Priced at £39.00 the LincPlus C2 is not the cheapest I have seen but it is one of the best I have tried in this price range and compares very favourably with my usual webcam, the £126 Logitech C920 HD Pro.
In the box is the webcam itself, USB-C to USB-C cable and a simple but informative User Guide. Build quality seems excellent, the camera is well made and robust with nothing looking likely to fail anytime soon.
The camera has the lens and dual microphones on the front, with the fully adjustable rotating base below. On the underside of the base is a standard tripod screw mount, which unlike with some lesser rivals is brass, not plastic. The camera has a 95°wide angle lens which is free from barrel or rectilinear distortion. The twin microphones are far better than on most webcams in the price range with a clear and unmuffled sound . Annoyingly, there is no privacy filter for the lens.
I plugged the camera into my Windows 10 PC and it was instantly recognised with no drivers or software needed. The Windows Camera app allowed me to configure it, with some reduced resolution options available, but most people will just leave at the default 1080@30fps. I also tried it on my M1 Mac Mini and again it was instantly up and running.
The versatile mount can be used to position the camera securely to the top of the computer monitor, as a self-supporting desktop stand, or using the screw hole to any standard tripod mount. When on a tripod the camera can be rotated through 90 degrees using the camera mount and also rotated fully from side to side. The screw mount is brass and so will not degrade over time if regularly used for tripod mounting.
For me, the main appeal of this camera is the excellent video quality, which is good and sharp and with well-saturated colours, although with a slight cyan cast. The wide-angle lens is wider than with many rivals which can be a good or bad thing according to your needs. Audio is good too, louder than with webcams I have tried with only limited boosting needed when editing although lacking somewhat in the low end.
If you want a budget-priced, good quality, no-nonsense webcam for Skype or other streaming purposes then you would have to go a long way to find a better one than this for the price. There are cheaper rivals available but I suspect few offer the good quality video of this one.
Good Build Quality
Plug and Play
Good Video Quality
Standard USB-C Cable
No Privacy Screen