Best webcams for video calls and streaming

By Afrah Khan | Published on 23 Jul 2020
Best webcams for video calls and streaming
Best webcams for video calls and streaming

Many people want to join the gig economy by indulging in work from home jobs. If you’re one of them, note that you’ll need some basic equipment like a computer, microphone and a decent webcam to be able to stream games or attend online meetings. While many laptops nowadays already have a built-in webcam, but their quality is not always up to the mark, which means investing in a webcam with good video recording capability is a no-brainer. With that in mind, here’s a list of some of the best webcams that you can find on Amazon. Note that these products have been curated based on their listed features.

Logitech C930e Webcam

When it comes to quality computer peripherals, Logitech is second to none and this webcam proves this point. If you’re looking for a webcam with decent video calling features as well as some decent streaming capabilities, then you can’t go wrong with this one. The Logitech C930e has a 3MP image sensor that can record and stream videos up to 1080p at 30 fps. You can mount this webcam on the top of your monitor or use a third-party tripod as Logitech has also added a mounting screw bracket below the clip of the webcam. If you’re worried about unauthorised access to your webcam, then all you need to do is shut the protective lid which will block the webcam’s lens, ensuring that you have all the privacy you want.

Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000

If you’re looking for a webcam that can help you attend or conduct lectures and meetings without breaking the bank, then you should definitely check this one out. The LifeCam HD-3000 has a 4MP sensor which can record and stream videos at 720p at 30 frames per second, which should even make it a good option for people who want to stream live content for social media. This little webcam weighs only 90.7 grams and is one of the lightest and smallest webcams (3.94 x 4.45 x 10.87 cm) in its price range. You can zoom digitally up to 4X and you don’t even have to focus manually as it has an autofocus feature. The webcam has a cable that spans 1500 mm (1.5 m) which makes sure that it gets around the laptop or PC easily and can be placed efficiently thanks to its clip-on design.

Kiyo Webcam

One of the main problems while streaming is the lack of proper lighting on the subject. However, thanks to this webcam, it should be a problem that belongs to the past. The thing that separates it from the rest of the products in its price range is the ring light which makes sure that the subject is properly illuminated. It achieves this without taking much space on your desk. This little webcam has a 4MP sensor which can record videos up to 2688 x 1520 and can stream at 1080p 30Hz without any hiccups. The Kiyo webcam is 2.72-inches wide, 1.88-inches long and has a depth of 1.72-inches which makes it one of the smallest streamer-centric webcams out there. The webcam has a 1.5-metre long braided wire to ensure that you can move it around easily and place it according to your comfort. The braided wire should also ensure a certain level of durability.

Logitech Brio Stream Webcam

If you’re a hardcore streamer and are looking for a webcam that can record videos at 4K resolution, then you probably can’t go wrong with this one. The Logitech Brio Stream comes with a 2.2-m detachable USB type-C to USB 3.0 cable so you can move it around easily. You can mount this webcam on top of your monitor using the mounting clip or use the screw to mount it on top of a tripod, ensuring flexibility while filming. The webcam has three different adjustable views and has a 5X digital zoom to help your loyal audience catch all those details. The Logitech RightLight 3 combined with the HDR feature should result in a good quality video even in dimly lit areas, according to the brand. Logitech has even provided an app that you can use to blur the background or replace it with an image of your choice. This should help you generate creative content easily.

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