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Razer Kiyo

55 Reviews
ockd.es Platinum Awardtop10games.es Gold AwardTweak.dk Safe BuyLaptopmag.com Editor's Choice

£99.95

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Dec 2018
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Logitech HD Pro C920

118 Reviews
pinoyunboxing.com Platinumpureoverclock.com Editor's ChoiceDigital Versus 5 StarLaptopmag.com Editor's Choice

£74.99

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Aug 2015
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Logitech C615

559 Reviews
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£79.99

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May 2011
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Logitech C930C

 
1920 1080 x pixels resolution Full HD  Built‑in microphone 
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£90.90

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Mar 2020
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Logitech StreamCam

151 Reviews
1920 1080 x pixels resolution Full HD  Built‑in microphone 
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Built‑in microphone

£138.99

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Dec 2019
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Microsoft LifeCam Studio

277 Reviews

£52.98

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Sep 2012
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Advent AWCAMHD15

23 Reviews

£29.98

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Jul 2015
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Logitech C922

786 Reviews

£79.99

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Oct 2016
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Logitech C170

416 Reviews

£13.98

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May 2011
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Genius WideCam F100

38 Reviews

£61.71

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Jul 2014
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Logitech C270

649 Reviews

£19.98

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Logitech C525

485 Reviews

£37.49

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May 2011
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Logitech QuickCam

342 Reviews

£9.99

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Logitech B910 HD

39 Reviews

£61.98

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Sep 2010
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Logitech C310

698 Reviews

£32.90

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Mar 2011
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Logitech C925E

9 Reviews

£89.73

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May 2016
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Logitech C930E

550 Reviews

£93.37

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Feb 2017

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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema

152 Reviews

£43.98

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Logitech BRIO

224 Reviews

£179.99

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What Are The Best Webcam Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every webcam and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated webcam brand is Logitech with an average rating of 88%. Compare all award winning webcams.

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#1
Logitech Webcams 81 £10 - £319
88%
6,486 reviews
#2
HP Webcams 26 £298 - £298
70%
98 reviews
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Microsoft Webcams 24 £18 - £371
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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.

Webcam Buying Guide

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.

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.

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 pla