because some 4K webcams drop down to 15 frames per second at their highest resolution.
The camera applies autofocus and low-light correction as well. It also includes a pair of microphones that apply noise reduction filtering for improved sound quality. The camera is mounted on a swivel so you can easily tweak where it points — both up/down and right/left. If privacy is a concern you’ll appreciate that the webcam has a physical sliding shutter built in, so you can cover the lens when you’re not broadcasting.
It’s compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10 as well as MacOS, Android and Linux.
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