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Kagoo Score - Our unique webcams rating considers: 1,900 UK prices • 21,000 expert & user reviews • 630 product comparisons • 140 industry awards • Score breakdown
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Logitech HD Pro C920

961 Reviews
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£59.00

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Jan 2012
The highest scoring full HD webcam available, with a good price and multiple awards
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89

Logitech C270

1,323 Reviews
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£14.99

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Mar 2013
A best selling and great value for money built-in microphone webcam, with a best buy award from one expert review website and an additional award from another expert site
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89

Logitech C310

957 Reviews
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£32.53

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May 2010
A breathtakingly cheap and best selling built-in microphone webcam, with an industry award and good features
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88

Logitech C525

672 Reviews
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£27.99

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May 2011
A best selling and stunningly highly rated built-in microphone webcam, with a very fair price and good features
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88

Logitech C615

731 Reviews
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£42.50

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May 2011
The best scoring webcam under £100, with a fair price
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86

Logitech C170

150 Reviews
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£10.00

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Sep 2012
A classic and astoundingly cheap built-in microphone webcam, with good features
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86

HP HD 4310

86 Reviews
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£32.21

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Nov 2016
A good value for money and award winning built-in microphone webcam, with great features
#8

85

Logitech C930e

438 Reviews
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£50.00

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Feb 2017
An award winning and very popular built-in microphone webcam, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 2 further awards from other expert sites
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85

Logitech C922

468 Reviews
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£59.80

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Oct 2016
A very popular and multi award winning built-in microphone webcam, with a fair price and great features
#10

85

Creative Labs Creative Live! Cam Chat HD

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£13.24

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Sep 2016
A top-rated and affordable built-in microphone webcam, with good features
#11

85

Logitech QuickCam

393 Reviews
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£4.00

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Jan 2011
The cheapest full HD webcam on the market, with a Best Buy award from two expert review websites and 6 further awards from other expert sites
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85

Logitech 960000759

288 Reviews
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£15.00

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Sep 2016
An amazingly good value for money and top-rated built-in microphone webcam, with good features
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84

Microsoft HD‑3000

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£9.99

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Sep 2016
A best selling and spectacularly cheap built-in microphone webcam, with good features and user reviews
#14

84

Hercules HD Twist

40 Reviews
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£20.56

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Jan 2012
A best selling and low cost built-in microphone webcam, with an industry award and very good features
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84

Logitech B910 HD

50 Reviews
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£38.99

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Sep 2010
A low cost and classic built-in microphone webcam, with good features
#16

84

TeckNet C018

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£17.99

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Sep 2016
A sensationally cheap and best selling built-in microphone webcam, with very good features
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83

Trust Trino

84 Reviews
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£21.96

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Jul 2012
A classic and breathtakingly cheap built-in microphone webcam, with good features
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82

Razer Kiyo

10 Reviews
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£89.09

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Nov 2017
An award winning and fully featured built-in microphone webcam, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website
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82

Logitech B525

12 Reviews
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£32.99

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Aug 2011
A best selling and classic built-in microphone webcam, with good features and a reasonable price
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82

HP 1300

101 Reviews
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£9.39

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Jun 2012
A classic and top-value built-in microphone webcam, with good features

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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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Logitech Webcams 78 £4 - £339
88%
8,859 reviews
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HP Webcams 27 £8 - £142
82%
303 reviews

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£67.96
£24 cheaper
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£10.00
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£50.00
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£50.00
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LifeCam HD-3000
£20.75
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£37.99
£12 cheaper
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better user
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£14.99
£20 cheaper
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£35.00
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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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.

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.

Webcam Retailers, Prices and Features

Webcam Prices

The price range of webcams is from £2 to £459 and in total we found prices for 147 webcams. The average price of a new webcam is £55 and 80% of webcams are priced between £10 and £107. The cheapest webcam that we found is the basicXL BXL-WEBCAM2PI at only £3, and the most expensive is the Cisco CTS-PHD-CAM-USB at £459.

Webcam Brands - Price Range

Cisco webcams start at £459 and their most expensive webcam costs £459. The average price of Cisco webcams is £459 which is the highest average price of all webcam brands.

The second highest average webcam price out of all brands is Livestream webcams with an average price of £440. Livestream webcams start at £440 and their most expensive webcam costs £440.

Axis webcams range in price from £371 to £371, and the third highest average webcam price out of all brands is Axis webcams with an average price of £371.

Webcam Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 569 expert reviews and 11,981 user reviews for webcams available online and used this information to evaluate the average rating for each brand of webcam.

Biggest Webcam Retailers

We found 90 current offers for webcams from Amazon UK making it the biggest webcam retailer. That is significantly bigger than the second biggest retailer, eBay for whom we found 70 current offers for webcams. The third biggest retailer is Idealo UK with 30 current webcam offers.

When Are Most New Webcams Released?

Most new webcams tend to be released between February and April. February was the biggest month last year for new webcams, with three new webcams released that month. 27 new webcams were released in September 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new webcam releases. In 2015 most new webcams were released in April, with eight new webcams released that month.

How Fast Do Webcam Prices Drop After Release?

On average webcams drop in price by 6% in the first 6 months after release. That means a saving of £3 on a typical £55 new webcam if you wait 6 months before buying.

Built-in Microphones

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

Of the 545 new webcams currently listed on Kagoo, the vast majority are webcams with a built-in microphone. 463 webcams out of 545 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.

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 frequently found maximum video resolution amongst new webcams is 640 x 480 pixels. We found 138 webcams that are webcams that have a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. We found 108 webcams that are webcams that have a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, making this the second most frequently found maximum video resolution amongst new webcams.

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 545 new webcams currently listed on Kagoo, the vast majority are not full HD webcams. 80% of webcams are not full HD webcams and only 108 webcams (20%) are full HD webcams.

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

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Webcams?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying webcams. For each retailer it shows the total number of webcams where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying webcams. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was Amazon UK. 58 of their webcam prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Webcams for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for webcams by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of webcam prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's webcam prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was Amazon UK. 64.4% of their webcam prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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