Anyone that participates on video calls and/or video-conferences on a regular basis knows that there are two things required before engaging in these calls. The first one is the easiest, and that’s obviously having a microphone or headset in order to capture your own voice. The second one is having a decent webcam to ensure that your video-quality looks good enough for those video calls and video-conferences. Now, despite the fact that there are many different brands and models of webcams available for purchase today, most of those webcams still can’t fix secondary issues like bad video-focus due to having a cluttered background, a bad positioning within your webcam’s video-frame, wrong color tones, or even lack of lighting. Nevertheless, there’s one recently released smart webcam that was specifically designed to automatically fix all those issues for you, and it’s called the Lumina Webcam.
The Lumina Webcam is a smart AI-powered webcam equipped with a 8.3MP ultra-wide camera lens powered by a 4K SONY Image Sensor that can record high-quality video up to a 4K studio-like image-quality and with a Configurable FOV between 65 to 95 degrees, coming together with a magnetic Privacy Cover and an included Screwing Mount that’s compatible with 1/4” Tripods, all while also featuring both USB-C and USB-A Connectivity, along with multiple AI-powered video-recording functions, including an Auto Focus Mode powered by depth-sensing technology, an Auto-Framing AI Cameraman that follows subjects in order to perfectly center them within the webcam’s video-frame, an Adaptive Color Correction System that helps to repair color deficiencies, and an Auto Light Adjustment that’s automatically activated in mid- to low-light scenes.
Furthermore, users can also perform additional adjustments for the HSV (Hue, Saturation, and Value of color-intensity within the Hue tones) of the webcam’s video-quality via its dedicated Desktop App, called the Lumina App.
By using this smart AI-powered webcam you’ll never have to worry about any video-related issues. Meaning that you can seamlessly jump on any video call or video-conference right from the time they’re scheduled to start.
Now, let’s have a more detailed look at the Lumina Webcam and check out everything that this smart AI-powered webcam has to offer you.
DESIGN & SPECS
Starting with its size, the Lumina Webcam comes at a very compact size, with it being smaller than a stick of lipstick. As the device measures just 2.75 inches (70 mm) long by a measly 0.86 inches (22 mm) thick (including both its width and height).
Then, in terms of its design, this smart AI-powered webcam also features a minimalist and modern design that ultimately gives it a very professional look.
Not only that, but this smart AI-powered webcam also features a super-durable construction. As its body is built of high-quality brushed anodized aluminum. Which gives it a very resilient outer shell along with a premium touch-feel.
Moving on to the Lumina Webcam’s different components. Starting with the webcam’s main component, this webcam comes equipped with a 8.3MP ultra-wide camera lens integrated with a 5 Element Glass Lens. (Which helps to deliver a crystal-clear video-quality). Which power by a high-end 24.84mm² 4K SONY Image Sensor.
The webcam’s high-end 4K SONY Image Sensor ultimately makes the Lumina Webcam capable of recording high-quality video at a maximum resolution of 4K so that users can have a studio-like image-quality, or a minimum resolution of either 1080p or 720p at a reasonably smooth Frame Rate of 40 fps.
Users can also adjust the webcam’s Configurable FOV between 65 to 95 degrees by simply adjusting the Zoom of the webcam’s recorded video via the Lumina App (discussed in more detail at the end of the article).
Best of all, this smart AI-powered webcam also comes equipped with a magnetic Privacy Cover. (Integrated right above its 8.3MP ultra-wide camera lens). That can be easily pulled over the Lumina Webcam’s camera lens whenever you require some privacy. Note that the webcam’s magnetic Privacy Cover snaps very smoothly both backwards and forwards.
SET UP / INSTALLATION
When it comes to the Lumina Webcam’s set-up process, know that mounting this webcam to your Desktop PC or laptop is a very simple and easy process, taking you no more than 3 to 5 minutes at most.
All you have to do is to carefully screw-in the webcam’s included Screwing Mount to its dedicated Screw-Mounting Slot, which is located at the bottom-side of the webcam’s aluminum body. You can also use the kit’s included Hex Key to further make the webcam’s dedicated Mount a bit tighter.
The only thing left to do is to connect the Lumina Webcam to your PC or laptop via either of its two (x2) included USB Connection Cables (either its USB-C to USB-A Cable or its USB-C to USB-C Cable).
For its connectivity, as said earlier, the Lumina Webcam features both USB-C and USB-A Connectivity. As the webcam’s kit comes together with two (x2) separate USB Connection Cables (including both a USB-C to USB-A Cable as well as a USB-C to USB-C Cable) in order to cover the connectivity requirements of different users.
Thanks to that, users are offer a simple and straightforward plug-and-play installation.
Compatibility-wise, the Lumina Webcam is compatible with system running on Windows 10. As well as with any system running on MacOS (10.14 or higher).
In terms of its App-compatibility, know that this smart AI-powered webcam is perfectly compatible with any current Video-Conferencing App as well as any major Livestreaming App, including: Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, OBS, Skype, Cisco Webex, Adobe Connect, BlueJeans, OBSStreamlabs, Ecamm Live, Restream.io, and many more.
NOTABLE SMART FEATURES
We’ll now talk a little about the multiple AI-powered video-recording functionalities offered by this smart AI-powered webcam.
Auto Focus Mode
Firstly, we have the webcam’s Auto Focus Mode, which is powered by an innovative depth-sensing technology. That essentially allows the Lumina Webcam to intelligently blur out a user’s background in order to automatically create sharp depth effects around a user’s body and ultimately provide a better image-focus of that user.
Users can further adjust the blurring settings for the webcam’s Auto Focus Mode via the Lumina App by adjusting settings such as the webcam’s depth-level, blurriness-level, as well as RGB and HSV (Hue, Saturation, and Value of color-intensity).
Auto-Framing AI Cameraman
Secondly, we have the webcam’s Auto-Framing AI Cameraman. Which is another algorithm powered by Artificial Intelligence. That leverages the webcam’s FOV Range (between 65 and 95 degrees) to cleverly follow a user within the webcam’s total video-frame (meaning its entire FOV Range) in order to perfectly center them within its recorded video.
Once again, users can also further adjust the settings for the webcam’s Auto-Framing AI Cameraman via the Lumina App by adjusting settings like its video-framing range, FOV transition speeds, the webcam’s reaction time for its Auto-Framing Adjustments, and also its transition curve in order to make everything look smoother and more natural.
Adaptive Color Correction System
Furthermore, the Lumina Webcam also boasts an Adaptive Color Correction System. That gives the webcam’s AI-powered system a baseline for realistic colors within its recorded live video footage. Which essentially helps to not only repair color deficiencies by boosting or disabling specific color-values. But also to help correct lighting temperature values.
This ultimately allows its Adaptive Color Correction System to find the perfect exposure levels for the user.(s) Within its video-frame in order to make them look / appear more natural (including both their clothing items as well as their skin-color).
To allow the Lumina Webcam to automatically calibrate its Adaptive Color Correction System. All that users have to do is to hold up the webcam’s included Lumina 17-Patch Color Card within its video-frame for a couple of seconds. For which the webcam will then immediately calibrate all wrong color-values for you.
Auto Light Adjustment
Last but not least, this smart AI-powered webcam also boasts an Auto Light Adjustment. That’s automatically activate whenever mid-light to low-light conditions are detect within a user’s video.
THE DESKTOP COMPANION APP – The Lumina App
As said before, via the webcam’s dedicated Desktop App (called the Lumina App). Users can also perform additional adjustments for the webcam’s video-settings. Including adjustments to its depth-level, blurriness-level, RGB values and HSV settings. (Hue, Saturation, and Value of color-intensity within the Hue tones).
Specifically for its RGB values and HSV settings, the Lumina App also offers users Advanced Controls over. The webcam’s 4K SONY CMOS Image Sensor’s capabilities, for which users can fine-tune their look with 30+ different settings. And parameters in order to get the best possible 4K video-quality while using the Lumina Webcam.
Last but not least, and as said earlier, via the Lumina App, users can also adjust the webcam’s video-framing range. FOV transition speeds, the webcam’s reaction time, and also its transition curve for its Auto-Framing. AI Cameraman in order to make everything look smoother and more natural.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
Inside their package, users will find: their Lumina Smart 4K Webcam. Along with the webcam’s Magnetic Privacy Covery and its dedicated Screwing Mount. Its two (x2) included USB-C to USB-A and USB-C to USB-C Connection Cables. And the webcam’s Lumina 17-Patch Color Card (used for its Adaptive Color Correction System).
The Lumina Webcam is a smart AI-power webcam equip with a 8.3MP ultra-wide camera lens. Powered by a 4K SONY Image Sensor. That can record high-quality video up to a 4K studio-like image-quality and with a Configurable FOV between 65 to 95 degrees, coming together with a magnetic Privacy Cover and an included Screwing Mount that’s compatible with 1/4” Tripods. All while also featuring both USB-C and USB-A Connectivity. Along with multiple AI-powered video-recording functions, including an Auto Focus Mode powered by depth-sensing technology. An Auto-Framing AI cameraman that follows subjects in order to perfectly center them within the webcam’s video-frame. An Adaptive Color Correction System that helps to repair color deficiencies, and an Auto Light Adjustment. That’s automatically activate in mid- to low-light scenes.
By using this webcam, you can perfectly ensure that you always have a good video-quality from your end. When participating in any future video-calls and/or videoconferences.
The Lumina Webcam is currently available in four (x4) different metallic colors: Atomic Grey, Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver.
If you want to buy it, know that each unit price is just $199. You can order yours online right now, directly from Lumina’s official shopping page.