Canyon, orange webcam, CNR-WCAM913G1, 1.3 megapixel, quality test

28.08.2012

If you plan to buy a plain webcam and not a fancy HD one, Canyon CNR-WCAM913G1 is a great choice, for even less than 10 euro. For like 20 euro you can get the HD version of this webcam, the one with the blue case (CNR-WCAM920HD), CNR-WCAM913G1 has an orange case, the 1.3 megapixel version.

Even though the technical specs are indicating 1600 x 1200 as maximum resolution, the webcam can look barely decent when used at 640 x 480 resolution, but it looks great on 320 x 240 or lower values.

To do live streams, 320 x 240 is enough and will almost look HD without noise, 640 x 480 looks good also but the images will have noise. The frame rate is much better than on very cheap – low quality webcams, the image will move smoothly, depending on the intensity of the light, natural or not. Using the webcam for live streams means just having a small area on the screen where the person that is streaming will be displayed.

Orange Canyon webcam CNR-WCAM913G1 Image quality test

As for design, the webcam looks great, like the head of the NASA Rover, like a mini robot, the materials used are high quality, has a built-in microphone, it can be easily and comfortable attached on the top of any monitor. It can be placed on a desk without any issues, it will stay steady because of the great attaching system.

You can download the drivers for Canyon (orange) webcam CNR-WCAM913G1 from here. Without the driver, the webcam won’t work at all and you won’t be able to use it for anything.

The driver is using AMCAP, a software used for the majority of the webcams that are found on the market, is not a driver with a personalized Canyon interface. For Windows 7, you will find the executable for the webcam software after clicking on the Windows start button, “A4 TECH PC Camera H”.

Orange Canyon webcam CNR-WCAM913G1 model








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