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Xiaomi Mi IMILAB Webcam 1080p (CMSXJ22A, W88 S) review

Priced at $55.

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CHOICE Expert rating

This is the product's overall performance score, based on key tests conducted by our industry experts in the CHOICE labs.

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CHOICE Expert Rating View more details.

CHOICE expert rating is based on performance score (60%), ease of use score (35%), and privacy score (5%).


Performance score View more details.

Performance score is based on the video quality of three programs: Windows Camera, OBS Studio, and Zoom (default quality on a receiving computer); audio quality is assessed using two programs: Windows Camera, and Zoom (default quality on a receiving computer).


Ease of use score View more details.

Ease of use score is based on the installation process of each webcam on a Windows computer, as well as the ease and stability with which each webcam can be sat on a thick and thin monitor; we also take the length of the cable into consideration for use on desktop computers.


Privacy score View more details.

Privacy score factors in supplied lens caps as well as built-in visible video indicator lights.

Recommended View more details.

We recommend webcams with a CHOICE expert rating of 70% or more.

Price View more details.

Price paid in October 2020

$55
Interface View more details.

Interface tells you how the webcam plugs in to a computer.


USB-A (USB 2.0)
Maximum video resolution View more details.

Maximum video resolution is the highest supported motion picture resolution, measured in pixels.


1920 x 1080
Maximum still image resolution View more details.

Maximum still image resolution is the highest supported resolution for taking photos, measured in pixels.


1920 x 1080
Maximum frame rate View more details.

The maximum number of frames per second.

30
Field of view View more details.

Field of view is the stated diagonal angle, measured in degrees; we assess the wideness of the angle in our video tests based on static markers in the scene as a way to compare the cameras.


Lens type View more details.

Lens type refers to the stated type of material that is used in the construction of the lens: glass or plastic. It is not always stated by the manufacturer.


Not stated
Video format View more details.

Video format lists all the video formats that we could see listed for all the cameras when using OBS Studio software.


Dimensions View more details.

Size measurement (height x depth x width) is taken with the camera in an open position with its stand at a right angle or as close to a right angle as possible; it is a rough measurement to the nearest 50mm and does not represent exact product dimensions.


Weight View more details.

Weight refers to the measured weight of the camera and its built-in cable, measured in grams.

Country of origin
China
Focus type View more details.

Focus type refers to whether the focus is automatic, manual, or fixed; not all cameras state the focus, and fixed focus is used for cameras where we could not make the focal point change.


Fixed
Nightvision View more details.

Nightvision refers to whether the camera has the ability to work in very low light.


No
Microphone View more details.

Microphone refers to whether or not the webcam has a built-in microphone.


Yes
Video indicator light View more details.

Video indicator light refers to whether or not a light comes on when the camera is active.


Yes
Audio indicator light View more details.

Audio indicator light refers to whether or not there is a separate light that comes on when the camera is recording audio.


No
Software View more details.

Software lists all the programs that are either supplied in the box or available as a download by the manufacturer of the webcam.


None
Lens cap or built in cover View more details.

Lens or built in cap refers to whether or not one of those types of covers is supplied with the webcam.


No
Tilt View more details.

Tilt indicates whether or not the camera can be adjusted up and down.


Yes
Swivel View more details.

Swivel indicates whether or not the camera can be adjusted right and left.


No
Zoom View more details.

Zoom indicates whether or not the camera has an optical zoom function.


No
Tripod mount View more details.

Tripod mount indicates whether or not the camera can be mounted on a tripod.


Yes
Monitor mount View more details.

Monitor mount indicates whether or not the camera can be sat on a computer monitor; all the cameras in this test have this feature.


Yes
Vertical video View more details.

Vertical video tells you whether or not the camera can be mounted in a vertical orientation for the recording of portrait videos and images.


No
Cable length View more details.

Cable length is a rough measurement of the length of each webcam's cable; all cables are fixed to the cameras. Measured in cm.


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