1080p Full-HD USB Webcam with Built-in Microphone

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Description

This 1080p Full-HD USB webcam is the perfect add-on if you want to use your Raspberry Pi for video calls - we've tested this and had great results with web versions of Google Meet, Microsoft Teams and Skype!

(Note: Does not work with Zoom. Something changed with Zoom's web-based service earlier this year which broke compatibility with the Raspberry Pi and this camera)

Combined with the small, light and mobile Raspberry Pi, you can now meet with friends and colleagues in any room in the house! Simply plug this into your Raspberry Pi's USB port and enjoy high-definition work video calls, chats with friends...or simply take some simple photography or video clips.

The camera has a built-in microphone with noise-cancelling technology for clearly capturing your voice, so no additional audio capture device is necessary. It also features an anti-glare lens and a 360-degree swivel on top of a stable mounting clip which fits on top of desks, laptops and monitors.

The bottom of the camera mount has a thread to use a tripod too!

Update: We found that two different versions of this camera were in circulation, with one that didn't work well with the Raspberry Pi. We now ensure (via testing) that our stock is the version that works with the Raspberry Pi.

Usage Tips

  • Most online video meeting services will ask for permission to use the microphone and camera when a meeting starts. You then usually need to reload/refresh before this permission will work properly.
  • The Raspberry Pi isn't a £500 Intel PC (!), so you may experience a slower-than-usual experience when using some services. Remember - it's a $35 microcomputer!
  • Does not work with Zoom - but we've tested it with great results on Teams, Google Meet and Skype. Other services are untested.

Software Recommendations

Raspberry Pi OS Update

Whilst the camera should require no software installation to work out of the box, it's advised to update your Raspberry Pi OS as most recent versions include some improvements on how audio/video is managed.

Open a terminal window and run the following commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt full-upgrade

Community Recommendation

One of our customers has also recommended using this with Pulse Audio Utilities to enable a graphical interface on Sound & Video to show which devices are connected and includes volume control (thanks Mark!).

Install via terminal using: sudo apt install pavucontrol pulseaudio-utils

Features

  • Model number: A4Tech PK-910H
  • 1080p Full-HD Webcam
  • Still images: Up to 16 Megapixels (4608x3456 software interpolated)
  • Video resolution: Up to 2 Megapixels
  • Frame rate: 30fps
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Microphone: Built-in
  • Cord length: 150cm
  • Power rating: 5V 230mA
  • Works with Raspberry Pi, Windows and Mac

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