The Inland 86301 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other low megapixel count webcams that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in microphone.
6 Reasons Against
Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution
This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on webcams of this spec and age.
Not USB Powered
The Inland 86301 is not USB powered. Most of the other webcams that are a similar age to the 86301 are also not USB powered.
Does Not Feature Face Tracking
Most low megapixel count webcams that are a similar age to the 86301 do not feature face tracking. The Inland 86301 is no exception to this as it too does not feature face tracking.
Not Mac Compatible
The Inland 86301 is not Mac compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other low megapixel count webcams that came out around the same time as the 86301 are also not Mac compatible.
+3 More reasons against
The heights of low megapixel count webcams that have been around for a comparable time to the 86301 range from 3.7mm to 190mm, and the average height is 70mm. With a height of 185 millimeters, the Inland 86301 is very tall compared to most of the other webcams that are a similar age to the 86301.
Very High Minimum Illumination
Webcams of this age and type have minimum illumination of between 0.05lx and 2lx, and the average minimum illumination is 1lx. With a minimum illumination of 2 lux, the Inland 86301's minimum illumination is one of the highest amongst webcams that have been around for around the same time as the 86301.
3 Other reasons to consider the Inland 86301
Released Over Two Years Ago
This webcam has been on the market for over two years.
Average Maximum Frame Rate
The Inland 86301 has a fairly standard maximum frame rate (30 frames per second) compared to most of the other webcams of this spec and age.
USB 2 Interface
This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is typical of many comparable spec webcams that are a similar age to it.