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Trust Widescreen HD Webcam review

Trust Widescreen HD Webcam
Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £25
inc VAT

It’s all in the name really, with this being the first webcam we’ve seen supporting an HD resolution of 1,280×720 (720p). We couldn’t find out the actual size of the sensor, but you can record video at resolutions of up to 2,048×1,536, however, this doesn’t increase the maximum variable bit-rate which is capped at around 5Mbit/s.

The resulting video is certainly a big step up from regular 640×480 webcams, but it can’t match that of mini HD camcorders like the Flip Ultra HD.

This is a valid comparison, as popular chat software doesn’t currently support HD resolutions, which means HD video capture is primarily for upload to sites like YouTube (though with Microsoft also releasing a HD webcam, Messenger Live is bound to support HD soon). If you’re a keen YouTube broadcaster, then HD for £25 is a bargain, but those who want to video chat in HD should wait for popular software support first.


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