AnkerWork C310 review: A great value 4K webcam

The AnkerWork C310 is a fantastic webcam for the price, packing 4K video, a 90-degree lens, autofocus, and excellent software into an affordable package.

AnkerWork C310 webcam mounted on top of a monitor screen
(Image: © Alistair Charlton / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The 4K sensor might get your attention, but what impresses me most is this webcam’s high-quality hardware, excellent software, and features like autofocus and an integrated lens cover. There’s also a 90-degree lens, USB-C connectivity, and the option for 1080p HD video at a smooth 60 frames per second – and all for under £100.


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    Good video quality

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    Quality design

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    Excellent software


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    Fairly bulky

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    Autofocus isn’t perfect

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    1080p at 60fps is a better option than 4K at 30fps

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Sometimes a product comes along that represents such good value that it can’t be ignored. The AnkerWork C310 webcam is one such product. It’s a 4K webcam with a good design, premium build quality, integrated lens cover, USB-C connectivity, and a good app for controlling the autofocus, exposure, resolution, and more.

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ResolutionUp to 4K at 30 fps, or 1080p at 60 fps
Field of viewUp to 90 degrees
MicrophoneYes, 360 or 90-degree
Privacy shutterYes, integrated
PowerUSB-C, detachable
Mount styleUniversal monitor stand with tripod screw
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FeaturesAnkerWork might say 4K is the big feature here, but I prefer to use 1080p and make a few tweaks to get the best results. Other good features include USB-C, an integrated lens cover and excellent free software.★★★★★
DesignThe C310 isn’t the smallest webcam around, but it’s nicely designed and feels well made. I like the lens cover, the universal monitor mount, the tripod compatibility and how the USB-C cable is removable.★★★★☆
Performance4K footage looks pretty good, but the high resolution can feel like overkill on video calls. Using 1080p instead, then upping the frame rate and tweaking some of the settings, is the way to go. Do that, and you are sure to look your best on any video call.★★★★☆
ValueNo complaints here at all. There are cheaper webcams around, but for the hardware, software and performance the C310 is hard to beat – especially when Amazon knocks the price down 20 percent to £80, as it had at the time of writing.★★★★★

Microsoft LifeCam Studio Q2F-00016
A business-focused webcam for a similar price. It lacks 4K but produces solid 1080p footage and crystal-clear audio. The 75-degree isn’t as wide as some, but the adjustable mount enables 360-degree rotation. Works equally well on Windows and Mac, despite being from Microsoft.

eMeet c960

eMeet c960
Our budget webcam of choice, this model comfortably undercuts the AnkerWork while still offering 1080p video, a 90-degree lens, and very good picture quality. There’s also a privacy cover included in the box and a pair of omnidirectional microphones with noise reduction. A decent package for the price.

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Alistair Charlton

Alistair has been a journalist since 2011 and used to be Deputy Technology Editor at IBTimes  in London. His specialist tech subjects include smart home gadgets, phones, wearables, tablets and dashcams. He is the host of  The AutoChat Podcast.