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Genius WideCam F100
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Genius WideCam F100 Webcam

12MP 30fps 1920 X 1080 Jul 2012
Megapixel Maximum Frame Rate Built-In Microphone Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
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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7 Reasons For

Genius Has Good Reviews for Its Webcams

Genius has good average ratings across all webcams, however it has poor ratings specifically within its medium megapixel webcams range.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The WideCam F100 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel webcams that have been around for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the WideCam F100 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This webcam's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all webcams of a similar spec and age to the WideCam F100.

Amongst similar types of webcam the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is the most commonly found interface on medium megapixel webcams that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Full HD

The WideCam F100 is full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other webcams of this type and age are not full HD.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

The WideCam F100 supports a 1080p supported video modes which is better than the 720p supported video modes supported by most webcams of this spec and age.

A 1080p supported video modes is actually the best supported supported video mode amongst all comparable spec webcams that came out more than two years ago.

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

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Genius WideCam F100 has a maximum still image resolution of 1920 x 1080. That's over six times the still image resolution of a 640 x 480 webcam, which is the most common still image resolution. 640 x 480 is also found on this webcam. In addition, this Genius webcam has a still image resolution(s) of 1280 x 720. Across all comparable spec webcams that were released more than two years ago the still image resolution ranges from 352 x 288 (worst) to 2560 x 1920 (best).

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

Most webcams of this type and age do not have a motion detector. The WideCam F100 is no exception to this as it too does not have a motion detector.

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Not USB Powered

The WideCam F100 is not USB powered. Most of the other comparable spec webcams that are a similar age to the WideCam F100 are also not USB powered.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

The Genius WideCam F100 does not feature face tracking. Most of the other medium megapixel webcams that are a similar age to the WideCam F100 also do not feature face tracking.

It is worth considering alternative webcams which also feature face tracking including the Logitech C310[plb_265576_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Mac Compatibility

The WideCam F100 is not mac compatibility. Most of the other webcams that were launched more than two years ago are also not mac compatibility.

If you would prefer a webcam that is mac compatibility then you might want to look at the Creative Labs Live! Cam Connect HD[plb_1350894_price].

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The WideCam F100 does not have a zoom capability. Most of the other medium megapixel webcams that have been available for more than two years also do not have a zoom capability.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Like most of the other similar spec webcams that are a comparable age to the WideCam F100, the WideCam F100 does not have a snapshot button.

It is worth also looking at alternative webcams which also have a snapshot button including the Logitech C310[plb_265576_price], or the HP HD 3110[plb_706617_price].

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The WideCam F100 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other webcams of a similar spec and age to the WideCam F100 also do not have a night mode.

Alternative webcams which also have a night mode that you might want to consider include the Atlantis Land MagicView 350 Chat Pack[plb_1796403_price].

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2 Other reasons to consider the Genius WideCam F100

Released Over Four Years Ago

Genius released the WideCam F100 over four years ago.

Average Maximum Frame Rate

The WideCam F100 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 WideCam F100.

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Specification

Performance
Megapixel
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Zoom Capability
Full HD
Plug and Play
Auto Focus
Still Image Resolution(s)
Video Formats Supported
Supported Video Modes
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mounting Type
Colour of Product
Interface
Sensor Type
Built-In Flash
Other Features
Optical Drive Required
CD/DVD-ROM Drive Requirement
Internet Connection Required
USB Required
Minimum RAM
Minimum Processor

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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6 April 2014

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4 November 2013

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers code f100, code f100t, genius f100, code f100tl, genius f100t, genius f100tl
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