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- Anker PowerConf C300 Smart Full HD Webcam, AI-Powered Framing & Autofocus, 1080p Webcam with Noise-Cancelling Microphones, Adjustable FoV, HDR, 60 FPS, Low-Light Correction, Zoom Certified
Anker PowerConf C300 Smart Full HD Webcam, AI-Powered Framing & Autofocus, 1080p Webcam with Noise-Cancelling Microphones, Adjustable FoV, HDR, 60 FPS, Low-Light Correction, Zoom Certified
- Look Like a Pro: Make a great first impression with clients and impress your boss with PowerConf C300’s crisp HD webcam 1080p/60FPS camera with true-to-life colors.
- Clear Voice Pickup: Be heard loud and clear via HD webcam while working from home thanks to the ultra-sensitive dual microphones.
- Shine Bright in Low Light: When working late or calling clients in different time zones, the HD webcam’s AI-powered auto low-light correction kicks in to ensure you stand out, even in poor lighting conditions.
- Fit Everyone In Frame: Whether you’re calling solo from home or huddled with colleagues in the office, our revolutionary AI technology automatically adjusts the field of view depending on the number of people in your meeting.
|Attribute Name||Attribute Value|
|Product Dimensions||3.9 x 1.18 x 1.18 inches|
|Item Weight||4.5 ounces|
|Item model number||A3361011|
|Date First Available||December 30, 2020|
|Rating||4 stars and up|
Ratings & Reviews
Reviewed on July 04, 2022
Does the Anker PowerConf C300 produce mind-blowingly crisp and accurate footage? No, it doesn't. But for most people, this thing is going to be head and shoulders above the webcam that's built into your laptop. WHAT I LIKE + Plug-and-play + Works with Zoom, Hangouts, and other video conferencing platforms + Solid video quality + Mics seem to work well (although I'd recommend using a designated mic or headphones) + Comes with a stick-on privacy slider + Flexible in terms of how it mounts on your setup + USB C connectivity + AnkerWork app is very easy to use WHAT I DISLIKE - Unit feels larger than it needs to be - Color accuracy isn't the greatest (I had to reduce the saturation significantly) - Doesn't have 2K/4K resolution - Somewhat pricey - Firmware updates require jumping some hurdles It may seem like I have a lot of dislikes, but I'm mostly just nitpicking. However, firmware updates are cumbersome to say the least. Basically, I'd been using this camera for about 10 months, during which time the AnkerWork app was never updated. Meanwhile, every time I checked to see if the C300 had a firmware update, it told me that the unit already had the latest firmware. You see, the issue is that the AnkerWork app doesn't update itself over time. This means you have to periodically return to the Anker website to download newer versions of the AnkerWork app that comes bundled with the latest firmware updates for Anker cams. In other words, you have to re-download and reinstall AnkerWork, again and again and again, to even check for firmware updates, much less to actually install one. Or at least this is how it worked for me while using a Mac. Nitpicks notwithstanding, this camera is definitely an improvement over most built-in webcams I've used, including the one on my 2021 16-inch M1 MacBook Pro. Overall, I'd say I'm satisfied with the performance and will continue to use the Anker PowerConf C300 until something comes along at a comparable price with even better performance.
Reviewed on April 16, 2021
**UPDATE after 3 weeks** Anker has continued to release firmware and software updates. At this point, I'd say the HDR feature definitely has an impact on color quality. It's noticeably better with HDR turned on. But then, why is it even an option? Who's choosing to turn off better color reproduction?? There's still no option to manually zoom and crop the image, which I'm wanting more and more. The "Solo-Frame" feature turned out to be really distracting in most meetings. If you lean forward, turn to the side, or whatever, then the camera zooms and crops to center your face. EVERYONE on a meeting notices this happen, comments on it, wonders about it. It's distracting and unnecessary for most meetings at your desk. Although I'm still hoping for software improvements, the image quality is still very good and a huge upgrade from what I had before. Still happy with this purchase; just hoping for more. *** ORIGINAL REVIEW *** For reference, my comparison cameras are 1) the built-in camera on my MacBook Pro and 2) a $50 external camera (3MP, 1080p) that I picked up when I started working from home. PHYSICAL FORM Physically, the Anker C300 feels good and substantial. The USB-C port is recessed pretty far into the body of the camera, so it actually took some finagling to be sure the cable was fully plugged in. The cable is about 5ft long, USB-C to USB-C. The box also includes a USB-C to USB-A adapter if you need it. VIDEO QUALITY Without adjusting any settings, the C300 has noticeably better picture quality than both my built-in camera and my external camera. Those cameras really struggled to pick up variations in color and lighting. For example, when I wear a black sweater on my old camera it just looks like a dark blob. With the C300, it's much more like being in person — you can see the variations of lighting and much more detail. SOUND QUALITY I use an external condenser mic already, so I wasn't expecting the C300 to be an improvement. But, surprisingly, it's not really much of a step down either! In fact, it does a much better job of focusing on voices vs. all the other noises that might be in the room. If you work from home and have kids, pets, and other sounds around you, this mic should do a better job of keeping some of that off your Zoom calls. SOFTWARE The AnkerWork software runs great on MacOS 10.15. Right now, the options within AnkerWork are somewhat limited. You can adjust the resolution (360p, 720p, 1080p), frames per second (30, 60), brightness, sharpness, saturation, and contrast ratio. The default settings for each were good. I couldn't really improve the image by adjusting them. The more interesting & unique settings are called Fixed Angle (78°, 90°, and 115°) and Flexible Angle (Auto-Frame, Solo-Frame). Fixed Angle settings acts like a zoom level. At the widest field of view (115°) you'll get a lot of the surrounding room, at the smallest (78°) you'll get less. It's not that dramatic of a difference, but it does help to have some flexibility. Alternatively, you can choose Auto-Frame to have the software automatically zoom and crop the image to include everyone in the picture, or you can choose Solo-Frame to zoom and crop the image to include just the one face closest to the camera. It actually tracks your face and adjusts as you move around! I *wanted* to like Solo-Frame, but it puts your face in the exact center of the picture, whereas I think it looks better to put the face a little above center. What this really made me wish for was a way to just manually zoom and crop the image however I wanted. (It's not like I move around that much in a normal meeting from my desk.) I'm hoping manual zoom & crop can be added to the software in the future. There was a firmware update to enable HDR and Anti-Flicker. I tried those settings under a variety of lighting conditions (lots of natural light, artificial light, low light) and I never really noticed HDR doing anything! Anti-Flicker is only meant to be used if all your fluorescent or LED lighting is causing a flicker on the image. I had a hard time creating a lighting scenario where I got that flicker. Overall, I don't think HDR and Anti-Flicker do very much. OVERALL This camera is a significant upgrade for my home video, with a much more nuanced and lifelike picture than I was able to get from my built-in camera or my cheaper external camera. The software has room to grow, and I'm optimistic Anker will do that with future software updates. I feel really good about the value at the price point I paid, and hopefully the value will go up as the software improves.
Reviewed on August 27, 2022
I've had several web cams over the past year (Logitech, Microsoft, Razer), and they all suffered from poor image quality or random disconnects during meetings. This Anker camera is rock solid, highly recommend, especially for business use where stability is key!
Reviewed on July 24, 2022
1. Great webcam! Best picture quality @60fps. Excellent mic with noise cancellation. 2. Very good auto focus. 3 all in all a great webcam for home office and good quality streaming. 4. In my experience, Razor koyo pro just doesn’t stand even close to this webcam. I bought it and installed it. And after checking just for 10 mins the decision is clear. Razor keyo pro is over hyped. Now why then 4 stars. 1. Sometimes bright colors, specially orange color appeared over saturated.
Reviewed on June 30, 2022
I have a Macbook Air 2020 and run Monterey on it, and the webcam works just fine on my machine. (I'm only using it for video calls, so my needs are pretty basic.) It's definitely plug and play for me, even though I did initially have an issue with Chrome recognizing the microphone but not noticing the camera after I had disconnected the webcam and reconnected it. I would have to restart Chrome each time to fix it. But Chrome mysteriously fixed itself and the issue has only popped up one other time. I had messaged Anker support about it, and they were very responsive. Safari and all other apps that can use the webcam have worked 100% of the time, so it was just Chrome giving me issues at first. Happy with my purchase.
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