Guide

The Best Webcams to Buy

The webcam has become a fundamental tool for work in Smart Working (think of how many video calls or videoconferences you need to do) and keep in touch with friends and relatives when you are away and homesick.

A great webcam can help you look your best by offering extra features that most built-in webcams lack (all laptops have a built-in webcam by now), such as autofocus, light correction, Full HD video, and the opportunity to frame you in the right way.

Newer notebooks and all-in-one desktop PC have a decent, sometimes even great, built-in camera, so many people don’t need a standalone webcam. But an external webcam to attach to your PC can provide better quality and features such as autofocus for video calling, video recording, and especially if you love streaming games, it can help you be more professional.

The parameters to be taken into consideration

A good webcam for most people should meet all of these basic criteria:

Price

A webcam with great video quality doesn’t have to cost much. Even professional streamers or YouTubers with more demanding requirements don’t have to spend more than $200.

Webcams over $100 often offer a wider field of view, which is useful to show more space, such as a conference table with many participants. Some other cams that cost more are “designed for business,” which means they are certified to work with Skype and other video software.

Resolution and Frame Rate

I prefer webcams with support for at least one high-definition video (1,920 × 1,080 or 1,080p resolution) at 30 fps, useful for streaming apps that support it and locally recorded video.

AutoFocus

Only consider models that support autofocus. This feature allows webcams to adjust focus as you approach or move away from the camera or hold something in front, always to look sharp.

Auto-Brightness and Color Correction

You should adjust these settings if you really want to manually, but any good webcam should give you a decent image without requiring you to fiddle with the settings.

A Good Clip or Stand

Any webcam needs a clip that makes it easy to connect to various laptop screens and desktop monitors, and it should be easy to tilt the webcam up or down to adjust the view.


Best Webcam: Our Selection

Here are the webcams chose by us and considered the best.

Logitech StreamCam

Virtually perfect in everything. As also mentioned in our review, this Logitech StreamCam is ideal for those looking for a webcam with high performance, excellent video, 6 microphones for superb audio, advanced features, and particularly suitable even if you are a gamer or streamer.

Nice design, too, easy to mount on monitors. It has a USB-C cable.

Logitech C920S HD Pro

Logitech C920S HD Pro Webcam with Privacy Shutter Bundle with 4-Port 3.0 USB Hub (2 Items)
Logitech C920S HD Pro Webcam with Privacy Shutter Bundle with 4-Port 3.0 USB Hub (2 Items)
BUNDLE INCLUDES: Logitech C920S Pro HD Webcam and Knox Gear 4-Port 3.0 USB Hub
$99.99

One more Logitech because in this area, it’s tough to beat. Thanks to its excellent image quality, ease of installation, and useful (but optional) software, the Logitech HD Pro C920S webcam is the best option for most people who need a standalone webcam, thanks to its excellent image quality, ease of installation, and useful (but optional) software. 1080p video at 30 frames per second, crisp and clear, and also the autofocus and auto white balance function well.

Razer Kiyo

Razer Kiyo 1080p 30 FPS/720 p 60 FPS Streaming Webcam with Adjustable Brightness Ring Light, Built-in Microphone and Advanced Autofocus
Razer Kiyo 1080p 30 FPS/720 p 60 FPS Streaming Webcam with Adjustable Brightness Ring Light, Built-in Microphone and Advanced Autofocus
With 720 p resolution at 60 fps, the Razer Kiyo maintains visual fidelity during streaming
$79.00

The Razer Kiyo is a webcam with a ring light, designed to make you look as glamorous as possible through flattering lighting and high-resolution 1080p (30 fps) or 720p (60 fps) video capture. A dedicated ring light could cost as much as $30 more, but this Razer Kiyo adds adjustable lighting and is priced similar to the Logitech C920S.

Logitech C615

Logitech Inc, HD Webcam C615 (Catalog Category: Cameras & Frames / Webcams)
Logitech Inc, HD Webcam C615 (Catalog Category: Cameras & Frames / Webcams)
High-definition video calling So you can speak with friends and family online.; 1-click upload Allows you to easily post to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
$51.50

Ideal for those who need a less expensive option. The video quality does not match that of the Logitech C920S model we mentioned to you, as the image is not as sharp, the autofocus is slower, and the auto white balance is not as accurate. Still, the Logitech C615 webcam is just as easy to use. Configure provides 1080p resolution and a stand that folds around the camera to protect the lens, making the C615 a solid portable option.


The most popular webcams of the moment

Before starting with our selections, here are the most popular webcams at the moment, a useful list if you want to get an idea of which are the most popular. The ranking is based on the number of sales and user feedback.

# Preview Product Rating Price
1 Logitech C920x HD Pro Webcam, Full HD 1080p/30fps Video Calling, Clear Stereo Audio, HD Light Correction, Works with Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, Hangouts, PC/Mac/Laptop/Macbook/Tablet - Black Logitech C920x HD Pro Webcam, Full HD 1080p/30fps Video Calling, Clear Stereo Audio, HD Light... No ratings yet $69.99
2 NexiGo N60 1080P Web Camera, HD Webcam with Microphone, Software Control & Privacy Cover, USB Computer Camera, 110-degree FOV, Plug and Play, for Zoom/Skype/Teams, Conferencing and Video Calling NexiGo N60 1080P Web Camera, HD Webcam with Microphone, Software Control & Privacy Cover, USB... No ratings yet $49.99 $39.99
3 Webcam, Webcam with Microphone, 2022 New Version USB Webcams with 3D Denoising and Automatic Gain, Plug & Play 1080p Webcams for Video Calling, Online Classes &Video Conference Webcam, Webcam with Microphone, 2022 New Version USB Webcams with 3D Denoising and Automatic Gain,... No ratings yet $26.56 $20.89
4 Webcam with Microphone, 1080P HD Streaming USB Computer Webcam [Plug and Play] [30fps] for PC Video Conferencing/Calling/Gaming, Laptop/Desktop Mac, Skype/YouTube/Zoom/Facetime Webcam with Microphone, 1080P HD Streaming USB Computer Webcam [Plug and Play] [30fps] for PC Video... No ratings yet $19.99
5 1080P Webcam with Microphone, eMeet C960 Web Camera, 2 Mics Streaming Webcam with Privacy Cover, 90°View Computer Camera, Plug&Play USB Webcam for Calls/Conference, Zoom/Skype/YouTube, Laptop/Desktop 1080P Webcam with Microphone, eMeet C960 Web Camera, 2 Mics Streaming Webcam with Privacy Cover,... No ratings yet $33.99
6 Webcam HD 1080P,Webcam with Microphone, USB Desktop Laptop Camera with 110 Degree Widescreen,Stream Webcam for Calling, Recording,Conferencing, Gaming,Webcam with Privacy Shutter and Tripod Webcam HD 1080P,Webcam with Microphone, USB Desktop Laptop Camera with 110 Degree Widescreen,Stream... No ratings yet $26.90 $19.90
7 Logitech Brio 4K Webcam, Ultra 4K HD Video Calling, Noise-Canceling mic, HD Auto Light Correction, Wide Field of View, Works with Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Voice, PC/Mac/Laptop/Macbook/Tablet Logitech Brio 4K Webcam, Ultra 4K HD Video Calling, Noise-Canceling mic, HD Auto Light Correction,... 9,257 Reviews $199.99 $157.98
8 IFROO FHD 1080P Webcam with Microphone,No fisheye Wide-Angle for Desktop Laptop Computer Web Camera,USB Plug and Play,Compatible Skype Zoom YouTube Windows/Mac OS,for Live Streaming,Recording,Gaming IFROO FHD 1080P Webcam with Microphone,No fisheye Wide-Angle for Desktop Laptop Computer Web... No ratings yet $39.99 $20.39
9 Webcam with Microphone for Desktop, 1080P HD USB Computer Cameras with Privacy Cover&Webcam Tripod, Streaming Webcam with Flexible Rotatable Wide Angle Webcam for PC Zoom Video/Gaming/Laptop/Skype Webcam with Microphone for Desktop, 1080P HD USB Computer Cameras with Privacy Cover&Webcam Tripod,... No ratings yet $29.99
10 1080P Webcam with Software and Light, Privacy Cover and Dual Microphones, Advanced Auto-Focus, Adjustable Brightness, 2021 NexiGo N680E Web Camera for Zoom Skype Facetime, PC Mac Laptop Desktop 1080P Webcam with Software and Light, Privacy Cover and Dual Microphones, Advanced Auto-Focus,... No ratings yet $59.99 $39.99

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