Talking in front of the camera needs courage and confidence. While working on that may take time, here’s one thing you can upgrade immediately – your webcam. Be it meetings, streaming or recording podcasts, having a good quality webcam not only helps in capturing clear pictures and videos but also corrects minor details, ensuring you can stream in high-quality to create a food impression. So if you are planning to dive into the world of podcasting, then having a webcam with advanced features can be a game-changer! To help you with your webcam hunt, here’s a list of some feature-packed webcams you can order from Amazon without stepping out of your house. Note that these have been curated based on their listed features.
Nobrand’s HD webcam is a good option as it comes with FullHD recording at 30fps, built-in noise cancellation, an omnidirectional microphone, manual focus, beauty effect and several other features. All these make it a great partner for your streams, podcasts and video calls. You don’t have to worry about your privacy as it comes with a sliding cover to hide the lens when not in use. Storing files should be easy as it also uses the H.264 compression technology. This webcam is great for recording as well as live-streaming and reduces background noise even when not using dedicated headphones. It comes with a universal mounting clip so you can set it up on your laptop, LED monitor, notebook and other such devices. The driver-free webcam is compatible with Windows 7, 8, 10, Mac OS 10.6 and higher.
This HD webcam by Nexigo can come in handy if you’re looking for a decent webcam with features like autofocus ranging between 7cm to near infinity, facial enhancement so you can put your best face forward while podcasting and privacy (thanks to the lens cover). Its 2MP CMOS features up to a 1080p resolution at 30fps, which along with the autofocus ensures that the images and videos are always sharp and clear. It has built-in noise-cancelling microphones which ensure that minimal background noise is transmitted over to the listener. You can connect it using USB 2.0, and you don’t need to install any additional drivers or software to get it up and running. It supports Android 4.0, MAC OS X 10.7, Windows 7, 8, 10 and their higher versions. Last but not least, the 2-metre USB cord and the foldable design make it easy to carry around during travels so that you can podcast from anywhere.
If you are a beginner and don’t want to spend a fortune on a premium, complex setup for streaming or podcasts, then this one by GadgetKare might be a good choice for you. It has all the essential features that one would require in a webcam, like 30fps video recording at a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, autofocus, an in-built microphone that can capture your voice and can be configured as per your needs. It also has a 1/2.7 1 MP CMOS Sensor so you can create detailed content. This driverless webcam is compatible with Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 and it is easy to set up.
Last in our list is this 2MP Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) webcam by ProElite which is equipped with features like the automatic correction in low light. Moreover, the face enhancement technology helps you look at your best self while streaming, recording podcasts or during video calls. The two noise-cancelling microphones, should not only capture your voice well but also block out background noise. You can plug it into a USB 2.0 port and set it up in the desired position with the help of a rotating clamp or just place it on a table or countertop. The only issue is that you can’t use the laptop’s audio and video functionality. Still, you can use it after connecting it to the USB port of a desktop computer and conduct all your Zoom calls and streams without any trouble.