Unleash Your Video Conferencing Potential with the Kensington W1050 1080p Wide Angle Webcam
The Kensington W1050 Webcam is a budget-friendly option for those in need of a basic webcam. It has a square design reminiscent of the Model T and is only available in black. With a default field of view of 95°, the Kensington Konnect software can be used to adjust the zoom, though this results in a loss of pixel density.
Moving closer to the camera is a simpler solution, though it may be awkward if attached to a large monitor. While it shares the same 1080p resolution as the Logitech Brio 505, the image quality is not as good, with over-sharpening and noise present. The W1050 also lacks auto focus, but the saturation levels can be adjusted in the Konnect software.
The performance of the W1050 webcam in low light is poor, resulting in noticeable noise. However, using a bright white background on your monitor screen can improve its usability in dim conditions.
The webcam features two microphones, which capture your voice clearly, but lack depth or resonance. You may find that the microphone built into your laptop performs better.
The W1050 has a basic design with a functional privacy cover, a blue LED that indicates when it’s active, and a 1.5m USB-A cable that cannot be detached. The camera can swivel 360° horizontally, but is limited to 37° vertically, mostly upwards. Despite the Kensington brand and Konnect software, it may not stand out compared to other £20 1080p webcams available on Amazon.