Priced at just £16.79 this new webcam from LC-dolida is one of the most inexpensive webcams I have yet tried, but is it any good?
You get a good amount for your money. In the box are the camera, a handy metal desktop mini- tripod with additional clip mount, a stick-on privacy shutter, and a well written and nicely printed user guide. The camera itself is nicely made with a folding monitor mount which doubles as a desktop stand and features a brass tripod screw hole, a feature lacking in many budget rivals.
I plugged the camera into my Windows 10 PC and it was instantly recognised with no drivers or software needed. The Windows Camera app allowed me to configure it, with some reduced resolution options available, although the default setting of 1080P@30fps was fine for me. I also tried it on my MacBook pro and again it was almost instantly up and running – although it is possible drivers were silently downloaded in the background, although I did not observe it. The camera has two LED’s a red one to show it is powered on and the other green when the camera is in operation.
Video and audio quality when viewed on the monitor, the use this and other webcams were designed for, was fine but the resolution of recorded files seemed lower.
If you want a budget priced but reasonable quality no-nonsense webcam for Skype or other streaming purposes then this would be a sound choice. I doubt there are many cheaper rivals available with the convenience of true Plug n Play and the accessories included here.
Windows 10 Friendly
Good Build Quality
Streaming Status LED
Plug and Play
Good Audio Quality
Video Quality Could Be Better