Dell's new UltraSharp 4K webcam is all about video quality

Dell UltraSharp Webcam
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As remote work is quickly becoming the norm, video conferencing (opens in new tab) will likely be here to stay as well which is why Dell has introduced a new business webcam (opens in new tab) which aims to be the perfect work from home (opens in new tab) companion.

Unlike cheap external webcams or the built-in webcams in many business laptops (opens in new tab), the new Dell UltraSharp Webcam can capture your meetings in 4K and produces outstanding video quality in any lighting condition. This is because Dell's engineers took inspiration from DSLR cameras (opens in new tab) when designing the company's new webcam.

The Dell UltraSharp Webcam features a large 4K Sony STARVIS CMOS sensor and a multi-element lens so that it can capture more light and deliver crystal-clear video. At the same time, the device's 3D/2D video noise reduction feature automatically eliminates grainy images while HDR (opens in new tab) is also included to make images pop even in low light.

Dell's new webcam also stands out from the crowd as the company has opted for a sleek cylindrical design as opposed to the rectangular designs found in other webcams. The Dell UltraSharp Webcam can be mounted to a monitor (opens in new tab) thanks to the inclusion of a magnetic mount though a tripod adapter is included as well in case you want to be able to freely reposition the device.

Built-in security and privacy

As the Dell UltraSharp Webcam is also an intelligent device, its auto-framing feature uses AI (opens in new tab) to ensure your always in focus and centered in every frame. You can also customize your field of view from 65, 78 and 90 degrees and a 5x digital zoom means you'll be seen even when far away from your computer.

Logging into your business computer or workstation using facial recognition is also a breeze as the Dell UltraSharp Webcam features Windows Hello (opens in new tab). Dell has even embedded its ExpressSign-in feature to work with Dell PCs (opens in new tab) so that the webcam's proximity sensors can detect your presence as you approach and automatically log you out when you step away from your computer.

Instead of having to mess with a third-party webcam cover, the company has included a magnetic privacy cover that securely snaps onto the webcam's lens to protect your privacy but can also be attached to the rear of the device for storage when in use.

Dell's UltraSharp Webcam (opens in new tab) is now available worldwide for $199.99 (£188.11 / AU$379 (opens in new tab)) and we'll likely hear more about its real-world performance once users begin testing it in the wild.

After working with the TechRadar Pro team for the last several years, Anthony is now the security and networking editor at Tom’s Guide where he covers everything from data breaches and ransomware gangs to the best way to cover your whole home or business with Wi-Fi. When not writing, you can find him tinkering with PCs and game consoles, managing cables and upgrading his smart home.