Logitech StreamCam

The premium Logitech StreamCam camera is ...

The premium Logitech StreamCam camera records in high definition Full HD (1080p) at 60 frames per second. It is perfect not only for videoconferencing, but also for recording streams on YouTube and Twitch. The webcam’s glass lens has a wide viewing angle of 78 degrees. Also, the model received two built-in microphones, which provide a clear sound transmission to the interlocutor.

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.


Compact webcam from famous...
A compact webcam from a well-known manufacturer A4TECH has a Full HD resolution (1920×1080 pixels) – it uses a 2 megapixel matrix. The viewing angle of the lens is 75°. Also, the camera can be rotated on a movable leg: 360° horizontally and 40° vertically. Recording is done at 30 fps.

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.

Canyon CNS-CWC5

Canyon is famous for its affordable tech.
Canyon is famous for its affordable technology, and the camera of this brand will cost about 2700 rubles. That’s not much for a device with a 2-megapixel sensor and a noise-canceling microphone. You can record on it in a maximum of Full HD at 30 fps. The horizontal viewing angle is 65°.

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.


Budget webcam from Xiaomi is suitable for...
A budget webcam from Xiaomi is suitable for communicating with relatives via Skype or holding business conferences. It is equipped with a sensor with a resolution of 2 megapixels and records video in Full HD. There are also 640×480 and 1280×720 pixel modes to choose from. In all cases, the recording is at a speed of 30 frames per second.

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

Another resolution option...
Another option with a recording resolution of 1920×1080 pixels (2 megapixel CMOS matrix). The viewing angle is standard – 65 °. The camera automatically adjusts the light sensitivity and focuses on the user, and also has a high-quality noise-cancelling microphone in its arsenal. Due to the elongated shape, the device will not stand out much above the monitor.

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

Not the most budget model in our...
Not the most budget model in our selection – the Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 camera costs about 7,000 rubles. For this price, the manufacturer offers a high-quality Carl Zeiss matrix with a resolution of 3 megapixels and a wide viewing angle of 78 °. Although video recording will also go in Full HD, that is, 1920×1080 pixels. at 30 frames per second.

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

Promising novelty from Jabra, cat
A promising new product from Jabra, which is just starting to go on sale. Officially, this is not even a webcam, but a “personal video conferencing device” – all because it has many useful features.

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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