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Best Webcams in India - Reviews and Comparison 2021

We picked the 7 best webcams in 2021 for your budget and use cases.

Webcams are a crucial part of a professional toolkit in times of conferences, seminars and online tutorials. The advent of webcams have not only revolutionised our patterns of work, but they have also brought about significant shifts by bringing us together and making possible the near-perfect one on one interactions. In times of severe crisis, the technology of meeting apps and webcams kept the flow going, uninterrupted and unaffected by the happenings around.

And we present a full-fledged and in-depth analysis of these modern-day lifesavers to help you make the best buy for yourself.

Home Security Camera

UPDATED

12/6/2021

Model

Our Rating

Rating

Resolution

Frame Rate

Pro's & Con's

Product Dimensions (L x W x H)

Webcam Cable Length

Compatable OS/software

Imaging Features

Audio Features

Microphone Technology

Mounting Features

Batteries Included

USB Ports

Weight

C310 HD

Logitech

C310 HD

960-000588

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Our Rating

9.7 / 10

12/2020

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  • Motion Video: 1280 x 720 pixel resolution

  • Still Image: 5 MP 

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Up to 30 frames per second

Decent picture quality
Auto Focus
In-built microphone with noise reduction
Configuration affects the quality of the video call
Speed of the internet affects the quality
7.1 x 6.9 x 3.1 cm
1.52 m
  • 32/64-bit Windows 7

  • Windows Vista

  • Windows 8

Automatic light correction
Noise reducing mic
Omni directional microphone
USB
1
250 g

Microsoft

LifeCam HD-3000

3364820

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Our Rating

9.5 / 10

12/2020

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  • Motion Video: 1280 x 720 pixel resolution

  • Still Image: 16MP

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Up to 30 frames per second

Good video quality for the price
Automatic light adjustments
Easy-to-position rubberized mount
No 1080p recording
Mount lacks tilt adjustment
Average microphone performance
3.94 x 4.45 x 10.87 cm
1.5 m
  • Microsoft Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / RT 8.1 / RT 8

  • Windows 7

  • Windows Vista

  • Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) excluding Windows XP Pro 64-bit

  • Digital pan

  • Digital tilt

  • Vertical tilt

  • Swivel pan

  • 4x digital zoom,

  • Fixed focus from 0.3m to 1.5m

  • True Color - Automatic image adjustment with manual override

  • 16:9 widescreen

  • 24-bit color depth

Integrated microphone
Omni directional microphone
Universal attach base
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90.7 g

Logitech

960-000841

B005GU0FPY

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Our Rating

9.2 / 10

12/2020

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  • Motion Video: 1280 x 720 pixel resolution

  • Still Image: 2 MP 

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Up to 30 frames per second

Long cord
Decent mic quality
Value for money
Average video quality
17.78 x 13.97 x 8.89 cm
1.5 m
Windows 7 and Mac OS 10.7
360° swivel
Integrated microphone
Omni directional microphone
USB
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HW2 1080P

HW2

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Our Rating

9.1 / 10

12/2020

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  • Motion Video: 1080 x 720 pixel resolution

  • Still Image: 5 MP 

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Up to 30 frames per second

1080P full HD webcam
No additional driver or software required
Multi-angle tripod and universal clips fit
Built-in noise canceling mic
Average mic quality
15.5 x 1 x 4.7 cm
3 m
  • Windows 10

  • Windows 7/8

  • Chrome OS (29.01547 or above)

  • Mac OS (10.6 or above)

  • Android TV V5.0 or above, etc

  • Auto Focus

  • Light correction

  • Multi-angle tripod and universal clips fits to laptops, desktops, and LCD monitors

Integrated microphone
Omni directional microphone
USB
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150 g

Logitech

C920x Pro HD

960-001335

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Our Rating

9.0 / 10

12/2020

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  • Motion Video: 1080 x 720 pixel resolution

  • Still Image: 15 MP 

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Up to 30 frames per second

Crystal clear video
Built-in stereo microphones
Blue recording light indicating that you are live
15 MP camera
The camera has less than 90 degrees of swivel
12 x 8.1 x 4.6 cm
1.82 m
  • Windows 7/8/10

  • macOS 10.6 or later

  • Chrome OS

  • Android v 5.0 or above

  • Auto Focus

  • Light correction

  • XSplit VCam – Remove, replace and blurs your background (without a Green Screen)

Integrated microphone
Dual mics
USB
1
186 g

Logitech

C270

960-000584

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Our Rating

8.9 / 10

12/2020

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  • Motion Video: 1080 x 720 pixel resolution

  • Still Image: 3 MP 

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Up to 30 frames per second

1080P full HD webcam
In-built microphone
Great low light performance
Bulky
13.6 x 8.1 x 13.6 cm
1.52 m
  • Windows 10 or later

  • Windows 8

  • Windows 7

  • Mac OS 10.10 or later

  • Chrome OS

  • Automatic lighting adjustment

  • Vari-angle camera

Integrated microphone
Omni directional microphone
USB
1
190 g

ProElite

WC02 2MP

ProEliteWC02

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Our Rating

8.8 / 10

12/2020

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  • Motion Video: 1080 x 720 pixel resolution

  • Still Image: 2 MP 

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Up to 30 frames per second

Plug and play-USB driver and automatic installation
1080P full HD webcam
In-built microphone with noise reduction
14.4 x 9.4 x 4.4 cm
1.5 m
  • Windows 7/8/10

  • LINUX

  • Mac OS 

  • Auto white balance

  • Auto colour correction

Integrated microphone
Omni directional microphone
USB
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150 g

Logitech

C310 HD


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Our Rating

9.7 / 10

12/2020

Pro's & Con's

Decent picture quality
Auto Focus
In-built microphone with noise reduction
Configuration affects the quality of the video call
Speed of the internet affects the quality

Features

Resolution

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  • Motion Video: 1280 x 720 pixel resolution

  • Still Image: 5 MP 

Frame Rate

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Up to 30 frames per second

Product Dimensions (L x W x H)

7.1 x 6.9 x 3.1 cm

Webcam Cable Length

1.52 m

Compatable OS/software

  • 32/64-bit Windows 7

  • Windows Vista

  • Windows 8

Imaging Features

Automatic light correction

Audio Features

Noise reducing mic

Microphone Technology

Omni directional microphone

Mounting Features

USB

Batteries Included

USB Ports

1

Weight

250 g

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Buyer's Guide- Best Webcams in India

The modern day guards!

1

Features: Most important purchase criteria for webcams

Here's a sneak peek into the most significant features to consider before buying a webcam.

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Use Cases: The best webcams for you

What a webcam can be best used for?

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FAQ: Learn more about the details

Any questions left? Here they are, including answers.

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How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for webcams

Best practices for webcams usage and care.

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Our Picks: How we picked the best webcams

Find out how we selected and ranked the products.

1. Features: Most important purchase criteria for webcams

1.1 Picture Quality

Picture quality has all limelight as a feature that is to be considered before buying a webcam.
It's a unit that is to be added to your PC/ Laptop to have a visual of a person, you are interacting with. Better the picture quality of the webcam, better and lively will be the interaction of the people using it.

In an era that is so digitally connected and seamless, such long-distance interactions are the new normal. Hence, this cannot be denied that webcams have become more of a necessity to our usual professional toolkit and even in daily life.

Technically speaking, the picture quality of the webcam is greatly varied based on various related factors and parameters. Webcam resolutions and frame rates are the most prominent of them.

Picture quality has all limelight as a feature that is to be considered before buying a webcam.
It's a unit that is to be added to your PC/ Laptop to have a visual of a person, you are interacting with. Better the picture quality of the webcam, better and lively will be the interaction of the people using it.

In an era that is so digitally connected and seamless, such long-distance interactions are the new normal. Hence, this cannot be denied that webcams have become more of a necessity to our usual professional toolkit and even in daily life.

Technically speaking, the picture quality of the webcam is greatly varied based on various related factors and parameters. Webcam resolutions and frame rates are the most prominent of them.

1.2 Webcam Resolution

Simply stated, resolution refers to the details held by an image. Better the resolution better will be the image or picture quality, and a more detailed view can be accessed. It also represents the picture clarity and sharpness.

Resolution is the product of various flat and vertical pixels. The more the pixels, the more would be the sharpness and clarity. Yes, it is similar to the cameras. Now even the webcams are the frontrunners in the megapixels race and are constantly and exponentially improving on quality. And while most webcams offer 1280 x 720 resolutions, the quality seeking buyers always have an option to go for stunning full HD resolutions (920 x 1080) resolutions.

However, one thing that remains imperative to get a sharp and clear picture with a webcam is also a stable internet connection. In the absence of this, the photos and visuals may remain unclear.

Simply stated, resolution refers to the details held by an image. Better the resolution better will be the image or picture quality, and a more detailed view can be accessed. It also represents the picture clarity and sharpness.

Resolution is the product of various flat and vertical pixels. The more the pixels, the more would be the sharpness and clarity. Yes, it is similar to the cameras. Now even the webcams are the frontrunners in the megapixels race and are constantly and exponentially improving on quality. And while most webcams offer 1280 x 720 resolutions, the quality seeking buyers always have an option to go for stunning full HD resolutions (920 x 1080) resolutions.

However, one thing that remains imperative to get a sharp and clear picture with a webcam is also a stable internet connection. In the absence of this, the photos and visuals may remain unclear.

1.3 Frame Rate

The frame is simply the number of pictures or frames a webcam captures and displays on the screen. This frame capturing rate is usually measured in seconds, and the unit is known as FPS (Frame per second).

So how does an FPS affects the quality of a webcam?

A common misconception is that higher FPS results in higher video quality. In reality, irrespective of the FPS, the visual output (the video quality) will remain the same as you are not (and can not anyway) adjusting the video quality to an upper grade than the existing one.

For instance, a webcam with a Full HD video quality cannot have an option to upgrade the video quality from Full HD to 4K. Instead, what a higher FPS do is that it makes the visual more smooth and less shaky so that a more stable view can be attained.

If you utilise a webcam for taking shots and not just usual recordings, you might want to acknowledge the FPS factor.

The frame is simply the number of pictures or frames a webcam captures and displays on the screen. This frame capturing rate is usually measured in seconds, and the unit is known as FPS (Frame per second).

So how does an FPS affects the quality of a webcam?

A common misconception is that higher FPS results in higher video quality. In reality, irrespective of the FPS, the visual output (the video quality) will remain the same as you are not (and can not anyway) adjusting the video quality to an upper grade than the existing one.

For instance, a webcam with a Full HD video quality cannot have an option to upgrade the video quality from Full HD to 4K. Instead, what a higher FPS do is that it makes the visual more smooth and less shaky so that a more stable view can be attained.

If you utilise a webcam for taking shots and not just usual recordings, you might want to acknowledge the FPS factor.

1.4 Lens Quality

The lens is the eye of the camera, and hence well worth the consideration. It is often observed that the lens quality gets toned down over time, and that is because not all manufacturers utilise high-quality, durable glass lenses and use plastic lenses instead. This, in turn, reduces the cost of the device but gives the consumer frequent aftershocks as they become dysfunctional quite soon.

Hence, it's always recommended to get proper insight regarding the lens quality and preferably opt for a glass alternative. It may seem a bit high end and costly, but it's also significantly durable.

The lens is the eye of the camera, and hence well worth the consideration. It is often observed that the lens quality gets toned down over time, and that is because not all manufacturers utilise high-quality, durable glass lenses and use plastic lenses instead. This, in turn, reduces the cost of the device but gives the consumer frequent aftershocks as they become dysfunctional quite soon.

Hence, it's always recommended to get proper insight regarding the lens quality and preferably opt for a glass alternative. It may seem a bit high end and costly, but it's also significantly durable.

1.5 Extra Functionalities

Apart from a webcam's essential functions, a range of add-on functionalities enhance user comfort and improve overall cam performance. Editor, face discovery, light adjustment are some of the most prominent to name, but given the rapid advancement and constant improvements in models, a lot can unfold as you explore a wide range of webcams available.

It is also an important aspect to look for; otherwise, you can miss out on many things that these highly accessible and user-friendly models have to offer.

Apart from a webcam's essential functions, a range of add-on functionalities enhance user comfort and improve overall cam performance. Editor, face discovery, light adjustment are some of the most prominent to name, but given the rapid advancement and constant improvements in models, a lot can unfold as you explore a wide range of webcams available.

It is also an important aspect to look for; otherwise, you can miss out on many things that these highly accessible and user-friendly models have to offer.

1.6 Ergonomics

An equally significant factor that needs to be considered is the attachability of the webcam. The ergonomics are also vital if you want to go beyond the essential homely use of a webcam. For example, if you want to create interactive videos and tutorials via these cams, you must check the angle adjustments to capture the video appropriately.

The webcam models come with mounting attachments such as a clip-on mount, mounting clips, camera tripod mount, and camera pivot mount to make things easier.

An equally significant factor that needs to be considered is the attachability of the webcam. The ergonomics are also vital if you want to go beyond the essential homely use of a webcam. For example, if you want to create interactive videos and tutorials via these cams, you must check the angle adjustments to capture the video appropriately.

The webcam models come with mounting attachments such as a clip-on mount, mounting clips, camera tripod mount, and camera pivot mount to make things easier.

1.7 Portability

This is another common consideration while purchasing a device like a webcam. The portability of a device makes it highly travel friendly and also makes it more dynamic to use. For greater portability, the webcam you choose should be lightweight and compact.

This is another common consideration while purchasing a device like a webcam. The portability of a device makes it highly travel friendly and also makes it more dynamic to use. For greater portability, the webcam you choose should be lightweight and compact.

1.8 Noise Reduction

It is pervasive to get a lot of noise amid a digital or analogue signal transmission. Here noise refers to the small grains or particles that appear on the screen. This also sometimes blurs the view and tones down the quality of the video. A novel noise reduction technology has now been devised and often featured in most high-end models to counter this problem.

If you are willing to spend a little higher then this feature is well worth the price.

It is pervasive to get a lot of noise amid a digital or analogue signal transmission. Here noise refers to the small grains or particles that appear on the screen. This also sometimes blurs the view and tones down the quality of the video. A novel noise reduction technology has now been devised and often featured in most high-end models to counter this problem.

If you are willing to spend a little higher then this feature is well worth the price.

1.9 Operating System (OS) Compatibility

The OS compatibility is also one of the critical factors to be considered, especially when you have a laptop/PC with an OS other than the common windows OS. For instance, not all of your webcam models will be as compatible with a Mac OS. Research a bit extensively to find out the most appropriate webcam for you.

The OS compatibility is also one of the critical factors to be considered, especially when you have a laptop/PC with an OS other than the common windows OS. For instance, not all of your webcam models will be as compatible with a Mac OS. Research a bit extensively to find out the most appropriate webcam for you.

1.10 Security

Security features are one of the imperative characteristics of a webcam. You should undoubtedly go for a model with maximum security features like facial recognition and motion detection as they make you less exposed to the dangers of hacking and scamming. However, if you have high-level documents and sensitive info, you should opt for high-quality webcams with added security.

Security features are one of the imperative characteristics of a webcam. You should undoubtedly go for a model with maximum security features like facial recognition and motion detection as they make you less exposed to the dangers of hacking and scamming. However, if you have high-level documents and sensitive info, you should opt for high-quality webcams with added security.

1.11 Pan and Tilt

While using a webcam for broadcasting purposes, the quality of your video will deteriorate if you manually move the camera. A pan and tilt function lets you control the cam’s position and get better output. You will not require to come in contact with the camera even during a recording.

While using a webcam for broadcasting purposes, the quality of your video will deteriorate if you manually move the camera. A pan and tilt function lets you control the cam’s position and get better output. You will not require to come in contact with the camera even during a recording.

1.12 Types

There are four types of webcams available and they have been discussed below.

Internal webcams are those built into a monitor frame, usually located just above the screen. Internal webcams are more common for laptops, but they're also found in some standalone monitors and all-in-one PCs. Internal webcams feature a small lens that looks like a tiny camera lens of a mobile phone. These small and discrete lenses are barely noticeable.

External webcams are much larger in comparison, affixed on the PC or laptop, and are not embedded inside. It is plugged into the PC with a USB cable and most external webcams have a hanging hook to be hung on the edge of the monitor. Else, external webcams are accompanied by a stand to set them on a flat base.

Webcams with mics have microphones built into them, and so you don't need a separate microphone or headset with this. It is a convenient option and avoids the clutter of a lot of peripherals. 

Network webcams work the same as traditional webcams but transmit their information over wireless or Ethernet connections. Specialized conference webcams use wireless functionality, and many home security systems are also wireless.

There are four types of webcams available and they have been discussed below.

Internal webcams are those built into a monitor frame, usually located just above the screen. Internal webcams are more common for laptops, but they're also found in some standalone monitors and all-in-one PCs. Internal webcams feature a small lens that looks like a tiny camera lens of a mobile phone. These small and discrete lenses are barely noticeable.

External webcams are much larger in comparison, affixed on the PC or laptop, and are not embedded inside. It is plugged into the PC with a USB cable and most external webcams have a hanging hook to be hung on the edge of the monitor. Else, external webcams are accompanied by a stand to set them on a flat base.

Webcams with mics have microphones built into them, and so you don't need a separate microphone or headset with this. It is a convenient option and avoids the clutter of a lot of peripherals. 

Network webcams work the same as traditional webcams but transmit their information over wireless or Ethernet connections. Specialized conference webcams use wireless functionality, and many home security systems are also wireless.

2. Use Cases: The best webcams for you

2.1 Which webcam is best for security surveillance?

A webcam that comes with security features like a motion sensor is best for security surveillance since it will start recording as soon as motion is identified. If they are connected to a computer, you can monitor the recording in a preferred view.

This makes the webcam an excellent fit for security surveillance.

A webcam that comes with security features like a motion sensor is best for security surveillance since it will start recording as soon as motion is identified. If they are connected to a computer, you can monitor the recording in a preferred view.

This makes the webcam an excellent fit for security surveillance.

3. FAQ: Learn more about the details

3.1 What is needed to set up a webcam?

If you're getting ready for a business audio conference, it's imperative to have all the technical details smoothed out beforehand. After all, you don't want to be distracted by tech hiccups during your sales pitch to a new client. Or, if you're Skyping over audio with a loved one, you want to keep your full attention on properly catching up rather than messing with the settings on your laptop or PC.

You'll need your new webcam and the device - laptop or desktop computer, usually, along with a way to connect the two. This can be done with the help of a USB cord or a WiFi connection. You'll also need an Ethernet cord for the setup process.

If you're getting ready for a business audio conference, it's imperative to have all the technical details smoothed out beforehand. After all, you don't want to be distracted by tech hiccups during your sales pitch to a new client. Or, if you're Skyping over audio with a loved one, you want to keep your full attention on properly catching up rather than messing with the settings on your laptop or PC.

You'll need your new webcam and the device - laptop or desktop computer, usually, along with a way to connect the two. This can be done with the help of a USB cord or a WiFi connection. You'll also need an Ethernet cord for the setup process.

3.2 Do webcams come with Bluetooth capabilities?

Yes, it does. However, Bluetooth doesn't support video streaming, while you can use a webcam with Bluetooth capabilities for audio-conferencing.

Yes, it does. However, Bluetooth doesn't support video streaming, while you can use a webcam with Bluetooth capabilities for audio-conferencing.

3.3 My laptop has an integrated webcam. Can I still make use of an external webcam?

Yes, just disable the driver for the integrated webcam on your computer, and install the driver of the external webcam and then connect.

Yes, just disable the driver for the integrated webcam on your computer, and install the driver of the external webcam and then connect.

3.4 Is it possible to use multiple webcams on a computer?

Yes, multiple webcams can be used on a computer. And the user can even switch among the cameras. This setup is most used during surveillance.

Yes, multiple webcams can be used on a computer. And the user can even switch among the cameras. This setup is most used during surveillance.

3.5 What is the cost of a good webcam?

A webcam with excellent video quality can have reasonable prices and need not be as pricey. Professional streamers or YouTubers with more robust requirements may have to go for a few high-end models that are durable and expensive.

A webcam with excellent video quality can have reasonable prices and need not be as pricey. Professional streamers or YouTubers with more robust requirements may have to go for a few high-end models that are durable and expensive.

3.6 Do I need to cover my webcam?

Covering a webcam while not in use is just a low key non-technical caution to prevent your visuals from being seen if the cam is hacked. But that's just too much of a pre- assumption. In everyday scenarios, there isn't any thumb rule to keep it that way.

Covering a webcam while not in use is just a low key non-technical caution to prevent your visuals from being seen if the cam is hacked. But that's just too much of a pre- assumption. In everyday scenarios, there isn't any thumb rule to keep it that way.

3.7 What are a few best webcam brands in India?

Logitech is the most popular brand for webcams and computer hardware in India. While other brands such as Microsoft LifeCam, HP and AUSDOM are also worth acknowledging.

Logitech is the most popular brand for webcams and computer hardware in India. While other brands such as Microsoft LifeCam, HP and AUSDOM are also worth acknowledging.

3.8 Can I use a webcam for video calling or video conferencing?

Yes. The webcam is widely used for video calling or conferencing. The device has revolutionised how we work at the office and interact with people in our daily lives. They have made it possible to talk to a person while watching them and having a near-perfect one on one conversation. The need for massive board rooms and flashy offices became less irrelevant with the advent of this technology. The interactions/ meetings/hangouts are all possible online without compromising or deviating from the work culture. The webcam tech brought about a massive paradigm shift in the corporate culture and made a once novel concept of work from home highly practical.

Aside from that, many trainers and teachers use webcams excessively for delivering lectures, offering tutorials to their students and clients across the globe.

Yes. The webcam is widely used for video calling or conferencing. The device has revolutionised how we work at the office and interact with people in our daily lives. They have made it possible to talk to a person while watching them and having a near-perfect one on one conversation. The need for massive board rooms and flashy offices became less irrelevant with the advent of this technology. The interactions/ meetings/hangouts are all possible online without compromising or deviating from the work culture. The webcam tech brought about a massive paradigm shift in the corporate culture and made a once novel concept of work from home highly practical.

Aside from that, many trainers and teachers use webcams excessively for delivering lectures, offering tutorials to their students and clients across the globe.

3.9 Can I use a webcam to capture video clips and still?

Not just for conversation, the webcams can be used to capture video stills and clips of the other side while remaining in the comfort of your house. This is a unique feature on the professional front, and also it is a boon for families and people living apart from their loved ones.

Not just for conversation, the webcams can be used to capture video stills and clips of the other side while remaining in the comfort of your house. This is a unique feature on the professional front, and also it is a boon for families and people living apart from their loved ones.

4. How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for webcams

4.1 What are the best usage practices for a webcam?

A webcam can serve its purpose best if the following usage practices are followed:

  • Always keep the webcam software up to date to get rid of the vulnerabilities that grant easy access to hackers to intervene in your device.

  • Always activate your firewall for enhanced protection. Most computers have a firewall these days, but you still need to activate it yourself. It is a network security system to defend your computer against unauthorised access.

  • Hackers tend to target the home routers of individuals to hack your network. If the hackers gain the said access successfully, they might have access to emails, social media or bank accounts that you're logged in to, personal schedule, and even your webcam. To prevent this, use a complex password and the most secure and latest encryption.

  • Cybercriminals use suspicious links to instil malware into your system and eventually hack it. This gives them easy access to your webcam as well. We strictly recommend not to click on any suspicious or malicious link while using a computer.

  • Cybercriminals often chat with you online to get your details and compel you to download malicious software that compromises your webcam. So, try and avoid talking to strangers online.

  • Cover or unplug your webcam when not using it. In real-life instances, hackers have accessed the webcams, captured shots of unknowing victims, and even circulated them around the web. One common sign that shows that your webcam must be hacked is when the indicator light turns “on” by itself while you didn't operate the webcam.

A webcam can serve its purpose best if the following usage practices are followed:

  • Always keep the webcam software up to date to get rid of the vulnerabilities that grant easy access to hackers to intervene in your device.

  • Always activate your firewall for enhanced protection. Most computers have a firewall these days, but you still need to activate it yourself. It is a network security system to defend your computer against unauthorised access.

  • Hackers tend to target the home routers of individuals to hack your network. If the hackers gain the said access successfully, they might have access to emails, social media or bank accounts that you're logged in to, personal schedule, and even your webcam. To prevent this, use a complex password and the most secure and latest encryption.

  • Cybercriminals use suspicious links to instil malware into your system and eventually hack it. This gives them easy access to your webcam as well. We strictly recommend not to click on any suspicious or malicious link while using a computer.

  • Cybercriminals often chat with you online to get your details and compel you to download malicious software that compromises your webcam. So, try and avoid talking to strangers online.

  • Cover or unplug your webcam when not using it. In real-life instances, hackers have accessed the webcams, captured shots of unknowing victims, and even circulated them around the web. One common sign that shows that your webcam must be hacked is when the indicator light turns “on” by itself while you didn't operate the webcam.

4.2 How to clean a webcam?

Take utmost care and caution while cleaning both the sensor and lens of a webcam. Always use the prescribed liquid that is accompanied by a lens to clean it, also use a microfibre cloth wrapped over the end of something like a cotton bud.

Take utmost care and caution while cleaning both the sensor and lens of a webcam. Always use the prescribed liquid that is accompanied by a lens to clean it, also use a microfibre cloth wrapped over the end of something like a cotton bud.

4.3 How to set up a webcam?

We are demonstrating a genric process of setting up a webcam with your laptop. While the basics remain the same, there could be slight alterations in the process of pairing from one model to another.

  1. Connect the webcam to your laptop.

  2. Install the webcam's software.

  3. Wait for the setup page to open for your webcam.

  4. Follow any instructions on the screen.

  5. Press the Install button.

  6. Once installed, select your preferences and settings for the webcam.

We are demonstrating a genric process of setting up a webcam with your laptop. While the basics remain the same, there could be slight alterations in the process of pairing from one model to another.

  1. Connect the webcam to your laptop.

  2. Install the webcam's software.

  3. Wait for the setup page to open for your webcam.

  4. Follow any instructions on the screen.

  5. Press the Install button.

  6. Once installed, select your preferences and settings for the webcam.

5. Fun Facts: Interesting facts, figures and things to know about webcams

 5.1 First webcam was developed in Cambridge in 1993, and the inventor intended to keep an eye on the levels of a coffee pot from a distance.

5.2 The webcams were being commercially sold since 1994, initially produced by the Connectix Corporation in the United States. However, the webcam had to wait until the early years of the 21st century to gain popularity.

5.3 The same device by Connectix, the Connectix QuickCam, In 2010, was named one of the top computer devices of all time by Time magazine.

5.4 Videoconferencing via computers existed before webcams kicked in, and client-server based videoconferencing software was trendy.

 5.1 First webcam was developed in Cambridge in 1993, and the inventor intended to keep an eye on the levels of a coffee pot from a distance.

5.2 The webcams were being commercially sold since 1994, initially produced by the Connectix Corporation in the United States. However, the webcam had to wait until the early years of the 21st century to gain popularity.

5.3 The same device by Connectix, the Connectix QuickCam, In 2010, was named one of the top computer devices of all time by Time magazine.

5.4 Videoconferencing via computers existed before webcams kicked in, and client-server based videoconferencing software was trendy.

6. Our Picks: How we picked the best webcams

6.1 Logitech C310 HD

  • Logitech is a famous computer peripheral manufacturer and is highly regarded for providing quality products with increasingly exciting innovations. This Logitech webcam is listed as the top choice not just for hailing from a leading market brand but due to its superb inherent features.

  • It has much-valued social media capacities that include the Skype calls and video chat feature with which you can capture the photos and share them on social platforms.

  • The webcam features a universal clip to attach and place the webcam while having video calls.

  • It is compatible with 32/64-bit Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows 8, have at least 512 MB RAM and 200 MB hard disk, and can be attached using USB 1.1 and USB 2.0.

  • The Logitech HD Webcam features a wide-angle lens with a smaller focal length to capture the details. With 720p HD resolution, the video recording and picture quality are superb. The Fluid Crystal Technology and automatic light correction feature further improve the video quality.

  • It has a noise-cancelling feature with excellent low light capacities, making it the absolute best package at a reasonable price.

  • Logitech is a famous computer peripheral manufacturer and is highly regarded for providing quality products with increasingly exciting innovations. This Logitech webcam is listed as the top choice not just for hailing from a leading market brand but due to its superb inherent features.

  • It has much-valued social media capacities that include the Skype calls and video chat feature with which you can capture the photos and share them on social platforms.

  • The webcam features a universal clip to attach and place the webcam while having video calls.

  • It is compatible with 32/64-bit Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows 8, have at least 512 MB RAM and 200 MB hard disk, and can be attached using USB 1.1 and USB 2.0.

  • The Logitech HD Webcam features a wide-angle lens with a smaller focal length to capture the details. With 720p HD resolution, the video recording and picture quality are superb. The Fluid Crystal Technology and automatic light correction feature further improve the video quality.

  • It has a noise-cancelling feature with excellent low light capacities, making it the absolute best package at a reasonable price.

6.2 Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000

  • This Microsoft webcam gives tough competition to the market winner Logitech on several fronts.

  • It has a widescreen camera with 720P HD resolution.

  • The webcam comes with a noise-reducing microphone and offers a universal connection base to connect to your Laptop, PC and Notebook.

  • This HD webcam has a superior picture and video quality that enables you to spread your word with clarity to the work audience, your loved ones and family, or even to a massive audience across the globe.

  • Features like microphone and noise cancellation make it possible to deliver your message or communicate with authority and impact.

  • Furthermore, the TrueColor technology helps you attain superior light and brightness, which is auto-adjusted based on the lighting conditions.

  • You can always manually adjust the light and display settings but it is equipped with fixes its spot automatically.

  • This robust webcam has a 2-year warranty.

  • This Microsoft webcam gives tough competition to the market winner Logitech on several fronts.

  • It has a widescreen camera with 720P HD resolution.

  • The webcam comes with a noise-reducing microphone and offers a universal connection base to connect to your Laptop, PC and Notebook.

  • This HD webcam has a superior picture and video quality that enables you to spread your word with clarity to the work audience, your loved ones and family, or even to a massive audience across the globe.

  • Features like microphone and noise cancellation make it possible to deliver your message or communicate with authority and impact.

  • Furthermore, the TrueColor technology helps you attain superior light and brightness, which is auto-adjusted based on the lighting conditions.

  • You can always manually adjust the light and display settings but it is equipped with fixes its spot automatically.

  • This robust webcam has a 2-year warranty.

6.3 Logitech 960-000841

  • Another entry from the Logitech with some heart-winning characteristics at a reasonable price for a webcam.

  • It has a compact design and offers 1080p HD quality images.

  • This highly portable webcam could be a great fit for your Laptop or PC, and a 360° swivel helps you to point the cam in any direction. Moreover, the webcam is even foldable to fit in a small space, and hence you get a grab-and-go convenience.

  • With 2 USB ports in place, the cam can be plugged in quickly to a laptop/laptop without much hassle. The image and video quality is pretty decent, while the frame rate can still be improved.

  • Another entry from the Logitech with some heart-winning characteristics at a reasonable price for a webcam.

  • It has a compact design and offers 1080p HD quality images.

  • This highly portable webcam could be a great fit for your Laptop or PC, and a 360° swivel helps you to point the cam in any direction. Moreover, the webcam is even foldable to fit in a small space, and hence you get a grab-and-go convenience.

  • With 2 USB ports in place, the cam can be plugged in quickly to a laptop/laptop without much hassle. The image and video quality is pretty decent, while the frame rate can still be improved.

6.4 Case U HW2 1080P

  • If you need a webcam that offers just about everything within a watertight budget, then this Case U webcam is just the right thing you need.

  • Alongside the 1080P Full HD quality, the camera offers a clear and bright image with a 2 million high-definition image sensor.

  • Auto-focus and light correction renders better video that is clearer and brighter. Plus, no additional driver or software is required to be installed. You can simply connect the web camera to a computer USB port, and it will get to work!

  • A Multi-angle tripod and universal clips fit that comes with it help to set the webcam independently and over the laptops, desktops, and even LCD monitors.

  • It's feasible for Live Streaming, teaching and training thanks to the webcam with advanced H2.64 Video Compression Technology.

  • This Full HD 1080P Webcam is compatible with a 1.8M/6ft USB cable, works well with windows 7/8/10/XP/2000, Mac 10.6, Chrome OS, Android V5.0 or above.

  • If you need a webcam that offers just about everything within a watertight budget, then this Case U webcam is just the right thing you need.

  • Alongside the 1080P Full HD quality, the camera offers a clear and bright image with a 2 million high-definition image sensor.

  • Auto-focus and light correction renders better video that is clearer and brighter. Plus, no additional driver or software is required to be installed. You can simply connect the web camera to a computer USB port, and it will get to work!

  • A Multi-angle tripod and universal clips fit that comes with it help to set the webcam independently and over the laptops, desktops, and even LCD monitors.

  • It's feasible for Live Streaming, teaching and training thanks to the webcam with advanced H2.64 Video Compression Technology.

  • This Full HD 1080P Webcam is compatible with a 1.8M/6ft USB cable, works well with windows 7/8/10/XP/2000, Mac 10.6, Chrome OS, Android V5.0 or above.

6.5 Logitech C920x Pro HD

  • Another Logitech picks that could be an excellent one for a webcam searcher.

  • The Logitech C920x features a Full HD 1080p video that's faster, smoother, and works on multiple computers.  

  • Logitech also partnered with Skype(TM) delivering high-definition 1080p resolution output. The C920 webcam record videos in widescreen Full HD 1080p at 30 frames per second speed.

  • It uses Fluid Crystal technology in stereo audio with dual mics recorded videos. The Logitech Capture software helps to create and share video content easily on social media.

  • It is equipped with HD lighting adjustment and autofocus for effortless captures even in low-light conditions.

  • The webcam is supported by a range of operating systems, including Windows 7, 8, 10, macOS 10.6 or later.

  • Another Logitech picks that could be an excellent one for a webcam searcher.

  • The Logitech C920x features a Full HD 1080p video that's faster, smoother, and works on multiple computers.  

  • Logitech also partnered with Skype(TM) delivering high-definition 1080p resolution output. The C920 webcam record videos in widescreen Full HD 1080p at 30 frames per second speed.

  • It uses Fluid Crystal technology in stereo audio with dual mics recorded videos. The Logitech Capture software helps to create and share video content easily on social media.

  • It is equipped with HD lighting adjustment and autofocus for effortless captures even in low-light conditions.

  • The webcam is supported by a range of operating systems, including Windows 7, 8, 10, macOS 10.6 or later.

6.6 Logitech C270

  • The Logitech webcams never fail to bring you delight, and things are no different with the Logitech C270 HD Webcam.

  • It is a feature-rich webcam offering Full HD widescreen video calling and lets you make widescreen video calls in HD 720p at 30fps. The webcam lens has a 60-degree field of view to cover all things that go around.

  • The HD lighting adjustment feature automatically improves the balance of your image based on whatever light is around you. This works exceptionally well in low light conditions.

  • The built-in noise-reducing mic cancels the hassle bustle happening around and lets you enjoy clear conversations.

  • The Universal clip attaches securely to your screen or works as a stand on a shelf or desk and also mounts at different angles to suit your convenience.

  • Ideal for a laptop or tablet, the Logitech C270 is compatible with Windows 10 or later versions, Windows 8, Windows 7, Mac OS 10.10 or later, and Chrome OS.

  • The webcam has a two years warranty.

  • The Logitech webcams never fail to bring you delight, and things are no different with the Logitech C270 HD Webcam.

  • It is a feature-rich webcam offering Full HD widescreen video calling and lets you make widescreen video calls in HD 720p at 30fps. The webcam lens has a 60-degree field of view to cover all things that go around.

  • The HD lighting adjustment feature automatically improves the balance of your image based on whatever light is around you. This works exceptionally well in low light conditions.

  • The built-in noise-reducing mic cancels the hassle bustle happening around and lets you enjoy clear conversations.

  • The Universal clip attaches securely to your screen or works as a stand on a shelf or desk and also mounts at different angles to suit your convenience.

  • Ideal for a laptop or tablet, the Logitech C270 is compatible with Windows 10 or later versions, Windows 8, Windows 7, Mac OS 10.10 or later, and Chrome OS.

  • The webcam has a two years warranty.

6.7 ProElite WC02 2MP

  • The ProElite WC02 is a 2MP Full HD 1080p Webcam that helps you record high-definition 1080p video while not missing any details.

  • With a speed of 30fps and 90 ° wide-angle, you can capture perfect videos ad pictures.

  • Compression technology, fast transmission, high quality, simultaneous autofocus, and light correction are some features of great use.

  • Coupled with an easy plug and play-USB driver, it can be paired with the USB 2.0 connector.

  • The cam also comes with built-in mounting clips and tripod threads, which makes it universally attachable.

  • It incorporates built-in two noise-cancelling microphones, ranging 5 meters. Alongside that, the webcam offers Automatic low-light correction for videos even in sub-par lighting conditions.

  • This is an easy to use webcam that can be used for web streaming. Also, having a rotating clamp helps in mounting the webcam on laptops, tripods, desktop computers, etc.

  • The ProElite WC02 is a 2MP Full HD 1080p Webcam that helps you record high-definition 1080p video while not missing any details.

  • With a speed of 30fps and 90 ° wide-angle, you can capture perfect videos ad pictures.

  • Compression technology, fast transmission, high quality, simultaneous autofocus, and light correction are some features of great use.

  • Coupled with an easy plug and play-USB driver, it can be paired with the USB 2.0 connector.

  • The cam also comes with built-in mounting clips and tripod threads, which makes it universally attachable.

  • It incorporates built-in two noise-cancelling microphones, ranging 5 meters. Alongside that, the webcam offers Automatic low-light correction for videos even in sub-par lighting conditions.

  • This is an easy to use webcam that can be used for web streaming. Also, having a rotating clamp helps in mounting the webcam on laptops, tripods, desktop computers, etc.