Best Webcams

Looking to buy the best webcam? Check out our guide below and you’ll be well-placed to select the correct one for your needs.

Why let a drab, blurry video detract from your next Skype call or live stream? With the greatest webcams money can buy, you can put yourself in a better light.
While it’s difficult to find a phone, laptop, or tablet without a front-facing camera, the desktop PC is one gadget that doesn’t have one.

That’s a shame, because as more of us use Skype and other such services to communicate, a webcam is becoming increasingly necessary. Furthermore, some of us are now expected to participate in work-related videoconferences and chats. A good webcam is just as important as a microphone if you plan to do any streaming. How will you do those odd close-up facial inserts and reaction videos if you don’t have a camera?

Even if you use a laptop, you might want to upgrade your webcam because many built-in webcams aren’t very good. Many still only feature a 720p video quality or struggle to sustain a good picture in regular indoor illumination.

The angle at which your webcam shoots is controlled by the angle of your screen, with some modern laptops positioning it below the display so that it shoots directly up your nose. We all want to present our best side to the world, not a face straight out of The Walking Dead, and no one outside of US politics or daytime TV thinks it’s cool to look bright orange. Purchase a new webcam, and all of your problems will go.

What is the finest webcam to buy for you?

Webcams range in price from £15 to £150 and more, with the most expensive ones built for videoconferencing in business boardrooms rather than at home. These frequently feature wide-angle lenses to cover more people in a conference, which doesn’t look so great when you’re alone.

Resolution, which ranges from the ancient 640 x 480 (VGA) resolution to the now-standard 1,280 x 720 (720p) or 1,920 x 1,080 (1080p) resolutions, is the major characteristic that distinguishes the cheapest webcams from the most expensive. A handful are also reaching 2,560 x 1,440 (QHD) and 3,840 x 2,160 (UHD) resolutions (4K).

Even 720p is absolutely fine for general video chat — it was the resolution for all iOS FaceTime chats until the iPhone 7. 1080p, on the other hand, is better for making films or streaming since it allows you to use zoom and pan functions without sacrificing image quality.

Due to the lack of zoom lenses on webcams, these functionalities essentially crop a portion of the 1080p image and extend it to fill the screen, diminishing the effective resolution. 4K is even better, but it’s still too much for most of us. While some 4K cameras are designed for boardrooms and YouTube broadcasters, you may not want others to view a close-up of your face in such quality.

Is a high resolution always a good thing when it comes to image quality?
If you want to take your image quality to the next level, keep in mind that resolution isn’t everything. When it comes to catching colours, navigating dreary settings, or dealing with bright light from a window, webcams vary greatly.

A good camera will provide a bright, clear image with lifelike hues, whereas a bad camera will produce something noisy, blocky, too dark, or with oversaturated colours and washed-out highlights. Effective autofocus with face tracking is also beneficial, since it ensures that the camera remains focused on your face even if you move around in the frame.

Look for a camera with a built-in stereo or array microphone if you’re using a desktop PC or laptop with a low-quality built-in microphone. This will vastly increase the audio quality being collected, allowing you to have better chats and calls, as well as crisper broadcasts, if that’s your thing.

Is it true that all cameras can be used on both a laptop and a desktop computer?
Some cameras are made to be used on a desktop, while others are made to be attached to a monitor or laptop lid. Everything from their size and weight to the length of the connection and how the webcam is held or placed will be affected.

On the desktop, you’ll want something stable that allows the camera to sit in a comfortable posture tilting upwards to see your face, as well as a cord that lets you move the camera around. A tripod mount comes in handy here since it allows you to position the webcam on a desktop tripod at about the same height as your face.

With a laptop webcam, you want something light, with a shorter connection and some form of tilt adjustment, so you can slant the lid upwards or downwards while still seeing your face.

What other characteristics should you be on the lookout for?


Even if many of the effects and filters are seldom used, webcam makers have always enjoyed their additional functions. The majority of these are implemented through the webcam’s software, and some of them can be entertaining or useful, such as tools for motion detection recording – though security and wildlife photography applications are limited – and stop-motion recording, which allows you to mimic your favourite Aardman Animations characters using your webcam.

Another popular feature is avatar effects, which convert your facial movements into animations for a cartoon character, while a growing number of webcams aimed at streamers include software that allows you to combine your webcam image with a video or game stream and even remove the background from behind you.

Some webcams still enable 3D facial scanning, although these often have a lower-resolution sensor and support has been lacking. Instead, major webcam manufacturers are beginning to differentiate themselves more on privacy, with features like an LED indicator that tells you when the webcam is active or a built-in cover that you can use to physically ensure it isn’t recording (though you can always unplug the webcam when it’s not in use).

SaleBestseller No. 1
Logitech C270 HD Webcam, HD 720p/30fps, Widescreen HD Video Calling, HD Light Correction, Noise-Reducing Mic, For Skype, FaceTime, Hangouts, WebEx, PC/Mac/Laptop/Macbook/Tablet - Black
  • Full HD widescreen video calling: Logitech C270 let you make widescreen video calls in HD 720p at 30fps. The lense with 60-degree field of view covers all of the action
  • HD lighting adjustment: Automatically improves the warmth and balance of your image for whatever setting you are in, so you look your best, even in dim environments
  • Built-in noise-reducing mic: Enjoy clear conversation even in busy surroundings and streaming over wifi with noise reducing mic
  • Universal clip: Attaches securely to your screen or works as a stand on a shelf or desk, the clip mounts at different angles to bring your friends and family all the details around you
  • Ideal for laptop or tablet: Compatible with Windows 10 or later, Windows 8, Windows 7, Mac OS 10.10 or later, and Chrome OS via the USB port
SaleBestseller No. 2
Logitech C615 Portable Webcam, Full HD 1080p/30fps, Widescreen HD Video Calling, Foldable, HD Light Correction, Autofocus, Noise Reduction, For Skype, FaceTime, Hangouts, PC/Mac/Laptop/Macbook/Tablet
  • Full HD Widescreen Video Calling : Logitech C615 delivers fluid widescreen video calling in Full HD 1080p at 30fps; The glass lense with 78-degree field of view covers all of the action
  • Fast autofocus : Your image stays sharp and clear during video calls or streaming, even in close-ups (up to 10 cm)
  • HD Lighting Adjustment : Automatically improves the warmth and balance of your image for whatever setting you are in, so you look your best, even in dim environments
  • Fold and Go Design : The portable and compact size enables you to make video calls from anywhere, while the lens is protected with a unique folding travel-design
  • 360-Degree Swivel Camera : The webcam rotates a full 360-degrees and tilts vertically, providing you with maximum flexibility and ease-of-use during your video calling and recording
SaleBestseller No. 3
Logitech C920 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
  • Full-HD Video Calling : This streaming webcam operates in full-HD 1080p video at 30-fps, whether you're on Skype or streaming yourself gaming in a strong HD 720p; It covers the full action; Connects to your device via USB
  • Crisp Video Quality : Using this video calling device over wifi allows professionals and others to record rich content that is fluid, professional-looking and polished - such as demonstrations or showcasing your passions
  • Full-HD Glass Lens : Users of this full HD streaming camera that captures a wide 78 degree field of view will be seen in high clarity and detail - the five-element glass lens with premium auto-focus capability shoots and records video that is crystal-clear
  • Brighter Images : Equipped with automatic HD autofocus and light correction, this streaming webcam fine-tunes to your lighting conditions to produce bright, well-contrasted images - even if you're in a dim setting
  • Dual Microphones : The two-microphone system on this HD webcam - one on each side of the lens - captures natural stereo audio while filtering out background noise
Bestseller No. 4
USB Webcam, 1080P Streaming Webcam with Microphone for PC,MAC, Laptop, Plug and Play Web Camera for Youtube,Skype Video Calling, Studying, Conference
  • 1080P USB Webcam:The FHD 1080P webcam microphone is specially designed and optimized for professional connection with anyon. In video conferences, it delivers very clear and smooth images.Equipped with low light correction, it can record bright and high-contrast videos even in the dim light based on environment.
  • Built-in Microphone:With Microphone sends clear audio for online communication,this 1080P webcam is built-in with a dual-track microphone which can pick up your voice up to distance. Enhanced by the noise reduction technology, it records your voice clearly, fitting perfectly for various occasions such as online conferences, meetings, or chats.
  • Plug and Play & Driver-free:USB 2.0 driver-free interface design with a microphone makes videos and sound transmit synchronously.Plug and Play&Driver-free.It is a easy thing to start your video time. You just need to connect it to the computer or laptop then it can be detected automatically. Don’t need third party software or drivers required. It support to various electronic devices with a USB 2.0 port.
  • Widely Compatibility with Multiple Softwares: Professional as this webcam is, the compatibility of it is super wide for major software like Skype, Zoom, Facetime, Zoom,Facebook, Skype,YouTube, PotPlayer XBOX,and more. Suitable for Windows XP/2000/7/8/10, Mac OS, Android Smart TV, etc.You can easily use this web camera for online studying, conference, meeting, gaming, video calling.
  • Easy to Use: Video conference webcam with a mounting clip, you can connect it to just about anything you can think of. Whether that be on an LED monitor, notebook lid, table or counter top. Up and down 180 degrees adjustable, the head 360 degree rotation. You can adjust the angle according to need.Great for webinars, video conferencing, live streaming, video conference, online class, company meeting, webcast, game chat etc.
SaleBestseller No. 5
Logitech C920S HD Pro Webcam, Full HD 1080p/30fps Video Calling, Clear Stereo Audio, HD Light Correction, Privacy Shutter, Works with Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, Hangouts, PC/Mac/Laptop/Tablet/XBox - Black
  • Full-HD Video Calling : This streaming webcam operates in full-HD 1080p video at 30-fps, whether you're on Skype or streaming yourself gaming in a strong HD 720p; It covers the full action; Connects to your device via USB
  • Crisp Video Quality : Using this video calling device over wifi allows professionals and others to record rich content that is fluid, professional-looking and polished - such as demonstrations or showcasing your passions
  • Full-HD Glass Lens : Users of this full HD streaming camera that captures a wide 78 degree field of view will be seen in high clarity and detail - the five-element glass lens with premium auto-focus capability shoots and records video that is crystal-clear
  • Brighter Images : Equipped with automatic HD autofocus and light correction, this streaming webcam fine-tunes to your lighting conditions to produce bright, well-contrasted images - even if you're in a dim setting
  • Dual Microphones : The two-microphone system on this HD webcam - one on each side of the lens - captures natural stereo audio while filtering out background noise
SaleBestseller No. 6
Logitech StreamCam – Live Streaming Webcam for Youtube and Twitch, Full 1080p HD 60fps, USB-C Connection, AI-enabled Facial Tracking, Auto Focus, Vertical Video - OFF WHITE
  • FULL HD 1080P: Get superior clarity with full HD 1080p at 60 fps. Logitech StreamCam offers the ultimate streaming experience for both creator and audience with smooth motion and precise video
  • CONNECTS WITH USB-C: The webcam uses USB Type-C to ensure efficient video transfer speeds. Get a fast, reliable connection when you need it most – so you can stream with confidence
  • SMART AUTO-FOCUS: AI-enabled facial tracking in Logitech Capture delivers accurate focus and exposure. Your content looks professional produced, with crisp, clear results
  • FULL HD VERTICAL VIDEO: Optimise your content for smartphone viewing. Shift into portrait mode in Logitech Capture by turning StreamCam 90° - perfect for Instagram and Facebook stories
  • VERSATILE MOUNTING OPTIONS: Get the perfect angle, every time. Flexible mounting options include tripod compatibility, so you can get the look just right for your stream or video
SaleBestseller No. 7
Logitech Brio Stream Webcam - Ultra 4K HD Video Calling, Noise-Cancelling Mic, HD Auto Light Correction, Wide Angle, Compatible with Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Meet on PC / Mac - Black
  • Ultra 4K HD resolution: 4 times the resolution of a typical HD webcam; look great and enjoy a professional video experience wherever you are with the streaming webcam's 5 x HD zoom
  • Auto light adjustment: Logitech RightLight 3 uses HDR technology to show you in the optimal lighting, even in low-light and backlit situations, so you look good for your Zoom meetings and conferencing
  • Noise-cancelling technology: This external webcam features dual omni-directional microphones which suppress background sound so you can be heard clearly
  • 3 field of view presets: Whether you prefer a wide-angle or close up, choose 90-degree, 78-degree or 65-degree dFOV via Logi Tune to include more of your environment or narrow the focus on you
  • Up to 90 fps: With Brio Stream, create high-quality pro video recording or streaming in any light condition
SaleBestseller No. 8
Webcam, 1080P Pro HD Webcam with Stereo Microphone, 110° Wide Angle, Privacy Cover, Tripod, for Conferencing, Live Streaming, Recording, Compatible with Skype/Zoom/YouTube
  • 【1080P Full HD Webcam 】: Experience magnificent full-HD 1080P @ 30fps. This USB Webcam comes with enhanced capability utilizing the CMOS ⅓ image sensor. Wide 110° viewing angle. Great for webinars, and video conferencing.
  • 【Easy to Set Up & Tripod-ready Clip】: USB webcam camera can be easily install and use, plug and play, NO additional driver required. It also features a tripod-ready adjustable universal clip (with 1.8M/6ft USB power cable )that fits to laptops, desktops, computers, Mac, PC, LCD monitors meet your multi-angle needs.
  • 【Auto fix in low light and plug & play】: Automatic low-light correction technology applied in this HD webcam, so that the streaming webcam could capture the image in dim light. Automatically adjust the white balance of the image to advoid exposure picture.
  • 【110° Wide-Angle Webcam & Stereo MIC】: Fixed focus desktop and laptop Webcam captures FULL HD video at a wide Viewing vision angle of up to 110 degrees. Giving you an unparalleled perspective for a wide variety of conditions when you live streaming or video chatting & Recording. Build-in auto noise reduction Mic Webcam filter out the unwanted background noise, makes sound purer and clearer, and pick up your voice even at 5m distance, Perfect for live streaming, webinars, video conferencing.
  • 【Advanced Technology & Wide Application】: 1080p Full HD camera with Facial-enhancement technology optimizes the image automatically, Which makes you look great in Recording, video calling, online teaching, gaming. PC Webcam widely works with Windows 2000/XP/7/8/10 and above, Mac OS, Chrome OS, Smart TV, Android etc, Compatible with Skype, OBS, YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, Facetime, Zoom, XBOX ONE, Hangouts and more.
SaleBestseller No. 9
OBSBOT Tiny PTZ 4K Webcam, AI-Powered Framing & Autofocus, 4K Webcam with Dual Omni-Directional Microphones, Auto Tracking with 2 Axis Gimbal, HDR, 60 FPS, Low-Light Correction, Streaming
  • 【4K Resolution,Better Details】With the same tiny size as OBSBOT Tiny, we integrated the best in class Sony 1/2.8'' sensor into the OBSBOT Tiny 4k, now has more pixels than ever, present crystal-clear video even when zoomed-in
  • 【AI-Trackig With Auto-Framing】OBSBOT Tiny 4K comes with our Next-Gen enhanced artificial intelligence trackig algorithm enabling it to lock on a person, no matter where you go, OBSBOT Tiny 4K will always follow you smoothly and precisely
  • 【Magical Gesture Control】Control OBSBOT Tiny 4K with just two simple gestures. Right hand or left hand, always work all day long
  • 【Look Great in Any Lights】Not just 4K Ultra HD, with the HDR and AI auto exposure, OBSBOT Tiny 4K provides a professional look in any bad lightings. No more wasting time in setting lights
  • 【Sounds Like A Pro】The dual omnidirectional microphone system with noise-reduction picks up your voice clearly in the range of 3 meters, making communication easy and natural for you
Bestseller No. 10
Webcam for PC with Microphone - 1080P FHD Webcam with Privacy Cover, Plug and Play USB Web Camera for Desktop & Laptop Conference, Meeting, Zoom, Skype, Facetime, Windows, Linux, and macOS
  • 【1080P FHD Image Quality】 Coming with a 1080P FHD image sensor, this webcam for PC presents clear images of 2-megapixel details. It records all your face through the 110° wide-angle lens and transfers the videos at 30fps in real-time, providing a sharp and smooth videoing experience. The high dynamic range also ensures a clear face even in low light or backlit conditions.
  • 【Noise Reduction Microphone】 This 1080P webcam is built-in with a dual-track microphone that can pick up your voice up to 8m/26ft distance. Enhanced by the noise reduction technology, it records your voice clearly, fitting perfectly for various occasions such as online conferences, meetings, or chats.
  • 【Plug & Play with Privacy Cover】 Requiring no extra drivers or software, the webcam works easily after connecting to your PC through its USB 2.0 port. Besides, it comes with a privacy cover that can be turned on/off with just a switch, which blocks out all the potential hacks physically, protecting your privacy most securely.
  • 【Superior Compatibility】 Widely compatible with major online videoing platforms like Skype, Zoom, Facetime, Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitch, OBS, and Line, etc. And as a webcam for desktop, it works on various systems as well, such as Windows 10/8/07/Vista/XP, macOS, and Linux, etc.
  • 【Easy Mount Clamp】 Designed for your convenience, the webcam is equipped with a hinged clamp that can either stand to work or be mounted on the edges of your display. Plus the 360° rotatable camera design, your online videoing could be simplified to an extreme. Besides, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions and we’ll reply as soon as possible.

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