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The 8 Best Webcams – Guide

If the laptop does not have an integrated camera or it is of poor quality, a webcam is a good option. It has a higher resolution and shows videos fluently. Besides, the webcam can be easily attached and operated.

Our checklist shows you what is important when buying a webcam and the product recommendations below will help you find the best webcam.

Checklist For Webcam

Technical Details
  • Webcams with HD resolution (1080p ) or less (720p) are perfectly sufficient for video conferencing in everyday school and work life, as the image is usually transmitted to computer monitors or cell phones, which do not have a higher resolution themselves. Even with this, video conferences can be held in good quality.
  • To get a smooth picture, the webcam should be able to record 30 frames per second (fps). With 60 frames per second, the action looks even more realistic.
  • Since you sometimes move around during a video conference, you should pay attention to an autofocus function.
  • The mount: We recommend webcams with a screen mount that you clamp directly to the screen. This saves additional mounts that take up space on the desk. It also provides more support.
  • Alternatively, there is the swiveling variant, which offers more flexibility, but is less stable.
  • The webcam should have a good integrated microphone to ensure a pleasant conversation environment. An external microphone is recommended for professional sound recordings.
Scope of Delivery
  • Usually, a USB cable is included.
  • However, a USB-C port is often available, which requires an additional adapter. This is only included in the scope of delivery in rare cases.

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FAQ About Webcams

Which resolution for webcam?

An HD resolution of 1080p is suitable for video conferences in school, work or private life. Good results can also be achieved with 720p. Resolutions below that reveal too little detail for a lively conversation. Higher resolutions such as 4K are only worthwhile in the professional sector, as most computer monitors and cell phones cannot reproduce 4K. In addition, 4K webcams are in the high price segment.

Which webcam is the best?

Take a look at our recommendations. You’re sure to find a webcam that meets your needs.

What is a webcam?

A webcam is a camera that is attached to the top of a laptop or computer. It is mainly used for video conferencing.

How can I test my webcam?

You can usually test your webcam via the settings. Open the system settings and then the camera settings. You will then find a button for testing your webcam.

How does a webcam work?

A webcam is connected to your laptop via a USB port and set up. You can then use it to make video calls or similar.

How much does a webcam cost?

A webcam is priced between 20€ and 200€. The price depends on the resolution and quality of the webcam.

Charlotte is passionate about writing for the Elternkompass. In her free time, her son Emil likes to keep her on her toes and together they spend a lot of time outdoors, walking around their home city of Leipzig. In her product recommendations, Charlotte shares her experiences with you.