Insta360 Link features: Rotational camera piece allows facial tracking | Whiteboard and DeskView modes | 4K resolution with autofocusing | Lightweight fit to hang on laptops
The Insta360 Link is the first webcam from the camera company, but it delivers on nearly all fronts. When testing the gimbal-like system back in 2022, ZDNET's June Wan not only gave it a 5/5 rating, but went so far as to say none of the handful of webcams he tested during the pandemic "check as many boxes as the Insta360 Link does."
These "checked boxes" include a crisp 4K resolution, quick and easy installation, and DSLR-like autofocus. Uniquely, there's also an assortment of AI-powered tracking features such as facial tracking (thanks to the rotatable camera piece), hand gestures for zooming in and out, a presentation mode to emphasize the colors of a whiteboard, and even DeskView mode, which pans the webcam downward to capture the contents on your tabletop.
At $299, the Insta360 Link is not the cheapest webcam on the market, but it's also not the most expensive (as you'll see later down the list). For the price, you're getting an impressive spec list that will benefit business professionals, content creators, and educators alike. To make it even better, a single USB-C cable is all that's needed to power the unit.
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