I got a Dell WB7022 4K (UHD) webcam to replace my Microsoft 1080P one. The Dell unit is just a camera, with no mike or speakers, which I like. I use a condenser mike and headphones. By the way, if you use a condenser mike and are worried about people listening in, but don’t want to disturb the gain setting, just turn off the phantom power to the mike. There’s a nice magnitic lens cap for the Dell webcam that will provide privacy when you’re not using the camera.
The Dell webcam seems to be well made. The packaging could have come from Apple if it were white instead of black. It’s got a UCB-C connector, and there are two mounts that attach to the bottom magnetically. It weighs a bit more than the Microsoft camera, but seems to do just fine on top of the flimsy shroud for my Eizo ColorEdge CG319X display.
Plugging the camera into a USB-C hub launched the Dell peripherals setup program. I sorted through the options, picking and choosing. Then I saw this:
I waited. And waited. And waited some more. I closed the app and reopens it. Same thing. The frame rate was really low, in spite of my selecting that frame rate be prioritized over exposure.
Finally I rebooted the computer.
That fixed it.