Working from home these days means plenty of online meetings and looking your best on the screen. The Poly EagleEye Mini USB Camera, as its name suggests, delivers clear sharp video (likely as seen from a soaring eagle) to your audience, even in low-light.
- Integrated privacy shutter
- 4x electronic zoom, 74-degree FOV
- Anti-flicker compensation
Setting up the camera is easy, just plug it in a USB port and it will work, PC or Mac. The stand that the EagleEye Mini comes with allows a variety of configurations. You can balance it on the back of a monitor or a laptop screen, mount it on a wall, stick it to the bottom of a monitor, and even on a tripod. The camera can also be installed on Poly business phones as an upgrade. There’s also a privacy shutter that works by turning the silver ring of the camera.
While laptop cameras work, they are often limited with poor low-light performance and resolution. Adding a third-party webcam such as the EagleEye Mini makes you look clearer since the 4-megapixel sensor captures you in sharp high-definition. The f/2.0 aperture also helps with the aforementioned low-light situations, as it lets in more light.
The image quality is definitely a leg-up over my MacBook Pro’s camera, with barely any noise in low-light tests. I did notice that it some smudging in low-light to hide the noise. If there’s enough light, you’ll look great, pimples and all. If you are doing most of your work from home, it’s a great idea to upgrade your visuals so you’ll look better to your boss and clients when presenting.
The Poly EagleEye Mini USB Camera doesn’t come cheap at $236 (at Lazada). I found it cheaper at $195 on Amazon. Sure, you could set up a spare DSLR as a webcam, but the EagleEye Mini does the same thing much, much, easier.
Note: Review unit provided by Poly.