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