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Genius WideCam F100 Webcam

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12MP 30fps 1920 X 1080 Jul 2014
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It's time to upgrade your webcam usage. Genius presents a new Full HD webcam to enhance your chatting and video conference experience, WideCam F100. This webcam has an ultra wide angle lens up to... More
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17 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This medium megapixel count webcam received a rating of 70 out of 100 from webcam expert review site mymac.com.

A Top Selling Webcam

The WideCam F100 is one the best selling webcam currently on the market.

Good Sound Quality

Some customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good microphone. G. Reed said on Amazon “Not tried audio so can't commentImage as previous reviewer says not really 1080”. Ged Tyrrell mentioned on Amazon “Brilliant video and sound” in their Genius WideCam F100 review.

Good Size

One customer reckoned that it was compact. Dr S Kalliadasis said in their review of this webcam on Amazon “Nice and compact design” but in spite of that they gave it a score of 3 stars.

Nice Design

One customer who bought the Genius WideCam F100 thought it was a good design.

Robust

One Genius WideCam F100 owner considered that the product was well made.

Good Product Quality

Three Genius WideCam F100 reviewers who purchased it considered that it was good quality. Dr S Kalliadasis mentioned on Amazon “Good quality image” in their review of the Genius WideCam F100. Ged Tyrrell wrote in their review on Amazon “It works perfectly and the audio quality is amazong, even across the who of our boardroom”. Neal Osborne said on Amazon “If you wanna record proper, full on, top quality, HD videos you need to buy a different camera”.

Good Technical Features

One customer reckoned that this webcam had good features. Mymac.com mentioned “What I mean by this is that the WideCam F100 has many features that are definitely not built into your typical webcam” and gave it a score of 70 out of 100.

Good Brand

Average reviews across all Genius webcams are good, however average reviews across just Genius's medium megapixel count webcams are poor.

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USB Powered

The WideCam F100 is USB powered, which is unusual. Most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that came out around the same time as the WideCam F100 are not USB powered.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other USB powered webcams currently available including the Labtec C270, the Trust Trino, or the Hercules HD Twist which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

Like most of the other webcams that are a comparable age to the WideCam F100, the WideCam F100 has a built-in microphone.

There are a number of alternative webcams with a built-in microphone currently available which you might also want to consider including the Logitech B910 ($25.00), or the Labtec C270 which has better reviews.

We compared all the other webcams which also have a built-in microphone to this webcam and we think the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD ($22.57) is also worth considering.

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is the most frequently found interface on webcams of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Genius WideCam F100 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels webcam, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all medium megapixel count webcams that have been around for more than two years.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of webcam.

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Full HD

The WideCam F100 is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other medium megapixel count webcams that are a similar age to the WideCam F100 are not Full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other Full HD webcams currently available including the A4Tech PK-950H, or the Hercules HD Twist which has better reviews; or the A4Tech PK-910H which is cheaper.

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1080p Supported Video Mode

The WideCam F100 supports a better supported video mode than most similar spec webcams that are a comparable age to it. This Genius webcam supports a 1080p supported video mode, whereas most webcams of this age and spec support a 720p supported video mode. In addition, this webcam supports a 720i supported video mode.

A 1080p supported video mode is in fact the best supported supported video mode amongst all comparable spec webcams that have been around for more than two years.

A 720p supported video mode is the worst supported supported video mode across comparable types of webcam.

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1920x1080@30fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The Genius WideCam F100 has a better resolution at capture speed than most webcams that were released more than two years ago. This Genius webcam has a 1920x1080@30fps resolution at capture speed, whereas most comparable spec webcams that were released more than two years ago have a 1280×720@30fps resolution at capture speed. This webcam also have a resolution at capture speed of 1280×720@30fps and 640x480@30fps.

This webcam's resolution at capture speed (1920x1080@30fps) is actually the best resolution at capture speed across all webcams that are a similar age to the WideCam F100.

The worst resolution at capture speed across comparable types of webcam is 640x480@30fps.

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Very Short

With a height of only 46 millimeters, the WideCam F100 is one of the shorter webcams of a similar spec and age to the WideCam F100 amongst webcams of this age. Medium megapixel count webcams that are a comparable age to the WideCam F100 have heights of between 5.7mm and 660mm, and the average height is 120mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Average Owner Reviews

On average, based on 36 owner reviews this Genius webcam has an overall owner rating of 65 out of 100.

Poor Connectivity

One Genius WideCam F100 owner who reviewed the product wrote that it did not have email functionality. G. Reed wrote on Amazon “Unless I am missing something.I did email Genius UK a few times” and scored the product 3 stars.

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Like most of the other webcams that came out more than two years ago, the Genius WideCam F100 does not have a motion detector.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

The WideCam F100 does not feature face tracking, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other webcams of a similar type and age to the WideCam F100 also do not feature face tracking.

We compared all the other webcams which also feature face tracking to this webcam and we think the NGS SpringCam300, or the Hercules HD Twist which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Mac Compatible

Like most of the other webcams that were launched around the same time as the WideCam F100, the WideCam F100 is not Mac compatible.

If you would prefer a webcam that is Mac compatible then you might want to consider the Creative Labs Live! Cam Chat HD ($22.57).

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Most webcams of this spec and age do not have a snapshot button. The WideCam F100 is no exception to this as it too does not have a snapshot button.

There are a number of alternative webcams which also have a snapshot button that you might want to look at including the Trust Trino, or the NGS SpringCam300 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

Like most of the other webcams of a comparable type and age to the WideCam F100, the WideCam F100 does not have a zoom capability.

We compared all the other webcams which also have a zoom capability to this webcam and we think the NGS SpringCam300, or the L-Link LL-4186 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The WideCam F100 does not have a night mode. Most of the other webcams of this age and spec also do not have a night mode.

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Very Deep Packaging Depth

Across all the webcams that have been on the market for more than two years the packaging depths range from 35mm to 220mm. With a packaging depth of 218 millimeters, the Genius WideCam F100 has a very deep packaging depth compared to most of the other webcams that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Genius WideCam F100

Released Over Two Years Ago

Genius released the WideCam F100 over two years ago.

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the WideCam F100 has a fairly typical maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams that are a comparable age to the WideCam F100.

We compared all the other 30fps maximum frame rate webcams to this webcam and we think the Hercules HD Twist, the Logitech B910 ($25.00), and the Trust Trino which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Expert Reviews

(5)
30 May 2014

The F100 is a well-made product with the versatility to act as either a personal webcam or a video conferencing tool however many of the features intended for the latter really hamper the...

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26 October 2012

The webcam is a excellent device. It brings broad spectrum of versatility to your computer. What I mean by this is that the WideCam F100 has many features that are definitely not built into your... Read more…

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User Reviews

(25)
Reviewed 4 February 2013 by Epopov
Epopov would recommend the Genius WideCam F100 (Verified Purchase)

I purchased the F100 because normal web cams just have too narrow of a field of view. This is especially annoying when video chatting with my parents and having my wife and daughter around. The... Read more…

Reviewed 27 February 2015 by WebCam

The webcam does not at all worth the money...

Reviewed 27 December 2014 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

Asus overclocking settings are really easy to use. Love the Bios and mobo layout...

Used for new gaming computer. Bios is nice and easy to use. Easy to UpgradeFlash the bios. Asus support ( used for driver downloads) is really easy to use. Runs Windows 8.1 no problems
Very stable and reliable so far, seems to be of good build quality. BIOS easy to use
Fits all components rather nicely, way better spaced than my last motherboard
This board looks like the perfect board for a low budget Socket 1150 build when looking on various websites
As an A certified tech (and field service tech for several major PC brands) I can say this board is laid out pretty decently and fired right up, even recognized my 1600Mhz Mushkin memory I had laying
4 Dedicated internal SATA ports, 2 Share bandwith with the M.2 Slot. Not a big problem, just plug in your optical drives in those 2 SATA ports
Was DOA, although I doubt that was the mobo's fault
This board was dead on arrival, Board would not recognize any power from the power supply, and would not boot up at all. Tested all other components on another motherboard, to find out this board was
The AMD 00 interface software from the Asus site fails to install. Best to install from the included CD
Needs more PWM fan connectors. Only two seems cheap
Reviewed 16 October 2014 by Nathaniel L.
(Verified Purchase)

Like I mentioned above, the board came in and worked right out of the box. It was probably my most hassle free installation as far as motherboards go to be completely honest. Don't trust the bad... Read more…

Reviewed 26 August 2015 by Carter K.

Great price at $120...

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