The web camera is the low-cost solution to video streaming and real-time chatting with a relatively decent resolution. The lowest resolution they offer might be 320 x 240 while they may go as high as 1080p too.
The following article lists the best webcams for an ultimate video streaming, video calling and video conferencing experience compatible with your personal computers, laptops and can be used for security purposes too. So check out this list of best webcams and let us know your favourite webcam in the comments section.
10. AUSDOM HD Webcam ($25.99)
This is a high definition USB WebCam featuring a built-in microphone and mic with noise cancelling property, supports USB v2.0 and v3.0(8x faster than 2.0). This webcam is compatible with youtube, hangouts, skype, yahoo and live messenger. You need to manually configure the setting to make it work well. The software for operation might be a little glitch. The setup is quite easy and comes with software CD.
“This works really well. It takes decent video. Good enough for a YouTube channel. I’m more than likely going to start using it on mine very soon. The microphone actually picks up a decent amount while avoiding ambient noise.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
9. Papalook WebCam ($19.99)
Papalook’s PA 150 is a 720p network security camera with a built-in 360 degrees USB WebCam. The microphone reduces noise and, recording functions with USB plug and play. The 2.0 first class aperture makes clear and crisp shots even in poor lighting and the 4 layer, film coated glass lens makes the video look considerably real. The setup is plug and play and this webcam is great for beginners. Provides a lot of flexibility and power at low cost.
“I got this webcam because I was in need of one for my desktop so I can skype with people, and it just works perfectly!” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
8. HP KQ246AA WebCam ($28.00)
HP’s KQ246AA captures up to 8 Megapixels photos and has an integrated 1.3 Megapixels with autofocus. The webcam is compatible with USB v2.0 and can capture up to 30fps for a natural motion. The wide-angle microphone is omnidirectional and you can easily tilt and pan your webcam to move in different directions for wider view coverage. This is a great compact and easy to carry product available at a great price. The mount might be a little flimsy but is great overall.
7. Microsoft LifeCam ($49.95)
Microsoft’s LifeCam Cinema is a 720p high definition webcam and captures videos up to 30fps. It features auto-focus and is made up of high-precision glass element lens. The webcam captures high-quality videos and works well in low light as well. The digital noise cancellation improves the speech and comes with a flexible stand for notebook and desktops. It has a robust quality microphone, and the aluminium body protects the webcam from breaking when it falls.
“The Mic on this camera is excellent, it captures webcasting voice from distances and close up volume control automatically.The Auto Focus is very stable when attempting close-ups to electrical components. You can monitor the focus, and use Digital Zoom as well. All in All, a good USB HD Web Cam” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
6. Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 ($25.45)
Microsoft’s LifeCam HD-3000 comes with an excellent 720p video recording and calling and has an aspect ratio of 16:9 for cinematic video recording experience. The color technology delivers bright video with vibrant colors in almost all lighting conditions. It also comes with a base that can attach to your desktop, laptop or notebook. This camera easily fits on top of your monitor.
“Quality is good enough, the unit copes with low light well and can run in 720 HD mode, but it seems to perform better in 800×600 mode. The video, in either case, is stutter free on record and the microphone is quite good. Although there is little in the way of noise suppression.
Sound volume is good. I sit about 4ft from the screen and the size and quality is still excellent.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
5. Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 ($294.29)
Logitech C910 is a high definition video calling and video recording webcam with fluid crystal technology. It has 5MP high definition sensor with Carl Zeiss lens; can auto-focus and works great even in low lights. The built-in noise cancelling lets the person on the other end hear a high-quality voice. This Webcam is compatible with Logitech VidTM HD, Skype, Yahoo Messenger, Microsoft LiveTM Messenger. The camera and software are easy to install. The camera is compact and stylish; works great in low light resources and doesn’t drag’s user PC resources. This camera though, isn’t Skype HD compliant, the cable is a little shorter.
4. Logitech HD Laptop Webcam C615 ($36.99)
Logitech C615 records sharp and crisp high definition 1080p videos and features a 360 degrees full motion rotational camera. It features an excellent autofocus and the built-in microphone filters all the background noise completely. This system is compatible with Windows, Mac, Chrome and Android and records clear videos even in dim or poorly lit backlight. It has a decent price and comes with a good quality microphone. It has multiple mounting options and you can easily adjust the vertical and horizontal tilt. A few cons: You cannot disable the LED which might become annoying at some time and it has a monophonic microphone.
3. Logitech C270 WebCam ($22.90)
Logitech C270 can be used as a laptop or a personal computer’s webcam. You get to use 720p for video calling and recording with a widescreen interface. This WebCam incorporates 2GB RAM and has 200MB hard drive space. You get crisp 3 Megapixel photos and it comes with USB V2.0 interface. The built-in microphone reduces the background noise.
“I had suspicions the quality would be poor and grainy, but I was very pleased once I got it plugged in and running.
The quality is very good, and it has all kinds of neat features. You can set it to detect and record motion with or without the green light on for up to fifteen minutes. It has a follow face option which will track your motion to ensure the other person sees you even if you get up and move around, which can be set on and off. Right light ensures great quality even in darker rooms. My only complaint is that the adjustable tabs to keep it atop the screen are a little goofy.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
2. Logitech HD Webcam C310 ($31.95)
Logitech C310 works great with Skype, Yahoo messenger and live messenger by Microsoft. It can take snapshots up to 5 MegaPixels and enables 720p video calling. It has a built-in mic for noise reduction and automatic light adjustment for low light places.
“This little webcam has proven to be a very good value for its price. Its focus and light correction are good and its video and quality are quite reasonable. I’ve used it on several different computers, from a five-year-old XP laptop to a recent Vista desktop platform and have had no problems. The software is simple but the camera adapts readily to other software: I’ve noticed no problems with Skype and indeed it’s very useful on that.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
1. Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 ($62.99)
This HD WebCam C920 can be used as a laptop or personal computer’s web camera. You experience an ultimate experience of 1080p resolution with widescreen video calling.It has built-in stereo mics with noise cancelling property and automatically corrects the video for low light. The WebCam is compatible with Windows 7, 8, 10, Mac OS 10.6, Android v 5.0. It can record videos in high definition and has an integrated quick time player. It comes quite reasonably as compared to other cameras and the view is wide and clear. The stand comes really handy.
Which camera suits you best and for what purpose? We would appreciate your valuable feedback in the comment section below.