Dell today announced the updated XPS 13 laptop featuring its smallest webcam ever. Thanks to its miniscule 2.25mm size, Dell has integrated the webcam into the top bezel of the XPS 13. Dell claims that this is the most innovative HD laptop camera and offered the following details on its new webcam.
Miniaturization: Dell invested heavily in our manufacturing process for these cameras to produce modules less than half the size of prior generations, while simultaneously increasing their quality.
4-element lens: This lens uses more elements than typical webcams to deliver sharp video in all areas of the frame. Inferior 3-element designs suffer from blurred details in the corners, as well as color artifacts.
Active alignment: The lens is assembled with extremely precise machinery to ensure that all points of the image are in precise focus. This is a technology typically only applied to high-end smartphones. It also helps enable the extremely small size of the camera needed to ensure both an InfinityEdge display and an optimal positioning of the camera.
Advanced temporal noise reduction: Dell was the first PC maker to adopt an advanced type of noise reduction called temporal noise reduction, which results in significantly better video quality, especially in dim lighting conditions. In this technique, the controller onboard the camera module performs substantially improved reduction of noise and grain by analyzing information from multiple frames of video simultaneously. This ensures clear and high quality video even if the user is poorly lit.
You can read more about the updated Dell XPS 13 laptop here.