HP has a new webcam that looks familiar and uses AI to keep you and your restless guests in frame during meetings. The $199.99 HP 965 4K Streaming Webcam is the company’s new professional model that packs a Sony Starvis CMOS sensor, similar in specs (and price) to Dell’s 4K webcam offering, the Facecam from Elgato and the Kiyo Pro from Razer. A 960 home office version is available in white but, according to HP spokeswoman Christine Wahl, has identical specs, and after initially appearing on HP’s website at a $50 discount, the 960 is now at the same price as the 965.
These webcams have similar tracking capabilities, as do the following capabilities found in Logitech’s StreamCam (one of the best webcams our colleague Cameron tested) and Apple’s Center Stage. The company touts this camera’s tracking as part of the HP presence tools it offers for “more thoughtful human collaboration technology”, and it must be connected to a host PC with HP Accessory Center software running for them to work. Assuming you actually like the effect and opted for the new HP monitor with IPS Black, for example, on the Z24m with a built-in webcam and similar technology, that’s another way to install it on your desk or in your office.
HP has placed an 18mm f/2.0 lens on the front, and the camera can capture 4K at 30fps or FHD at 60fps. The company claims the camera offers a “realistic” look with its color correction and HDR capabilities. There are also dual microphones, similar to Dell’s 2K webcam, which provide better noise reduction and clarity.
The webcam can be mounted on your monitor, tripod or any surface. It comes with a privacy cover and a detachable USB-A cable. It also has a 360 degree swivel and a top hinge that can rotate the camera 90 degrees downward. During presentations, it can apply a keystone correction effect when presenting documents to the camera.