Amcrest 1080P Webcam with Microphone & Privacy Cover, Web Cam USB Camera, Computer HD Streaming Webcam for PC Desktop & Laptop w/Mic, Wide Angle Lens & Large Sensor for Superior Low Light (AWC205)

Regular price $64.28

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SKU: E-20141

Category: Streaming camera, New Arrivals, Featured Product

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Estimated Delivery : September 29 - October 04

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  • Experience magnificent full-HD 1080P @ 30fps. This USB Webcam comes with enhanced capability utilizing the CMOS ⅓ image sensor. Wide 70° viewing angle. Great for webinars, and video conferencing.
  • The Amcrest 1080p HD Webcam comes with a Privacy Cover, the privacy covers your webcam when not in use, and prevents web hackers from spying on you. Provides security, privacy, and ease of mind.
  • Webcam with Built-in Microphone. Built-in dual noise-reducing microphone, superior stereo audio, which allows for clear and natural sound recording. It’s the best choice of video combined with a built-in microphone to provide the best video conference experience even in a noisy environment.
  • USB 2.0 Plug & Play. Fits for multi-operations: Windows, Windows 10, Mac OS and Android, etc. Platform Compatibility: Skype, Youtube, Android IPTV, Zoom, Windows Live@Messager, Gmail, WeChat, etc instant messaging applications.
  • Versatile Placement - The Amcrest Webcam comes with a mounting clip and ¼ tripod thread so that you can use it on just about any surface. At Amcrest, we want to ensure the safety of our customers.

Product Attributes:

Attribute NameAttribute Value
Brand NameAmcrest
Item Weight5.3 ounces
Product Dimensions3.54 x 3.34 x 0.94 inches
Item model numberAWC205
Color NameBlack
Special FeaturesLow Light
Date First AvailableMay 19, 2020
AvailabilityIn Stock
Rating4 stars and up

Ratings & Reviews

Reviewed on July 23, 2020
I picked up this camera as I was looking to upgrade a 10 year old camera. I love the camera and would definitely recommend to anyone who is thinking about this. I did a full review from unboxing to using, which I will detail below. During un-boxing, I found the packaging to be slim. The package had enough room for the camera and cord and little else. At first, I though there should have been more, but after thinking about it, the camera box does not need to have extra packaging to be a good camera. So, I think the camera box was good. There was a small fold out with instructions for adding the privacy cover. I felt the instructions could have been better. This was a minor negative. The camera is pretty intuitive, so it wasn’t a problem. Next, I examined the camera. I felt the front sides of the camera were too plastic feeling. My previous camera was a Logitech and while all cameras are plastic housing, the Amcrest felt like cheaper plastic. However, it didn't affect the camera at all, so its not something that bothers me. I then attached the privacy cover. It was a peel off sticker for the glue to hold the cover to the camera. This could use a little improvement. When I first tried to peel off the cover for the glue, my fingernail got under the rubber material that the glue was on and I almost pulled the rubber material off. But, quickly realizing my mistake, I stopped, so I didn’t cause any damage. Attaching the privacy cover after that was easy, and I like the way it works. The privacy cover lifts off to use, or lower with a little snap to close. I liked this feature alot – nice and easy. I am assuming it doesn’t come pre-attached in case you don’t want it. Next, I attached it to the top of my monitor. I am using a 22” widescreen LCD monitor for my desktop. The camera has a nice mounting stand, that folds over and has a lip on one side under the lens to ‘grab’ the front of the monitor, and then the back side folds in (like a triangle) and a magnet attaches to the back of the monitor. It’s a very nice feature that is easily changeable or removable, and it doesn’t need tape or glue to hold in place. This is one of the best physical features of the camera. Installing was easy – plug in the USB cable and get the drivers if you don’t have them automatically. I then spent some time doing quick testing. The resolution was excellent – very clear and crisp. Sound quality was good (I don’t think I would know what great sound would be, but this camera seems to have very good sound). I’ve used the camera on and off for a few weeks now. It works great. The magnetic clip is easy to move if I need to reposition the camera, and the camera tilts well and stays in place. I’ve had no issues with the camera, and am very happy to have picked up this camera. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good, solid camera, that is easy to setup and attach, has a privacy cover, and came be removed very easily. The only negatives I had were minor, and I would give this camera 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Reviewed on July 30, 2020
=== Summary === Overall it's a good camera for the price, its really plug-and-play, I used it on OS X 10.15 (Catalina) and in order to start using it I just had to plug-it to a USB port for it to work, once connected all the Video Conferencing apps I use on a daily basis (WorkPlace Chat, WebEx, Bluejeans, Zoom, Skype, Hangouts, etc) would just recognize it and during the multiple calls I made through the week didn't experience any issues with the video. On the audio side, the microphone is not as good as I was expecting, the 3 occasions I tried to use it the other side of the call was having trouble hearing my voice (I ended using the integrated mic on my mac). === Image Quality === When comparing with my previous camera (Facetime camera in my Macbook Pro) the Amcrest camera provides a darker and more nitid image, it's also clear the difference in resolution, with the amcrest showing more details than the facetime camera, also it has a wider range and during night time the quality its preserved, right now I am using this camera for all my VCs. === Price === I paid $48 dollars for this camera, when comparing with the competing products from brands like Logitech (C920) this is a bargain and given the quality I saw on the product I don't see the need to spend more for the same. === Ease of Use === The camera is really plug-and-play, it took me less than 1 minute to set up (most of that time was playing with the position on top of my monitor), the adjustable leg is easy to handle and IMO will fit most monitors, in my case the monitors is a curved one and it fits with no problem, it also stays in position without any problem. === Built Quality === In terms of built quality I have no complains so far, the materials and finish are good quality and it looks nice in the bright black, will also look well with most monitors and color combinations (because black goes well with everything :)), if I had to improve something would be the brightness of the leds to the side of the camera, to me they can be brighter when the camera is in use (or use a different led color like blue). === Audio (microphone) === On the microphone department is where I believe Amcrest should invest a little more of time and effort, during my ownership I have tried to use the integrated mic in 3 different occasions and with different softwares (Bluejeans, Zoom, and Workplace chat), in all these the other parties complained about the volume of my voice, I tried using the software controls to increase it but that didn't help, it seems to me that the mic is not able to capture the voice when its placed 2+ feet away from the person trying to talk (which is the case of my setup), in all these occasions I fall back to the Macbook Pro integrated mic or my wireless headset (which I use for most of my meetings anyway, hence not a big problem IMO).