While your laptop may already have a webcam built-in, the best external webcams can take image quality to a whole new level. Not to mention these can be your only option if you own a desktop computer with no camera. With so many options, picking the right one is no easy feat, so we are here to help you with a list of the best webcams money can buy. Let’s dig right in!
The best webcams:
Editor’s note: This list of the best webcams will be regularly updated as new products launch.
1. Logitech C615 webcam
Logitech’s C615 is a great place to start if you’re looking for a webcam. It’s more affordable than most options on the list, but it still produces 1080p quality at 30fps. You can capture still images with the 8MP main lens and the built-in microphone saves you from adding more cables to your setup.
2. Razer Kiyo
Gamers and streamers will love the design the Razer Kiyo has to offer. What makes this one of the best webcams around is the fact the unit comes with a circular light, which makes exposure more even. The definition is crisp and smooth at 1080p@30fps. Unfortunately, the Kiyo falls victim to the Razer Tax and costs among the more expensive on the list.
3. Microsoft LifeCam Studio
Professionals need a more elegant design with higher quality audio and video. The LifeCam Studio is the most premium option in Microsoft’s line, and it packs a premium glass lens and high-fidelity microphone as well as a durable aluminum body. You can capture video at full 1080p quality and the added TrueColor technology automatically adjusts exposure.
4. Mevo Start
The Mevo Start is by far the most expensive webcam on today’s list, but it’s meant to be an all-in-one streaming machine. You can take control of the Mevo Start straight from your phone up to 100 feet away over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Even better, the Mevo can stream to your favorite app and record full 1080p video at the same time. It also packs up to six hours of battery life so you don’t have to spend time fumbling with extra cables.
5. Logitech StreamCam
The Logitech StreamCam has the style, specs, and features to meet all your needs. It’s a bit pricey, but it is easily one of the best webcams around. It can record in 1080p at 60fps and the camera features quality glass with an f/2.0 aperture. The dual omnidirectional mic set-up has noise reduction. It will also look gorgeous over any screen thanks to the small profile, textile touch, and clean design.
6. Logitech Brio
This better be one of the best webcams around considering you have to pay over $200 for it. There is an obvious upgrade when you realize the Logitech Brio can shoot 4K video at 30fps. You can also opt for 1080p at up to 60fps or 720p at up to 90fps. It features 5x digital zoom, HDR, dual omnidirectional microphones, an infrared sensor, and multiple mounting options.