Dell UltraSharp, the new intelligent and secure 4K webcam

Dell UltraSharp, the new intelligent and secure 4K webcam

Dell UltraSharp

Over the past year and a half, video conferencing has become more important than ever and the video conferencing market is expected to exceed $ 50 billion in revenue by 2026. Dell has decided to redefine the webcam experience from the ground up by introducing the new Dell UltraSharp. This is a beautifully designed 4K webcam, ideal for professionals and anyone looking for an exceptional video conferencing experience.

The Dell UltraSharp webcam delivers the industry's best image quality, similar to a DSLR, while being smart and easy to use. Taking inspiration from DSLR cameras, the webcam features a large Sony Starvis 4K CMOS sensor and a multi-element lens that captures more light, delivering razor-sharp video. Specifically, it is capable of shooting in 4K at maximum 30FPS and in FullHD and HD at maximum 60FPS.

Regardless of the lighting conditions, the Digital Overlap HDR functionality in the Dell UltraSharp webcam helps preserve realistic colors and balanced exposure. 3D / 2D video noise reduction automatically eliminates grainy images, ensuring you look good even in low light conditions.

This webcam is packed with intelligent features to adapt to any configuration and situation. Among these we find the automatic framing that uses AI to keep the subject centered in each frame. You can also customize your own 65 °, 78 ° and 90 ° field of view and 5x digital zoom is available.

The Dell UltraSharp webcam features Windows Hello, which allows you to log in quickly and securely using facial recognition. The Dell ExpressSign-in feature (which works with Dell PCs) is also integrated: proximity sensors on the webcam detect presence as you approach and automatically disconnect the session when you leave, providing that extra level of security. Finally, a magnetic privacy cover snaps securely to the lens or back, protecting the lens when the webcam is not in use and providing a safe place to store it while using the webcam.

The Dell UltraSharp webcam has a sleek design and a high quality all-aluminum cylindrical body, to which power is connected via USB-C port. While most traditional webcams are rectangular, the circular form factor and slim monitor stand ensure minimal distraction in front of the screen.

Paired with a sleek and handy magnetic stand and tripod adapter, this is the world's easiest webcam mounting solution. It truly is the perfect device for video conferencing or live streaming on Twitch. The UltraSharp webcam (WB7022) is available worldwide on June 29 starting at $ 199.99.

Dell claims its UltraSharp 4K webcam is the world’s best for image quality

It’s no secret that most laptop webcams are terrible, with low resolutions and poor handling of all but the most perfect lighting conditions. That’s a bad thing today given the reliance on videoconferencing due to the surge in remote working.

Dell recognizes this and has announced the UltraSharp webcam as a solution — and a very high-end one at that. For $200 — yes, it’s pricey — you get what Dell characterizes as the world’s best video image and the world’s most intelligent 4K webcam.

There’s no doubt that the UltraSharp checks all the relevant boxes to compete with the very best webcams you can currently buy. There’s 4K (3,840 x 2,160) support, high dynamic range (HDR), and a number of automatic adjustments to ensure a high-quality image. It all starts with the Sony STARVIS 4K sensor, which promises brighter images and better lowlight performance. This same sensor was used in the recently launched Razer Kiyo Pro as well.

The multi-element lens produces clearer, undistorted images compared to simpler designs. The UltraSharp is capable of 30 frames per second (fps) at 4K and 60 fps at Full HD (1,920 x 1,080).

The UltraSharp also incorporates a variety of intelligent technologies that further enhance the image. Temporal Noise Reduction (3DNR) and Spatial Noise Reduction (2DNR) reduce video noise to a level so far unprecedented in a webcam. The HDR support further refines the image, ensuring accurate colors when the subject is oversaturated due to a bright source of light. The benefit to the user is a crisp and clear image even in low light, with automatic adjustments as lighting conditions change.

Dell didn’t stop with image quality, though. It also incorporated A.I.-based autoframing that works to keep the user in the center of the picture and in focus, no matter how the user moves in the frame. The UltraSharp can also adjust angles from a close-up 65 degrees, through a mid-range 78 degrees, to a wide-angle 90 degrees. The webcam is certified for Microsoft Teams and Zoom and compatible with a wide range of platforms, meaning these features will be fully available in most applications.

Finally, the UltraSharp incorporates a proximity sensor for user presence detection and faster login and logoff, as well as an infrared camera for Windows 10 Hello support. That means users can log into their PCs merely by sitting down in front of the webcam. Privacy features include facial recognition and a cap that can be placed over the lens to block the view.

The UltraSharp can be mounted to the top of a display or used with the high-quality tripod included in the kit.

The Dell UltraSharp 4K webcam will be available starting June 29 for $200.

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