The HP HD 5210 webcam is packed with plenty of features. Whether you want to use it for chatting or video conferencing, the HP HD 5210 will definitely serve your purpose.
In order to use this device, you need a PC that runs on Windows 7, Vista or Win XP (SP2), and a processor with the speed of 1.6GHz or more, CD or DVD-ROM drive, USB 2.0 slot. For making high definition video calls, your PC should run on a dual-core CPU and you can use any of the popular video chat apps.
The HD 5210 looks very attractive. It has a rubberized mount that appears like a question mark sign. After you mount the HD 5210, you can move it from the left and right. You can also move it up but you can angle it much downward.
With HD 5210, you do not need to worry about blurriness while video calling. It can be used with wide range of chatting applications that support video chat such as Skype, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, and so on. It supports both 720 HD and 1080 HD video calling. The user interface of the Webcam Control Center is not that user-friendly as HP has tried to give you access to assortment of apps through one interface. It allows you to share your photos and videos shot through the HD 5210 on to Facebook, Flickr and YouTube with just a single click.
When you record 720 HD videos, the recording is done at 29fps and when you record videos of 1080 HD quality, the frame rate drops to 27fps. The audio quality of the recorded videos is impressive as it records stereo quality sound which is loud and clear. However, a slight drawback is that it also picks up background sounds. The noise reduction allows you to get rid of graininess in dim environment.
After inspecting all the features and using it many times, you will come to understand that HP HD 5210 is a very good webcam for general use.