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Review: Streamplify CAM – Movies Games and Tech

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I’ve used a lot of cameras in my time, from cheap integrated laptop cameras to high-end DSLRs. So, I was interested to see how the Streamplify CAM would hold up. For its price, this is a fantastic camera for streaming, taking video calls and recording content. With a built-in privacy mechanism and a simple design, this might be the perfect entry webcam for people getting into content creation.


The Streamplify CAM is a plug-and-play webcam that doesn’t require any drivers or software. Using a USB 2.0 connector, it can work with most devices and is compatible with Windows, Mac OS and Chrome OS.

This makes it incredibly easy to use, and while it would be nice to have software to make refinements to the image, at this price point, I understand why this isn’t an option. The camera features full HD 1080p with a 2.0M pixel lens. One of the most impressive aspects of this camera is that it captures at 60 FPS. There’s a widescreen view of 90° with 45° up-down adjustment and 360° swivel. The Streamplify CAM also has autofocus, automatic light adjustment and an inbuilt microphone. 

A nice addition to the kit is the included tripod. While the camera has a traditional webcam arm to fit nicely on top of a monitor, it also comes with a mini tripod in the box, giving the camera a much more versatile use. It has a standing height of 14.5cm to 21cm and features anti-shock rubber feet to help minimise vibrations if knocked. With a 2m cable, you’ll get plenty of flexibility in positioning the camera.

How good is the Streamplify CAM?

The build quality is excellent, feeling sturdy in the hand and when swivelling the camera to different angles. The tilt and full 360 degrees provides great adjustments to make sure you get the perfect shot. You also get a small tripod, which, while isn’t perfect does give you extra positioning options. The ¼ inch thread on the webcam does, however, make it compatible with most accessories.

The quality of the image is great in most lighting conditions with nice and clear images and will also capture sharp stills. While the colours aren’t as good as some premium webcams, for the price point it is more than adequate.

The auto adjustments work well, particularly compensating for low light conditions, although sometimes this can make images look underexposed.

When it comes to microphones, the Streamplify CAM does come with dual onboard microphones, that do offer good pickup but won’t replace a proper USB or XLR microphone for content creation.

Overall, however, the Streamplify CAM is a fantastic content creation camera for those just starting out and have a tight budget or for those who need a decent secondary camera.

What’s in the box?

  • Streamplify CAM
  • Tripod
  • Literature


Image resolution 2M pixel, 1920×1080 FHD, CMOS Sensor
Image format YUV2 and MJPEG
Frame rate (640*480) 60 fps, (1280*720) 60 fps, 1920×1080 30 fps/ 60 fps in MJPEG
Viewing angle 90 degrees
Zoom type Digital
Focus distance 70mm to infinity
Focus type Auto focus
Mic. Phone number 2 units
Signal to Noise ratio Larger than 40 dB
Dynamic range Larger than 50 dB
Brightness enhancement Yes
Power required 5V, 150mA
Plug & Play Yes, standard UVC & UVA protocol
USB Version USB 2.0 type A, Compatible to type 3.0 connector
Cable length 200 cm
Tripod compatible Support standard ¼ inch head

Final thoughts on the Streamplify CAM

Overall, the Streamplify CAM is an incredible piece of kit for the price point. With 1080p/60 FPS capture, autofocus and lighting, this camera easily rivals webcams of a similar, or even slightly higher, price point. The robust build quality, flexibility of positioning and extra long cable length all add to the quality-of-life features Streamplify have baked into this device. Adding to that, the inclusion of a privacy cover, the Streamplify CAM is a great choice for new content creators. While software would have been a nice addition, with this device, you can plug it in and get creating straight away.

The Streamplify CAM are available now for £44.99 at the time of writing. For more information, you can check the Streamplify website.


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