Conclusion: HD and 3D is all the rage, but when it comes to PC-based video calls, the majority of us are still looking at lacklustre VGA images. So why is webcam call quality seemingly behind the times? Well, there's one obvious reason: most consumers simply haven't had, or still don't have, the Internet bandwidth required to send and receive high-quality video transmissions.
Summary: Considering most notebooks have built-in webcams these days, the $120 TouchCam N1 may seem exorbitant, but if you need to see things in HD during your Skype calls, it's worth the splurge. The dual-microphone system will remove external mics from cluttered desktops, and a wide-angle lens helps squeeze in much more detail than before. Plus, the mobile set will appreciate the sturdy build quality.
Excerpt: Over the past few years, high definition video has become much more widely adopted in the market with the introduction and popularisation of HDTV and Blu-Ray. But we have only recently seen the high definition standard expand into video calling with the release of a few HD webcams. Today we are going to look at the TouchCam N1 HD webcam from HD Webcam which is designed to be used with Skype’s HD video calling service.
Excerpt: The FaceVsion TouchCam N1 is not just for casual video chatting - at £89, this camera means business, too. In our hands-on testing, this high-definition webcam delivered excellent sound capture and solid picture quality.
Excerpt: Kameraet gengiver billeder i 720p, når du videochatter over Skype, men TouchCam N1 lader ikke din computer omdanne billedkvaliteten til HD – det gør kameraet selv. Det betyder, at du ikke overbebyrder din bærbare pc med omkodning af billedet, og derved undgår du lagdelte eller hakkende billeder.