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Microsoft Modern Webcam

NEX score 60%

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Product Overview

Microsoft Modern Webcam is a FHD USB webcam introduced by Microsoft alongside a range of peripherals designed for Microsoft Teams meetings. As most integrated webcams in laptops are HD-only, the Modern Webcam is able to deliver more than twice the pixels for more crisp video calls.
The Modern Webcam comes with a tripod mount, though it can be secured not only to tripods but also the desk top, monitor, or laptop.
For performance in bright office environments, the Modern Webcam comes with HDR support. It also features auto exposure, auto white balance, and auto flicker-suppression.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Clear, rich color and detailed texture
  • Built-in microphone
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Monitor mount lacks feet

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 60% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Built-in microphone
  • HDR recording
Cons
  • Fiddly monitor mount
  • No IR sensor
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
USB

Construction

Buttons
Integrated privacy shutter to turn video stream on/off
Cable
59.1" / 1.5 m
Colors
Polished black Front Window, Glossy silver Tripod mount
Material
Glass Front Window, Copper Tripod mount

Dimensions

Size | Depth
2.94" / 74.58 mm
Size | Length
1.99" / 50.53 mm
Size | Width
1.42" / 36.05 mm
Weight
0.21 lbs / 88.3 g

Function

Angle Of View
78° field of view
Video Recording
1080p 30fps video output

Production

Debut
2021-04

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External Reviews

tomshardware[1]

Sentiment Score 60%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following***:
The Microsoft Modern Webcam is a small all-in-one package with no detachable cables or accessories. This makes it ideal for travel and for use with smaller devices like laptops, but it also leaves it feeling cheap and flimsy in places. The monitor mount is perhaps my biggest point of contention with this camera, as I couldn't get it to securely attach to my main monitor. Despite that caveat, I actually found that the audio I recorded on the built-in microphone was crisp and clear.
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Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Built-in microphone
  • HDR recording
Cons
  • Fiddly monitor mount
  • No IR sensor

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Microsoft Modern Webcam Review: New Mid-Budget Best. [tomshardware]. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/microsoft-modern-webcam. 2021-09-02. Retrieved 2021-09-04.

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