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Dell's latest webcam is a 4K UltraSharp model with automatic feed enhancements

The new UltraSharp webcam. (Source: Dell)
The new UltraSharp webcam. (Source: Dell)
Dell might indeed be justified in calling its latest webcam an "UltraSharp" as it has a 4K resolution. Furthermore, it supports Digital Overlap HDR, automatic refinements for visual properties such as white balance and noise reduction, as well as iPad Pro-like auto-framing abilities. However, this potential for streaming and collaboration comes at a price.

Dell has adapted to the realities of the professional video-conferencing of the immediate future with the new UltraSharp webcam. This is due to its ability to stream in 4K UHD at 30 frames per second (fps; or FHD at 60fps), conferred by its Sony STARVIS 8.3MP camera.

The new Dell webcam also supports Advanced Digital Overlap HDR, rated to deliver "true-to-life" colors and to regulate exposure. The OEM claims it can also automatically reduce noise in 2D and 3D, not to mention manage the "advanced AI auto framing" to keep the subject centered, a feature also developed by Apple for the latest iPad Pro's selfie camera.

The new webcam can also be adjusted in terms of its field of view, with choices between 65°, 78° and 90°, so that the user can choose how much of their background to show. Dell has also included support for Google Hangouts, Slack, Skype for Business, Zoom and the facial recognition and proximity-sensing necessary for Windows Hello and Dell ExpressSign-in.

The Dell 4K UltraSharp webcam has a minimal, premium build with a magnetic mount rated to allow placement on the top of monitors with the slimmest of bezels without impinging on its display in the slightest. It also comes with a lens cap-like privacy shutter and a tripod mount.

Dell is now selling this new, USB type-C 4K webcam for US$199.99 - without a in the box. That does at least include shipping, albeit not a tripod.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-06-30 (Update: 2021-06-30)