If you want to look excellent for your online meetings, you can't go wrong with the Dell Pro Webcam WB5023. This 2K webcam delivers great 1080p performance, even in low light. It also comes with a few nice features, such as auto-framing and good low-light performance.
- Sony Starvis sensor
- 2K resolution, FOV 65 and 78 degrees, F2.0
- Size: 44mm x 98mm
The Dell Pro Webcam is a lot bigger than more affordable webcams such as the Razer Kiyo X or the Poly Studio P5 Webcam. However, the bigger size is likely due to its optics — more space gives you more light to play with. More light means better image quality (and also why your phone's camera bumps are getting thicker). That said, I definitely liked how much detail the Dell webcam captured, and noise levels were low, too.
As with most webcams, the Pro Webcam is plug and play via a USB-C to USB-A cable. There's a Dell app you can install on either Windows or macOS to access the webcam's other features. It's a bit buggy on macOS, but you can choose to use the webcam without the software. The built-in microphone is turned off by default, and you'll need to turn it on via the software. The mic's quality isn't that good, so I suggest getting a separate mic like the Creative Live! Mic M3.
Other features include AI auto-framing, which is similar to Apple's Center Stage feature. It basically keeps you centered in the frame as you move around. You can turn this on with the software as well. My test shows it works rather well to keep you in the middle even as you fidget during your work calls. The webcam comes with a built-in stand that you can balance on your monitor, and a magnetic privacy cover. It's also Teams and Zoom certified, which means it will work flawlessly with those apps.
At S$241, the Dell Pro Webcam WB5023 makes sense if you're still mostly in a work-from-home or hybrid situation and have to attend online meetings all day. I'm pretty satisfied with its optical performance. Get it from Dell.
Note: Review unit provided by Dell.
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