Dell is back with a new webcam, and this time, it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. The all-new Dell Pro Webcam is a cheaper alternative to last year’s Ultrasharp Webcam, offering a QHD resolution, HDR support, motion tracking, a noise-canceling microphone, and more for just $135.
In effect, the new Dell Pro Webcam offers most of the Ultrasharp Webcam’s features for $65 less. The main difference is the resolution. While last year’s Ultrasharp Webcam captures 4K video, the new Ultrasharp Webcam caps out at a QHD 2560 x 1440—Dell calls this “2K resolution” for simplicity’s sake, but it’s actually a higher resolution than standard 2K.
Another notable downgrade is the narrower 65- or 78-degree FOV, down from 90 degrees in the 4K model. And for whatever reason, Dell went with a USB-A cable in the new Pro Webcam—maybe the company expects you to plug this webcam into a dock or a monitor’s built-in USB port.
As with the Ultrasharp Webcam, the new Pro Webcam has a barrel-shaped design and can permanently rest at the top of your monitor. It also has a privacy shutter and works with Dell Peripheral Manager, which you can use to adjust webcam settings.
The Dell Pro Webcam is available today for $135. For what it’s worth, Dell says that this webcam is certified for both Zoom and Microsoft Teams.