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AverMedia DualCam PW313D – 2-in-1 Webcam Review

Rating: 7.5.

In this review, I take a look at the AverMedia DualCam, a 2-in-1 webcam offering two different perspectives while streaming! Sure to be of interest to people using Zoom and other platforms to teach online classes, the DualCam seems promising, but how well does it work and does the quality meet the demands for engaging streams?

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Timestamps

00:00 Start
00:15 Introduction
01:36 Inside the box / tripod
02:37 The webcam itself / cameras
05:10 Camera(s) quality in various conditions
07:42 Motion blur concerns
08:20 Mono omnidirectional microphones / sound tests
09:20 In depth Software analysis
16:35 Closing Thoughts

Specifications:

  • 2-1 webcam
  • Left Camera Image Sensor: 2MP CMOS Sensor. Max Resolution: 1920 x [email protected] Field of View: 71°(D), 63°(H), 38°(V)
  • Right Camera Image Sensor: 5MP CMOS Sensor.  Max Resolution: 2592 x [email protected] fps. Field of View: 76°(D), 67°(H), 52°(V)
  • Dual mono omnidirectional microphones
  • USB C with detachable cable
  • Keystone correction
  • Skin smoothing filters
  • Support for NVIDIA virtual backgrounds (need an RTX card)
  • AI Framing support
  • Includes a small portable tripod
  • Free powerful software, Camengine 4.
  • Compatible with Windows 10 or later and MAC OS 10.5 and later (including M1).

The Avermedia DualCam retail price was announced at £149.99 and you can get it HERE.

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Pros

  • Interesting design giving users the flexibility to use the webcam how they like
  • Privacy shutters on both cameras 
  • Detachable 2m USB C cable is long and can be replaced if needed 
  • Includes a handy tripod for desktop usage
  • Low profile monitor mount clip doesn’t overhang too much on screens.
  • The right camera has impressive low light performance with an f/2 aperture.
  • The free includes software offers many ways to customise your DualCam for your needs and is easy to learn.

Cons

  • Both cameras suffer excessive motion blur in low light due to automatic shutter speed
  • Lack of 60fps for smoother streaming
  • The left camera is noticeably narrow in field of view and also suffers from worse picture quality compared to the right camera
  • The left microphone suffered a buzz in my unit
  • The included tripod could be taller (like the one used in the website images).
  • Some questionable software features like “skin lightening” – should be removed.

KitGuru says: The Avermedia DualCam is a promising new product offering creators exciting and intuitive ways to stream. Unfortunately, the image quality is a bit disappointing in the left camera with only the right camera offering good quality for streaming in 2021 and beyond.  A lack of 60fps is also rather noticeable in low light causing an excessive amount of blurring in some situations. Luckily, the free Camengine Software gives users different ways to customise their DualCam to take advantage of the better camera.

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Rating: 7.5.

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