The Logitech StreamCam comes with several smart features. So, in addition to autofocus, the model supports automatic image cropping: the frame itself lines up so that the speaker is in the center, even if it moves. And the Intelligent Exposure System automatically adjusts the camera’s aperture and sensitivity settings to help capture true-to-life tones regardless of lighting conditions. All image parameters and camera functions are configured in the proprietary Logitech Capture application.
The webcam can be used with Windows and Mac OS computers. The model is also optimized to work with streaming applications: Open Broadcaster Software (OBS), XSplit and Streamlabs. The device is connected via a USB 3.1 Type-C interface.
The device connects to a computer or laptop using a USB-A 2.0 connector. The camera supports autofocus, which means that your face will always be clear during a video chat. In addition, the model is equipped with a built-in microphone, so you do not have to buy it separately.
To use the gadget, you do not need to install additional drivers – just turn on the camera and start a video chat. It is easy to attach to a monitor or laptop cover with an adjustable clothespin. The stand is also suitable for mounting on tripods. You can buy an A4TECH PK-940HA camera for an average of 3,000 rubles.
The camera itself focuses on the user through autofocus support. Interestingly, it can work not only on a PC based on Windows or MacOS, but also with gadgets on Android 5.0 and higher. Also, the camera is compatible with Smart TV and TV box, which means it will be convenient to use it with TVs.
You will need a free USB port to connect the camera. But you can not turn on a separate microphone – this webcam has it built-in. There is also autofocus and a convenient mount for a monitor or tripod. At the same time, the Xiaomi IMILAB model costs only 1400 rubles.
Defender G-lens 2599
Defender G-lens 2599 does not require drivers to be installed, so even an elderly person who is not friendly with technology can handle its settings. If you wish, you can download a proprietary program for adjusting the image: to change the brightness and contrast of the video, add special effects and frames to it. The camera is compatible with current versions of Windows and Mac).
Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920
The camera has a built-in stereo microphone and autofocus, if necessary, you can also use the face tracking function. Along with the device, you will get access to proprietary Logitech Capture software, with which you can easily adjust video recording settings (change color saturation, add brightness, etc.). The model is compatible with the latest versions of Windows and easily mounts on the monitor thanks to the flexible leg.
Jabra PanaCast 20
For example, Jabra PanaCast 20 has an intelligent zoom – it understands how many people are in the room and tries to fit everyone into the frame. If someone enters or exits, the device takes this into account and reconfigures the zoom.
PanaCast 20 delivers 4K video and high quality stereo sound. It can adapt to any lighting conditions and even with a lack of light gives a clear picture. One of the interesting features is picture-in-picture, which allows you to simultaneously display the image from the camera and from the computer screen. And, of course, not without a physical lens cap – a popular element of privacy.
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