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Genius FaceCam 320
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Genius FaceCam 320 Webcam

30fps 640 X 480 Clip/Stand Dec 2012
Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Mounting Type Release Date
Genius presents a new plug and play VGA webcam, FaceCam 320, which provides a clear image and is suitable for personal video chatting. It's Plug & Play and the built-in microphone makes it easy to... More
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3 Reasons For

Good Brand

Genius has good average ratings for its webcams as well as across its entire webcam range compared to other manufacturers.

Mac Compatibility

The Genius FaceCam 320 is mac compatibility, unlike most of the other webcams of this age and spec which are not mac compatibility.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Genius FaceCam 320 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other webcams of this age and type also have a built-in microphone.

There are a number of other webcams with a built-in microphone currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper webcams such as the V7 Vantage Webcam 300[plb_386713_price].

It is worth considering alternative webcams which also have a built-in microphone including the Sony PlayStation Eye[plb_1322154_price].

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Most webcams of a comparable spec and age to the FaceCam 320 do not have a motion detector. The Genius FaceCam 320 is no exception to this as it too does not have a motion detector.

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Not USB Powered

Most webcams that have been available for around the same time as the FaceCam 320 are not USB powered. The FaceCam 320 is no exception to this as it too is not USB powered.

Webcams which are USB powered that might be worth considering include the V7 Vantage Webcam 300[plb_386713_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

The FaceCam 320 does not feature face tracking. Most of the other similar spec webcams that have been around for around the same time as the FaceCam 320 also do not feature face tracking.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

Like most of the other webcams of this type and age, the Genius FaceCam 320 does not have a zoom capability.

There are a number of other webcams which also have a zoom capability that you might also want to look at including the Sony PlayStation Eye[plb_1322154_price].

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Not Full HD

Most similar spec webcams that were released more than two years ago are not full HD. The FaceCam 320 is no exception to this as it too is not full HD.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The FaceCam 320 does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other webcams of this age and spec also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

The FaceCam 320 does not have a snapshot button, although this is within the context that most of the other webcams of a similar age and spec to the FaceCam 320 also do not have a snapshot button.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Genius FaceCam 320

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Genius released the FaceCam 320.

Average Maximum Frame Rate

The FaceCam 320 has a relatively standard maximum frame rate (30 frames per second) compared to most of the other webcams that were launched around the same time as the FaceCam 320.

There are a number of other 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper webcams such as the V7 Vantage Webcam 300[plb_386713_price].

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is the most commonly found interface on webcams that are a similar age to it.

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640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the FaceCam 320 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels webcam, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

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Specification

Performance
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Full HD
Plug and Play
Video Formats Supported
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mounting Type
Colour of Product
Interface
Sensor Type
Built-In Flash
Other Features
Mac Compatibility
Compatible Operating Systems
USB Required
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM
Minimum Processor

User Reviews

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Reviewed 5 November 2014 by Lisa
(Verified Purchase)

Great little cam, works better than most I've tried, unbelievable value :).

Reviewed 20 March 2014 by Bigkevsta
(Verified Purchase)

I have used this as a reversing camera for my car coupled to a USB hub, USB extension and my in-dash Nexus 7 install. Works very well in daylight. Its not great at night, but that's to be expected... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers genius facecam320, genius 32200012100, genius uk32200012100, genius 32200012100bpscs28296, genius bpscpcs2829632200012100
Barcodes 00032200012100, 00644535516782, 04710268239840, 05053118022254, 05054242267894, 05054629176535, 08944467774734
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