Which thing keeps you lively and attentive in a Video Call? Yes you are right!
Webcam of PC….
With a good computer webcam you can enjoy real-time video calling, conferencing, streaming and much more.
Here we have selected 7 best webcams, with outstanding video calling and amazing image quality. Choose your pick !
To make the choice rational, we have placed this in three categories
- Webcam < $50 for home usage.
- Mid range webcam $50 – $200 – Small businesses
- Premium webcams for business
1. Microsoft Life Cam HD-3000
It is Skype certified and installation process is intuitive for 1st time user. Provides 720P video calling, which is HD mode.
Although 1080 p video is not possible but it possesses true colour technology which in turn provides you with bright and colorful video in all type of light condition.
- Webcam cable length 59 inches is long enough to reach the CPU from the monitor.
- Windows Live integration with photo gallery and movie maker to edit and share.
- Cinematic video recording is possible with this as it has 16:9 widescreen.
- 24 bit color depth & 4x digital zoom.
- Branded Webcam at < $25 is a real good price deal
- Lifecam dashboard provides access to animated video effects.
- No autofocus but still does a decent price.
- Some users find the rubber stand to be soft.
If you are looking for something reasonable, classy and attractive, then you should go for this webcam.
2. Logitech HD Webcam C525
This comes with built in mic with noise reduction, Enjoy 8 mega pixel snapshot along with HD videos using this webcam. Additional fun effects and filter makes the webcam far more fun to use.
- Offers 720 p for video recording and video calling.
- It possesses 360 rotational camera and has fold and go portability.
- Needs to be installed on the device
- Smooth auto focus and auto light adjustment are the features of this webcam.
- Automatic face tracking is one of the best features.
- Lengthy wire approx 6 feet
- No widescreen capture
Even with minor weaknesses like widescreen, Logitech provides a good budget price webcam in C 525 with other features performing better.
3. Logitech HD Webcam C615
Sturdy, firm grip, ideal for portability and outdoor shoots, some of the features below:.
- But if you look at the sharpness and frame rate then C920 will be more preferred.
- It provides 1080 P for recording and 720 p for video calling .
- It has “fold and go” design which is suitable for outdoor shoots.
- Follow my face feature works amazingly well.
- To shoot at 1080p frame rate needs to be lowered below 30 fps.
- Cable length at 3 feet may be short during outdoor shoots
If you can shell little extra money then C920 is a better choice, carry on reading.
4. Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920
Tell me why you should not buy this when it practically has every thing you need.
- Record and stream at 1080p
- cable length at 6 feet is decent to reach CPU from top of monitor.
- It has fast auto-focus and auto white balance which enables best video calling over latest version of Skype.
- Simple to set up this webcam on both OS mac and windows. With inbuilt stereo mics with automatic noise reduction feature, the quality of sound is unmatched
- Two microphones – one on either side of the webcam, captures stereo audio.
- Shoots at 15 megapixels
- Lacks fold and go design, you should know that before buying.
This webcam is comparatively expensive but at the same time it contains all the essential features which make it exclusively useful for everyone. This is a flagship webcam of Logitech.
5. Microsoft life cam Studio
What makes it different from other webcams is its hi-fi microphones which makes its audio quality natural.
- 720 p HD resolution for video calling.
- This webcam offer 1080 p HD resolution for video recording
- It possesses true color technology which results in clear and superior quality video.
- Rotates up to 360 degree, adds flexibility to camera angle
- It has auto focus, glass element lens and can be easily mounted on tripod.
- Installation is easy and drivers install on their own.
- seamlessly works on windows 7,8 and 10.
It ranks high on design in comparison to C 920, Microsoft life cam studio offers 3 years limited warranty.
6. Logitech C930e
If a smooth and sharper HD video experience is what you need then you can rely on Logitech C930e.
- Offers 90 degree field of view.
- With that pricing it is definitely better suited for businesses.
- Its resolution is 1080 p HD video at 30 frames per second for high quality video conferencing.
- It is most suitable for demonstration of products and whiteboard presentation.
- Has features like wide-angle lens, on board processing etc.
- This is a star webcam from Logitech
- Capable of taking 15 mega pixel photos with webcam.
Offers more crispy and sharper image as compared to C920. Plus You pay higher price for better auto focus in low light conditions.
For getting something exclusive, you have to pay also exclusive!
7. Logitech BCC950 Conference Cam
- Useful for business purpose for things like – group conferencing.
- It has built-in omni directional speaker phones which are good for arranging video conferencing.
- It consists of various features like remote control , volume up & down , mute and un-mute options during call,
- The zoom option , base button control options make it easier to use
- These features perfectly suits to group conferencing and since this webcam can be placed on tables and movable, it helps in getting a closer shot of the faces.
- Works with Microsoft Lync, Cisco sharing software and plug and play
Let’s hear Linus doing unboxing for BCC950.
So if you are professional trainer or into a profession of organised meetings this is what you should be using. Trust us for this one!
This is why your webcam should suit your needs and utility. Just because it looks good or is priced good, does not make it good. So if you were to ask me, I would say ” A webcam should be handy, should produce attractive and snappy videos, should have auto light correction and of course a good sound quality is a must”. Keeping the review in mind, we suggest that you buy the “Logitech C930e priced at approximately 93 $ for all your personal and business needs.