The health crisis has revived the market for external webcams. The quality of the cameras integrated into computers is indeed widely considered to be mediocre, in particular on laptops whose thinness does not allow the integration of high-performance sensors. HP takes the opportunity to launch a new 4K webcam.
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that cameras built into computers really aren’t terrible! We can’t count the number of fuzzy meetings on video over the past two years. Manufacturers have seized the ball, multiplying the external webcams: Kyo Pro at Razer, Facecam at Elgato, a 4K model at Dell…
The end of blurry calls
HP intends to find a place in the sun with a model intended for businesses, the HP 965 webcam. It contains a 4K CMOS Starvis sensor from Sony, used by most competitors. This new model wants to make a difference thanks to the artificial intelligence developed by its manufacturer and the HP Presence tools which promise ” technology better thought out for human collaboration “. An entire program.
To function properly, the webcam must be connected to the HP Accessory Center software available on PC. All this allows him to follow the movements of the user and above all, to keep him and his team members in the frame. Enough to make meetings more effective since everyone is present in the image!
The camera incorporates an 18mm lens with an aperture of f/2.0. It can record 4K at 30 frames per second, or Full HD at 60 FPS. Artificial intelligence is also used for real-time color corrections and HDR capabilities. The webcam also incorporates two microphones to reduce noise and improve the clarity of the exchanges.
This model can be placed on a screen, tripod or just any surface. It also has a cache and you can connect a USB-A cable to it. The webcam retails for $199.