Dell UltraSharp 4K webcam: Worth the Hype?!

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Ever since Dell launched their UltraSharp 4K webcam a few weeks ago, I've been on the lookout for some better alternatives, if there are any.|

Like, I wasn't so sure that this 4K camera would live up to its hype.

But I found that after looking around, yeah! This indeed is an industry-leading standard in webcams as of now.

No other 4K camera in the market seems to match the contrast and the HDR quality that this thing offers. And not to mention all the cool software tricks that it has, like the AI reframing.

There are a few downsides though!

Some early adopters of this camera have reported that it gets a little hot after using it for a while. While that isn't ideal, I wasn't surprised to hear that; because 4K is a lot of resolution to be handled for an image sensor.

And besides, the camera has a top-notch dynamic range and great low-light performance. Even better than the industry standards like the Logitech Brio.

The second downside would be that this doesn't have a microphone of its own, whereas something like the Logitech Brio or anything else has stereo microphones that suppress noise and everything.

While I agree that for $200 it should have a basic microphone, it's not that big of a deal because most of us use earphones for video calls anyways.

I don't care how good your webcam's microphones are, a microphone from an earphone that's close to your mouth will always pick up your voice much better than anything else.

So I guess Dell didn't even bother building a mediocre microphone. They included other sensors, like a proximity sensor that wakes up the system as a user walks nearby.

I'm also a fan of this cylindrical design. Much thought seems to have gone into this to ensure that it can clamp on a monitor or even go on top of a tripod.

So even though this is an expensive webcam without a microphone and some heating issues, the dynamic range and the software features are the absolute best you can get.

But if you're looking for something a bit more affordable, Logitech's new C920 is an HD webcam that's a lot more accessible. It has pretty buggy software, so that's something to keep in mind, but it works great for most use cases.

Anyway, let me know your thoughts and opinions in the comments, and I'll see you there.


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