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Best work from home webcam

A good quality webcam has become crucial to any home office with more people working from home, remotely or both. In addition, the need for a webcam to access Zoom or Microsoft Teams video calls has increased. Most laptops have a built-in webcam, but a separate webcam might be necessary depending on your requirements or if you’re working from a PC. There are many to choose from, so we have created a list of our top five webcam recommendations and the best-suited applications.

We have considered the following criteria to review the best work-from-home webcams for you.

Resolution – a webcam’s resolution is the same as a television, a measure used to describe the sharpness or clarity of the picture. The higher the resolution, the better the quality. A resolution of 720p is the minimum, but we recommend 1080p, which is the standard.

Frames per second – sometimes referred to as FPS, this is the rate at which consecutive images are displayed per second. Just like resolution, the higher the number, the better the quality. As a rule of thumb, you should get a webcam with a minimum of 30 fps.

Microphones – A microphone in a webcam is called a ‘built-in’ microphone and provides better quality by drowning out background noise because it sits up close to your mouth. The only variation is a single or dual built-in microphone. A dual built-in microphone will deliver better quality, but a single microphone still provides decent-quality sound.

Mounting system – A user-friendly mounting system will allow you to easily attach your webcam to the top of your monitor; you may also receive a separate tripod. There’s not much difference in mounting systems, but it’s good to ensure the system on your webcam will suit your specific needs.

Field of view – A field of view (FOV) is the width of your camera shot. A standard FOV is 78 degrees wide which is great for most applications. However, your picture is more likely to be distorted if you go for a webcam with a larger FOV, you will also appear smaller in the frame.

We are reviewing the following top five webcams:

  1. Logitech C922 Pro Stream
  2. Razer Kiyo Pro
  3. Logitech Brio
  4. Insta360 Link
  5. Logitech stream cam

One – Logitech C922 Pro Stream

Best work from home webcam

The Logitech C922 Pro Stream webcam is the middle of the range in Logitech’s webcam selection. The webcam is capable of 1080p recording at 30 frames per second, making it an excellent choice for video calls. In addition, it can be attached to a monitor and comes with a tripod for different set-ups. Some features that make this webcam stand out from the more basic models are the auto-focus, and impressive low-light correction feature meaning you don’t require additional lighting in your home office.

  • Resolution – 1080p Full HD resolution
  • Frames per second – 30 fps
  • Microphone – Dual built-in microphone
  • Recommended use – video streaming and video calls
  • Field of view – 78 degrees
  • Price range – under $100

Two – Razer Kiyo Pro

Best work from home webcam

The Razer Kiyo Pro is a premium webcam with a premium price. The latest model produces high-quality video for streaming with auto-focus and a 90-degree field-of-view which is beneficial if you’re presenting remote meetings via video streaming. The Kiyo Pro delivers 60 frames per second, commonly used by gamers and YouTubers, but it could be overkill for Zoom meetings and video chats.

  • Resolution – 1080 Full HD resolution
  • Frames per second – 60 fps HD (30 for HDR)
  • Microphone – single built-in microphone
  • Field of view – 90 degrees
  • Recommended use – video calls, gaming and video streaming
  • Price range – RRP A$329 – but you can purchase at 50% off during sales

Three – Logitech Brio

Best work from home webcam

The Logitech Brio is the ultimate webcam with outstanding video quality for streaming and recording if you’re looking for the highest quality picture with crystal clear detail. In addition, you can customise the resolution, fps speeds and field of view. The Brio will deliver the highest quality picture and audio; however, you will need a reliable internet connection to reap the benefits of these features.

  • Resolution – 4K Ultra HD, 1080p or 720p
  • Frames per second – between 30 pfs and 90 fps
  • Microphone – dual built-in microphones
  • Field of view – 65, 78 and 90 degrees
  • Recommended use – video calls and video streaming
  • Price range – A$250 to A$290

Four – Insta360 Link

Best work from home webcam

As the name suggests, the Insta360 provides a revolutionary 360-degree webcam offering more capabilities than the other webcams on the list. The most innovative features are the 360-degree dual lens, AI tracking and autofocus, which means if you are moving around, the camera will follow you and keep you in focus. Online trainers, educators and presenters value this feature as they can use the desktop view to angle the camera down to show a workspace, and then seamlessly switch back to portrait mode. In addition, the compact design can be mounted to a monitor or attached to a separate stand.

  • Resolution – 720p to 1080p
  • Frames per second – between 30 to 60 fps
  • Microphone – dual built-in microphone
  • Field of view – 67 to 79.5 degrees when stationary (but can be moved around 360 degrees)
  • Recommended use – great for presenters, online training and presenting video meetings
  • Price range – Over $500

Five – Logitech StreamCam

Best work from home webcam

The Logitech StreamCam also utilises AI to focus on your face and keep you centred in the frame. You can shoot horizontally, which is how most webcams are formatted, but you can also re-position the camera vertically to create videos for smartphone screen or apps like Instagram and Snapchat, which is beneficial if you use these platforms as part of your marketing strategy. The software for the Logitech StreamCam also allows users to share desktop view to display websites, documents or images open on your computer and includes effects for impressive transitions.

  • Resolution – 720p to 1080p
  • Frames per second – 24 to 60 fps
  • Microphone – dual built-in microphone
  • Field of view – 78 degrees
  • Recommended use – video calls, educators, online trainers, presenters, and content creators
  • Price range – A$150 – A$200

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We hope this information has been helpful, but if you’re still unsure, we can help you decide on the best webcam for your needs. We’ll also set up and install the software and teach you how to make the most of your new tech. Give us a call on 1300 553 166 or fill out the form on this page, and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

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