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Dell UltraSharp Webcam has been launched as a premium offering for 4K video conferences. The cylindrically-shaped webcam features a 4K Sony sensor that is claimed to provide enhanced video communication even in low light. Dell has also preloaded an Auto-Framing feature that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to keep users in focus even when they move a bit. The webcam also carries a software-backed noise reduction feature. The launch of the Dell UltraSharp Webcam comes amid the growing adoption of video conferencing, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dell UltraSharp Webcam price in India has been set at Rs. 18,999 ($199.99 in the US). The webcam will be available for purchase worldwide through Dell's enterprise channels starting today (Tuesday, June 29).
The Dell UltraSharp Webcam features an 8.3-megapixel Sony STARVIS CMOS sensor that has up to 4K UHD resolution at 24fps/ 30fps frame rate. The webcam also has full-HD and HD resolution at a frame rate of up to 60fps. Dell has provided a multi-element lens on top to capture additional light. For capturing vivid colours, the webcam comes with a Digital Overlap HDR capability. There is also a 3D/ 2D video noise reduction that uses software algorithms to eliminate grainy images.
Unlike a traditional webcam, the Dell UltraSharp Webcam offers customisable field of view that can be picked among 65-, 78-, and 90-degree, along with 5x digital zoom. The webcam also includes a Dell Express Sign-In feature that uses the built-in proximity sensor to detect your presence and automatically logs you out when you step away. There is also an infrared (IR) sensor to enable seamless log-in using Windows Hello.
The Dell UltraSharp Webcam is made of an all-aluminium cylindrical body that features a smooth textured metallic finish on top. The webcam also comes with a magnetic mount and a tripod adapter for easy clipping. The magnetic mount can also be placed on a thin-bezel monitor and has a cable management slot.
In terms of connectivity, the Dell UltraSharp Webcam has a USB Type-C port that can be used with the bundled USB-A-to-USB-Type C cable (two metres in length) to connect with a PC. There is also a magnetic snap-on cover that can be placed on the front when not in use to keep your stay protected. You can also snap the cover to the back when the webcam is in use.
The Dell webcam also has a white LED light indicator to inform users when it is in use. This is similar to how you see a green indicator appearing next to the webcam on Apple MacBooks.
For enhanced focusing, the webcam uses the AI-backed Auto-Framing feature that helps to keep you in focus and the centre of the frame.
Dell has provided support for both Windows 10 and macOS devices on the UltraSharp Webcam. For customisation, the device requires the Dell Peripheral Manager software. It is also certified for platforms including Microsoft Teams and Zoom.
The Dell UltraSharp Webcam measures 42 x 90 mm in size, while its mount measures 32 x 65 x 9.4 mm. It requires an external microphone for video conferences as there isn't a dedicated microphone on board.