# Bought new webcam can't adjust distance from camera

I want to be able to be away from camera but I can only be about 3 feet at this point.

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Is it an autofocus camera or a fixed focus?

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You can go to the webcam manager and look for the zoom in and zoom out bar and then you can adjust it from there.

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