Last year at this time, webcams were in such high demand and short supply that it was nearly impossible to find the best webcam and clear industry leader, Logitech’s C920, in stock for anything less than scalper prices. That’s when we started to see a slew of cameras from lesser-known brands such as Ausdom, whose AF640 we tested and found to be very similar in quality to the C920.
The Ausdom AF640 has a similar design to the C920 with a form factor that makes it easy to mount on a monitor and rotate, along with a high-quality, built-in microphone. Like the C920, the AF640 records in 1080p, 30 fps, but it actually has a wider field of view (90 degrees versus 78 degrees) and its mic was unquestionably better in our tests. When we took the same pictures with both webcams, we noted that the difference were slight, though colors on the C920 were a bit more vibrant and images were just a bit more detailed.