Teleworking, meetings, eternal video calls ... You may have noticed that the webcam and the microphone of your laptop were not as good as you expected, especially now that this type of digital communication has become so common. Today we bring you a very attractive solution for all these ills.
We analyze the new Anker PowerConf C300, a high-performance webcam with FullHD resolution, Wide Angle, and Artificial Intelligence features. Discover with us all the characteristics of this peculiar device and what are its strongest points compared to direct rivals, and of course also its weak points.
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Materials and design
We already know Anker before, it is a firm that tends to bet on premium designs and materials in its products, something that its price relationship makes very clear to us. As for the design, it has a fairly familiar format, we have a central panel where the sensor predominates in the center, surrounded by a metallic colored ring in which we will read its capabilities. 1080p (FullHD) capture with 60FPS frame rates. The back is constructed of matte plastic that gives a sensation of quality and remarkable robustness. It has an opening for the cable in the same back part USB-C that will act as the only connector.
- The USB-C cable is 3m long
The latter is a favorable point because it allows you to take advantage of more space. Regarding the support, it has a support in the lower part, adjustable to 180º and with thread for support screw or classic tripod. It has two more support points with ranges of 180º and finally the upper area, where the camera It will allow us to rotate it 300º horizontally and another 180º vertically. This allows you to adapt the camera for use on the table, on a tripod or by means of a support on the top of the monitor, where it will not take up space on the screen.
In this aspect we find an interesting addition, despite not having a closure system to cover the lens physically integrated into the camera, Yes, Anker includes two lids with sliding format in the package and that they are adhesive, we can put them and remove them at will on the sensor, in this way we will be able to close the camera and make sure that they are not recording us, even if they are connected to it. However, we have a front indicator LED that will warn us of the operating status of the camera.
Installation and customizable software
In essence this Anker PowerConf C300 is Plug and Play, by this I mean that it will work correctly only by connecting it to the port USB-C of our computer, however, we are accompanied by a USB-C to USB-A adapter for cases where it is necessary. Its artificial intelligence system and autofocus capabilities should be enough for our day to day. However, it is important to have support software, in this case we are talking about AnkerWork that you can download for free, in it we will find many options, but the most important thing is the possibility of updating the webcam software and thus prolonging its support.
In this software we will be able to adjust three viewing angles of 78º, 90º and 115º, as well as selecting between three capture qualities between 360P and 1080P, going through the possibility of adjusting the FPS, activating and deactivating the focus, the HDR and a Anti-Flicker function Very interesting when we are being illuminated by LED bulbs, you already know that in these cases flickers usually appear that can be annoying, something that we will notably avoid. In spite of everything, we will have three default modes depending on our needs that in theory take full advantage of the Anker PowerConf C300:
- Meeting Fashion
- Personal Mode
- Streaming Mode
We recommend you in the event that you have decided on this camera available on the Anker website and on Amazon, that you hurry to install Anker Work and take the opportunity to update the firmware of the camera, as it will be necessary to activate and deactivate the HDR function.
This Anker PowerConf C300 is certified for its correct use with applications such as Zoom, in this way, we have decided that it will be the main use camera for the broadcast of the iPhone News Podcast In which from Actualidad Gadget we participate weekly and where you will be able to appreciate its image quality. In the same way, we have two microphones that have active audio cancellation to clearly capture our voice and eliminate external sound, something that we have been able to verify that it works surprisingly well.
The camera handles well in low light conditions since it has an image correction system for these cases automatically. We have not found any operating problems in macOS 10.14 onwards, nor in versions of Windows higher than Windows 7.
Undoubtedly, it is considered as a definitive tool for our work meetings thanks to the quality of its microphones and the versatility it offers us, if you decide to bet on the Anker PowerConf C300 without a doubt you will not be wrong, so far, the best that we have. tried. Get it from 129 euros on Amazon or on its own website.
- Editor's rating
- 5 star rating
- PowerConf C300
- Review of: Miguel Hernández
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- DesignPublisher: 90%
- ScreenshotPublisher: 95%
- ConnectivityPublisher: 95%
- OperationPublisher: 95%
- AdjustmentPublisher: 95%
- Portability (size / weight)Publisher: 90%
- Price qualityPublisher: 90%
Pros and cons
- High-quality materials and design
- Very good image quality
- Great sound capture and autofocus
- Software that improves usability and good support
- Carrying bag is missing
- The software is only in English