Shouts out to the team at j5Create!
We've been wanting to build a partnership with them for a number of years and finally our paths crossed at this years virtual CES show.
The team sent me one of their latest and greatest tools – the JVCU435 USB 4K Ultra HD Webcam.
This is a perfect product for our new work remote times.
I'm going to even skip the fact that the camera is 4K compatible – that is unquestionably a PLUS
I'm even going to skip past the fact that it's plug and play with both Mac and Windows and fully compatible with everything from Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype, and Microsoft Teams – that, also, is unquestionably a PLUS
The privacy cover is a good feature, the tripod-ready clip is incredibly useful and the built-in microphone is works incredibly well – PLUS, PLUS, PLUS…
What REALLY caught my attention on this camera was the inclusion of 5x digital zoom controllable via a remote control.
Watch my test video above to see two things, me switching from my Sony ZV1 mirrorless camera over to the j5Create webcam. Then notice how I put the remote control to work zooming in on my face and adjusting the center focus point. That is game changing! I've seen similar functionality from Logitech and their high-end webcams, but the difference with those is that it's a “set it and leave it” whereas with the j5Create you can easily change the zoom and focus point at any time with the handy remote control.
As far as video imagery goes, the JVCU435 does an excellent job especially with low light – there's integrated low light enhancement and the aperture is a F/1.6 – essentially I can have all of my lights off in my studio and still get a quality video image from this webcam.
Pricing for this webcam is $169.99 and I highly recommend you consider checking it out. They truly provide Quality in Every Detail.
You can see more info on the j5Create site HERE.