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Logitech C925e
$66.49
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#1

90

C500

Logitech C500

20 Reviews
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$12.00

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May 2010
The best scoring webcam under $50, with great features
#2

89

C110

Logitech C110

31 Reviews
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$8.00

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Aug 2011
A classic and top-value 640 x 480 pixels resolution webcam, with very good features
#3

88

C200

Logitech C200

15 Reviews
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$8.01

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Oct 2009
A classic and low cost 640 x 480 pixels resolution webcam, with very good features
#4

87

C270 HD

Logitech C270 HD

205 Reviews
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$9.99

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May 2016
A staggeringly cheap and top-rated 1280 x 720 pixels resolution webcam, with very good features
#5

87

LifeCam VX-800

Microsoft LifeCam VX‑800

102 Reviews
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$17.95

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Feb 2014
A fully featured and top-value 640 x 480 pixels resolution webcam
#6

87

C170

Logitech C170

384 Reviews
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$10.00

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May 2011
An amazingly highly rated and top-value 640 x 480 pixels resolution webcam, with very good features
#7

86

QuickCam

Logitech QuickCam

380 Reviews + 15 Awards
futurelooks.com - Editor's Choicetweaknews.net - Top Rank Award01net.com - 5 StarExpert Reviews - Best Buy
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$7.00

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Jan 2011
A multi award winning and great value for money 640 x 480 pixels resolution webcam, with very good features
#8

86

4310100

Digital Innovations 4310100

39 Reviews
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$11.62

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Oct 2013
An affordable and classic 640 x 480 pixels resolution webcam, with very good features
#9

85

QuickCam Pro

Logitech QuickCam Pro

129 Reviews + 4 Awards
ocia.net - Approvedgame-boyz.com - Player's ChoiceTrusted Reviews - Recommendedcomputershopper.com - Editor's Choice
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$7.99

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Jun 2009
A low cost and multi award winning 1600 x 1200 pixels resolution webcam, with very good features
#10

85

LifeCam Cinema

Microsoft LifeCam Cinema

768 Reviews + 7 Awards
hardware-pacers.com - Editor's Choice Silver Awardbenchmarkreviews.com - Goldtoptenreviews.com - BronzeTrusted Reviews - Recommended
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$15.00

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Sep 2013
An impressive value for money and multi award winning 1280 x 720 pixels resolution webcam, with good features
#11

83

QuickCam Deluxe

Logitech QuickCam Deluxe

16 Reviews
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$6.25

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May 2009
A bargain price and classic 640 x 480 pixels resolution webcam, with good features
#12

82

FI8909W

Foscam FI8909W

18 Reviews
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$27.88

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Sep 2012
An affordable and critically acclaimed 640 x 480 pixels resolution webcam, with good features
#13

82

C310

Logitech C310

790 Reviews
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$10.35

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Feb 2017
An award winning and bargain price 1280 x 720 pixels resolution webcam, with good features
#14

82

C260

Logitech C260

455 Reviews + 1 Award
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$9.99

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Mar 2011
A classic and stunningly cheap 1280 x 720 pixels resolution webcam, with good features
#15

81

C250

Logitech C250

68 Reviews
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$11.50

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Apr 2010
A very good value for money and classic 800 x 600 pixels resolution webcam, with good features
#17

81

C270

Logitech C270

959 Reviews + 2 Awards
hwt.dk - Gold Product of the YearExpert Reviews - Budget Buy
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$15.44

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Apr 2011
A top-value and classic 1280 x 720 pixels resolution webcam, with good features
#18

79

LifeCam Cinema HD

Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD

124 Reviews
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$39.39

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Sep 2015
A top-rated and affordable 1280 x 720 pixels resolution webcam, with good features
#19

79

LifeCam Studio

Microsoft LifeCam Studio

323 Reviews + 5 Awards
IT Reviews.com - Best Buy3dGameMan.com - 100% KickassLes Numeriques.com - 5 Starrwlabs.com - Editor's Choice
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$52.95

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Nov 2012
The best rated webcam under $100, with good features
#20

79

B525

Logitech B525

11 Reviews
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$39.99

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Jul 2015
An excellently reviewed and low cost 1280 x 720 pixels resolution webcam, with good features

79

LifeCam HD-5000

Microsoft LifeCam HD‑5000

64 Reviews + 6 Awards
dinside.no/data - Recommendedhardwareluxx.de - Value for MoneyDigital Versus - 5 StarPC Advisor.co.uk - Recommended
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$19.95

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Sep 2012
A multi award winning and affordable 1280 x 720 pixels resolution webcam, with good features

78

C525

Logitech C525

658 Reviews + 1 Award
hardware.info - Silver Award
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$10.00

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Feb 2017
An award winning and affordable 1280 x 720 pixels resolution webcam, with good features

78

CS0300

V7 CS0300

12 Reviews
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$60.93

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Jul 2012
A classic and low cost 640 x 480 pixels resolution webcam, with good features

77

C920

Logitech C920

482 Reviews + 2 Awards
hardware.info - Gold AwardDigital Versus - 5 Star
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$39.00

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Dec 2016
An award winning and cheap 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution webcam, with good features

76

RCM-8163

Rosewill RCM‑8163

1 Review
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$10.00

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Feb 2013
A low cost and classic 1280 x 1024 pixels resolution webcam, with good features

75

3000

Logitech 3000

6 Reviews + 1 Award
aphnetworks.com - Recommended
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$19.95

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Apr 2010
A bargain price and award winning 640 x 480 pixels resolution webcam, with good features

74

C920

Logitech C920

482 Reviews + 2 Awards
hardware.info - Gold AwardDigital Versus - 5 Star
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$49.60

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Aug 2015
A cheap and award winning 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution webcam, with good features

74

Live! Cam Sync HD

Creative Labs Live! Cam Sync HD

185 Reviews + 1 Award
computershopper.com - Good For Gaming
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$15.99

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Aug 2012
A bargain price and award winning 1280 x 720 pixels resolution webcam, with good features

74

IM210

iMicro IM210

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$10.00

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Oct 2013
A good spec and top-value 640 x 480 pixels resolution webcam

73

86301

Inland 86301

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$9.99

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Jan 2014
A good spec and bargain price 640 x 480 pixels resolution webcam

73

Notebook Webcam

Labtec Notebook Webcam

1 Review
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$9.99

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Feb 2010
A sensationally cheap and good spec 640 x 480 pixels resolution webcam, with moderate reviews

72

HD Pro C920

Logitech HD Pro C920

928 Reviews + 7 Awards
nikktech.com - Silverpureoverclock.com - Editor's Choicepinoyunboxing.com - Platinumhardware.info - Gold Award
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$44.99

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Aug 2017
A good spec and multi award winning 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution webcam, with a recent release date but representing only middle of the road value for money

72

C615

Logitech C615

714 Reviews + 1 Award
Lanoc.org - Recommended
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$20.00

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Aug 2015
An award winning and cheap 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution webcam, with good features

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C310

Logitech C310

790 Reviews
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$20.00

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Aug 2015
An affordable and award winning 1280 x 720 pixels resolution webcam, with good features

71

HD-3000

Microsoft HD‑3000

97 Reviews
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$19.00

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Apr 2016
A good spec and bargain price 1280 x 720 pixels resolution webcam

71

C510

Logitech C510

240 Reviews + 3 Awards
3dGameMan.com - Gameman's Choicetoptenreviews.com - Goldhd-tecnologia.com - Gold
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$25.00

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May 2010
An award winning and low cost 1280 x 720 pixels resolution webcam, with good features

71

WideCam F100

Genius WideCam F100

46 Reviews
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$43.80

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Jul 2014
A good value for money and classic 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution webcam, with good features

71

B910 HD

Logitech B910 HD

261 Reviews + 10 Awards
techlabs.ua - Our ChoiceMacPro.se - Recommended3dGameMan.com - 100% Kickassrwlabs.com - Editor's Choice
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$69.98

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Sep 2010
The top rated webcam under $500, but representing only middle of the road value for money

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C210

Logitech C210

43 Reviews
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$8.99

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Apr 2011
A classic and good value for money 640 x 480 pixels resolution webcam, with good features

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Deluxe

HP Deluxe

3 Reviews
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$27.39

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Dec 2012
A good spec and affordable 1280 x 1024 pixels resolution webcam, with alright reviews

69

PLCM22IR

Pyle PLCM22IR

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$17.67

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Oct 2011
A good spec and low cost webcam

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PLCM37FRV

Pyle PLCM37FRV

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$13.99

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Oct 2011
A good value for money and good spec 560 x 540 pixels resolution webcam

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FaceCam 1000X

Genius FaceCam 1000X

10 Reviews
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$26.98

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Jun 2014
A classic but only moderate value for money 1280 x 720 pixels resolution webcam, with good features

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1300

HP 1300

101 Reviews
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$46.37

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Dec 2012
A classic and good spec 640 x 480 pixels resolution webcam, but representing only middle of the road value for money

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2100

HP 2100

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$49.97

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Dec 2012
A good spec and classic 640 x 480 pixels resolution webcam, but representing only middle of the road value for money

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RF-HDWEB

Rocketfish RF‑HDWEB

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$50.00

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Nov 2013
A classic and good spec 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution webcam, but representing only average value for money

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PLCM38FRV

Pyle PLCM38FRV

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$14.95

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Oct 2011
A low cost and good spec 640 x 480 pixels resolution webcam

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PLCM18SC

Pyle PLCM18SC

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$35.99

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A good spec and bargain price webcam

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AU165AA

HP AU165AA

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$12.60

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Jul 2009
A low cost and good spec 1280 x 1024 pixels resolution webcam

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Live! Cam IP SmartHD

Creative Labs Live! Cam IP SmartHD

7 Reviews + 1 Award
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Oct 2016
An award winning and good spec 1280 x 720 pixels resolution webcam, but representing only average value for money

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HD Pro

SpotCam HD Pro

16 Reviews + 1 Award
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$119.00

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An award winning and good spec 1280 x 720 pixels resolution webcam, but representing only moderate value for money

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is a Full HD Webcam?
AA Full HD (High-Definition) Webcam is one capable of recording video at a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels
QWhat is face tracking on a webcam?
AFace tracking is special software to allow the webcam to recognise the face of the user, and automatically swivel and move to keep their face centre-frame.
QWhy is a microphone useful on a webcam?
AMicrophones are useful extras for a webcam, since they can then be used for full video calls via Skype or Facetime.

Finding the Right Webcam

Most laptops have a built-in webcam these days, although PC owners are not so lucky. Finding the right webcam does not have to be difficult and web cameras are cheaper than you might think.

With so much competition between manufacturers like Logitech, Microsoft, HP and Genius, the quality of web cams is constantly improving and some great bargains can be found.

The first step in finding the best webcam to buy is to identify the features you need.

Simpler and cheaper webcams will have fewer features and are ideal for staying in touch with friends and family.

For professional use, might want a more expensive webcam that supports video conferencing and is capable of producing a high quality image.

Video Resolution (Megapixels)

The resolution of webams has been improving and is no longer as much of an issue as it used to be. Most webcams today have 720p and 1080p Full HD resolution. A higher video resolution will result in a clearer image.

If you want to use your webcam for high quality streaming video make sure you choose a cam with at least Full HD (approximately 2 megapixel) or higher resolution such as 2560x1920.

Still Image Resolution (Megapixels)

Many webcams can take higher resolution still images compared to their maximum video resolution. This is ideal if you want to use your webcam to take high quality photos.

Frame Rate

The frame rate states how many images per second your webcam can take, which are then com. Aim for at least 30 frames per second (fps) for standard use to ensure your webcam’s streaming video appears smooth and without judder. For an even smoother, higher quality moving image choose a webcam with 60fps or above.

Not all webcams can retain a high frame rate and a high resolution at the same time. The maximum frame rate you can stream also depends on your video chat application.

Lens Material

Cheaper webcams will have a lens made out of plastic, which is sufficient for Skype calls. Better quality webcams use glass lenses, which produce a higher quality and more vivid image.

Low Light Quality

Some webcams such as those with Logitech’s RightLight Technology can ensure video recorded in low light conditions has sufficient contrast and clarity. If you plan to use your webcam mostly in the evenings or with a reduced light environment, make sure that it can handle low light conditions.

Microphone

Make sure your webcam has a built-in microphone (most do). While the sound quality of a small built-in microphone won’t be great, it will be perfectly sufficient for Skype calls.

Higher end models support noise cancelling. If you are planning on recording seminars or tutorials to post on YouTube you might want to consider investing into an external microphone which will give a much better sound quality.

Remote Control

Some higher-end webcams aimed a video conferencing include a remote so you can control the webcam when sitting in a meeting. Depending on the webcam you can control camera pan, tilt and zoom, volume adjustments and answering and ending calls.

Autofocus, Manual Focus and Face Tracking

Your webcam will attempt to focus on a subject in a scene to make sure the image stays sharp and clear.

Face tracking webcams will find your face and stay focused on you. Even if you move around, the camera will quickly refocus on you.

If there is a lot of activity in a scene and your webcam does not support face tracking, the autofocus can get confused and focus on the wrong part of the picture. In this case a webcam that allows manual focussing might be a better solution.

Included Software & Video Effects

Some webcam models come with software that allows you to get creative (or silly!) while recording.

You can also use your cam with software that was included with your comouter or that you purchased independently. For example, Dell’s FastAccess is a facial recognition program that eliminates the need to enter passwords. Using your webcam, your computer will recognise your face and open your email or other applications as soon as you sit on your computer.

Supported Operating Systems

Most webcams include drivers for popular operating systems such as Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OSX.

Make sure the webcam you are looking to buy supports the type and version of computer operating system you have installed, particularly if you are running a less common OS like Unix, Linux or older versions such as Windows 8 or Windows XP.

Manufacturer’s Warranty & Support

Check the length of the manufacturer’s warranty before buying a webcam. Most manufacturers also allow you to download drivers, updates and webcam manuals from their websites.

Other Considerations When Choosing a Webcam

Keep in mind that the image quality you will experience does not only depend on your webcam. The speed of your Internet connection, how fast your computer and graphics card can process and display video, and the resolution of your screen or monitor all affect the final result.

Webcam Retailers, Prices and Features

Webcam Prices

The price range of webcams is from $4 to $589 and in total we found prices for 112 webcams. On average, a new webcam costs $59 and 80% of webcams are priced between $10 and $113. The Sony PlayStation Eye is the cheapest webcam at only $5, and Logitech PTZ Pro Camera is the most expensive at $589.

Webcam Brands - Price Range

The average price of Panasonic webcams is $390 which is the highest average price of all webcam brands. Panasonic webcams range in price from $390 to $390.

Livestream webcams range in price from $249 to $249, and the average price of Livestream webcams is $249 which is the second highest average price of all webcam brands.

The average price of Viewsonic webcams is $234 which is the third highest average price of all webcam brands. Viewsonic webcams range in price from $234 to $234.

Webcam Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 393 expert reviews and 20,356 user reviews for webcams and used this data to calculate the average rating for each brand of webcam. The top rated webcam brand is Cisco with an average rating of 95%. The second best brand is Gear Head with 89% and the third best brand is Logitech with 89%.

Biggest Webcam Retailers

We found 98 current offers for webcams from eBay making it the biggest webcam retailer. That is slightly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon US for whom we found 89 current offers for webcams. The third biggest retailer is Adorama with 7 current webcam offers.

When Are Most New Webcams Released?

The most common period for new webcams to be released in is between February and April. If you wait until February 2018 then you might be able to get better features on your webcam. Also the price of the current webcams may drop off just before the latest models are released in February. The biggest month last year for new webcam releases was March, with six new webcams released that month. April was the biggest month in 2015 for new webcams, with eight new webcams released that month. 30 new webcams were released in February 2014 making it the biggest month that year for new webcam releases.

How Fast Do Webcam Prices Drop After Release?

New webcams drop in price by an average of 28% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means that on a typical webcam costing $59 you could save on average $17 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Maximum Video Resolutions

A higher maximum video resolution will increase the sharpness of the images the webcam is recording. A Full HD webcam will have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The most common maximum video resolution amongst new webcams is 1920 x 1080 pixels. We found 86 webcams that are webcams that have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The second most common maximum video resolution amongst new webcams is 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. We found 86 webcams that are webcams that have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels.

A higher maximum video resolution will generally result in sharper and higher quality video, although it is not the only factor contributing to the overall image quality of the webcam.

Full HD

A Full HD webcam can record video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Of the 256 new webcams currently listed on Kagoo, the vast majority are not full HD webcams. 173 out of 256 are not full HD webcams and only 82 webcams out of 256 are full HD webcams.

Full HD indicates that the webcam can record at a fairly high resolution, resulting in a sharper picture.

Built-In Microphones

A webcam with built-in microphone allows you to record sound and video at the same time.

Of the 256 new webcams currently listed on Kagoo, the vast majority are webcams with a built-in microphone. 219 out of 256 are webcams with a built-in microphone.

A built-in microphone is essential when using the webcam for video calls and you will not need to attach an external microphone to your computer or laptop. If you want to use a webcam to record images only, a built-in microphone is not required.

Biggest Webcam Retailers

The biggest webcam retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 98 current webcam offers from eBay. The second biggest webcam retailer is Amazon US with 89 offers. That means eBay is slightly bigger than Amazon US when it comes to webcams. Adorama is the third biggest retailer with 7 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Webcams?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest webcam prices (found to be cheapest for 90 webcams).

Proportion of Webcams for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

With the cheapest price on 91.8% of its webcams, eBay is most frequently the cheapest webcam retailer.

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