Mosonth 2K Webcam Review — Makes You Look Decent Infront of Your Peers

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Working from home or attending classes online, virtual meeting rooms suddenly have become a really important part of our lives. Agreeably, the webcams built-in to the laptops today still is pretty bad. The quality looks like as if it is from 2000s and just wouldn’t make the cut today. Looking into an investment for acquiring a webcam seems to be a good idea.

What is it?

Mosonth 2K Webcam, as the name suggests is a webcam that you can’t purchase in India. But since we are not bound by geography, I will review it anyway. Let’s get the essentials out of the way first.

The Mosonth 2K Webcam comes in what we can call a fairly basic packaging.
The Mosonth 2K Webcam comes in what we can call a fairly basic packaging.

Design

I know webcams are not designed to win awards and so the Mosonth 2K QHD Webcam isn’t what one would call a looker. It looks fine with a gloss black faceplate and silver accents to go around it. The camera sensor sits in the middle and the manual focus ring around it is made of the chrome-like element. The sensor is flanked by 2 holes that house the digital microphone, but I bet only one of them is functional while the other rests there for the sake of symmetry. The wire with the USB A on one end exits from the back of the thick casing. By thick I really mean thick. This thing sits rather bulkily on top of a laptop I must add.

The design is pretty bulky and doesn't gel well with the design language of today's laptop.
The design is pretty bulky and doesn’t gel well with the design language of today’s laptop.

Build Quality

The quality of materials used is decent. The plastics don’t flex or creek and looks like it would hold its own with time. The clip/stand setup at the rear has velvet-like padding probably to increase grip in meantime not scratch the surface it’s latched onto.

The materials are decent and the USB connector cable is long enough for most needs.
The materials are decent and the USB connector cable is long enough for most needs.

Camera & Microphone

The camera sensor housed in the middle with a fair amount of protrusion and isn’t that big itself in size. The sensor within is rated at 4MP CMOS according to the manual and has a 67o field of view.

Paperwork included in the box is limited to the User Manual which you won't require.
Paperwork included in the box is limited to the User Manual which you won’t require.

Now, setting aside the specifications, the first observation I recorded was the fact the field of view was pretty narrow even by webcam standards and a consequential problem was that my face looked pretty zoomed in and that wouldn’t fit well with my colleagues. Coming to the picture quality it produced — I doubt it’s 2K. Now I agree that the step up from my HP ProBook’s in-built webcam was a wonderful thing to have, but this can’t be 2K.

  • Snapshot of a Discord Video Call with TQ writer on the built-in HP Webcam

The image has a significant drop in noise levels with gains in colours and balanced saturation levels mostly. The images aren’t washed out like webcams usually have produced and I saw some noticeable amount of sharpening going on.

Contents of the box also includes a small tripod stand.
Contents of the box also includes a small tripod stand.

The microphone built into the webcam is bad. I was asked to switch over to the mics on my headphones multiple times. In fact, the microphone performed even worse than the internal microphones on my HP laptop.

Where Do We Stand?

I see a perfect use case for such a product right now than possibly ever before. This would fall into the list of the essentials for one’s ‘work from home’ venture thanks to the global pandemic.

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Even the user manual states its recommended use to be “Online meeting, Online courses and so on” which essentially means this is not the device, a content creator or someone with high-quality video should be looking at. It’s a rather humble upgrade from your laptop’s built-in webcam or an addition to your home PC set up.

The Verdict

I would’ve recommended this to you if it was available in India. There are other options in the Indian market that are not too different from this offering. If you need a webcam then go get one.

Product link to Amazon US website.

Sayak Mukherjee
An auto-enthusiast & tech hobbyist who passes time with cinema.

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