If you’re in the market for a new webcam, you can save 20 percent when you purchase an Engadget product Top picks for video calls. the Anker PowerConf C200our top budget pick even at its standard price, is on sale for just $48.

The Anker PowerConf C200 webcam captures video at up to 2K resolution. Although 1080p is fine for most people (and you can go down to 720p or 360p if you want), we appreciated the extra sharpness and clarity that the 2K feed brought to our calls. This plug-and-play webcam features fast autofocus and an ƒ/2.0 aperture to let in more light and help brighten dark scenes.


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It has built-in dual stereo microphones, and you can use the software that comes with it (Ankrork) to change the capture sensitivity from default directional to omnidirectional (the latter when there is more than one person in your room). The webcam has a 95-degree field of view, but you can set it to 78 degrees if you prefer a tighter shot.

As far as trade-offs go, it’s a surprisingly short list for this price point. The Anker C200 lacks the great AI framework on some devices The latest leading modelsIts cube-like shape makes it more difficult to adjust than some competitors while it’s on top of your screen. The included USB-C to USB-A cable is also annoyingly short—not a big deal for laptops, but people with standing desks or sprawling desktops may need to replace it with a longer one.

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