A look at the technical details of Dell’s new webcam immediately makes regular users of video conferencing sit up and take notice. The smart camera is not only supposed to transmit razor-sharp pictures thanks to 4K. On top of that, Dell advertises its Ultrasharp webcam with an extensive artificial intelligence. Thus, the camera is supposed to be able to keep an eye on you automatically and always reliably.
Sensor from Sony
If you look at the small print of the installed technology, Dell quite obviously deviates from other webcams from the competition. In particular, the Starvis CMOS sensor from camera experts Sony is rarely found in webcams. The high image quality is not only supposed to be achieved by the high-quality sensor, which provides a resolution of 4K. The Ultrasharp webcam also features a multi-element lens. Its task is to ensure the highest possible light absorption and thus to be able to create crystal-clear pictures. Thus, even bad lighting conditions should not be able to spoil the good quality of your video recording.
KI doesn’t lose sight of you
That Dell is specifically targeting regular users of video conferencing here becomes clear with the built-in artificial intelligence. The heart of this is Dell’s in-house software. A so-called auto-framing function is supposed to ensure that the user is always in focus of the camera. According to Dell, the automatically adjusted frame shifts so that you are always perfectly in the center of the picture. Besides the AI features, Dell also scores with extensive security features. Thus, the Ultrasharp webcam is also supposed to enable “Windows Hello”. Here you can unlock your computer with your face in good old Face ID fashion.
By the way, those who have a Dell computer in addition to the webcam should be able to benefit from additional features. The company itself calls the special function “Express Signin”. Here, the Ultrasharp webcam is supposed to be able to recognize the user extremely fast based on the built-in distance sensors. Apart from the higher speed, this is of course similar to Windows Hello. However, Express Signin also offers a logout function. Thus, your Dell computer automatically returns to the lock screen when you leave your workplace. Some might not be comfortable with the whole recognition mechanics. In this case, you should be able to lock the Ultrasharp webcam’s field of view without any problems. This is where the magnetic cover for the lens comes in handy.
Price and Availability
Not only the features, but also the optics of the Ultrasharp webcam from Dell is anything but ordinary. Thus, the US company scores especially with its high-quality case, which relies on aluminum. Most of the competition cannot keep up here. The magnetic design, which ensures that the webcam can be attached to your PC without additional mounting mechanisms, is also anything but standard. However, Dell also charges a hefty RRP for these premium features. You can now buy the Ultrasharp webcam for just under 202,19 Euro kaufen.