Me last week: “A 1080p webcam? Who on Earth would want an HD webcam. This is stupid.” Me this week (after buying a 27-inch iMac) “Hey, my parents look terrible on this Skype call, blown up on this giant screen. What they need is a 1080p webcam.”
And that’s just what Microsoft will sell you, for $100. The LifeCam Studio Webcam shoots its video at 1920 x 1080 pixels and captures stills at 2304 x 1728. The foot is fashioned to either clip over the top of a monitor or to screw onto a tripod, and the box also contains a carrying case so you can make an even better contribution to the landfill this week.
The camera is also auto-focus, and has a built-in microphone (so you can toss that crappy headset, Dad. It doesn’t suit you anyway). Now, all you need is video-calling software that will support hi-def video and you’re done.
The LifeCam Studio Webcam is available now, from Best Buy.
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Fuente: Gadget Lab